Laos Suspends New Dam Projects Following Catastrophe

PAKSE, LAOS The Laos government will suspend approval of new dams while it reviews more than 50 current projects following the catastrophic collapse of a hydropower facility late last month.…

Previewing the Imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Sanctions on Russia

MODERATOR: Thank you so much. Good afternoon, everyone. And thanks so much for joining us for this background call, conference call on the imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Control …

Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Pete Marocco Travels to Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia

Deputy Assistant Secretary Pete Marocco will travel to Rabat, Morocco; Cairo, Egypt; and Tunis, Tunisia August 9-14.

In Rabat, he will meet with civil society implementing partners. In Cairo, he …

LAO MINISTERS OUTLINE MAIN AREAS OF AID NEEDED IN DAM COLLAPSE AREA

VIENTIANE, The Lao government will immediately focus on four main areas of assistance for people affected by the flood caused by the dam failure in Attapeu province’s Sanamxay district, ministers …

Government Is Grateful For Help From International Community; PM

The government cabinet has expressed gratitude to the international community for the care, courage, help extended promptly to the government and Lao people, more specifically to flood victims in Sanamxay …

Local Textiles To Fashion Exhibition Held

The Local Textiles to Fashion Exhibition for promoting textiles made by weavers from 17 provinces is being held at Vientiane Center, Vientiane, on Aug 6-10, 2018.

The exhibition of local …

Duterte Berates, Threatens to Kill Corrupt Police on Live TV

MANILA, PHILIPPINES Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday threatened to kill corrupt police, including those accused of involvement in illegal drugs and other crimes, in an expletives-laden encounter on live …

Issuance of Death Notices in Syria

The Syrian regime’s recent notices confirming the deaths of thousands of political prisoners in its custody affirms what the international community has long suspected and can never forget: the regime …