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Nestling on a sliver of land sandwiched between two rivers and surrounded by lofty green mountains, the old city is easily the country's if not Asia's or the old Indochina's most magical and romantic city, and a strong tourist magnet as a consequence.
Building momentum ... a monk walks past a poster featuring a Vietnamese-financed real estate project in Vientiane, Laos. Photograph: Hoang Dinh Nam/Getty Laos has long been seen as a poor, landlocked, sparsely populated country...Once a part of
Scribner, 2012, 240 pp., $24.00 (hardcover) Slash and Burn, by Colin Cotterill. Soho Crime, 2012, 290 pp., $25.00 (hardcover) "I've always loved that classic noir staple of doomed characters trying to get away with a crime and just digging themselves
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the first high level U.S. official to visit Laos since the Vietnam War. Although not touted as such, the visit was an effort to mend fences with Laos, the most heavily bombed nation per capita in history.
Laos Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a brief stop on her Asia tour on Wednesday in Laos , the first visit by an American secretary of state in 57 years and one that was marked by the enduring legacy of the Vietnam War. Pool photo by
May 23, 2012 Cradling his Epiphone Emperor Regent as he stands against the backdrop of a Buddhist temple, guitarist Vangthanousone Bouaphanh cuts a dashing figure. Vangthanousone comes from the "Land of a Million Elephants," better known these days
A cave hideout used by communist leaders Tae bumped down on the bed frame and it cracked. Startled, he leapt up and uttered a deferential apology to the room. This was no ordinary bed but one belonging to a senior cadre of the Pathet Lao, the Laos
Vang Pao, former Royal Laos general; noted Hmong leader and military leader, passed away in Fresno, California late Thursday. He had been hospitalized for the ten days before his death in Clovis, California. Vang Pao was born in the Xiangkhouang
CA In history class, the chapter over the Vietnam War always made me excited, hoping that maybe this time, Laos, the country from which my parents immigrated from, would be covered...Like many Lao Americans, Keopraseuth knew very little about the
Crime, 2010, 326 pp., $25 (hardcover) International news agencies that pride themselves on their astute investigative journalism regularly admit that their reports about events in secretive North Korea tend to be cautiously worded mixtures of well-