HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police say at least 14 people were killed and 28 others were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in central Vietnam. Deputy police chief in Ha Tinh province, Bui Dinh Quang, said Thursday that all the victims were Vietnamese subcontractors hired to work on
The missing Laotian civil society leader Sombath Somphone will be at the forefront of the conversation at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum meets in Kuala Lumpur next month. Sombath is a victim of enforced disappearance, and was kidnapped in Vientiane, Laos, in 2013. The Laos government has consistently denied involvement or refused to provide real information about the missing civil society leader, and his case has come to represent one of the most egregious human rights offenses still committed in the ASEAN countries.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vietnam says it wants the U.S. to lift fully an embargo on arms sales that was eased last year. The U.S. says that will require more progress by communist-governed Vietnam on improving human rights. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian nations have finalized a key agreement allowing qualified banks to operate freely in each other’s countries in a push toward greater financial and economic integration.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Vietnam and Australia have agreed to closer security ties during a meeting of the nation’s prime ministers as Australia continues to balance its relationship with its biggest trading partner China and relations with other neighbors in the Asia-Pacific region.
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