VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The United States on Friday launched a three-year Legal Aid Support project at the Ministry of Justice aiming to strengthen the rule of law in Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - No case of the new coronavirus (nCoV) has been confirmed on Lao soil, Minister of Health Associate Professor Dr Bounkong Sihavong told a media conference yesterday.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao Airlines will temporarily cancel all flights from Vientiane to three destinations in China, namely Changzhou, Shanghai, and Hangzhou, as part of precautions in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - City authorities are aiming to collect at least 5,241.78 billion kip in revenue this year, as planned by the Ministry of Finance, which is a 9.18 percent increase compared to the plan for 2019.

CHIBA (The Japan News/ANN) - A dress rehearsal was held Sunday of a cultural performance that will be part of the ceremony to transfer the Olympic flame from Greece to Japan for the torch relay of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Chinese government on Monday banned its citizens from group trips abroad, in a bid to prevent the further spread of a new type of coronavirus. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The winner of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, No. 17 maegashira Tokushoryu, held a press conference at the Kise sumo stable in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, on Monday, a day after becoming the first lowest-ranked wrestler in the makuuchi division to lift an Emperor’s Cup since the year 2000.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Convenience stores and restaurant chains, which have for years been growing through round-the-clock operations and increasing their outlets, are facing a turning point.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government decided Sunday to repatriate all Japanese residing in Wuhan, China, who wish to return to Japan, in response to the spread of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus confirmed in the Hubei Province city.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - The government could do away with the ban imposed on issuance of bar licence after a decade.