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Thirteen dead in Vietnam karaoke fire

The blaze started Tuesday afternoon in the busy Cau Giay district and quickly spread to neighbouring houses, according to local official The Chung.

Vietnam declares California-based group terrorists

Vietnam has declared a U.S.-based activist group a terrorist organisation and warned that any Vietnamese found to be involved with the group would be regarded as co-conspirators and punished. 

India-Vietnam partnership to benefit Asia, world: PM Narendra Modi

Ahead of his departure on Friday to Vietnam on a bilateral visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the southeast Asian nation as "friendly", India`s relationship with which will benefit Asia and the whole world.

Six killed, three injured in Vietnam torrential rains

At least six persons were killed and three others injured in torrential rains in Vietnam, authorities said on Monday.

Narendra Modi's visit will open new page in bilateral relations: Vietnam

Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said the situation in the South China Sea region was "getting worse" with militarisation.

Vietnam warns South China Sea is a `test` of ASEAN

Vietnam has warned that the inability of Southeast Asian nations to forge a unified front against Beijing`s militarisation of the South China Sea is a "test" of the regional bloc in the face of its greatest security challenge.

Vietnam detains activists after South China Sea ruling

Vietnam detains activists after South China Sea ruling

Scores of activists were detained in Vietnam`s capital as they gathered to protest against China.

Barack Obama calls for peaceful settlement of South China Sea disputes

Barack Obama calls for peaceful settlement of South China Sea disputes

US President Barack Obama called on Tuesday for territorial disputes in the South China Sea to be "resolved peacefully" as Vietnam baulks at Chinese actions in the bitterly contested waters.

US, Vietnam agree to allow Peace Corps into Vietnam for first time

US, Vietnam agree to allow Peace Corps into Vietnam for first time

The United States and Vietnam on Tuesday signed an agreement allowing the U.S. Peace Corps to work in the country for the first time.

Vietnam's prime minister steps down after 10 years in office

Vietnam's prime minister stepped down on Wednesday after 10 years in office, leaving behind a mixed legacy of promoting failed state enterprises but at the same time attracting foreign investment and daring to challenge China.

Protests in Vietnam as prominent blogger goes on trial

A prominent Vietnamese blogger went on trial Wednesday on anti-state charges, amid heavy security at Hanoi`s central court, with police closing roads and breaking up a protest by dozens of supporters.

Vietnam anti-China activists mark Spratly island battle

Activists chanted anti-China slogans in the Vietnamese capital on Monday to mark the anniversary of a 1988 battle in the Spratly Islands, a rare act of protest over an issue that has come to dog relations between Hanoi and Beijing.

China lands more planes in disputed South China Sea

China lands more planes in disputed South China Sea

China landed two more planes on a contested reef in the South China Sea Wednesday, state media said, despite international condemnation of a landing at the same location days earlier.

Seven killed in Vietnam typhoon

At least seven people were killed and four remained missing on Thursday in a typhoon in Vietnam.

Vietnam dissidents urge US help to boost human rights

 Vietnamese dissidents Wednesday pleaded for international help for prisoners of conscience jailed inside their country and warned that warming US ties with Hanoi may send the wrong message to the ruling communists.

US, Vietnam discuss halting South China Sea reclamations

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter discussed halting land reclamation in the South China Sea with his Vietnamese counterpart in Hanoi on Monday in talks focused on maritime security.

Saving migrant lives at sea `top priority`

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Saturday that saving the lives of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia should be a "top priority" as the region battles with an exodus of boat people fleeing persecution and poverty.

Vietnam wants PM Modi to raise maritime security issue with China

Vietnam has accused China of carrying out activities violating its sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea and hoped Prime Minister Narendra Modi would raise the issue of maritime security with China during his upcoming talks with the Chinese leadership.

Vietnam rescuers scour sea for missing fighter pilots

Vietnam launched a search mission on Thursday for two fighter pilots who ejected over the South China Sea during a training exercise involving two Russian-built fighter jets, a provincial official said.

Vietnamese fighter jets collide during training: Report

Two Vietnamese fighter jets crashed into each other during a training exercise over the contested South China Sea on Thursday, state media have reported, without confirming the fate of the two pilots.