Category Archives: Human Rights

India, Pakistan Threatened to Use Missiles on Each Other

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials, including National Security Adviser John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events said.…

Interantional Francophone Day marked in HCM City

HCM City (VNA) � Students, teachers and people in Ho Chi Minh City on March 17 gathered at an event to mark International Francophone Day (March 20), during which they engaged in various activities.…

Forum discusses press – businesses ties in CPTTP era

Hanoi (VNA) � A forum took place in Hanoi on March 16 to discuss the role of the press in linking the business community with the Government in the context of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) officially taking effect on December 30 last year.…

New tours linking Thanh Hoa, Laos’s Houaphanh launched

Thanh Hoa (VNA) – Authorities in the central province of Thanh Hoa on March 15 launched several new tours linking the province and neighbouring Houaphanh province in Laos.

The tours will connect popular destinations not only in Thanh Hoa but also other northern localities such as Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, Son La and Hanoi with those in Laos’s Xiengkhouang and Houaphanh provinces through the Na Meo border gate in Thanh Hoa’s Quan Son district, which borders Houaphanh’s Viengxay district.…

Human Rights Watch Calls For Immediate Release of Six Jailed Vietnamese Activists

Vietnam should immediately release six Vietnamese activists and bloggers who are facing lengthy prison sentences for their peaceful opposition, New York-based Human Rights Watch said ahead of their upcoming trials.

Luu Van Vinh, Nguyen Van Duc Do, Nguyen Quoc Hoan, Phan Trung and Tu Cong Nghia are scheduled to appear at a hearing in Ho Chi Minh City on March 18 to appeal prison sentences of between eight and 15 years handed down during an October 2018 trial for their involvement in a political group that authorities deemed to have challenged Vietnam’s Communist one-party system.…

Vietnam opens honorary consulate office in Andorra

Paris Vietnam’s honorary consulate office has been opened in the Andorra la Vella city, the Principality of Andorra.

At the launching ceremony on March 13, Vietnamese Ambassador to France and Andorra Nguyen Thiep handed over the decision of Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh to appoint Olivier Montel Monteret as the honorary consul of Vietnam in Andorra.…

Trump Says He is in No Rush to Complete China Trade Deal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was in no rush to complete a trade pact with China and insisted that any deal include protection for intellectual property, a major sticking point between the two sides during months of negotiations.…