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Corn, wildfires blamed for dense smog in northern Thailand, Laos

Residents across northern Thailand and Laos as well as Shan state in Myanmar have been suffering from the worst smog in years

Christian families in Laos driven from their village

The incident was the latest in a string of similar assaults and legal moves against Christians in the one-party communist state

After 3-year hiatus, Lao Elephant Festival to be held in February

For Laotians, elephants are a symbol of power, especially in rural areas, where residents use them for clearing land and farming

10 years after his disappearance, no clue about what happened to...

His wife promises she will keep searching for her husband as long as she lives. He was 60 at the time of his abduction.

Lao Christians fearful after police report no progress in pastor’s suspected...

The lack of progress is unsettling for members of the local Christian community, who believe Pastor Sy was targeted for his faith

Lao preacher arrested previously for evangelism found dead and badly beaten

Freedom of religion is allowed, but Christians face opposition in this predominantly Buddhist nation

Ethnic minorities in Lao struggle with pregnancy-related deaths and infant mortality

Poverty is widespread in Laos, and is especially severe for children from the dozens of ethnic minority groups who live in rural areas

After Lao rivers run red, authorities order iron mine to stop...

The water turns red when the mines wash iron and release waste into the river, a resident said

Child’s tooth in Laos could offer clues to ancient human relative

Researchers believe the discovery proves that Denisovans -- a now-extinct branch of humanity -- lived in the warm tropics of southeast Asia

Water release from Vietnamese dam floods villages in southern Laos

Sources downstream in Laos’ Sekong and Attapeu provinces told RFA that whole buildings were washed away by the rising waters after the release

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