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Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 03:30

Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday.

Vietnam says extreme weather linked to typhoon kills 27

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:42

Extreme weather caused by Typhoon Rammasun has killed 27 people in Vietnam, with the storm unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes, authorities said on Tuesday.

China ends drilling operations in disputed sea

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 13:46

China today was moving a massive oil rig away from waters claimed by Vietnam after announcing the end of operations, a development that should end a tense standoff between the nations in the South China Sea.

Planes in `near miss` at Vietnam airport

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:09

Two planes nearly collided at an airport in central Vietnam after a young intern was left in charge of directing a busy runway, aviation authorities said.

Military chopper crash kills more than 10 in Hanoi

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 10:26

A military helicopter crashed into a residential area on the fringes of Vietnam`s capital Hanoi on Monday, killing more than 10 people, a witness and government officials said.

China arrests Vietnamese fishermen for territorial breach

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:28

Six Vietnamese fishermen have been detained by the crew of a Chinese vessel in the South China Sea, officials of both countries said on Friday, the latest in a two-month fracas between the Communist neighbours over maritime sovereignty.

Amid China spat, Vietnam to build 32 patrol ships

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:32

Vietnam plans to build 32 new coastal patrol vessels, boosting its maritime muscle and surveillance capacities amid an increasingly tense territorial dispute in the South China Sea with its far larger neighbour China.

Samsung Display says to build $1 billion Vietnam plant

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 08:50

A subsidiary of South Korea`s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it received approval to build a USD 1 billion display module assembly plant in Vietnam, its first production facility in the country.

Drug-smuggling Australian sentenced to death in Vietnam

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:36

An Australian of Vietnamese origin has been sentenced to death after trying to smuggle four kilograms (8.8 lbs) of heroin out off the country, state media in the communist nation said Saturday.

Vietnam economy grows by 5.18% in first half of 2014

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 15:52

Vietnam`s economic growth picked up in the first half of the year, official figures showed Friday, indicating the effects of anti-Chinese riots were not as bad as feared.

Vietnam suspends crew after jet lands at wrong airport

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 19:24

Vietnam`s aviation authority has suspended the crew of a plane operated by budget airline VietJet Air after a flight bound for the tourist hub of Da Lat landed at another airport more than 100 kilometres away.

IOA sends expression of interest to host 2019 Asiad

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:38

Ending days of speculation, the Indian Olympic Association on Friday officially informed the Olympic Council of Asia its expression of interest to bid for the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam capital Hanoi withdrew its hosting rights in April this year.