Xaysana Keopimpha has been linked to celebrities, relatives of ex-Laos PM.
Many are refusing to move to a government-assigned relocation zone, calling the land unsuitable for farming.
The two countries recently extended cooperation on border issues, including drug running.
A businessman from Luang Prabang province buys the prime minister’s BMW for U.S. $160,000.
While working in Thailand, they had posted criticisms of Lao human rights abuses on Facebook, leading to their arrest.
The move was part of a crackdown that saw dozens arrested.
Vientiane wants to begin construction on the controversial project this year.
It’s unclear if the shooting was an accident, or a resumption of violence along the major road.
Drugs are helping fuel a separatist conflict in Thailand’s southern border region, observers say.
The increase in human trafficking for sex between the two nations raises concerns.
The apprehension of Xaysana Keopimpha is likely to lead to more arrests.
Authorities nab Khonpasong and two of his family members as they pass through Khammuane province after attending a wedding.
Citing pollution and worker concerns, Bokeo authorities take action against some Chinese producers.
Meetings were only casual social contacts, Sommaly Thammavong says.
Government officials say their program putting officials’ assets under the microscope is working.
A demand for ransom leads to a sting, arrests and a rescue.
State employees often do outside work on company time to make ends meet, sources say.