Category Archives: Human Rights

HCM city pledges greater contributions to building dynamic, prosperous APEC

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said Monday night that economic, financial, and social inclusion is important for ensuring life quality in Ho Chi Minh City.…

China, Russia criticize new US sanctions against Venezuela

China and Russia say new US sanctions against Venezuela just increase tensions.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the present problem in Venezuela should be resolved by the Venezuelan government and people themselves, adding that China respects other countries’ sovereignty and independence and will not interfere in their internal affairs.…

Malaysia creates probe team on US warship collision

Malaysia has formed a special team to investigate the collision of a US warship and a Liberian-flagged merchant vessel seven nautical miles off the coast of Johor.

Malaysia’s Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said his country is currently working with both the Singapore and the US governments to assist and also to look into the incident.…

Iran calls for meeting of P5+1 foreign ministers

Iran is trying to call a meeting of the foreign ministers of the 5+1 group � the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany – to address the Donald Trump administration’s attitude toward their nuclear deal on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit in New York in August.…

Iran calls for meeting of P5+1 foreign ministers

Iran is trying to call a meeting of the foreign ministers of the 5+1 group � the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany – to address the Donald Trump administration’s attitude toward their nuclear deal on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit in New York in August.…

Scholarships provided to children of Agent Orange/dioxin victims

Children of war invalids and victims of Agent Orange/dioxin were presented with scholarships at a ceremony in Hanoi Sunday night.

Lt. Gen. Nguyen Dinh Chien, Director of the Institute Agent Orange/dioxin Study, the organizer of the charity program, praised the children for their effort to overcome difficulties and achieve good academic results: We hope that with the support of organizations, individuals, and the community, this program will become a meaningful annual event, which will provide a wealth of inspiration for children of war invalids and victims of Agent Orange/dioxin.…

Syrian forces gain control of 2,000 sq km of desert areas

Syrian forces and allied fighters gained control over the areas between the city of Al Sukhnah and Al Shear in the remote eastern countryside of Homs Province in central Syria on Saturday.…