Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said on June 6th that Singaporean leader’s comment on "Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia” is against the revival of the Cambodian people.

Lao gov''t vows to upgrade facilities to draw more visitors

The Lao government is committed to developing and improving five tourism sites in each province along with road access and other facilities over the coming year, in a bid to attract more tourists, local daily Vientiane Times reported on June 6.

Prayut Chan-o-cha elected as new prime minister of Thailand

Thailand's current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was elected as the new prime minister of the country, President of the National Assembly Chuan Leekpai announced late on Wednesday (June 5).

China issues US travel alert

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism on June 4 issued a travel alert for Chinese tourists traveling to the United States.

4 killed in mass shooting in north Australia

Four people were killed in a shooting incident in Australia's Northern Territory (NT), local police said on Tuesday (June 4) evening.

34th ASEAN-Japan Forum held in Hanoi

The 34th ASEAN-Japan Forum took place in Hanoi on June 3rd under the chair of Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung and his Japanese counterpart Takeo Mori.

Roundup: ROK, Japan, EU upbeat about Korean Peninsula denuclearization

Republic of Korean and Japanese defense ministers and the EU high representative for security expressed optimism about the positive developments on the Korean Peninsula over the past one and a half years here on Saturday at the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue.

Feature: Knives and forks, plastic bags, paper cup lids -- UN "makes a big deal out of minor things"

When diners walk into the United Nations cafeterias at the UN headquarters in New York these days, they will notice a "minor change": plastic knives, forks and spoons, which used to be utilized once and discarded as trash, have been replaced with recyclable stainless steel knives and forks.

Myanmar grants visa-on-arrival to 6 more countries to boost tourism

Myanmar will grant visa-on-arrival to six more countries beginning October 1 as a relaxation of restriction on entry into the country to boost tourism, according to a statement of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Thailand to release 34 million tonnes of rice this year

The Rice Policy and Management Committee of Thailand has announced rice stock release plans and expects over 34 million tonnes of rice throughout this year.

30 dead and 200 missing after boat sinking in Congo

At least 30 people died and hundreds were believed missing after a boat carrying more than 350 passengers capsized on a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

An urgent call for protection of the Earth

Youth climate strikes are spreading around the world. Tens of thousands of students in 130 countries and territories around the world have taken to the streets to call for political action in response to climate change. The spirit of Swedish young activist Greta Thunberg, who launched a week-long climate rally called "Fridays for Future", has spread among students all over the world.

Philippines wants to achieve inclusive growth by improving access to high quality secondary education

ADB has approved a USD300 million loan to support the Philippine government’s efforts to achieve inclusive growth by improving access to high quality secondary education that responds to labor market needs.

Thailand’s House of Representatives has new speaker

The House of Representatives of Thailand elected Chuan Leekpai from the Democrat Party as is new speaker on May 25th.

Modi promises to fulfill countrymen''''s aspirations in 2nd term

After receiving the letter of appointment as the country's next prime minister on May 25, Narendra Modi said he will continue to work for the welfare of his countrymen during his second consecutive term as the premier.

Australian Prime Minister stated his areas of priority

According to Reuters and VNA, at a news conference on May 20, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stressed that his new government would prioritise the implementation of measures to reduce taxes, the adaptation of anti-terrorism laws and the adjustment of National Disability Insurance Scheme.

APEC economies vow support for free trade

Twenty one member economies of the Asia – Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum have voiced their support for free trade in the context that global economy is being affected by the US-China trade war.

                                                                                                         Source: VNA

President Ho Chi Minh’s spiritual heritage highlighted in Russia

Authorities of Russia’s Saint-Petersburg city, which set up the relationship with Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, have joined hands with Vietnamese associations to organise a range of activities to celebrate the Vietnam-Russia and Russia-Vietnam Year in 2019 and 2020.

ASEAN enhances cooperation with partner countries

The tenth meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN and the ambassadors of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 17th.

Houthis withdraw from Yemen’s ports

The United Nations confirmed on May 14 that the Houthis have been handing over the key Red Sea ports to Yemen’s local coast guards under a UN-sponsored peace deal, according to Reuters.

Russia marks Victory Day

According to TASS and Vietnam News Agency, in Moscow and many main cities across Russia, a series of activities took place to mark the 74th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War.

New fighting erupts in Yemen

Intense fighting in Al-Bayda province in southeastern Yemen caused the death of at least four Yemeni soldiers and five Houthi rebels, according to Xinhua and Reuters.

World News in Brief: May 9

At a forum on the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s New Southern and Northern Policies on May 8, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lee Tae-ho reiterated the RoK's policy commitment to deepening ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Eurasian countries for regional peace and prosperity.

Indonesia strengthens forces to secure elections

Indonesia will deploy 450,000 military troops and police personnel to handle possible riots when the 2019 elections results are announced on May 22nd, according to Indonesian Military Commander Hadi Tjahjanto.

ASEAN, UN review cooperation until 2020

ASEAN ambassadors and UN officials have sat down to examine the two organisations’ joint projects and cooperation activities within their Plan of Action for 2016-2020.