He and two other detainees will go to trial sometime this month, a relative says, but have no right to their own lawyers in what is being described as a 'political' case.
Local official questions the maintenance of the footbridge that crosses the Xeng River.
The government steps up its attempts to stop contraband timber, but the bottleggers make their own moves.
The project is controversial in Laos, where many see China as its biggest beneficiary.
About 7,000 students have had to resit the test after officials discovered some had cheated.
Only low-level officials are investigated for land grabs while top leaders go free, civil society workers say.
Sombath Somphone’s wife hopes warming relations between the two countries will lead to a break in the case.
The U.S. president stresses the need to empower them with the skills and resources they need to become the next generation of leaders.
The first sitting U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian Nation pledges $90 million to root out leftover bombs.
The first U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian nation may have an opening to press for change in the tightly ruled country.
The government says it is concerned about the increasing cost of living, but ordinary people believe it’s not doing enough.
Xieng Khouang province’s chief prosecutor says Bouapha Phommachith is entitled to lease back land the governor took from her.
Effluent released from the biofuel facility has contaminated a stream, and provincial authorities want more robust action from the owners.
Sources say the government picked the civil society representatives in an attempt to forestall criticism.
Police to seek out the "members of the network or gang" that are connected to three arrests in March under a government decree prohibiting online dissemination of "untrue information."
Villagers no longer bathe in the water which is polluted with effluent.
Vientiane has decided that it should decide who should get paid and how much for those displaced by the Lao-China railroad project.
Southeast Asian foreign ministers reject strong wording over disputed ocean gateway.
The wall connects to a bridge across the Nam-Ou River in Luang Prubang province where a Chinese-built dam is located.
The two men and one woman had criticized the Lao government and ruling party on social media while working in Thailand.
Lee-Yen Tin was shot dead during a robbery attempt as she walked along a street with her husband.
Most residents of three villages in Champone district do not have titles for the land claimed by a Chinese-backed concern.
Somsavat Lengsavad has been ordained a Buddhist monk at Phonphao temple in Luang Prabang.
Smugglers find that females make good camouflage for the illicit drug trade.
The firm says failed negotiations with the government prompted its decision to pull out.
Sombath Somphone's apparent abduction in 2012 remains unsolved as Vientiane refuses to host civil society meeting.
Ownership argument over three-hectare parcel in Luang Prabang underscores difficulties with land-grab issues.
The country's prime minister moves to block new digging along a river already fouled by chemicals and mud.
Government stops operations at a Vientiane plant as it begins a nationwide examination of electronics recycling operations.
An investigation attempts to determine if the migrant worker was lost at sea or the victim of foul play.