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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.

Vietnam expanding South China Sea runway: US think tank

Vietnam is extending a runway on an island it claims in the South China Sea in apparent response to China`s building of military facilities on artificial islands in the region, a U.S. think tank reported.

Cambodia jails opposition senator for 7 years over Facebook posting

Cambodia on Monday jailed an opposition senator for seven years over his Facebook posting of a fake government pledge to dissolve the border with Vietnam, a verdict opposition members say could fuel tension in the Southeast Asian nation.

15 killed, 6 missing in heavy downpours, flood in Vietnam

15 killed, 6 missing in heavy downpours, flood in Vietnam

At least 15 persons were killed and six others were missing in heavy downpours and flooding in Vietnam, said the Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on Monday.

Thirteen dead in Vietnam karaoke fire

The blaze started Tuesday afternoon in the busy Cau Giay district and quickly spread to neighbouring houses, according to local official The Chung.

After Thailand, Vietnam reports first microcephaly case that might be linked to Zika!

If the reports are confirmed, it would make Vietnam the second Southeast Asian country after Thailand to have a microcephaly case linked to Zika.

Somali pirates free 26 hostages held captive for nearly five years

Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators said on Saturday.

China slams provocative US sail-by in South China Sea

China slams provocative US sail-by in South China Sea

China has slammed the US for sailing a warship near disputed territory in the South China Sea, saying the move was a "serious illegal act" and "deliberately provocative".

Vietnam PM sends rescue mission as another helicopter drops off radar

HANOI; Vietnam`s prime minister ordered the military to launch a rescue mission after a helicopter went missing on Tuesday during a training flight, the government said, in the latest in a series of aviation setbacks.

China developing world's smallest nuclear reactor for South China Sea islands

China developing world's smallest nuclear reactor for South China Sea islands

China would probably be the first nation to use such military technology on land.

Vietnam declares California-based group terrorists

Vietnam has declared a U.S.-based activist group a terrorist organisation and warned that any Vietnamese found to be involved with the group would be regarded as co-conspirators and punished. 

Indonesia air force holds its largest military exercise in South China Sea

Indonesia's air force is holding its largest military exercise this week, near some of its islands in the South China Sea, in a show of sovereignty over the gas-rich area on the fringe of territory claimed by China, officials said on Tuesday.

Philippines' President Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

Philippines' President Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

Duterte has been scathing about criticism of his anti-drugs campaign and has insulted the United Nations and the European Union

China can't pick and choose principles to benefit from: Ashton Carter

China is involved in a raging dispute with the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei over ownership of territory in the South China Sea.

Philippines leader likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would "be happy" to exterminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country.

Vietnam-India to celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations

The Embassy of Vietnam in Delhi announced a logo design competition on Monday to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Vietnam. The winner of the contest will get air tickets to Vietnam.

China says interests outweigh differences with Vietnam

Common interests between China and Vietnam far outweigh differences, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Vietnam`s prime minister on Tuesday, calling for their dispute in the South China Sea to be resolved through talks.

Facebook reinstates censored photo of Vietnam War `napalm girl`

Facebook reinstates censored photo of Vietnam War `napalm girl`

Facebook on Friday reversed its decision to censor an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl escaping a napalm bombing, after the move set off a wave of outrage, including from Norway`s prime minister.