Police take a village leader into custody after he refuses to sign his approval for the project, a local source says.
The new super-agency will have the power to detain and interrogate anyone working directly or indirectly for the government.
Xaysana Keopimpha led a lavish lifestyle prior to his 2017 arrest at a Bangkok airport.
Recent moves to ban 'insults' to China's national anthem in the city will further damage the city's traditional freedom of expression, a rights group says.
Residents say the troops have appropriated some of their land to build a new road.
Ambassador Heidt calls the comments ‘offensive’ and urges an independent probe of the killing.
A think tank cancels the event after the state counselor says she feels unwell on the heels of an ASEAN summit.
The EU says it raised cases of disappeared persons and urged Laos to sign a UN convention.
A former leader of Tibetan student protests, he was sentenced for his writings criticizing Chinese policies in Tibetan areas.
Officials say arrests have increased since the beginning of the month, with a focus on women.
His wife tells RFA the transfer to Gia Lai province was done with notifying Oai's family.
The beer made from smuggled hops can be distinguished from the original only by experts, sources say.