Lao PDR Granted Japanese Grant Aid Of USD 8.9 Million

(KPL) The government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth JPY 1 billion (USD 8.9 million) to the Lao PDR to support its socio-economic development.

The signing ceremony for the …

Ethiopia and Indonesia Crash Parallels Heap Pressure on Boeing

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS Investigators into the Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found striking similarities in a vital flight angle with an airplane that came down off Indonesia, a source …

India, Pakistan Threatened to Use Missiles on Each Other

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials, including National Security Adviser John Bolton, headed off …

Trump Again Attacks McCain, Months After His Death, for Role in Russia Probe

U.S. President Donald Trump is firing new broadsides at the late-Sen. John McCain, nearly seven months after the one-time prisoner of war in Vietnam died from brain cancer.

In a …

50 Reported Dead in Floods in Indonesia’s Papua

JAKARTA, INDONESIA Flash flood and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province, killing at least 50 people and injuring 59 others, disaster …

Savannakhet, UNICEF Strengthen Sub-national Planning, Coordination, Monitoring

(KPL) With the aim of strengthening sub-national planning, coordination, monitoring and budgeting for better results for children, a workshop was organized on Friday in Savannakhet province by the Department of …

WB Approves Support For Nutrition, Public Financial Management In Laos

(KPL) The Lao PDR will benefit from US$72 million in new financing, under three projects approved on Mar 14 by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, which focus on …

Wide-Ranging K-Pop Scandal Rocks South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea’s entertainment industry was upended this week after a celebrity’s cell phone, which was in for repairs, revealed widespread alleged acts of sexual misconduct. YG Entertainment, which is …