Asian News

Trump Extends US Coronavirus Social-distance Guidelines 30 More Days

WASHINGTON – U.S President Donald Trump has extended social distancing and other coronavirus-fighting guidelines through April 30, saying what has been done so far is saving lives. “The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end,” Trump said Sunday moving the daily coronavirus briefing from the White House press room outside to the […]

Lao News

Coronavirus Cases Double Overnight as Laos Braces For Potential Epidemic

Face mask shortages in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are leading to price increases, causing many to reuse their disposable masks, make their own masks at home, or use materials like baby wipes to cover their faces. People in the Southeast Asian countries are petitioning their governments to rectify the […]

Chinese Virus
World News

Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases

Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related CasesThe Department of Justice announced today that the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals have been charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China. Dr. […]

Lao News

Laos once considered the letter R a Western interloper. The Internet helped bring it back.

SAVANNAKHET, Laos — Listen closely in Laos and you can hear a linguistic renaissance. It sounds a lot like the letter R. Forty-five years ago, Laos’s communist government officially dropped the “R” sound from the Lao alphabet, calling it a symbol of foreign influence. But the widening reach of the Internet in one of Southeast […]

Lao News

The fight tearing apart a Virginia Buddhist temple: A monk arrested, worshipers banned from their parents’ graves and a questionable loan

CATLETT, Va. — The brightly painted temple nestled in the farmlands of Fauquier County has been a beacon to thousands of American Buddhists for decades, beckoning devout daily visitors and once-a-year pilgrims alike through its soaring red front gate. But in recent months, the message coming from Wat Lao Buddhavong has not been one of […]

Human Rights

Lao Migrant Goes Missing, Friends Suspect Government Abduction

A Lao migrant who had been living in Thailand lost contact with his friends and relatives after visiting family in Laos last month, leading his contacts to suspect that Lao authorities might have abducted him over his involvement in a pro-democracy protest at the Lao embassy in Bangkok. Phetphouthon Philachane, 44, entered Vientiane on November […]

Asian News

Vietnamese Defense Paper Warns of “Interference” in Its Relations with Cambodia

PHNOM PENH — Vietnam has raised concerns about “interference” and “division” in its bilateral ties with Cambodia in the recently released “Defense White Paper 2019”, with observers saying it was likely referring to Phnom Penh’s growing proximity to Beijing. Vietnam’s defense ministry released the “Defense White Paper 2019” on November 25, with VOA Khmer obtaining […]

Lao News

ສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ແລະ ສປປ ລາວ ດຳເນີນກອງປະຊຸມ ປຶກສາຫາລື ວຽກງານປ້ອງກັນຊາດ ສອງຝ່າຍ ປະຈຳປີ ຄັ້ງທີ 14

ທີ່ນະຄອນຫລວງວຽງຈັນ, ສປປ ລາວ – ໃນວັນທີ 5 ທັນວາ 2019, ທ່ານ ນາງ ຣີນາ ບິດເຕີ, ເອກອັກຄະລັດຖະທູດ ສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ປະຈຳ ສປປ ລາວ ແລະ ເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ອາວຸໂສ ຈາກສູນບັນຊາການກອງທັບ ສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ປະຈຳພາກພື້ນອີນໂດ-ປາຊິຟິກ (USINDOPACOM) ໄດ້ພົບປະກັບເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ອາວຸໂສ ຈາກກະຊວງປ້ອງກັນປະເທດ ແຫ່ງ ສປປ ລາວ ໃນການປຶກສາຫາລືວຽກງານປ້ອງກັນຊາດສອງຝ່າຍ (BDD) ຄັ້ງທີ 14. ໂດຍການເປັນເຈົ້າພາບ ຂອງ ທ່ານ ພົນຈັດຕະວາ ແກ່ນຈັນ ນັນທະລັງສີ, ຫົວໜ້າກົມພົວພັນຕ່າງປະເທດ ກະຊວງປ້ອງກັນປະເທດ, ໃນການປຶກສາຫາລື ເຊິ່ງໄດ້ຈັດຂື້ນຢູ່ທີ່ນະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ. ທ່ານ ພົນຕີ ຊູຊານ ວາເຣສ-ລູມ, ຜູ້ຊ່ວຍກອງກໍາລັງພົນ ສູນບັນຊາການກອງທັບສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ປະຈຳພາກພື້ນອິນໂດ-ປາຊີຟິກ, ເຊິ່ງເປັນເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ທະຫານອາວຸໂສຂອງກອງທັບຂອງ ສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ກໍ່ໄດ້ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມກອງປະຊຸມປຶກສາຫາລືໃນຄັ້ງນີ້. ທ່ານ ພົນຈັດຕະວາ ແກ່ນຈັນ […]

Laos Quack Damage 2019
Lao News

Earthquake shakes Thailand, Laos, sways Bangkok high-rises

BANGKOK — A strong earthquake shook a border area between northern Thailand and Laos early Thursday, swaying high-rises in Bangkok and Vietnam’s capital. Residents of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s biggest city, felt prolonged shaking but saw no major damage. Chiang Mai resident Petchnoi Osathaphan said the long shaking left her feeling dizzy. “There are three […]