Freed Vietnam dissident arrives in US, vows fight

A leading Vietnamese dissident freed by Hanoi was mobbed by supporters late Tuesday as he arrived in the United States, vowing to fight for democracy and other detainees in his home country. 

Freed Vietnam dissident heads to US

Vietnam has freed a leading dissident whose case was raised by US President Barack Obama, and he was due to arrive Tuesday in the United States, an American official said.

Five envoys present credentials to President

Envoys of five countries including that of Vietnam and Georgia Tuesday presented their credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee here.

China, Vietnam pledge to "address and control" maritime disputes

China and Vietnam have agreed to "address and control" maritime disputes, state media said on Friday, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have roiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours.

Cambodia`s Khmer Rouge leader says conviction a `fairytale`

A former Khmer Rouge leader branded his conviction for crimes against humanity a "child`s fairytale" at a UN-backed court in Cambodia on Friday, as he faced further charges of genocide, forced marriage and rape.

Vietnam-flagged tanker released by pirates

A Vietnam-flagged tanker was hijacked by gun-toting pirates who stole part of the vessel`s cargo of oil before releasing the ship and its crew safely, an official said Thursday.

'China builds military airstrip on disputed island'

Beijing has completed a runway for military aircraft on a South China Sea island also claimed by Vietnam, state-run media reported, as it asserts its territorial claims in the area.

Vietnam-flagged tanker goes missing, hijack feared

A Vietnam-flagged tanker has gone missing en route from Singapore to the Vietnamese port of Quang Tri and is feared hijacked, a world piracy watchdog said on Tuesday, amid growing concern over piracy in Southeast Asian waters.

US lifts 40-year arms ban to boost Vietnam sea defence

In a decision likely to anger China, the US is partly lifting a 40-year ban on arms sales to former foe Vietnam to help boost defences in the tense South China Sea.

US partially lifts 40-year ban on Vietnam arms sales

The United States is to partially lift a four-decade-old arms embargo against its former foe Vietnam, the State Department said Thursday, after Secretary of State John Kerry met his counterpart Pham Binh Min.

Asian Games: Suspected militants on travel blacklist
Asian Games: Suspected militants on travel blacklist

Sixteen people from four Asian countries were barred from travelling to South Korea for the Asian Games over suspected links with Islamic militant groups, police said Tuesday.

Vietnam eyes US arms sales, downplays China impact

Vietnam has said it wants to be able to buy weapons from the United States and that regional powerhouse China should not be alarmed.

Asian Games: Shooters fire a blank on fifth day
Asian Games: Shooters fire a blank on fifth day

After scooping six medals, including a gold won by Jitu Rai, on the first four days of the Asian Games, Indian shooters drew a blank on the fifth day of the competitions at the Ongnyeon pistol and rifle range here Wednesday.

Asian Games: Indian men finish fourth in 25m rapid fire pistol
Asian Games: Indian men finish fourth in 25m rapid fire pistol

Indian men's team narrowly missed out on the bronze medal, finishing fourth in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Wednesday.

Vietnam debates sex work: `social evil` or legitmate job?

 For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced "rehabilitation", but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude towards the world`s oldest profession.

Indonesia set to be awarded 2018 Asian Games: OCA
Indonesia set to be awarded 2018 Asian Games: OCA

Indonesia is poised to be selected as the host of the next Asian Games in 2018 after Vietnam withdrew because of financial concerns, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) told Reuters on Wednesday.

President Pranab Mukherjee returns after 'highly successful' Vietnam visit

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday returned home after a "highly successful" four-day visit to Vietnam during which key pacts to further strengthen bilateral ties were signed.

President visits historic 'Cu Chi' tunnels in Vietnam

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday visited the historic 'Cu Chi' tunnels - one of the 'most bombed, shelled and devastated areas' of world military history located near this Vietnamese city.

Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Kalmaegi kill 7 in Vietnam

Landslides triggered by heavy rains from a tropical storm have killed at least seven people in northern Vietnam.

President wraps up Vietnam tour; leaves for home

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday wrapped up his four-day state visit to Vietnam and left for home after inking key pacts and declaring a united Indo-Vietnam stand for free navigation in the disputed waters of South China Sea and adjoining maritime areas.