Vietnam flooding kills two in central provinces

Flood water rises to two metres in parts of neighbouring provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh, witnesses say.


Deadly floods inundate central Vietnam

Thousands displaced as massive downpours leave much of Vietnam underwater.

South China Sea

Duterte warns China over South China Sea dispute

Philippine president says "bloody" confrontation could happen if Beijing tries to invade country's territories.


Vietnam weighs options as US sours on trade deal

Southeast Asian nation's economy expected to do well, whether the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership succeeds or fails.

South China Sea

Taking a cruise to disputed South China Sea islands

Tourist boat cruises to Paracel islands highlight China's public relations moves to stake its claim on them.

Business & Economy

Time is running out on TPP

Despite the strategic imperative of ratifying the trade pact, it appears that deal's approval is hanging by a thread.

by J Berkshire Miller


Obama's pivot east fuels an Asian Cold War

Obama's pivot east has done little to contain China's strategic expansion.

by Tom Hussain

South China Sea

Tensions escalate over South China Sea claims

At security summit, Beijing vows to ignore pending international court ruling while US steps up military patrols.


Obama backs peaceful South China Sea solutions

US not trying to impose its form of government and disputes with China must be resolved peacefully, US president says.

United States

US lifts arms embargo on former foe Vietnam

Obama announces move on historic visit as US seeks closer ties with Vietnam in the face of a China growing in strength.

US & Canada

Obama to make historic visit to Vietnam

US president heads to fledgling ally Vietnam as the country votes in parliamentary elections.


Vietnam police break up protest over fish deaths

Protesters gather once again in Hanoi accusing Taiwanese company of causing mass fish deaths.


Vietnam's assembly 'dismisses' prime minister

Nguyen Tan Dung was credited for standing up to China but blamed for failed state enterprises.

South China Sea

Anti-China sentiment flares up in Vietnam

Rallies denounce China on anniversary of deadly navy battle amid continuing row over South China Sea islands.


Vietnam hit by worst drought in nearly a century

Agriculture in the country has been badly affected by the lack of rainfall in recent months.