Chinese dams on the upper Mekong river are blamed for causing water levels to decline in the downstream areas in Central Laos.
A Lao official says there are no Christians in his village.
Police nab five Lao Christians accused of conducting illegal religious activities.
A new report urges more cooperation and consideration of the environmental impact along Southeast Asia’s main waterway.
Owners defy an order to close shop in the pursuit of abundant profit from the Lao research trade.
Lao traders are stocking up as the Mekong dries up earlier this year.
Lack of access to medical facilities leaves Laotian women at risk of death during childbirth.