World Jul 24

Villagers evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province. Photo by ABC Laos News/Handout via Reuters
Hundreds missing in Laos after hydroelectric dam collapses

The official Lao news agency KPL said the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, releasing cascades of water that swept away houses, flooded villages and made more than 6,600 people homeless.

Sep 05

Obama in Laos for first U.S. presidential visit

VIENTIANE, Laos — President Barack Obama on Monday became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Laos, opening a three-day visit meant to rebuild trust and close a dark chapter in the…