Daily Archives: August 19, 2017

Vietnam expects to export 5.2 million tonnes of rice in 2017

Vietnam aims to ship 2 million tonnes of rice overseas in the last five months of the year, raising the total rice export for the whole year to 5.2 million tonnes, up 6 percent from last year.…

29th SEA Games opens

84,000 people are expected to attend the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Saturday at Bukit Jalil stadium in Malaysia.

Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sports YB Brig Gen Khairy Jamaluddin said the event is also an opportunity to honor Malaysian and ASEAN sports legends.…

US, South Korea to conduct joint exercise

The US and South Korea will start a 10-day joint exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG), starting Sunday, as tensions had escalated over North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons program, the Pentagon said on Friday.…

Vietnam’s first observatory to be operational by September

Vietnam’s first astronomical observatory will be put into operation in September in the central province of Khanh Hoa.

The observatory will serve basic studies on optical astrophysics, disseminate knowledge of the universe in the community, and support human resource training in astrophysics.…

Huge manhunt underway amid fears Barcelona terror suspect fled to France

A huge manhunt was underway across Europe for at least one jihadist feared to be still at large after plotting the Barcelona terrorist attacks.

Police and security services were hunting for the remaining members of a Moroccan-born terror cell, amid fears that they could be preparing further attacks at popular tourist areas.…

Russia to enhance military presence in Central Asia

Russia will strengthen its military presence in Central Asia due to the continuously unstable situation in the territory, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday.

Shoigu stressed that the situation in Central Asia remains unstable, citing ongoing armed conflicts between government troops, the Taliban, and IS in Afghanistan.…

Russia to enhance military presence in Central Asia

Russia will strengthen its military presence in Central Asia due to the continuously unstable situation in the territory, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday.

Shoigu stressed that the situation in Central Asia remains unstable, citing ongoing armed conflicts between government troops, the Taliban, and IS in Afghanistan.…