The United States could help build Vietnam's naval capacity if a ban on selling lethal weapons to the authoritarian nation is lifted, the most senior U.S. military officer to visit Vietnam for decades said Saturday.
Around 300 activists led a colorful parade through Hanoi on Sunday in the nation's largest ever gay pride event, as communist Vietnam shows signs of increasing tolerance of sexual difference.
Vietnam was accused of "serious violations" of religious freedom by a U.N. expert on Thursday, despite the communist country making some progress on easing tight state control of matters of faith.
The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban.
By the end of this century, 20 percent of Vietnam's business hub Ho Chi Minh City will be inundated and 39 percent of the Mekong Delta will be submerged, according to a Vietnamese study.
China on Wednesday moved an oil rig out of waters claimed by Hanoi after two months of drilling that triggered a near-breakdown in ties between the neighbors and led to deadly protests in Vietnam.
Two planes nearly collided at an airport in central Vietnam after a young intern was left in charge of directing a busy runway, aviation authorities said.
A Vietnamese military helicopter on a parachute training mission crashed close to the Vietnamese capital on Monday, killing 16 people on board and wounding five others, officials and state-controlled media said.
China's coastguard has detained six Vietnamese fishermen, an official said Friday, in a move that could raise tensions between the neighboring countries, already locked in a bitter maritime dispute.
An Australian of Vietnamese origin has been sentenced to death after trying to smuggle 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds) of heroin out of the country, state media in the communist nation said Saturday.
Vietnam's economic growth picked up in the first half of the year, official figures showed Friday, indicating the effects of anti-Chinese riots were not as bad as feared.
In a Congolese cemetery overrun with weeds and rubbish strewn among the graves and banana trees, the living have moved in with the dead -- some of them years ago.
China has accused Vietnam of damaging peace and stability, state media said Tuesday, as it sought to drum up support at the United Nations in an ongoing territorial row.2 Comments
Vietnam released video footage Thursday showing a Chinese vessel steaming into the back of a Vietnamese fishing boat and tipping it over into waters close to where Beijing deployed a massive oil rig last month.4 Comments