Russia-Iran-Turkey summit scheduled for September

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that President Putin may attend the Russia-Iran-Turkey summit scheduled for early September in Iran to discuss Syria’s future.

Mr. Peskov told reporters that preparations are underway and the meeting’s agenda will be announced once it is finalized.…

Vietnamese tourism shines in Australia, New Zealand

Australian people are being introduced to Vietnam’s land, people and culture as a tourism promotion program arrived in Sydney on Wednesday.

The event, hosted by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), tours 5 destinations in the Pacific region this year, including Australia and New Zealand.…

First puppetry festival gets underway in HCM City

The first Vietnam Puppetry Festival opened at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday evening, treating locals and visitors to the special puppetry art.

Several forms of puppetry will take the stage during the three nights of the festival, which will also see a parade of puppets and circus characters, drumming, and music for children.…

21,000 USD donated to disadvantaged children in Hanoi

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and Minister of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung visited and delivered gifts to poor children in Phung Chau commune, Chuong My district, Hanoi, on Friday, ahead of the new academic year.…

Book guiding Vietnam’s nature heritages, culture to debut in August

A book on geographical indication for Vietnam’s nature heritages and culture will be published this month by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam.

The book will supply information on products’ geographical indications – quality, reputation, traditional values, and origins – to promote Vietnam’s image to domestic and foreign consumers.…

Former Indian Prime Minister dies at 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who served 3 terms as India’s Prime Minister, died Thursday in New Delhi at the age of 93.

He will be remembered as the leader who brought India into the world’s nuclear weapons club, eased tensions with Pakistan, and built closer ties to the US.…

German firm to provide technical support for Vietnam Airlines’ Airbus A350

Germany’s Lufthansa Technik AG will provide maintenance services for the auxiliary power units of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines’ Airbus A350 fleet from now till 2020.

The agreement was signed on Thursday.…