Posted: Jan 4, 2011
A current affairs special.
Posted: Nov 3, 2010
Countries that have signed on to a new international treaty banning cluster munitions are meeting in Laos this week. But many producers of these dangerous weapons haven’t signed on to the ban.
Posted: May 6, 2010
Beneath the southeast Asian soil of Laos, time stands still.
Things are just as the soldiers and civilians left them when they last took shelter underground during the Vietnam era, escaping the secret war being waged on Laos by American bombers.
Posted: Mar 5, 2010
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military dropped more bombs on supply routes in Laos than it did on all of Europe during World War II. Laos is paying the price, as the countryside is still riddled with unexploded bombs — many of which look like harmless metal spheres. Bomb disposal units are trying to reclaim the land from tons of unexploded ordnance.