River Festival comes close to capital for first time

For the first time in four years the annual Mekong River Festival and multi-sport gala, a celebratory event to pay tribute to Asia’s seventh longest river, is to be held within easy distance of Phnom Penh. Running from March 9-11, the fourth edition of the ...

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Myanmar prepares for Math Olympiad

Myanmar will be competing in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad this July in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Mathematical Society of Myanmar announced last Saturday. Its secretary U Htin Aung said MSM had just finished testing 40 students in Yangon and Mandalay to select the ...

FIFA ethics committee bans executives from Nepal, Laos

The ethics committee at world soccer body FIFA has banned two officials from Nepal and Laos for taking cash during elections, it said on 16 November. Keep reading ...

Thailand apologises to Laos over football final drama

A group of Thai supporters arrested in Laos for causing disturbance during Thailand’s football match against Vietnam were released on 5 September after spending a night in detention. The Thai Embassy in the Lao capital issued an official statement to apologise for their act, which threatened to affect ...

Thai football fans arrested after clashes in Laos

A group of Thai football fans were arrested after violent clashes with Lao officials during a youth match in Vientiane.  Keep reading ...

Laos frees Thai football hooligans

Lao police on 5 September released 25 Thais who stirred up violence during a football match in Vientiane on 4 September, the Thai embassy said. The embassy said Lao authorities contacted Thai diplomats in Vientiane to arrange for the hooligans to be sent home and they ...

Underage African footballers 'trafficked' to Laos

African footballers as young as 14 are being trafficked to Asia and forced to sign contracts, the BBC has learnt. Six minors are still with top Laos side Champasak United, after it imported 23 under-age players from West Africa to an unregistered football academy in February, ...

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