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Southern region leads in green growth action plans

The southern region is leading the country in promulgating action plans to promote green growth, an expert said at a review conference on the implementation of the Vietnam Green Growth Strategy held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 14.

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Amazon eyes VN market

E-commerce giant Amazon is proceeding with its ambitious business plan in Việt Nam, following Alibaba’s footsteps, said Nguyễn Thanh Hưng, chairman of the Việt Nam E-commerce Association (VECOM).

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HCM City welcomes the six millionth international visitor in 2017

Ho Chi Minh City welcomed the six millionth international visitor to the southern economic hub during the year at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on December 15.

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The head of the organising committee of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26),Tong Thi Phong, has urged relevant agencies to accelerate their preparations for the event which is set to transpire in Hanoi in

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Three missing, thousands flee as storm heads for Philippines

Tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods and three fishermen were missing Saturday as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak barrelled towards the eastern Philippines, officials said.

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Mount Fansipan frozen as strong cold spell hits northern region

The northern region is experiencing the strongest cold spell so far this winter with temperatures in Sapa falling to minus one degree.

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Vietnam’s low-cost carrier Vietjet Air on December 15 held a jubilant ceremony to celebrate the debut of its two routes connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Thailand’s tourist destinations of Phuket and Chiang Mai.

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Tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods and three fishermen were missing Saturday as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak barrelled towards the eastern Philippines, officials said.

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A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta.

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Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed Friday, as the world's number-three economy picks up pace.

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Pangolin smugglers are constantly opening up new routes to evade law enforcement agencies, a study showed Friday, highlighting the challenge of tackling the trade in the world's most heavily trafficked mammal.

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Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday in the southern city of Nasiriyah, provincial authorities said.

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Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station, footage from the Russian space agency showed.

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