Illegal trade of pangolins and their parts widespread online in Laos

Wildlife traders say that the illegal trade of pangolins remains strong – including on the Internet – despite their listing as a critically endangered species by Laos and even though the government has ordered a crackdown on the trade of endangered wildlife. Laos, a popular transit ...


Weathermen predict ongoing cold snap

Meteorologists are warning the country of an ongoing dip in temperatures as well as heavy fogs and winds in northern regions from December 4-8.The Meteorology and Hydrology Department warns that a cold front is spreading across the country with temperatures expected to drop as low ...

Times Reporters

S Korean Firm to Launch Online Lottery Sales Platform in Laos

South Korean firm Kona I have teamed up with local lottery company Lao Toto to launch an online platform in Laos that will be designed to issue, draw and calculate lotteries.Kona I currently operates a mobile payment system in South Korea while Lao Toto has acquired ...

Taejun Kang

Laos to Experience Early Cold Snap, Rain

A cold snap is set to hit most of Laos this week as the result of a high-pressure system over the northern and central parts of the country.According to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department, the forecast for November 7-10 will see cooler temperatures in northern ...

Cameron Darke

Drug bonfire highlights Laos’ efforts to control abuse

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Over 700 kg of illegal drugs seized in police raids were set alight in Dongmakkhai village, Xaythany district, Vientiane, on Saturday to mark National Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking, which falls on October 12.Among the drugs burned were 385.94kg of ...

Phomphong Laoin

LXML Handover Artefacts Discovered in Sepon Mine to Government

Today, Lane Xang Minerals Limited Sepon (LXML) handed over more than 7,800 artifacts to the Lao Government. These artifacts – made up of copper, bronze, chalcedony (regular gems), ceramic, wood among others – have been discovered on site at Sepon mine. This is an outcome ...

Laotian Times

Unearthed Xepon artefacts go to museums

All artefacts found and collected from the Xepon gold mining project over the past decade in Savannakhet province’s Vilabouly district have been officially handed over to the Lao government.A handover ceremony took place yesterday at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Vientiane between Lane Xang Minerals Limited and ...

Somxay Sengdara

Troops withdrawn from unsettled Laos-Cambodia border area

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and Cambodia have pulled back their troops from an unsettled border area in Mounlapamok district, Champassak province, with the operation completed within the planned timeframe.The pullback took place in line with the agreement reached by military delegations from the two ...

News Desk

Laos, Cambodia agree on troop withdrawal from unsettled border area

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and Cambodia have agreed to pull back their military personnel from an area in Mounlapamok, Champassak province, where the two countries have yet to install border markers.The troops will leave the area between 8am and 11am on Thursday this week.More ...

Times Reporters

Lao delegates push for regional media cooperation

Lao delegates have voiced their support for greater regional media cooperation towards a better future, while attending the Asean-China High Level Conference on Media Cooperation in Jakarta, Indonesia.Speaking at the conference on Tuesday, Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Savankhone Razmountry, said Laos ...

Times Reporters

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