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'Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City sinks at alarming rate'

Ground depression in Vietnam`s Ho Chi Minh City is taking place at an alarming rate, a research report said on Tuesday.

Rodrigo Duterte orders Philippines military to occupy disputed islands

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered military personnel to occupy all Philippines-claimed islands in the disputed South China Sea, a media report said.

China, ASEAN make progress on framework deal on disputed sea, Philippines says

China and Southeast Asian countries have made progress in talks on a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea, the Philippine acting foreign minister said on Tuesday.

 

MC Mary Kom targets comeback at this year's Asian Championship in Vietnam

MC Mary Kom targets comeback at this year's Asian Championship in Vietnam

The Rajya Sabha MP, who has not competed since last year's World Championships, ruled out retirement for the time being but has decided to set short-term goals.

Vietnam seizes 100 kgs of rhino horn from Kenya

Vietnam is a hot market for rhino horn, believed to have medicinal properties and is in high demand among the communist nation`s growing middle class. 

India has highest bribery rate in Asia Pacific, Vietnam second: Survey

India has highest bribery rate in Asia Pacific, Vietnam second: Survey

Japan had the lowest incidence of bribery -- at 0.2 percent. South Korea also fared well at a mere three percent.

China launches new cruise ship tour in South China Sea

The Changle Princess sailed from Sanya on the southern Chinese island province of Hainan on Thursday afternoon with 308 passengers on a four-day voyage, Xinhua said.

China to build first underwater platform in South China Sea

China has maritime disputes in the South China Sea and East China Sea.

Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties

Many Vietnamese women married to Japanese soldiers, Xuan's family was split up, victimized by the stormy relationship between the countries.

Sixty years after Japan army husband fled, Vietnam war bride clings to love

It`s been more than sixty years since Nguyen Thi Xuan`s husband, a Japanese soldier, left her in Vietnam, but the 94-year-old still sleeps with a body pillow she fashioned from his military uniform.

In talks with Vietnam for first missile sale: India

India is in talks to sell short range surface-to-air missiles to Vietnam, the head of India`s defence research agency said on Wednesday, in what would be its first transfer of such weapons to the Southeast Asian country.

Growing India-Vietnam strategic ties will mean a more stable Indo-Pacific

Vietnam, along with Japan, forms the two pillars of India`s Act East Policy.

Japan pledges fresh aid to Vietnam for security, maritime

Japan pledged $1.1 billion to Vietnam Monday as part of a sprawling aid package that targets maritime and security affairs to bolster ties in the face of regional powerhouse China.

China to build research centre in South China Sea

China announced on Thursday a five-year plan to develop clean energy and open a research centre in the South China Sea - which could escalate tensions in the hotly-contested waters.

Why is China wary of India's decision to sell Akash missile to Vietnam?

Why is China wary of India's decision to sell Akash missile to Vietnam?

But with this move, China has been left in a fix and the the world's most populous country is wary of India's this decision.

Cambodian court convicts exiled opposition leader

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday over a post on his Facebook page, a conviction that makes his return from self-imposed exile unlikely.

India pulls out of regional conference in Pakistan: Report

India pulls out of regional conference in Pakistan: Report

India had earlier in November boycotted the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that was to be held in Islamabad.

China warns Vietnam against 'construction work' in South China Sea

China warns Vietnam against 'construction work' in South China Sea

"We urge the relevant country to respect our sovereignty and our relevant rights and stop construction activities, Chenese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang.

Beijing untypically quiet on Taiwan drills in South China Sea

Beijing untypically quiet on Taiwan drills in South China Sea

China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts or all of the energy-rich South China Sea, through which trillions of dollars in trade passes annually.

Vietnam extends runway on island claimed by China: Monitor

Vietnam extends runway on island claimed by China: Monitor

Vietnam will likely extend the runway to 4,000 feet in total, added the monitor, a project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.