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Health officials praise Laos after coronavirus-free declaration

18 Jun 2020

BANGKOK International health organizations on Thursday praised Laos' early response and countrywide networks for containing the novel coronavirus after the Southeast Asian nation declared itself free of the virus earlier this month.

Health officials praise Laos after coronavirus-free declaration

18 Jun 2020

BANGKOK, June 18 International health organisations on Thursday praised Laos' early response and countrywide networks for containing the novel coronavirus after the Southeast Asian nation declared itself free of the virus earlier this month.

Thai exile's kidnapping sparks protests over 'missing' critics

08 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Protests flared in Bangkok on Monday against the suspected kidnapping of a Thai activist in Cambodia which has reignited protests against Thailand’s military-royalist elite, with some online questioning a law banning criticism of the monarchy.

Global COVID-19 trial of hydroxychloroquine, which Trump takes, begins

21 May 2020

LONDON/BANGKOK Healthcare workers in Britain and Thailand have started taking part in a trial to determine whether two anti-malarial drugs can prevent COVID-19, including one that U.S. President Donald Trump says he has been taking. | Video

Chinese dams held back Mekong waters during drought, study finds

13 Apr 2020

BANGKOK China's Mekong River dams held back large amounts of water during a damaging drought in downstream countries last year despite China having higher-than-average water levels upstream, a U.S. research company said in a study.

Chinese dams held back Mekong waters during drought, study finds

13 Apr 2020

BANGKOK, April 13 China's Mekong River dams held back large amounts of water during a damaging drought in downstream countries last year despite China having higher-than-average water levels upstream, a U.S. research company said in a study.

Cambodia to ban some rice exports due to coronavirus

30 Mar 2020

PHNOM PENH/BANGKOK Cambodia will ban some rice exports to ensure local food security during the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday, the latest country to curb food exports because of the pandemic.

Thai leader to invoke emergency powers as virus infections climb

24 Mar 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's leader said on Tuesday he would invoke sweeping emergency powers in the face of surging coronavirus infections, and in a sign of toughening official action a man was arrested over allegations of creating panic on social media.

China releases water from dams to ease Mekong River drought, promises more help

20 Feb 2020

VIENTIANE/BANGKOK China on Thursday said it was helping its downstream neighbours cope with a prolonged drought by releasing more water from its dams on the Mekong River, adding it would consider sharing information on hydrology to provide further assistance in the future.

Amid hydropower boom, Laos streams ahead on latest Mekong dam

07 Feb 2020

LUANG PRABANG, Laos On a wide bank of the Mekong River, yellow markers and visits by surveyors show preparations underway to build Laos' third and largest dam on Southeast Asia's most vital waterway.

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