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Laos makes third-biggest meth seizure with 33 million pills

BANGKOK: Laos police have made their third-biggest single seizure of illegal drugs by netting 33 million methamphetamine pills, a United Nations official said Saturday. In...

Long queues for petrol stations as fuel crisis hits another country

Long lines of motorists queuing for petrol have been snaking through the streets of Vientiane in recent days as Laos struggles with a growing...

Dengue death toll rises in Malaysia, number of cases close to double

Malaysia saw a rise in deaths caused by dengue to 113 by August 3, compared to 70 cases in the same period last year

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

Hundreds are missing and an unknown number feared dead after a partly built hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed after heavy rain.

Pakistan to make debut in Asian Women’s Rugby Sevens

LAHORE: Pakistan's women's rugby team will make their international debut at the Asian Women's Rugby Sevens in Laos this weekend, determined to succeed despite...

Obama says Trump not qualified to be president

VIENTIANE, LAOS: Outgoing President Barack Obama condemned Donald Trump as unsuitable to be commander-in-chief Thursday, after the Republican nominee blasted US military brass and praised Vladimir Putin.

States agree to clear cluster bombs worldwide by 2030

GENEVA: More than 100 countries pledged Wednesday to clear unexploded cluster munitions used in conflict zones worldwide by 2030, a new step in the unfinished battle to prevent deaths by the weapons.

Obama links US Olympic success to genetic diversity

LUANG PRABANG, LAOS: President Barack Obama linked US Olympic prowess to the country's racial and ethnic diversity Wednesday, as he urged young Southeast Asians to support inclusive societies.

US ‘morally obliged’ to heal Laos war wounds: Obama

VIENTIANE: President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to dramatically increase US efforts to clear millions of bombs secretly dropped on tiny Laos by American planes a generation ago, saying the clean-up was a "moral obligation".

China to establish $40 billion Silk Road infrastructure fund

BEIJING: China will contribute $40 billion to set up a Silk Road infrastructure fund to boost connectivity across Asia, President Xi Jinping announced on Saturday, the latest Chinese project to spread the largesse of its own economic growth.