Many of the 46 affected families say they were coerced into selling.
Vietnamese government recommends resumption of rice exports.
Authorities recommend more telework, masks, and quarantine to stop the pandemic from getting worse.
Crazy prices drive people to find creative solutions or go without, as masks become rare.
The confirmations have touched off hoarding and price gouging in the impoverished nation.
Vietnam shuts down Ho Chi Minh City, while Cambodia doubles down on stopping ‘fake news’ about COVID-19.
Village official says the pair are being “educated,” not detained.
They have not received a living allowance for three months, nor compensation they were promised.
Vietnam and Cambodia report new cases linked to Malaysian Muslim event.
The checkpoints lack resources to effectively screen travelers entering the country, officials say.
Officials say the South Sekong A Dam is safer because it does not hold back water.
Country’s premier beauty pageant canceled in Luang Prabang, hotels and restaurants feel pinch.
The amount originally offered has now shrunk to less than half its value, village sources say.
China-dependent countries feel fallout in tourism, manufacturing, and exports.
The seizure comes as neighboring China bans the sale and consumption of wild animals for food, blaming the trade for the outbreak of coronavirus.
The decision follows several collapses in recent years and amid a push to power the region.
Remaining flights to China and South Korea suspended indefinitely.
Cars with Chinese plates serve Chinese customers in the streets of Vientiane.
The still unnamed woman was arrested on Feb. 24, with others who shared the post now being sought by police.
Waste run-off from construction has polluted rivers and a creek in Vang Vieng, with authorities warning local people not to fish or use water from the streams.
Dam developer unable to travel to Laos from China because of coronavirus.
New Phougnoi Dam would affect 88 villages in seven districts in Champassak province.
Xayaburi dam, Laos’ first mainstream Mekong hydropower project, churns up trouble for Thai villagers.
Plaintiffs target power purchase agreement, saying impact is greater than predicted.
Government sets price below $4 per kilogram, but sellers cannot go that low.
District-level ban says the shrines go against Lao culture and tradition.
Chemical run-off and packing waste pollute Oudomxay province's Beng river, which villagers rely on for bathing and other daily use.
Meanwhile, seven trucks carrying finished wood products, which are legal for export, were allowed to cross the border without payment.
Lao Airlines suspends several flights to China, but some remain operating as normal.
Another 14 are sentenced from 2 to 20 years.