Authorities announce the detention of the three following their forced disappearances earlier this year.
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.
Rights groups say a regulation that requires foreign journalists to submit their reports to the government for vetting hasn’t helped the situation.
One man’s death is blamed on chemicals used to boost production as Bokeo province suspends new land concessions for bananas.
Locals say electronics recycling plant in Vientiane’s Special Economic Zone is dumping waste water into the neighborhood.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species suspends Laos trade in the monkeys that are used in research worldwide.
The incident is the latest in a series of armed assaults on vehicles in the northern part of the country.
Many cast votes on March 20 even though they knew the candidates had been approved in advance by the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.
Police seize slot machines in Luang Namtha province, but locals question government's commitment to stop illicit gaming.
Construction of Nam Ngum 3 dam foments unrest as local people fear relocation and another bus shooting occurs on Route 13.