Police in Laos have detained a suspected narcotics kingpin who terrorized the Mekong River.
Activists demand that a Thai company cease construction of the dam.
Officials say they hope to make the ancient Plain of Jars an international attraction.
The Lao government turns down a Chinese company’s application based on environmental concerns.
Experts worry that construction of the Xayaburi dam may set a risky precedent for other dams on Southeast Asia’s key artery.
An agreement to step up construction of the Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River in Laos has angered riparian communities.
Plans move ahead for Laos's controversial hydropower project on the Mekong.
A Vietnamese company has entered negotiations to build a tourism and cultural site near the Lao capital.
Laos celebrates the New Year holiday amid drought on the Mekong.
The two countries are set to host the ousted Thai prime minister and his supporters.