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.
100 million kip snags a plumb border post where the tax man can rake in payments.
He and four colleagues are arrested on suspicion of involvement in a cash-for-bonds scheme for construction work that was never performed.
The Lao official overseeing the scheme has not publicly divulged the figure, but insists that the country will be able to repay the loan within five years.
About 100 vehicles hauled unfinished wood through a border checkpoint in Savannakhet province, a government official says.
Bandits in Xaysomboun province shot passengers on vehicles as they passed through the remote and dangerous area.
Although the women say they entered Thailand voluntarily to work in the sex trade, the ones believed to be underage may be victims of human trafficking.
Laos must demonstrate progress on rights and democratic reform, she tells lawmakers.
Rights groups call for renewed attention to Sombath Somphone's case as Laos prepares to host top-level ASEAN meetings next year.
Shootings by an unidentified group leave authorities and citizens on edge with few answers to the violence.
Campaigner, a well-paid physician in Germany, asks how the president paid for his mansion and his family’s luxury cars.
Soldiers' deaths in Xaysomboun Province, blamed on an anti-government group, came a week after shootings of vehicles.
The democracy campaigner does not meet criteria for eligibility, an official says.
Many in Laos resent Vietnam's huge economic footprint and major role in resource extraction in their country.
Flood-damaged roads are neglected as Vientiane prepares for a major regional summit next year.
A monitoring mechanism is needed to ensure Laos honors its commitments, he says.
Viphet Sihachakr says he will appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.
The Lao government has done little to resolve outstanding cases of forced disappearances, critics say.
Rights groups say without assurances, the talks could prove meaningless.
The move comes in response to heavy public criticism about the high costs and low quality of thoroughfare upgrades.
An exile rights group says seating Laos on 47-member panel would have been ‘most unfortunate’ in view of the country's record.
A leaked report by the environmental group WWF shows timber imports by China and Vietnam greatly exceed Lao exports.