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Thailand sets up national reform steering assembly

10:43 | 10/06/2015

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on October 5 appointed the 200-member National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) to guide the country’s reform process.

Chinese man gets prison term for smuggling $30,900 into Vietnam

09:55 | 10/03/2015

A court in Vietnam has sentenced a Chinese man to two years in prison for bringing into the country US$30,900 without making a declaration to the customs authorities last month.

Huge wild animal transport discovered in Quang Binh

08:51 | 10/01/2015

An instance of large-scale illegal wildlife transport was discovered on September 29 in the central province of Quang Binh, according to the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park’s ranger unit.

Party Economic Commission honoured for 65-year achievements

17:49 | 09/30/2015

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung conferred the Labour Order, first class, on the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission during its national patriotic emulation congress and 65th founding anniversary in Hanoi on September 30.

Preventative medicine sector lacks workforce, investment

11:37 | 09/30/2015

The preventative medicine sector in Vietnam now lacks nearly 23,000 health professionals due to low salary and poor welfare, which has resulted in a recent increase in epidemics, food poisoning cases, and treatment expenses.

State leader attends UN Peace Keeping Summit

10:41 | 09/29/2015

President Truong Tan Sang attended the United Nations Peace Keeping Summit held in New York on September 28 (New York time) as part of the ongoing 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

US, Vietnam hold fifth defence policy dialogue

10:27 | 09/28/2015

Vietnam and the US are seeking to boost defence ties in the coming time during their fifth defence policy dialogue in the US.

Thai police not yet identify Erawan shrine bomber

11:36 | 09/25/2015

Thailand's national police chief said on September 24 it is premature to conclude that a foreign suspect detained over the deadly bombing in Bangkok in August is really the bomber, despite local media reports that the suspect recently confessed to being the yellow-shirted man seen in security footage at the blast site.

Thai police fly to Malaysia to verify shrine bomb suspect

16:15 | 09/23/2015

Thailand’s deputy national police chief Chakthip Chaijinda and his entourage have arrived in Malaysia to verify and directly interrogate a detained man who is suspected a yellow-shirted bomber in the Erawan shrine blast that killed 20 and injured 130 in August.

English course for military officers opens

09:21 | 09/22/2015

An English course for 18 officers from the Vietnamese Defence Ministry opened in Ho Chi Minh City on September 21 as part of a cooperation programme between the two defence ministries Vietnam and the UK.

Vietnam continues enhancing role in United Nations

16:37 | 09/18/2015

Vietnam has worked across a broad spectrum to enhance her role in the United Nations (UN) and strengthen her ties with UN agencies, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga told Vietnam News Agency reporters in a recent interview on the occasion of the September 15 opening of the UN General Assembly (UNGA)’s 70th session.

Public security minister holds number of talks in Australia

08:42 | 09/16/2015

Visiting Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang held a number of talks with Australian ministers on September 15.

Lao officers honoured for boosting public security ties

14:53 | 09/15/2015

Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security presented national security protection medals to several officers of the Lao Ministry of Public Security at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 14.

Clashes, militant bombing kill nine in southeast Turkey

10:12 | 09/14/2015

Kurdish militants killed two police officers in a car bomb attack on a checkpoint in southeast Turkey on September 13, as authorities imposed a curfew in the region's largest city Diyarbakir where clashes broke out, security sources said.

Vietnamese, Lao localities cooperate in combating drug smuggling

17:42 | 09/10/2015

Coordination in combating drug smuggling between the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien and northern Lao provinces has proved effective.