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.