But corruption and human rights issues still threaten to hold the nation back.
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.
Questions on human rights arise as the small country takes its place at the head of the 10-nation organization.
Single-party rule brings little interest in the upcoming selection of the national assembly and provincial councils.
Major General Thongloy Silivong will bring peace to the region rocked by recent violence through a political, not hard-line, strategy, observer says.
Expelled Swiss NGO expert urges donors to grasp how repression in Laos stymies development.
Some laborers are forced to work at gunpoint as hazards pile up from agricultural chemicals and unsanitary housing.
Polar vortex threatens to push another blast of freezing temperatures into the tropical nation
The government says it is working on solutions that may include reducing or canceling interest payments and lengthening repayment plans.
Third blast in a month raises the stakes as Laos begin to wonder who is to blame for the rising violence that the government often blames on 'bandits.'
New slate faces economic crises, rampant corruption and raises some uncertainty on Laos-China railway project
One passenger injured as evasive moves by driver protects bus traveling in Vientiane Province.