Pollution killing corals in Vietnam
Pollution killing corals in Vietnam

Many coral reefs under the sea off Phu Quoc island, off southern Vietnam, have disappeared due to climate change and water pollution over the past several years, the media reported on Monday.

Vietnam free high-profile blogger, US call for more releases

Vietnam has freed a high-profile blogger who has travelled to the United States, which is pressing for more such dissidents to be released.

Stop unilateral, destabilising actions in South China Sea: US tells China

 The Pentagon today asked China to stop its unilateral and destabilising actions such as land reclamations by creating artificial islands to ease tension in the busy South China Sea, saying the US "shares an interest with the region."

Hijack suspected as Malaysian cargo ship goes missing

Malaysian authorities were Thursday searching for a cargo ship that has been missing for a week and is feared hijacked in the piracy-prone South China Sea, a coast guard official said.

Air-force chief Arup Raha on a four-day visit to Thailand and Vietnam

 Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, today left for a four-day visit to Thailand and Vietnam to further boost bilateral relations between the armed forces of the two South-east Asian countries, which is expected to provide greater convergence at the operational level.

Only 7% Pakistanis have faith in Narendra Modi
Only 7% Pakistanis have faith in Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, who became the Indian Prime Minister after securing a huge victory in the 2014 General Election, has huge support in Vietnam.

Philippines, Vietnam to sign partnership deal by year-end

The Philippines and Vietnam will sign a "strategic partnership" agreement by the end of the year, officials have said, as common neighbour and rival China flexes its military muscle in disputed waters.

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Vietnam marks 70 years since declaring independence from France
Vietnam marks 70 years since declaring independence from France

Vietnam`s president on Wednesday urged further modernisation of the armed forces in the face of growing maritime territorial disputes as the nation celebrated 70 years since it declared independence from France.

India's oil exploration off Vietnam 'illegal': Chinese daily

Terming India's plans to conduct oil exploration off Vietnam coast in the South China Sea as "illegal", a state-run Chinese daily Tuesday said it is an "unwise move" that may "sabotage" positive momentum in ties.

Growing a cup of coffee requires 100 litres of water!
Growing a cup of coffee requires 100 litres of water!

More than 100 litres of water goes into growing an average cup of coffee. This and other factors have contributed to the plight of coffee farmers in poorer nations along the equator.

Cambodia senator arrested for `treason` after PM accusation

Cambodian police arrested an opposition senator Saturday after the country`s strongman leader accused him of "treason" for posting on social media a disputed document about the border with neighbouring Vietnam.

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.

Vietnam sponsor suffers big losses on Man City fixture
Vietnam sponsor suffers big losses on Man City fixture

Vietnam suffered an 8-1 hammering at the hands of English outfit Manchester City last week but the sponsor of the glamour fixture suffered far bigger losses.

EU, Vietnam seal free trade deal

The EU and Vietnam on Tuesday announced a free trade deal removing nearly all tariffs, with Brussels calling it a "milestone" on the way to a region-wide agreement with Southeast Asia.

Barck Obama criticises tone of 2016 US presidential debate

President Barack Obama delivered a withering critique of the vitriolic 2016 US presidential debate on Monday, branding it unworthy of American voters.

UK's Cameron in southeast Asia visit to talk trade, Islamist extremism

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday he wanted to use a four-day trade mission to southeast Asia to spur lucrative business deals and to forge new political alliances to counter Islamist extremism.

Thai PM says Vietnam a friend, not competitor

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday brushed aside concern that Vietnam is eclipsing Thailand as a regional manufacturing base, saying Vietnam is a friend not a competitor.

China concerned over US planes over SCS

 Chinese military has expressed its opposition to frequent surveillance by US military ships and aircraft over the disputed South China Sea, saying it is harming bilateral mutual trust and the country's security interests.

Thailand, Vietnam uncooperative in Khmer Rouge probe, judge says

A top judge at a UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia on Monday criticised Thailand and Vietnam for refusing to provide evidence in the trials of Khmer Rouge leaders accused of atrocities during the 1970s "killing fields" era.