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Parties Polarized After Consultation on Laos' Don Sahong Dam

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voanews.com - A two-day meeting in Laos regarding the construction of a 260-megawatt dam on the Lower Mekong River has left officials and the environmental communities deeply polarized. The Lao government remain...

Politics

Two years on: Still no answers in disappearance of Sombath Somphone

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asiancorrespondent.com - Two years have passed since the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone, a celebrated civil rights worker in Laos. Sombath was last seen being driven away in an unknown vehicle in Vientiane on D...

World

Human Rights Watch Daily Brief, 15 December 2014

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hrw.org - In today's Brief: Turkey raids media; attacks on rights groups & LGBT people in Russia; abuses in Sudan; South Sudan war anniversary; Kenya's grim new security law; death sentences in Iraq; disappe...

Leisure

Backpacking in Laos: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know

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Dave Cole

jonistravelling.com - Laos probably isn’t the first place you think of when planning a trip to Southeast Asia. There’s no world famous cuisine, exotic beaches or crazy nightlife – but the stunning mountain scenery and l...

World

Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

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Maya

hrw.org - On the second anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned regional and international organizations, firmly condemn the Lao ...

Leisure

Laos - Volunteer, Gap Year & Tours

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Christel Shea

oneworld365.org - The tiny country of Laos is a popular destination and rightly so, if you visit you will leave with fond memories and it's difficult to find someone who didn't enjoy the experience of visiting Laos....

Business

European Union - EEAS (European External Action Service) | Statement by the Spokesperson on the second anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of Sombath Somphone

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eeas.europa.eu - Today is the second anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of Sombath Somphone in Vientiane, Laos. Sombath Somphone is a recipient of the Magsaysay prize, a highly-respected member of civil s...

Environment

Wat Xieng Khuan, El Parque de los Budas de Laos

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viajerosblog.com - Hoy queremos acercaros hasta Asia, concretamente a Laos. Allí se encuentra El Parque de Buda, considerado una ciudad espiritual por estar construida por y para la religión. Este bonito parque se le...

Art & Entertainment

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ameblo.jp - ♪ FAKE IT - Perfume (LIVE at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire , London,UK) No authorize to killing people anybody. No more war. Against terrorism. No violence. No racism. We wish only one thing. It is PEA...

World

Baird Marks Second Anniversary of Disappearance of Sombath Somphone

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Phil Calvert

international.gc.ca - December 14, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement today on the second anniversary of the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, a prominent civil society leader in ...

Business

Ukrainian “Soldat” trucks headed for Laos | EUROMAIDAN PRESS

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euromaidanpress.com - The Ukrainian company AutoKraZ has signed a deal to supply a large order of trucks to the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos. The 6×6 “Soldat” KrAZ-6322 trucks will be delivered in the standard c...

World

Interview with Shui Meng | Southeast Asia Globe Magazine

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Nick Day

sea-globe.com - Often depicted as an activist, Sombath Somphone is a Lao development worker who worked with communities in sustainable agriculture. A much-respected figure in Southeast Asia and beyond, he was awar...

Leisure

Bryan Thao Worra : Sur un escalier à Luang Prabang - Le blog de poesie-et-racbouni.over-blog.com

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C.C. Thongdara

poesie-et-racbouni.over-blog.com - Bryan Thao Worra (1973 - ), poète américain d'origine laotienne  *Luang Prabang : Ville portuaire située au nord du Laos (70 000 hab); ancienne capitale royale du Lan Xang et site inscrit au patrim...

Politics

ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs

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Terence Chulavachana

thediplomat.com - ASEAN member states should abandon their principle of not interfering in each other’s internal affairs and confront Laos on rights abuses in the country as responsible members of the international ...

World

Sombath Somphone Missing for Two Years- and the Launch of the Sombath Initiative

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Phil Robertson

fccthai.com - Sombath Somphone Missing for Two Years- and the Launch of the Sombath Initiative Press Conference This is not an FCCT-sponsored event. It is a paid function and responsibility for program content i...

World

iCommitToPray

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icommittopray.com - Seven Hmong Christians were arrested on Nov. 2 after refusing demands from police and local officials to renounce their faith. A VOM worker who visited the imprisoned believers said that five were ...

Art & Entertainment

Voice and Verse: “Brother” | Little Laos on the Prairie

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C.C. Thongdara

littlelaosontheprairie.org - Little Laos on the Prairie got an exclusive look at one of the powerful new poems in Krysada Panusith Phounsiri’s debut collection, “Dance Among Elephants” coming from Sahtu Press this month. “Danc...

World

Rights groups urge ASEAN to address enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

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focusweb.org - On the second anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned regional and international organizations, firmly condemn the Lao ...

World

Wife of missing Laos activist keeps his case alive - Laos - The Straits Times

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stasiareport.com - ALMOST two years after the disappearance of prominent Lao civil society figure Sombath Somphone in Vientiane, his Singaporean wife Ng Shui Meng, 67, says "the anxiety and despair grows with each pa...

Leisure

Laos Cuisine New York City

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newyorknatives.com - I’m eating at a frenetic pace, using a spoon, chopsticks, and my hands — this gives me three times the speed. Chef Soulayphet Schwader asks me, “Sab eelee? It’s delicious?” I nod yes feverishly. I ...

Leisure

Meine erste Woche in Laos: von Vientiane nach Vang Vieng

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Thomas Bardellini

travelguide.ch - Seit einer Woche bin ich in Laos unterwegs. Die Entscheidung für dieses Land hat auch einen Teil der Leser von meinem Blog beeinflusst. Mehrere Leser haben mir dieses Land auf der Travelguide.ch Fa...

Leisure

Where to go in December: The Best Travel Experiences - myWanderlist

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Maureen

mywanderlist.com - The ultimate travel inspiration list for independent and adventure travel, including: the best outdoor treks, adrenaline list, cultural experiences, animal encounters, JUST PLAIN CRAZY and more… Fo...

World

HRW: Lao government′s investigation in Sombath case ′is a sham′ | Asia | DW.DE

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Piriyathep K

dw.de - On the evening of December 15, 2012, civil society leader Sombath disappeared without a trace. He was on his way home from the office when he was pulled over at a police checkpoint. The rights acti...

World

Two years on, Laos activist still missing - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

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Joe Buckley

aljazeera.com - An enforced disappearance takes place when a person is arrested, detained or abducted by the state or agents acting for the state, who then deny that the person is being held or conceal their fate ...

World

Laos: Open letter from Amnesty International directors to Sombath Somphone

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Josef Benedict

amnesty.org - Two years after the disappearance of Sombath Somphone on the evening of 15 December 2012, the directors from across the global Amnesty International movement write to express their deepest hopes fo...

Leisure

Laos must come clean - ANN

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Shuimeng Ng

asianewsnet.net - On the evening of Dec 15, 2012, Magsaysay award winner Sombath Somphone was seen getting out of his jeep and walking into a police outpost on Thadeua Road, Vientiane. Video from a traffic camera sh...

Art & Entertainment

Luang Prabang, la processione all’alba

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Patrick Colgan

patrickcolgan.wordpress.com - Viaggio in Laos: il tak bat, una cerimonia struggente, come scriveva Terzani, ma diventata così famosa da rischiare di sparire (3-continua) L’elenco di raccomandazioni affisso fuori dal tempio è lu...

Business

As many as 90,000 skilled workers needed, Labour Minister says - Thai PBS English News

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englishnews.thaipbs.or.th - The Minister said that in the coming year 3.26 million workers are needed but only 3.17 million workers are available meaning that the country needs to import foreign workers to ensure supply for t...

Leisure

Laos: Kein Land für ungeduldige Touristen

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breitengrad53.de - Sucht man einen Ort, an dem nicht viel los ist, der aber vor Ursprünglichkeit und grüner Natürlichkeit protzt, ist man in Laos genau richtig. Das „Jewel of the Mekong“ ist kein Urlaubsland für unge...

Leisure

Take in the Quiet Beauty of the Luang Prabang Monks - 42nd Class

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Cassie and Oren

42ndclass.com - It’s a Buddhist tradition that started hundreds of years ago. Every morning around 5:30 am, a line of Luang Prabang monks wearing orange robes begin to appear along the main city street. Locals kne...

Leisure

Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang: The Most Beautiful Waterfall You've Ever Seen

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travelfreak.net - I had just arrived in Luang Prabang and, by some luck of the universe, I was staying at the same guesthouse as a group of travelers I had previously met in Thailand. Their group had started as only...

World

Wife of missing activist keeps his case alive, AsiaOne Singapore News

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Phil Robertson

news.asiaone.com - Almost two years after the disappearance of prominent Lao civil society figure Sombath Somphone in Vientiane, his Singaporean wife Ng Shui Meng, 67, says "the anxiety and despair grows with each pa...

World

Two years on, still no sign of Laos' activist Sombath

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Szabolcs Sandoly

globalpost.com - Rights groups on Monday urged Southeast Asian nations to turn up the pressure on Laos over the disappearance of prominent activist Sombath Somphone who vanished from the streets of Vientiane two ye...

Leisure

East Meets West at Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre in Luang Prabang

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Lara & Terence

grantourismotravels.com - Ock Pop Tok means ‘East meets West’ in Lao and the beautiful fabrics produced on the looms at the Ock Pop Tok weaving centre in Luang Prabang, Laos, are the result of a collaboration between Laotia...

Leisure

Please don’t feed the Monks

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Caroline Legg

gettingstamped.com - No that’s not a typo, I am not talking about monkeys, although you really shouldn’t feed them either, I am talking about the orange clad Buddhist Monks of Laos. Every morning the people of Luang Pr...

Technology

Laos must come clean - The Nation

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nationmultimedia.com - Users are solely responsible for their comments.We reserve the right to remove any comment and revoke posting rights for any reason withou prior notice.

Leisure

Navigare sul Nam Ou

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Patrick Colgan

patrickcolgan.wordpress.com - Laos, viaggio in slow boat da Luang Prabang a Muang Khua lungo il fiume. Tante foto (4) C’era una cosa che ancor prima di partire del Laos volevo fare: navigare sui fiumi. Mi è capitato raramente n...

Leisure

Exploring Phousi Hill for Golden Buddhas and Luang Prabang Vistas

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Lara & Terence

grantourismotravels.com - Exploring Phousi Hill, also known as Phou Si or Mount Phousi, is one of those must-do activities that travellers to Luang Prabang do, as much for the sweeping vistas of the sleepy town, the Mekong ...

World

The International Community Cannot Forget Abducted Sombath Somphone

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cogitasia.com - December 15 marks two years since the abduction of Lao activist Sombath Somphone. He was last seen on CCTV footage being stopped at a police checkpoint in Vientiane before being driven away in a wh...

Business

Laos creating favourable conditions for rice export to China - Thai PBS English News

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englishnews.thaipbs.or.th - “There are two types of exported rice. One is of quantity and another one is of quality. Yet the quality rice, especially Aroma rice, both ordinary and sticky, are popular among consumers in China,...

Leisure

Tasty Laos eats | Nam Khao - Lao crispy rice salad

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somanymiles.com - Nam khao or naem khao is Lao crispy rice salad, a flavourful dish eaten with your fingers at a family feast or with friends after work over beer. Nam khao is laborious to make, but luckily it’s sol...

Business

Laos, Indonesia discuss preparations towards AEC - Thai PBS English News

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englishnews.thaipbs.or.th - The discussion focused on challenges and opportunities the two countries may face following the integration in 2015.  The session comprising a discussion forum and site visit was held in Vientiane ...

Leisure

Early Morning Alms Giving to the Monks in Luang Prabang, Laos

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Lara & Terence

grantourismotravels.com - The early morning alms giving to the monks in Luang Prabang, Laos, is one of the main attractions that lures many travellers to the laidback Mekong River town although it’s not unique to the UNESCO...

Business

ASEAN push for DRR journalism syllabus - UNISDR

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Alexandra Matei

unisdr.org - ASEAN push for DRR journalism syllabus Attendants at the Manila workshop on integrating DRR into journalism education which concluded today: Zulkarimein Nasulton from Indonesia, Phensisanavong Homm...

World

Wife of Missing Lao Civil Society Leader Vows to Keep Pushing For Answers

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Shuimeng Ng

rfa.org - The wife of a missing prominent civil society leader in Laos vowed to continue pushing the authorities for answers over the disappearance of her husband, who vanished under mysterious circumstances...

World

Two years on, Laos activist still missing

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Amnesty Scotland

livewire.amnesty.org - By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s research director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific In August 2005, in front of an audience in Manila, Lao development worker Sombath Somphone received th...

Leisure

Visitez le Laos : Explorez le Patrimoine Nature...

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Christian Allié

scoop.it - Découvrez le Laos et son offre de tourisme responsable! Explorez le Patrimoine Naturel du pays: Patrimoine Mondial Naturel de l’UNESCO, 20 Parcs Nationaux…

Business

Asean archaeologists dig for cultural understanding - The Nation

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nationmultimedia.com - Users are solely responsible for their comments.We reserve the right to remove any comment and revoke posting rights for any reason withou prior notice.

Leisure

A Baby was Born on my Slow Boat Cruise in Laos

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Ronald Robbins

activeplanettravels.com - A Baby was Born on my Slow Boat Cruise in Laos   By Ronald Robbins | August 24, 2013 - 6:19 am | Asia, Inspirational, Journal, Outdoors, Photography, Religious Symbols, Travelling The day started o...

Business

Laos Investment Review » Data points: GDP growth, 2015 forecast

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