They say the company is demanding more than originally agreed upon.
Sombath Somphone's wife says his family still wants to know why he disappeared.
Authorities are concerned about unease over three Hmong prisoners believed to be in poor health.
The WWF warns the Don Sahong could kill off the last dolphins on the river.
The disappearance of a civil society leader has brought the Southeast Asian national under sharper focus by rights groups.
Farmers grow less of the grain due to poor irrigation systems and the promise of better cash crop prices.
Falling prices and rising costs put a stop to mining of the precious metal at a site in southern Laos.
The land is wanted for an airport project in a casino-driven economic zone.
MRC officials disagree on whether Laos should be required to consult its neighbors on the hydropower project.
Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand want a say on whether the project will proceed.
A Lao official says construction on the project is expected to proceed this month.
Teachers already reeling from wage delays struggle to make ends meet after a cut in their monthly allowances.
The U.S. Secretary of State says Washington 'remains deeply concerned' over Sombath Somphone's case.
One year after his disappearance, Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone's wife says she can do nothing but hope for his return.
She calls on the international community to push for an urgent investigation of his disappearance.
The call comes ahead of the one-year anniversary of Sombath Somphone's disappearance.
The private sector lending arm of the World Bank teams up with business groups to promote 'high-standard' projects.