Zika epidemic declared in Ho Chi Minh City

A Zika epidemic has been declared in parts of Ho Chi Minh City, local media reported Thursday.

Vietnam next after typhoon leaves two dead in the Philippines

Typhoon Sarika slammed into the north-eastern Philippines on Sunday, leaving at least two dead and forcing more than 12,000 to flee their homes, officials said.

Indonesia detains Malaysian, Vietnamese boats for illegal fishing

Indonesian patrol boat apprehended four foreign boats allegedly fishing illegally in Indonesian waters, an official said Sunday.

More than 300 kilogrammes of elephant tusks seized at Vietnam airport

More than 300 kilogrammes of elephant tusks have been confiscated at Hanoi's international airport, a customs official said Monday.

Storm Rai leaves five killed, 10 missing in Vietnam

At least five people were killed and ten others went missing after storm Rai brought flash floods across Vietnam, authorities said Thursday.

ASEAN, China to adopt protocols to prevent South China Sea clashes

The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China were expected Wednesday to adopt a protocol aimed at preventing clashes resulting from unplanned encounters in the disputed South...

Hollande announces aircraft deal; pledges naval support for Vietnam

French President Francois Hollande announced a multi-billion dollar aviation deal and pledged support for right of passage in the South China Sea during a state visit to Vietnam on Tuesday.

India grants Vietnam 500-million-dollar credit line for defence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered Vietnam a credit line of 500 million dollars to help the country strengthen its military capacity in the wake of growing tensions in the South China...

At least 11 killed by Typhoon Dianmu in Vietnam

At least eleven people were killed and two were missing in flash floods in northern Vietnam that were triggered by Typhoon Dianmu over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

Tropical storm kills one, injures four in Vietnam

Tropical Storm Dianmu killed one person and left four injured in northern Vietnam, local media reported Saturday.

Flash floods kill seven in Vietnam

At least seven people were killed and one was missing in flash floods in northern Vietnam that were triggered by heavy rain over the past four days, authorities said Monday.

Vietnam fighter jet goes missing in training, crash reported at sea

A Vietnamese air force fighter jet lost contact with air traffic control Tuesday while training in the central part of the country.

Three dead, two critical after tourist boat capsizes in Vietnam

Rescue forces have found the bodies of three victims, including two children, who were reported missing after a tourist boat capsized on a popular river in central Vietnam, officials said Sunday...

Obama promotes freedom of expression in Vietnam

The US president, speaking at a forum in Ho Chi Minh City, says freedom is "what a modern 21st-Century culture is all about."

Obama promotes freedom of expression with young Vietnamese

US President Barack Obama promoted freedom of expression during an arranged meeting with young people in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday.