Vietnam Communists face ban on 'lavish' weddings
Vietnam's Communist Party has banned members from throwing fancy weddings.
NatGeo: Philippine priests complicit in ivory smuggling
“Wrap it in old, stinky underwear and pour ketchup on it."
Vietnam jails bloggers for spreading 'anti-government propaganda'
Vietnam has sentenced three bloggers to between four and 12 years in jail for spreading "anti-government propaganda."
Surf, sun and simmering tension in the Chinese-claimed Sansha Islands
Government pushes cruise-ship tourism in disputed territory
Vietnamese journalist Hoang Khuong jailed for the police abuses he helped expose
Investigative reporter Hoang Khuong is handed a four-year sentence on charges of 'bribery.'
How to calm China’s ambitions in the China seas
Commentary: US must abandon its passive policy and encourage negotiations.
Vietnamese gangsters horny for poached rhino
Conservationists place the blame for the spike in rhino poaching squarely at the feet of Vietnamese gangsters.
Malcolm Browne, photographer of the iconic 'Burning Monk' in Vietnam, dies at 81
Malcolm Browne's iconic shot of a monk's self-immolation prompted the US to re-evaluate its Vietnam strategy.
Israel: Nine teens charged in hate crime against Palestinian teen
Israeli teens have been charged for attacking a Palestinian boy.
Vietnam: we're too poor to fuel rhino horn craze
Official says Vietnam "not even close" to being horn consumption mecca
Forget cocaine: Rhino horn is the new drug of status
Vietnam’s rich, believing it cures a hangover, are ingesting ground up rhino horn. The habit is devastating Africa’s rhino population.
What should the US do in the South China Sea?
Commentary: The US could lose credibility over a dispute among China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan in the South China Sea.
Japan recalls ambassador to South Korea in another island dispute
The visit by South Korean president Lee Myung Bak to a disputed island was called "totally unacceptable" by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
Vietnam airline fined for bikini performance
A Vietnam airline hosted an in-flight “Hawaiian Dance Performance” featuring women in bikinis.
Agent Orange cleanup begins in Vietnam
The $43 million Agent Orange cleanup begins in Vietnam as US forges closer ties with the nation amid the growing dispute with China over South China Sea.
China tells Washington to 'shut up'
Nothing lost in translation there.
Vietnam: instigator of monkey torture photos fired from military
Rare primates skinned, forced to feign smoking in Vietnam.
Vietnam: a detained blogger's mother self-immolates
Anti-corruption blogger's mom expresses the ultimate form of dissent
Vietnam's murky meteorite market
Selling tar and painted rocks as magical stones from the beyond
Same-sex marriage under consideration in Vietnam
Government considering whether to allow gay couples to marry, legally receive rights.
Russia: new naval bases abroad?
Russia is looking to set up naval bases abroad, Russia’s navy chief reportedly said today.
Southeast Asia's intriguing Olympians
A pregnant shooter, a disqualified cat impressionist, a 4'11" female weightlifter
Why all the fuss in the South China Sea?
It all comes down to money and power, says Andrew Billo, senior program officer with the Asia Society.
Southeast Asia: Food crisis feed
The region of Southeast Asia remains safe from droughts and crop shortages affecting other parts of the globe. What insulates them from the agricultural struggle? Rice.
Report: South China Sea disputes are intensifying
Vietnam and the Philippines challenge China in a regional standoff over the high-stakes littoral zone.
Drip by drip, China dominates its oceanic backyard
Favoring cruise ships and hastily erected cities over all-out war
Vietnam: skip a concert, lose your career
Singers banned after snubbing government-sponsored performance
Senkaku Islands spark territory dispute between China and Japan
A dispute heats up between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands, treasured for fisheries, potential oil wealth — and nationalistic importance.
South China Sea dispute splits Southeast Asian summit
South China Sea tensions roil a critical Asian summit in Cambodia.
US wades into South China Sea dispute
US South China Sea mediation effort treads sensitive waters.
When vacation isn’t enough, the Philippines says stay for life
“You know our slogan, 'It’s more fun in the Philippines?' Well it’s also more fun to retire in the Philippines,” said a government spokesman.