Australian livestock killed with sledgehammers in Vietnam

Australian officials on Wednesday said images of livestock shipped to Vietnam being killed with sledgehammers was "disgusting" but insisted there will be no knee-jerk reaction to ban the lucrative trade.

16 Cambodian garment workers killed in horrific road smash

At least 16 Cambodian garment workers were killed and 22 injured on their morning commute Tuesday when a bus crashed into the van transporting them, officials said.

Vietnam opposes Chinese fishing ban in disputed sea

Vietnam said it resolutely opposes a temporary Chinese ban on fishing in a some parts of the Gulf of Tonkin, a maritime area shared by the two countries, in the latest of a series of disputes in and around the South China Sea.

Japan steps up maritime engagement with Philippines, Vietnam

 The Philippines and Japan held their first joint naval exercises in the South China Sea on Tuesday, while Japan`s coastguard works with Vietnam this week, as Tokyo boosts maritime ties with two nations at odds with Beijing over the disputed waterway.

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 wants 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.

China pursuing huge South China Sea land reclamation: US
China pursuing huge South China Sea land reclamation: US

 China has dramatically ramped up its land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea this year, building artificial islands at an unprecedented pace to bolster its territorial claims in the disputed area, US officials said Friday.

Japan, Philippines to hold first naval drill in South China Sea: Report
Japan, Philippines to hold first naval drill in South China Sea: Report

 Japan and the Philippines will hold their first joint naval drill this month in the South China Sea near a disputed shoal claimed by Beijing, sources in Tokyo and the Philippines said.

Images show Vietnam's South China Sea reclamation, China defends own

 Newly released images show Vietnam has carried out significant land reclamation at two sites in the disputed South China Sea, though the scale and pace is dwarfed by that of China, a US research institute said.

Philippines violating South China Sea code: China

China has accused the Philippines of violating a 13-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea with its building work on disputed islets, firing back again after repeated criticism of China`s own construction work.

China says Philippines violating South China Sea code

China has accused the Philippines of violating a 13-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea with its building work on disputed islets, firing back again after repeated criticism of China`s own construction work.

Vietnam buys submarine-launched land attack missiles to deter China

Vietnam is arming its expanding submarine fleet with land attack missiles that could be capable of reaching Chinese coastal cities, a choice of weapon likely to be seen as provocative by China in the ongoing South China Sea dispute. 

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 communist victory and a painful blow to US moral and military prestige.

Vietnam marks 40 years since fall of Saigon

Vietnam was set Thursday to mark the 40th anniversary of Saigon`s fall with a huge military parade celebrating the moment their communist forces ended a decades-long conflict and delivered a painful blow to American moral and military prestige.

China accuses Philippines, Vietnam of intrusive action in South China Sea

 Facing criticism from ASEAN countries for its move to build artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea (SCS), China for the first time accused the Philippines and Vietnam of building airports and deploying missiles in the islands claimed by it.

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.

40 years later: Communism`s hollow victory in Vietnam

Forty years after it won the war, the Communist Party still rules Vietnam with an iron fist. But with crony capitalism, corruption and inequality now rife, many claim its victory was a hollow one.

Chinese actions `may undermine peace` in S. China Sea: ASEAN

Chinese island-building efforts "may undermine peace, security and stability" in the disputed South China Sea, said a statement by Southeast Asian leaders meeting for a summit on Monday.

Beijing poised for `de facto control` of South China Sea: Philippines

Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned on Sunday as it called on fellow Southeast Asian countries to "finally stand up" to their massive neighbour.

China`s island-building to loom large at SE Asia summit

China`s creation of new island footholds in contested seas will hover over a Southeast Asian summit that has become an annual test of the region`s nerve in standing up to its massive neighbour.