Opinion

It's time we listened to the plight of Thai dissidents abroad

The gruesome deaths of two anti-royalist Thai activists should be a wake up call for the international community.

Claudio Sopranzetti

by Claudio Sopranzetti

Claudio Sopranzetti

Asia Pacific

Thai activists' bodies found in Mekong River

The two were among dozens of dissidents opposing the 2014 military coup and went missing in recent years.

Weather

Southeast Asia records unusual January rain

Pabuk may no longer be a cyclone, but its influence can be seen in the form of rare winter rains from Myanmar to China.

Southeast Asia records unusual January rain

Laos

US bombs continue to kill in Laos 50 years after Vietnam War

US dropped two million tonnes of bombs on Laos at height of Vietnam War. Why are cluster munitions still killing?

US bombs continue to kill in Laos 50 years after Vietnam War

Laos

'You can't post anything about the government in Laos'

Influential Facebook users, pejoratively referred to as net idols, are facing retribution for their online posts.

Overcoming a government crackdown on social media in Laos

Asia Pacific

Laos to keep building dams despite negative impacts

Laos is still working towards its goal of becoming Asia's battery, exporting electricity to its wealthier neighbours, but critics say the rapid dam building is harming the environment and threatening livelihoods.

Asia Pacific

Laos struggles to find missing after dam collapse

Thousands are also displaced in Cambodia as the cause of the dam's collapse remains a mystery.

Laos

Thick mud hampers Laos flood rescue with many missing

Exact number of dead and missing from Monday's dam collapse remains a mystery because of rescue operation's complexity.

Thick mud hampers Laos flood rescue with many missing

Asia Pacific

Laos dam collapse: Water levels slowly receding

People are starting to return to their homes even as rescue workers continue to search for survivors after the dam collapse that sent a deluge, destroying villages in both Laos and Cambodia.

Floods

Thousands of Cambodians evacuated as floods hit

Water from Laos' dam breach streams into neighbouring Cambodia with floodwaters reaching 11.5 metres in some areas.

Asia Pacific

Bodies found after Laos dam disaster

At least 26 bodies recovered after flood hits villages leaving over 6,600 people homeless.

Laos: Bodies found amid flooding, hundreds remain missing

Weather

Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall again

Three days of Son-Tinh overhead made things much worse in Vietnam and Laos.

Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall again

Asia Pacific

Hundreds reported missing after Laos dam collapse

Several killed and fears death toll may rise after an under-construction hydro-power dam collapses in southern Laos.

Asia Pacific

Concerns over Laos dam's environmental impact

The controversial Don Sahong dam in Laos has people arguing that its environmental impacts have not been studied well enough.

AJ IMPACT

Debt-ridden Laos living on borrowed money

Public debt is estimated at around 68 percent of GDP and almost half of the money is being borrowed from one source - China.