News Today - Latest Breaking News and Updates - Part 2

Lao Police Release Eight Would-be Protesters Arrested Last Week in ...

Authorities in Laos have released eight would-be protesters who were detained last week as they were planning protests calling for free speech and condemning land grabs and dam projects.The arrests took place on Nov. 11 and 12, thwarting demonstrations...Read More

ASEAN Members Strengthen Cooperation On Social Protection

(KPL) ASEAN members have enhanced cooperation on social protection of people, especially vulnerable children, a meeting has been told.The 14th ASEAN GO-NGO Forum on Social Welfare under theme Strengthening Social Protection for Vulnerable Children In A...Read More

Lao National Institute of Nutrition, Lao-American Nutrition ...

(KPL) In order to help improve the nutrition of Lao citizens, especially children, the United States, in close cooperation with the Lao Ministry of Health, opened the Lao National Institute of Nutrition and the Lao-American Nutrition Initiative (LANI) ...Read More

Laos Marks ILO Centenary, Its 55th Anniversary of ILO Membership

(KPL) Laos celebrated in Vientiane on Nov 16 the centennial anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the 55th anniversary of the Lao PDR's accession to the UN agency.President of the National Assembly Pany Yathortou, Vice Presiden...Read More

Measles Spread Prompts Samoa to Declare State of Emergency

MELBOURNE - Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands.The island state of about 200,000, so...Read More