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Vietnam locks down capital Hanoi for 15 days as cases rise

July 24, 2021 11:57 am

The lockdown order, issued late Friday night, bans the gathering of more than two people in public. Only government offices, hospitals and essential businesses are allowed to stay open.

Vietnam puts southern region in lockdown as surge grows

July 18, 2021 12:17 pm

The government order bans all gatherings of more than two people in public places except for government offices, hospitals and a handful of essential businesses.

Have you tried egg coffee? Chef shares easy recipe

July 09, 2021 9:10 pm

This is a traditional Vietnamese drink made by adding egg yolks to dark roasted coffee.

Vietnamese exporters cut prices to compete with India, Thailand

April 02, 2021 10:37 am

Vietnam's 5% broken rice edged down to $505-$510 per tonne on Thursday from an over nine-year peak of $515-$520 per tonne last week.

Two steps forward, one step back for Vietnam's labor rights

February 22, 2021 8:59 pm

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is beneficial for both Hanoi and Brussels, but is Vietnam keeping its end of the bargain on labor rights?

Vietnam steps up online crackdown, jailed activists at record high - Amnesty

December 01, 2020 7:47 am

“Once the great hope for the expansion of freedom of expression in the country, social media platforms are fast becoming human rights–free zones, where any peaceful dissent or criticism of the Vietnamese government is liable to be censored,” the report said.

Philippine police say typhoon death toll at 26 as cleanup begins

November 13, 2020 8:59 am

Vamco, the eighth typhoon to hit the Philippines in the past two months, is now heading to Vietnam, where devastating floods and mudslides over the past month have killed at least 160 people.

At least 25 dead, scores missing after Typhoon Molave lashes Vietnam

October 29, 2020 10:02 am

Images on social media showed villages overwhelmed by flooding, and roads filled with debris, toppled trees or blocked by landslides.

Vietnam readies mass evacuation as Typhoon Molave looms

October 27, 2020 1:30 pm

Vietnamese authorities are preparing to evacuate 1.2 million people as the powerful typhoon bears down on the country's central coast. The storm has already battered the Philippines, causing flooding and landslides.

Japan’s Yoshihide Suga lands defense deal with Vietnam amid China tension

October 19, 2020 11:42 am

Japan and Vietnam both face the dilemma of having China as their largest trading partner and as an adversary in territorial disputes. They have also been dragged into the fray in the months of confrontations between Beijing and the US.


This Vietnamese entrepreneur is making straws out of wild grass

December 26, 2019 11:16 am

A Vietnamese entrepreneur Tran Minh Tien is promoting an environmentally friendly way to sip drinks by using grass stems to make reusable, biodegradable straws.

In the hands of the gods: Vietnam's Golden Bridge has giant support

August 02, 2018 9:10 am

In the mountains of central Vietnam, a colossal pair of hands lifts a golden thread of walkway high above the clifftops, as if the mountain itself has sprouted limbs.

Exploring Vietnam's food, people and places

November 18, 2014 11:15 am

Vietnam lies on the map almost like a S-shaped dragon, living with its folklore and legends side-by-side with technology and contemporary nuances. Here’s a primer on its food, people and places. Literally called ‘descending dragon bay’ Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province has over 1600 islands and islets of limestone pillars. (Text and Images: Shiny Varghese)

Remembering Robin Williams, the boisterous comedy star

August 12, 2014 10:07 am

Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting," died in an apparent suicide bid.