Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline.
Vietnam often suffers from destructive storms and floods due to its long coastline. More than 200 people were killed in storms last year.
Over the last decade, Bangladesh and Vietnam have eaten India’s lunch when it comes to everything, from apparels to furniture.
Although widespread evacuations prevented a higher death toll, the impact on the region’s most vulnerable people will be extensive and lasting.
After footage from the US’s first ‘living room war’ shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Nguyen Phu Trong said in a speech televised at home on Wednesday that ASEAN needed to be unified in resolving territorial disputes.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also claimed that China has not shared any hydrological data with India this year.
Vietnam wins promised support from a US aircraft carrier and greater defence cooperation as tension intensifies with China over the disputed South China Sea.
A meeting between China and Vietnam foreign ministers was cancelled during a regional gathering amid growing tension between the two countries over the South China Sea.
Fifteen people were still missing and the search had been hampered by damage to roads from floods and landslides, the disaster agency said in a report.
Germany says Vietnamese businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh was seized in Germany and spirited to Vietnam where he is suspected of corruption and causing losses at a Vietnamese state firm.
Despite sweeping reforms to Vietnam’s economy and growing openness to social change, the ruling party does not tolerate criticism.
Migrant workers continue to face major obstacles to lodging and resolving complaints, finds the UN International Labour Organization’s new study on migrant workers in South-East Asia.
The police said Le Dinh Luong was arrested because of his “regular activities with the aim to overthrow the authority and complicate local security,” but did not elaborate.
China claims most of the energy-rich sea through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year.
Six Vietnamese sailors were taken captive after Abu Sayyaf militants attacked their cargo ship in June last year, but one was rescued last month.
The ship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam in an operation meant to challenge the competing claims of all three nations.
Leveraging Vietnam’s influential “cult of heroes” allows the government to control public sentiment and religiosity, and channel it into nationalism.
Instead of being negatively affected by President Donald Trump’s abandonment of the TPP trade deal, trade has risen by about 6% in 2017 itself.
The tight media censorship and backlash against dissent in the country has resulted in 36 such incidents since 2015.
The New-York-based Human Rights Watch detailed at least 36 recent cases of violence against dissidents and over 100 imprisoned critics in Vietnam.
For long, South-EastAsian countries have protested Chinese aggressions in the naval region, while a distracted White House shows tepid commitment to back them.
LGBT rights are a work in progress in Vietnam. But artists are in the vanguard of the movement, pushing for public acceptance.
Foreign firms are the growth engine for Vietnam’s high-technology exports, which reached 27% as a percentage of its total manufactured exports in 2014.
A planned joint statement had to be scrapped because of the differences over protectionism between the US and APEC countries at a Vietnam forum.
Japan is leading countries that want to persist with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal ditched by Trump in one of his first acts in office.
An interview about war and propaganda with the photographer of one of the most iconic images of the Vietnam War.
Vietnamese walls were once densely populated by hand-painted signs, a material culture now exceedingly rare.
The demonstrations came a day after the environment ministry said Formosa’s steel mill had met the conditions to start test runs after addressing 52 out of 53 violations.
There are 11 Malaysians in North Korea, according to a Malaysian foreign ministry official, including three embassy staff, six family members and two others.
Kim Jong Nam died on February 13 after being assaulted by two women who wiped the toxic chemical on his face as he prepared to board a flight to Macau at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The latest arrest was made on Thursday and the woman was carrying an Indonesian passport, unlike the first suspect who held Vietnamese travel papers.
Trump announced US withdrawal from the TPP because he favours one-on-one agreements with other nations over multilateral pacts.
Ban Ki-moon’s brother and nephew are facing charges in a US federal court for bribing a middle eastern official with regard to sale of a building complex in Vietnam.
Activity visible on Ladd Reef in the Spratly Islands could anger Hanoi’s main South China Sea rival, Beijing, which claims sovereignty over the group and most of the resource-rich sea.
Given the likely demise of the TPP, the pressure on India to sign bilateral and regional free-trade deals to counter mega-regional trade pacts has eased.
Experts say China prefers a ‘divide and conquer’ tactic over allowing its opponents to group together.
Australia and Indonesia already conduct joint sea patrols in the Timor Sea as part of the countries’ partnership on combating people smuggling and illegal fishing.
The images seen on Google Earth show four three-pronged structures sitting in a semi-circle just off the northwestern shoreline of Itu Aba.
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