Why bún cha was the perfect dish for Obama and Bourdain to eat in Hanoi
By now you've seen the photo: President Obama and Anthony Bourdain at a little Hanoi diner sharing beers and supper. Here's more on what was in their bowls
For this refugee of the US war in Vietnam, Obama's visit to Hanoi is a huge deal
Miki Nguyen, now an entrepreneur in his birth country, reflects on the significance of US President Barack Obama's trip to Vietnam.
The US will arm a communist country for the first time since WWII
President Obama has scrapped the Cold War-era US arms embargo against Vietnam. Here's what it means for the region.
Morley Safer's coverage of the Vietnam War changed everything
In 1965, when a CBS news correspondent filmed US Marines setting fire to Vietnamese homes with Zippo lighters, America was stunned. Morley Safer died Thursday at the age of 84.
Here's one way to escape death row in Vietnam: Get pregnant
A 42-year-old female prisoner might have just beat the system after inseminating herself with semen she bought from a male inmate.
China just put very powerful missiles in the South China Sea
Surface-to-air missiles in the middle of the planet’s most contested waters? Seems sensible.
After retaking key city, Syrian government in no mood to make concessions
Meanwhile, Syria talks set for Monday are certain to be delayed — in large part because no one can decide who will represent the opposition.
Vietnam mourns the death of its legendary anti-imperialist turtle
The revered creature's demise, right before a key Communist Party conference, has the superstitious worried.
5 countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world together
And they're all in Asia.
Vietnam army probes mysterious 'space balls'
Vietnam's military is investigating the appearance of three mysterious metal balls — believed to be debris from space — which landed in the country's remote north.
China lands two more planes in disputed South China Sea: state media
Two civilian aircraft landed on a reef Vietnam also claims, despite international condemnation of a landing on the same reef days earlier.
Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of Ramadi
For days, Iraqi forces have been locked in intense battles to take back the capital of Anbar province, which fell to the terror group in May.
The US hasn’t armed a communist nation in ages. That could soon change
The US once used its weapons on communist forces in Vietnam. Now it wants to sell them there.
'America has forgotten about us': Former US allies in Vietnam flee persecution
The 'fearless' tribespeople who fought alongside US Special Forces in the Vietnam War now face harassment at home and disinterest abroad.
A rap anthem called 'F*ck Communism' is going viral in Vietnam
The US-based, 24-year-old rapper behind the song could face jail time when he returns home next year.
The secret weapon in China and Vietnam's turf war: Swanky cruise ships
The islands may be tiny and toilet-free, but nationalists will pay to visit them if it helps the motherland win territory.
Vietnam might let rich convicts buy their way off death row
The new proposal by Vietnam's powerful National Assembly is morally confusing to say the least.
Venezuela’s Maduro is racing to collect 10 million signatures against Obama
Even school kids are reportedly signing the petition, which the Venezuelan president plans to deliver in person to Obama next week.
Dog Thief Down: Vietnam's pet lovers fight back
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Eat, Prey, Love: Vietnam’s dogs double as family members and dinner
That’s not as odd as it may sound.
Dog Thief Down: Pet lovers turned vigilantes in Vietnam (VIDEO)
Some see them as pets. Some consider them dinner. Others see dogs as a lucrative source of illicit cash.
The real story behind the Vietnamese girl who found her dog 'Flower' dead at a meat stall
The photo's going viral. Expect more photos like this one.
Watch the trailer for 'Dog Thief Down'
Vietnam's dog lovers fight back.
This insane fruit is probably the world’s most celebrated (and persecuted)
It smells like hell but tastes like heaven to those who know it best. And it kind of makes you high.
It turns out communist Vietnam loves capitalism more than the US does
Polls show the 'American Dream' is alive in Hanoi. In America? Not so much.
Across Asia, sex is a handy form of bribery
Trading sex for favors is often legal, or difficult to enforce. Vietnam is cracking down.
Thailand considered sourcing your fish dinner with prison labor
The astoundingly bad idea highlights the terrible state of affairs in Thailand's fishing industry.
On gay rights, Vietnam is now more progressive than much of the US
The communist government just reversed its ban on same-sex marriage.
Chinese meth bust smells a lot like ‘Breaking Bad’
Unemployed family man seized the opportunity, got busted, but ended up a folk hero.
Vietnam offers foreign-invested enterprises special favors
Analysts have voiced concern over the generous incentives given to foreign invested enterprises in Vietnam.
Vietnam's dog thieves now resort to homemade tasers to catch their prey
Though grilled canine is sold legally in roadside stalls, dog snatchers are deeply reviled.