Lao officer sees no danger of armed conflict, while leaders say border demarcation discussions are advancing.
A relative says the three were sentenced in April after being held for more than a year.
Villagers complain they are not being provided with the means to make a living after their land is taken.
Fifty-year leases for concessions with casinos are ‘too long,’ he says.
Xaysana Keopimpha has been linked to celebrities, relatives of ex-Laos PM.
They will be shut down when their contracts expire, with no renewals allowed, provincial authorities say.
The company pays returns at high rates of interest and then suddenly stops, leading to owner's arrest.
Businessman was part of a major methamphetamine network in Southeast Asia operated by Xaysana Keophimpha, arrested in Thailand in January.
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.
Compensation and labor issues remain unsettled as work begins in earnest on the project.
BMW and Mercedes Benz automobiles to get replaced with Toyotas.
The shutdown isn’t the first for the dam as construction of the penstock may have made an ancient landslide unstable.
Stopping the swaps may bring more accountability to a nation where land-grabs are a source of unrest.
After four years the government is no closer to solving the land-development expert’s kidnapping.
Enriched by involvement in logging, provincial governors protect smuggling across the border, sources say.