The country's prime minister moves to block new digging along a river already fouled by chemicals and mud.
Bounthanh Thammavong is serving nearly five years in a Lao prison for criticizing the country’s communist government on social media.
Timber smugglers attempt to hide their ill-gotten lumber as the government attempts to enforce a moratorium on cutting.
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has formed the group to prevent illegal logging and lumber smuggling to neighboring countries.
The director general of Electricite du Laos apologizes to consumers for erroneous billings in May.
Authorities announce the detention of the three following their forced disappearances earlier this year.
Customers think there's more at work than just the heat wave and Electricite du Laos admits that it guesses at what to charge.
Security details are watching towns and villages in a bid to prevent further attacks by ‘bandits’ and other criminals.
An earlier agreed-on bid was too high, raising concerns over cost overruns and substandard work.
Many can no longer make a living because the blaze at Dao Heuang market in Pakse destroyed their shops and merchandise.
The moratorium requires officials to implement measures to control and inspect the felling of trees, transport of timber, and logging businesses.
Authorities have arrested two, while a third has vanished for criticizing the government while they were in Thailand, friends and relatives say.
The incident is the latest in a series of armed attacks that have killed or injured people traveling along roads in central Laos.
Abuse of the herbicide in Xiangkhouang province is raising health and environmental concerns.
Even as the El Nino-fueled water woes grow, government forecasters predict more tropical storms.
But corruption and human rights issues still threaten to hold the nation back.
A witness says police and military officers brutally beat the men when they apprehended them.