When Tank 390 crashed through the gates of Saigon`s presidential palace 40 years ago, it heralded the end of Vietnam`s war. But the men who manned it have since lived in obscurity, poor yet forever bonded by the history they created.
Australia is returning almost 50 Vietnamese asylum-seekers using a warship currently off the Asian nation`s coast after intercepting them at sea, a report said Friday, as Canberra enforces a tough immigration policy.
Recent satellite images show China has begun building its first airstrip in contested territory in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and may be working on another, a leading defense publication reported on Thursday.
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.
China`s plans for islands it is creating in the South China Sea show for the first time the scale of civilian architecture it will extend across the disputed waterway, entrenching its reach in the maritime heart of Southeast Asia, experts say.
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter kicked off his first Asian tour on Wednesday with a stern warning against the militarisation of territorial rows in a region where China is at odds with several nations in the East and South China Seas.
Vietnam sent a high-ranking delegation of Communist Party officials and Cabinet ministers to China today as the countries seek to mend relations strained by the giant northern neighbour's deployment of an oil rig last year in disputed waters.
At least 14 workers were killed and dozens more injured after scaffolding collapsed at a steel plant in central Vietnam, officials said, as rescue teams Thursday searched for bodies still trapped in the wreckage.
At least 12 labourers were killed and more than 20 wounded on Wednesday when scaffolding collapsed at a construction project in a coastal economic zone in central Vietnam, state media reported. The workers were sub-contractors for construction of a breakwater, led by Samsung C&T Corp <000830.KS>, a unit of South Korea`s Samsung Group, at the Vung Ang economic zone in Ha Tinh province, the online newspaper Thanh Nien (Young People) said.
Political leaders of Vietnam`s capital halted the felling of thousands of Hanoi`s trees on Friday after the plan sparked public outrage and fears it would damage the image of one of the world`s most picturesque cities.