Thailand is the ASEAN hub for illicit drugs with 1.3 million drug addicts, said Justice Minister General Paiboon Kumchaya.

Presiding over yesterday's launch of a project to force addicts into drug rehabilitation programme, Paiboon said the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and police reported that 2 per cent of the population were addicts.

He said 250,000 of them had been
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In response to President Obama’s signing of legislation that repudiates Egypt’s criminal charges and court convictions of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who worked for Freedom House and other non-governmental organizations in Egypt, Freedom House issued the following statement:

“Congress and the President agreed that Egypt’s charges against U.S. employees o
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British Embassy hosts forum to help the Lao private sector better understand the impact of the WTO and AEC trade agreements on their businesses.

The British Embassy in Vientiane this week partnered with the Foreign Trade Policy Department in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) to host a half-day forum to build awareness of Laos’ trade agreements under the World Trade Organ
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