Moroccan man knifed while fighting off robbers in Saigon

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Moroccan man knifed while fighting off robbers in Saigon

A Moroccan man was stabbed several times Friday evening while he was fighting two men who had snatched his wife's purse in Ho Chi Minh City, police said.

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Vietnam's agri ministry calls for rethink on hydropower project in protected forest

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Vietnam's agri ministry calls for rethink on hydropower project in protected forest

Vietnam’s agriculture ministry has proposed canceling a hydropower project in the Central Highlands to preserve the environment and avoid threatening the existence of tigers and elephants.

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Expats in Hanoi get their hands dirty with cleanup project

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Expats in Hanoi get their hands dirty with cleanup project

A group of foreigners in Hanoi knew they had to do something to bring the city's dead canals back to life.

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World Bank approves more financing to help Vietnam improve sanitation

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The World Bank on Thursday approved US$119 million in additional financing for an ongoing project to respond to key urban development challenges focusing on assuring water supply and wastewater needs in Vietnam.

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New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs

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New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs

Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the investment, companies and industry experts said.

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Vietnam's software piracy rate drops to 78 percent

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A new global survey has found 78 percent of software installed on personal computers in Vietnam last year were not licensed, a drop from 81 percent in 2013.

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Encephalitis outbreak feared after 7 infant deaths in northern Vietnam

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Encephalitis outbreak feared after 7 infant deaths in northern Vietnam

At least seven babies in the mountainous province of Cao Bang died the past five weeks possibly due to viral encephalitis, raising concerns about an outbreak.

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Hiroshima survivors say Obama visit a 'step forward'

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Thousands in Hiroshima, the site of the world's first atomic bombing, say U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to a memorial park "is putting words into practice."

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Russia says eight athletes positive in London 2012 re-tests

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Russia says eight athletes positive in London 2012 re-tests

Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Saturday eight of its athletes from three different sports had tested positive for banned substances in a re-examination of samples taken during the 2012 London Olympics.

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Vietnam's unemployment rate rises to 2.25 percent in Q1

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Vietnam's unemployment rate rises to 2.25 percent in Q1

As Vietnam's economy growth slowed down in the first quarter, the country's unemployment rate has slightly risen to 2.25 percent, according to the labor ministry's new data.

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Hashtag #Vietnam: The week's best photos

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A photo posted by anthonybourdain (@anthonybourdain) on May 23, 2016 at 7:22am PDT

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As ties deepen, elite U.S., Vietnam forces eye possible opening

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As ties deepen, elite U.S., Vietnam forces eye possible opening

Special operations forces from the United States and Vietnam are signaling a readiness to start forging ties should their governments choose to do so, in what would be a major step in relations between militaries that were at war 4-1/2 decades ago.

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13 to stand trial for smuggling 280kg heroin

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Thirteen people will be tried for smuggling 280 kg of heroin in northern Vietnam between 2013 and 2014, the highest prosecution authority of Vietnam said on Friday.

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U.S. judge sentences Vietnamese man to 40 years for al Qaeda affiliate support

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A Vietnamese-born man who U.S. authorities say was instructed by a top figure with al Qaeda's Yemen affiliate to carry out a suicide attack at London's Heathrow Airport was sentenced on Friday to 40 years in prison.

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Japan's Abe points to 2008 crisis as G7 leaders debate global risk

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Japan's Abe points to 2008 crisis as G7 leaders debate global risk

Group of Seven leaders voiced concern about emerging economies on Thursday as their host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, made a pointed comparison to the global financial crisis eight years ago.

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