- Laos, one of last communist nations, elects new leaders Updated: Apr-20-16 7:44 am
VIENTIANE, Laos - Laos, one of the world's last communist nations, elected its top government leaders Wednesday at a meeting of its newly seated National Assembly.
- Vietnam warns of dire impact from planned Mekong dams Updated: Apr-05-16 8:08 am
Research commissioned by Vietnam has warned of devastating environmental and economic effects for millions of people living along the Mekong River if 11 proposed dams are built on its mainstream.
- Chinese dams blamed for exacerbating Southeast Asian drought Updated: Apr-01-16 3:08 am
HANOI, Vietnam - As China opened one of its six dams on the upper Mekong River last month to help parched Southeast Asian countries down river cope with a record drought, it was hailed as benevolent water diplomacy.