Vietnam War

Vietnam buffalo fight suspended after animal kills owner

Do Van Viet, a local official in the resort town of Do Son where the fight took place, said the buffalo was killed and samples were taken to determine whether it had been given a stimulant.

Jul 03, 2017, 11:39 AM IST
Facebook reinstates censored photo of Vietnam War `napalm girl`

Facebook reinstates censored photo of Vietnam War `napalm girl`

Facebook on Friday reversed its decision to censor an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl escaping a napalm bombing, after the move set off a wave of outrage, including from Norway`s prime minister.

Sep 10, 2016, 00:18 AM IST

Obama regrets 'biggest bombing in history' in Laos

US President Barack Obama on a visit to Laos, a first for any sitting US President, said he believed the "US has a moral obligation to help the country heal".

Sep 08, 2016, 00:42 AM IST
Barack Obama makes final trip to China, Southeast Asia

Barack Obama makes final trip to China, Southeast Asia

The White House sees an opportunity to burnish Barack Obama`s legacy as America`s self-proclaimed "Pacific president".

Sep 01, 2016, 08:27 AM IST
Barack Obama leads tributes for Muhammad Ali, `The Greatest`

Barack Obama leads tributes for Muhammad Ali, `The Greatest`

Ali, the three-time world heavyweight champion and colorful civil rights activist whose fame transcended the world of sports and made him an iconic figure of the 20th century, died Friday at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson`s disease. 

Jun 05, 2016, 05:10 AM IST

After five decades, Australian soldiers killed in Vietnam War come home

The Australian government last year announced that it would fund a repatriation programme for the fallen soldiers.

Jun 02, 2016, 12:34 PM IST

War veteran Kerry hails `great story` of US ties with ex-foe Vietnam

US Secretary of State John Kerry met top communist party leaders in Hanoi Friday and hailed the former foes` transformation from enemies to key allies in the two decades since ties were established.

Aug 07, 2015, 10:12 AM IST

Australia to bring home Vietnam war dead

Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam war and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home with full military honours if their families agree, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday.

May 25, 2015, 09:22 AM IST

Malaysia seeks Myanmar help on migrant `catastrophe`

Malaysia`s Prime Minister said on Saturday he would seek help from Myanmar to address the unfolding "humanitarian catastrophe" involving a wave of boatpeople flooding to Southeast Asia, thousands of whom are ethnic Rohingya fleeing oppression in the mainly Buddhist country.

May 16, 2015, 18:08 PM IST

Vietnam PM attacks `barbarous US crimes` on war anniversary

Ho Chi Minh City; Vietnam`s premier on Thursday hit out at the "barbarous crimes" of its wartime American foe as the nation marked four decades since the fall of Saigon, an event that delivered a c

Apr 30, 2015, 12:04 PM IST

As war memories fade, Vietnam still battles Agent Orange legacy

 Tan Tri doesn`t know a thing about Agent Orange. But doctors say he lives with its effects every day, when he crawls off his wooden bed and waits for someone to feed him. He is 25.

Apr 28, 2015, 13:49 PM IST

Georgia puts to death Vietnam War veteran in first US execution of 2015

A decorated Vietnam War veteran convicted of murdering a Georgia sheriff`s deputy in 1998 was put to death on Tuesday, state officials said, becoming the first death row inmate executed in the United States this year.

Jan 14, 2015, 09:49 AM IST

US Vietnam War vet`s remains repatriated after 47 years

The remains of an American soldier who went missing in fighting near the Cambodian border during the Vietnam War have been identified and returned to his family, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh said Friday.

Nov 28, 2014, 13:08 PM IST

US to review discharges of Vietnam vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

The Pentagon said Wednesday it will review discharges for Vietnam War veterans who may have suffered from combat-related stress when they were kicked out of the military.

Sep 04, 2014, 04:51 AM IST

US military chief visits Vietnam to boost ties

US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Martin Dempsey, held talks with Vietnamese officials aimed at boosting military ties between the former foes.

Aug 14, 2014, 15:59 PM IST

Barack Obama to headline civil rights summit in Texas

Lyndon Johnson`s presidency has long been viewed in the shadow of the Vietnam War, a conflict that saw American soldiers die in jungles half a world away while anti-war demonstrators chanted in the streets back home.

Apr 08, 2014, 04:33 AM IST

In new role, Kerry back in Vietnam`s Mekong Delta

John Kerry returned on Sunday to the winding waterways of Vietnam`s Mekong Delta region where he once patrolled on a naval gunboat in the search for communist insurgents.

Dec 15, 2013, 13:15 PM IST

National funeral for revered Vietnam General Giap

Vietnam announced plans to hold a national funeral for independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap in the first official statement on the death of the ruthless but brilliant military strategist.

Oct 05, 2013, 21:41 PM IST

Cold War documents show NSA spied on US senators

National Security Agency eavesdropped on civil rights icon Martin Luther King and boxer Muhammad Ali and critics of Vietnam War in secret "disreputable" program, declassified documents have revealed.

Sep 26, 2013, 13:18 PM IST

Four kids die playing with bomb in Vietnam

At least four children died when the bomb from the Vietnam War they were playing with blew up, police said Monday.

Dec 04, 2012, 10:54 AM IST