Wednesday Dec. 12, 2015 marked 40 years since the communist Pathet Lao took control of the country, a former French colony and six-century-old monarchy, and set up a socialist regime closely aligned to neighboring Vietnam.
Some 30 million voters headed to the polls on Nov. 8, 2015 for elections seen as a test of whether the military's grip on power will loosen, allowing the country to transition toward greater democracy.
Clashes between government troops and ethnic armies have forced tens of thousands of villagers to flee their homes and have resulted in some casualties among government soldiers and rebel troops.
The Myanmar government army has been attacked by the Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP) and its militant arm, the Shan State Army-North.
Successful, free and fair elections on Nov. 8 will show whether democratic reforms gradually introduced since 2011 are on track.
Two lawmakers from the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) were beaten outside Cambodia's parliament on Oct. 26, during a demonstration in support of the ruling party.
Thousands of Myanmar's nationalist monks and their supporters prayed, clapped and held speeches at a large rally in Yangon on October 4, 2015, in a show of the growing clout of hard-line Buddhists ahead of a Nov. 8 election.
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From Los Angeles to Dharamsala, India, and Kathmandu, Nepal, thousands of Tibetans celebrated their religious leader's 80th birthday.
From his exile in India and in his travels around the world, the Dalai Lama has called for nonviolence, peace, and religious harmony.
Thousands of residents of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, suffer from respiratory problems due to construction work on Monireth Blvd road, with part of Chamkar Mon district covered in dust and its roads flooded. Photos: RFA/ Khmer Service
Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos began celebrating their annual days-long water festival, known as Thingyan in Burmese, on Monday April 13, marking the new year according to the traditional lunar calendar.
Cambodia is staging a Songkran event in Siem Reap province, best known as the home of the ancient temple complex at Angkor Wat. The April 13-16 event celebrates the traditional New Year. Siem Reap will ring in the Year of the Goat with a giant traditional cake and displays of traditional fishing gear. Photos: RFA/Khmer service
Military authorities and local villagers burn down several houses and forcefully evict people from their land in Chhloang district, Kratie province. Photos were taken on April 8 and 9, 2015 by RFA/Prach Chev.
Laos has built a Chinatown market in Bokeo province near the lawless Golden Triangle in a bid to draw more trade and tourism to an area that already hosts a casino catering to Chinese clientele. Photos were taken on March 2015, by RFA.
More than 50 activists gathered in front of the U.S embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, March 17 to request the intervention of First Lady Michelle Obama to press Cambodian authorities to release 11 jailed land rights defenders. Photos: RFA/Khmer Service
Police in Myanmar beat students, monks and journalists, and detained more than 100 people in Bago region’s Letpadan while dispersing demonstrators who had protested for more than a week against a controversial education law, March 10, 2015.
Myanmar students and their supporters stage a sit in on the street in front of the Aung Myay Baik Mann Monastery in Letpadan on March 3, protesting a decision by the government not to allow them to march the remaining 140 kms (85 miles) to the commercial capital Yangon. Photos: RFA Yangon