Vietnam

Vietnam's rap queen and traditional society's changing voice

Emerging star Suboi 'pushing the limits' as one of the few female rappers in socially conservative Vietnam.

Vietnam's rap queen and traditional society's changing voice

Weather

12 dead in central Vietnam flash floods, landslides

Rains pound central Khanh Hoa province as tropical depression Toraji blows in from the South China Sea.

12 dead in central Vietnam flash floods, landslides

Vietnam

Digital dictatorship in Vietnam seeks to silence dissidents

Activists fear new cyber law will allow authorities to crack down harshly on those promoting freedom of expression.

Digital dictatorship in Vietnam seeks to silence dissidents

Vietnam

Formula 1 to hit Hanoi in 2020, but will Vietnamese lap it up?

Formula 1 drivers will race on a 5.6km circuit around the streets of the Vietnamese capital's western suburbs.

Formula 1 to hit Hanoi in 2020, but will Vietnamese lap it up?

Vietnam

Vietnam's Communist Party chief set to become president

General secretary's presidential bid raises concern about political power of Nguyen Phu Trong amid corruption crackdown.

Vietnam's Communist Party chief set to become president

Vietnam

Dissident Vietnamese blogger 'Mother Mushroom' released

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known by her pen name "Mother Mushroom", has left Vietnam and is on way to the US.

Dissident Vietnamese blogger 'Mother Mushroom' released

Vietnam

Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

Bien Hoa is one of Vietnam's largest remaining dioxin hotspots with a US-funded clean-up due to start in 2019.

Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

Asia Pacific

Vietnam's late president to be buried in home province

Tran Dai Quang, wh died suddenly on Friday from a rare virus, was widely criticised for his crackdown on political dissent.

Vietnam

Vietnam president Quang dies after 'serious illness'

Tran Dai Quang died at a military hospital in Hanoi, state media reported without elaborating on the illness.

Human Rights

Overworked, abused, hungry: Vietnamese domestic workers in Saudi

Women say they are forced to work at least 18 hours a day, denied food, assaulted and prevented from returning home.

Overworked, abused, hungry: Vietnamese domestic workers in Saudi

Asia Pacific

WEF on ASEAN: Trade, regional disputes supersede agenda

Embracing new technology was supposed to be the theme of the meeting of Asian nations, but the US-China trade war is dominating the agenda as leaders of South East Asian countries meet in Vietnam.

Weather

Homes flooded, villages cut off as tropical storm hits Vietnam

Thailand, Laos and Myanmar also lashed by Bebinca’s relentless rain.

Homes flooded, villages cut off as tropical storm hits Vietnam

Environment

Vietnam: Why Hanoi plans to ban motorbikes by 2030

The city had the second worst air pollution in the region in 2016.

Vietnam: Why Hanoi plans to ban motorbikes by 2030

Weather

Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall again

Three days of Son-Tinh overhead made things much worse in Vietnam and Laos.

Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall again

Internet

Vietnam cybersecurity law a devastating blow to freedom: Amnesty

New law aims to prevent users from organising online for anti-state purposes and spreading false information.

Vietnam cybersecurity law a devastating blow to freedom: Amnesty