US starts 10-year Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam 

A US$183-million, 10-year cleanup operation has begun at a former US compound in Vietnam where Agent Orange was stored, causing generations of severe birth...

Vietnam using cyber law to jail critics: NGO

Six Vietnamese activists and bloggers are facing lengthy jail terms for their peaceful opposition to the Communist authorities, according to lobby group Human Rights...

Vietnam marks 40 years since it defeated China

The 40th anniversary of the short, decisive Sino-Vietnamese War was not marked in China but the Vietnamese media ran features and commentaries of the...

Trump praises ‘socialist’ Vietnam, signs deals

Donald Trump has been full of praise for his Vietnamese hosts, praising their “socialist” economic model that he says should be replicated in North...

US hopes North Korea will follow Vietnam’s economic path

Vietnam, which is reportedly preparing for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to arrive by train for his summit with Donald Trump in Hanoi...

Vietnam hopes to benefit from Kim-Trump summit

Vietnam is due to host the second meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on February 27 and 28. Trump...

HRW: Vietnam lied to UN about rights record

Vietnam presented a misleading picture of its rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva last month, according to Human Rights...

Vietnam enters Pacific trade deal

Vietnam’s entry this week into the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, to be followed by a trade agreement with the EU, will give Hanoi...

EU urged to shelve Vietnam trade deal

The European Parliament and Council have been urged by Human Rights Watch (HRW) to postpone the ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA)...

Vietnam completes online clampdown

Legislation requiring internet companies operating in Vietnam to remove content the one-party state regards as "toxic" has come into effect, in a move critics...

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Cambodia opposition leaders vow November return 

Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has said he plans to return to the increasingly oppressive state on November 9 along with fellow government critics. National...

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