Police hunting for 230 escaped drug addicts in Vietnam

2016-10-24 13:13

A Vietnamese official says 230 drug addicts are still at large after a mass escape from a rehabilitation centre in southern Vietnam.

Taiwan asks Google to blur images of South China Sea island

2016-09-22 16:35

Taiwan's defence ministry has asked Google to blur images of a new development believed to be for military use on a disputed South China Sea island.

Locking Horns

2016-09-11 06:35

While legalising trade in rhino horn will have its advantages, experts don’t know if it will work

Laos' thirst for Mekong River dams imperils fishing, farming

2016-08-08 17:03

Landlocked Laos is the poorest state in Southeast Asia but by virtue of geography and growing Chinese influence, its secretive authoritarian leaders wield a huge and unaccountable power over a river that winds through six countries.

Vietnamese search plane missing with 9 people aboard

2016-06-17 12:05

Vietnamese rescuers have found some pieces belonging to a search plane that went missing with nine people aboard while attempting to locate a pilot from a crashed fighter jet, the military says.

Brit hiker found dead in Vietnam

2016-06-09 18:04

A British trekker has been found dead in the mountains of northern Vietnam vsix days after a desperate call from the man sparked a massive search.

China says better US-Vietnam ties must not threaten Beijing

2016-05-24 19:32

An official Chinese newspaper says improved relations between the US and Vietnam must not lead to greater pressure on China or threats to its interests.

Obama banishes Vietnam war era

2016-05-23 19:28

US President Barack Obama has scrapped a Cold War-era ban on weapons sales to Vietnam, as ties between the former foes grow closer.

Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

2016-05-22 21:37

President Barack Obama's mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an increasingly muscular China.

Vietnam thwarts election bid by dissidents, pop star

2016-04-26 18:56

Communist Vietnam has blocked a motley crew of independent candidates from running for its rubber-stamp parliament - a move activists have said highlights its empty gestures towards democracy.


Ramaphosa heads to Vietnam, Singapore for working visit

2016-10-02 13:10

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will depart for a working visit to Vietnam and Singapore to strengthen bilateral political, economic and trade relations, the Presidency said.

Vietnam sentences 9 to death for heroin trafficking

2016-09-21 15:56

A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced nine people to death for heroin trafficking.

Vietnamese woman cuts off limbs for insurance payout

2016-08-25 16:06

A Vietnamese woman has paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a bid to claim a handsome insurance payout, state-run media reports.

Vietnam paternity twist in Cambodia's 'jungle woman' tale

2016-08-01 11:35

A Vietnamese man has claimed he is the real father of a woman whose plight gripped Cambodia after she apparently spent 18 years living in the jungle, her adoptive family said.

Australian cattle 'sledgehammered' in Vietnam abattoirs

2016-06-17 06:07

Vietnamese abattoir workers have been filmed using sledgehammers to bludgeon Australian cattle, activists say.

WATCH: Obama beatboxes for Vietnam's 'queen of hip-hop'

2016-05-25 13:10

At a town hall meeting in Vietnam, Barack Obama provided a beat for a Vietnamese rapper in order to encourage her to express a few lines for the audience.

PICS: Obama drop-in for pork soup stuns Vietnam street shop owner

2016-05-24 10:36

She has ladled out countless bowls of her pork noodle soup, but the owner of a Hanoi streetside restaurant says she was stunned when Barack Obama strolled in, pulled up a plastic stool and slurped down Vietnam's famed "bun cha" delicacy.

Obama lifts arms ban in his first visit to Vietnam

2016-05-23 13:48

Barack Obama has lifted a decades-old arms export embargo for Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner even as he pushes for better human rights from the one-party state.

Four missing at sea found alive near Malaysia

2016-05-12 21:00

Four people, including three foreigners, who went missing 11 days ago in Malaysian waters are safe after they were apparently picked up by Vietnamese fishing vessels.

Nine Vietnamese classmates drown in river after school

2016-04-15 13:25

Nine Vietnamese schoolboys from the same class have drowned after jumping into a river in central Vietnam's Quang Ngai province on Friday, a police official told AFP.

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