Vietnam Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien visited several hospitals in Hanoi on Monday to inspect progress made in containing the measles outbreak that has so far claimed 116 lives nation-wide.
Work to clean Agent Orange-contaminated soil began at Da Nang city airport Saturday as the U.S. and Vietnamese governments pushed on with efforts to undo the damage caused by a herbicide deployed by U.S. forces during the Vietnam war.
Seven people were killed in a gun battle between border guards and Chinese illegal migrants at a remote frontier crossing in northeast Vietnam, authorities said Friday.
Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country's reputation could be at risk if the event flops.
Vietnam has released two political activists, the latest high-profile dissidents to be freed as the communist nation comes under increasing international pressure over its human rights record.
The business environment of the banking and finance sectors improved in the first three months of this year compared with last year, according to the State Bank of Viet Nam.
A Vietnamese court on Wednesday sentenced a dissident blogger to 15 months in prison for posting online criticism of the government, the latest case in an intensifying crackdown against dissent in the one-party communist country.
Vietnam had 1.75 million child laborers aged between five and 17, equal to 9.6 percent of that age group in the country, according to the first National Child Labor Survey.
The brother of a Taiwanese woman who was on board a Malaysia Airlines flight that has disappeared said Saturday afternoon that his family was hoping for the best.1 Comment
Popular Vietnamese blogger and journalist Truong Duy Nhat was jailed for two years on Tuesday for posting articles critical of the Communist government and leaders, his lawyer said.