Vietnam

Japan's Abe gives Vietnam fresh loans, patrol boats

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Vietnam Monday afternoon with fresh aid and loan packages amid both country's ongoing tensions with China.

21 people rescued from cruise boat fire in Vietnam's Halong Bay

Twenty-one people, including 14 foreign tourists, were rescued in Vietnam on Tuesday after a blaze gutted their boat in Halong Bay, according to media reports.

Mass fish deaths partly to blame as Vietnam's economy slows

Vietnam’s economy has experienced its first slowdown in four years largely due to poor farming conditions and a mass fish die-off, the government announced Wednesday.

Vietnam denounces Chinese flights to disputed island

The Vietnamese government has condemned reports that China will begin a daily civilian charter flight to the contested Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported Saturday.

Reports: Vietnamese floods kill 13

At least 13 people have been reported dead in central Vietnam's most recent spate of floodings.

Vietnam suspends BMW imports

Vietnam has temporarily blocked imports of all BMW vehicles in the wake of fraud allegations, local media reported Thursday.

12 fishermen missing, 3 dead after freighter hits Indonesian boat

Rescue crews were searching Sunday for 12 fishermen who went missing following a collision between a Vietnamese freighter and an Indonesian fishing boat in the Java Sea.

23 Zika infections so far in Vietnam

Vietnamese authorities have now reported 23 Zika virus infections, with 12 new cases diagnosed in Ho Chi Minh City, state-run media reported Tuesday.

Vietnam reports first case of Zika-linked microcephaly

Vietnam has confirmed its first case of microcephaly thought to have been caused by the Zika virus, authorities said on Sunday.

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...