Terrorism has now spread to every corner of the world, causing humankind to worry about another series of bloody attacks.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s official visit to Laos to chair the Vietnam-Laos Investment and Cooperation Conference has contributed significantly to the comprehensive cooperation for mutual prosperity between the two countries.
Vietnam is now the leading foreign investor in Laos with 252 projects capitalized at US$2.8 million. Vietnamese businesses in Laos have been highlighted for playing an important role in generating jobs, ensuring social welfare and developing the economy in Laos.
Final tribute to a loyal solider of the nation
Vo Chi Cong (born Vo Toan), former President of the State Council, Chairman of the National Defence Council and Deputy Prime Minister, died at Thong Nhat Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on September 8, aged 99.
Comrade Cong, who was also a Politburo member, Party Central Committee Secretary, advisor to the Party Central Committee and a deputy in the 6th, 7th and 8th tenures of the National Assembly, made great contributions to the Party and nation's revolutionary cause.
He was awarded the Gold Star Order by the Party and State and the 70-year Party badge, as well as many other prestigious orders and medals. He will be honoured with a State funeral.
Tributes to the late leader will be paid on September 10 and 11 at the Thong Nhat Hall in HCM City and a memorial service will be held in the early morning of September 12 at the same venue.
Does the US face a new 9/11 threat?
Americans remembered the deadly September 11 attack ten years ago when terrorists destroyed the World Trade Centre towers and damaged the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing thousands of people.
Although Osama Bin Laden was eventually killed by US forces earlier this year, the US still faces a new September 11 threat, warned US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta.
Al Qaeda’s organizations and terrorists have become a major threat to US security. An additional worry is that terrorist could possess Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
A series of bomb attacks in India, Pakistan
Nine people were killed and 47 others were injured in a bomb attack outside the Indian High Court in the capital Delhi on September 7.
The bom was said to be placed in a case outside the main gates leading to the reception at the court.
On the same day, a pair of suicide bombings in southwestern Pakistan left 17 people dea and 25 others injured.
New school year opens
More than 22 million pupils nationwide began the 2011-2012 academic year on September 5.
The education sector still faces challenges improving the quality of education while parents are worried about school tuition.
The 2011-2012 school year is particularly significant for the educational sector as it is the first time the basic education and training reforms stipulated in the 11th National Party Congress Resolution are being implemented, aiming to raise the quality of human resources to meet the demands of national industrialization, modernization, and global integration.
Banks reduce interest rates
This week, 34 out of 42 banks reduced their annual interest rates by 14 percent after the State Bank of Vietnam issued a directive to punish banks that violate the rate.
This has stabilized interest rates, and lending rates have gradually decreased to 17-19 percent.
US President introduces new US$447 billion economic stimulus package
In addition to new terrorist threats, the US is now facing an economic crisis. On September 9, President Barrack Obama delivered an important speech, urging the US Congress to end political disagreements and vote for a new US$447 billion economic stimulus package.
Tragic air crash stuns the world
43 people we reported dead when a chartered jet carrying Russia's major league ice hockey team Lokomotiv has crashed on take-off near the central city of Yaroslavl, with 43 deaths.
Protesters broke into the building housing Israel's embassy in Egypt's capital, Cairo, entering consular offices on September 9.
Interpol issues Gaddafi arrest warrant
At the request of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the international police agency Interpol has issued a Red Notice arrest warrant for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and members of his regime.
The move by Interpol comes as Colonel Gaddafi remains in hiding at an unknown or undisclosed location.
Rampant natural calamities occur in many countries
Thousands of people remained stranded in western Japan Tuesday after the death toll from a fierce typhoon rose to 41, heaping more misery on a nation recovering from the March earthquake and tsunami.
Relentless rain spawned by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee caused major flooding in the eastern United States on September 8, forcing the evacuation of about 130,000 people in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland and swamping homes and businesses all the way up to New England.