Picture of John Kerry

In a wide-ranging interview regarding the fight against Daesh and the future of the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the importance of initiatives such as Alhurra’s Raise Your Voice campaign to fight radicalism.  He said that it is “a very important initiative.” The interview was conducted by Raise Your Voice Digital Managing Editor Omar Fekeiki.

Radio Free Asia reports on deadly unrest in Laos

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry places an offering of flowers during a tour of the Pha Tha Luang in Vientiane, Laos, Jan. 25, 2016. The massive gold stupa is the most important national symbol in Laos. (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

Radio Free Asia’s Lao Service has been closely covering the deadly unrest in Laos that has been unfolding in recent months and has provided details that some major media sources have picked up.