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Hamid Ansari holds talks with Cambodian PM to shore up economic ties

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday held wild-ranging talks with Cambodian Premier Hun Sen to discuss a host of issues including shoring up of economic engagement and conveyed India's decision to support several projects in Cambodia under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation.

NASA, USAID launch environmental information hub

 NASA and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a joint project to strengthen regional environmental monitoring in five countries in the lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia.

Sushma Swaraj to visit Vietnam

Eyeing a more robust relationship with strategically-important Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit that country next week during which cooperation in textile, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and defence would be in focus.

China executes Myanmar drug lord for killing 13 sailors

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.

Attacks continue on Chinese vessels in Mekong

A Chinese vessel was attacked by
unidentified gunmen on the Mekong river in Laos.

China deploys patrol boats on Mekong: Report

China has deployed more than 300
armed police to patrol the Mekong river in boats in collaboration with Myanmar, Thailand and Laos after a deadly attack in October, state-run media has said.

China concerned after sailors killed on Mekong

China`s growing presence in Asia, Africa and other parts of the world has prompted attacks, kidnappings and hijackings.

Dracula fish, bald bird among 145 new Mekong finds

Wildlife researchers say they have discovered 145 new species in Greater Mekong region last year.

Mekong nations join forces on shrinking river

Southeast Asian nations on the Mekong River pledged Monday to step up cooperation over the shrinking waterway amid fears China`s dams are exacerbating a severe regional drought.

Fanged frog, 162 other new species found in Mekong

A gecko with leopard-like spots on its body and a fanged frog that eats birds are among 163 new species discovered last year in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, an environmental group said Friday.