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Myanmar makes $2.3mn heroin bust in `Golden Triangle`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 13:47

Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilograms (310 lbs) of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said Thursday.

Laos deputy PM along with 17 other killed in plane crash

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:25

Laos Deputy Prime Minister Douangchay Phichit, who was also the defence minister, has been confirmed killed along with 17 other senior officials Saturday when an aircraft carrying them crashed, an official said.

Wife of missing Laos activist appeals for help in US

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 03:18

The wife of a missing Laotian activist appealed Tuesday for US assistance in finding him, warning his case has had a chilling effect on civil society in the communist nation.

44 bodies recovered from Laos air crash site

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 16:33

Two more bodies have been recovered from the crash site of the Lao Airlines flight QV301, Somkiet Vorralath, deputy director of Champassak Provincial Health, told Xinhua Wednesday.

Laos plane crash: Six more bodies recovered from Mekong river

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 21:06

Rescuers pulled out six more bodies of Laos plane crash victims from Mekong river on Sunday, which has taken the number of bodies recovered to 38.

Laos Airlines plane crash caused by Typhoon Nari, wind shear

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 14:23

The Laos Airlines plane crash that killed all 49 passengers on board was reportedly caused by the wind shear resulting from “remnants of Typhoon Nari”, a Lao Airlines official said.

Search for bodies after deadly Laos plane crash

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 11:13

Rescuers searched for bodies today after a Lao Airlines plane carrying dozens of people, about half of them foreigners, crashed in the Mekong River with everybody on board believed dead.

Plane crashes in Laos, 49 feared dead

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 18:50

A Laos Airlines flight crashed on Wednesday in the Southeast Asian nation, apparently killing all 49 people aboard, including passengers from 11 countries, the Lao government said.

Over 2500 drug peddlers held in int’l crackdown: China

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 18:44

Over 2500 drug peddlers have been arrested and about 9.78 tonnes of drugs seized in a joint operation by police from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.

Malaysian royalty jailed four years over boxer assault

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 20:09

A court sentenced a Malaysian royal family member and two others to four years in jail for assaulting a national boxer, their lawyer said on Friday.

Myanmar to host international snooker tournament

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 19:01

Myanmar will host an international billiard and snooker tournament in Nay Pyi Taw in August. Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore and the Philippines are expected to take part in the tournament, reports Xinhua.

China executes Myanmar drug lord for killing 13 sailors

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 14:40

China executed a Myanmarese drug lord, along with three other accomplices from Thailand and Laos, for murdering 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River in 2011.