Some two hundred activists waving rainbow flags and carrying hand-painted banners biked in a colorful convoy through central Hanoi Sunday as part of the communist country's second gay pride parade.
Communist Vietnam is to ban bloggers and social media users from sharing news stories online, under a new decree seen as a further crackdown on online freedom.
Viet Nam News yesterday announced the launch of bizhub.vn, the first subsidiary of the newspaper's popular online edition vietnamnews.vn.
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke frankly to Vietnam's leader about human rights Thursday but called for greater --cooperation between the former war adversaries in areas from trade to security.
Vietnam's president called Wednesday for progress on a Pacific trade pact and defended his government's human rights record as he faced heated criticism from lawmakers on a rare visit to Washington.
One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents is on the 30th day of a hunger strike in protest against being held under solitary confinement, family members said Monday, casting fresh attention on Vietnam's human rights record ahead of trip by the country's president this week to the White House.
The sounds of a violin played by 10-year-old Nguyen Hoang Gia Bao at the Van Thanh Park last Sunday was music to the ears of her audience, mostly comprising parents of children with hearing impairments.
U.S. President Barack Obama has invited his Vietnamese counterpart to visit the United States this month, sources said Wednesday, looking to boost cooperation on security and trade despite concerns over the communist state's rights record.
The recent success in border demarcation and restoration has enhanced peace and orderliness along the Laos-Vietnam border, according to Lao Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bounkeut Sangsomsak.
Rioting inmates seized control of a Vietnamese jail for several hours, taking the prison chief hostage in a protest demanding better treatment and conditions, state media said Monday.