Experts say the Chinese have brought jobs and higher wages to northern Laos, but have also drenched plantations with pesticides and other chemicals.
ASEAN is one of the world’s regions that have the fastest-growing Internet population thanks to its young population, with more than 124,000 new Internet users joining every day.
Aid workers are calling for a more coordinated policy as international donors cut funds to camps.
Duterte told reporters Wednesday before flying to Cambodia to attend the World Economic Forum on ASEAN that he had appointed Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano to the position.
VOA Khmer’s Hean Socheata spoke to Sophie Busson of Reporters Without Borders about the situation of press freedom in Southeast Asia and Cambodia.
In inauguration address, Moon Jae-in said he will serve as a role model for good governance and step up diplomatic efforts to resolve North Korean nuclear threat.
Liberals look to return to power for first time in a decade following the impeachment of conservative ex-President Park Geun-hye.
US urges ASEAN to deny North Korea's revenue streams; acknowledges efforts toward binding code of conduct in South China Sea.
Analysts say moves by U.S. to rebuild links with Thailand mark a turning point after "lost decade".
Analysts say US president’s disruptive comments on THAAD and Kim Jong Un could depress conservative vote while energizing liberals.
Senior State Department official tells VOA that Washington is urging Southeast Asian countries to 'cut diplomatic ties' with Pyongyang.
Environmental groups have urged “a fair balance” on Mekong dams, reiterating concerns over the new proposed dam.