At least 41 people were killed after a Russian Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet burst into flames while attempting an emergency landing at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport on May 5th.

Dien Bien Phu campaign in French veteran’s memory

Despite the 65 years that have passed, the memories of Colonel Jacques Allaire – a French veteran who fought in the Dien Bien Phu campaign – have remained intact.

RoK newspaper: DPRK tests short-range projectiles

The Republic of Korea’s Yonhap News Agency delivered an article saying that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on May 4th tested unidentified short-range projectiles, in a location in Gangwon province.

India gets prepared for impact of waiver end from US sanctions on Iranian oil import

India's foreign ministry on May 3 said New Delhi was prepared to deal with the impact of the end of waivers from US sanctions on oil import from Iran.

ARF defence officials meet in Seoul on maritime security

Defence officials from members of the ASEAN Regional Forum, Asia’s largest security grouping led by ASEAN, met in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, on May 2nd to discuss regional security issues.

84 children returned to Tajikistan from Iraq

More than 80 children have arrived in Tajikistan from Iraq where their parents were sentenced for joining the Islamic State group and other militant outfits, Tajikistan's foreign ministry said online Wednesday.

Thailand: Preparations for Royal Coronation completed

Preparations for public participation in the coronation ceremonies of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn – Rama X, slated for May 4th-6th, have been completed.

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 16

Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the tangled debris from a collapsed four-storey commercial building on April 23 after a strong earthquake shook the country's biggest island, killing at least 16 people.

Cambodia-Thailand railway lines reconnected after 45 year hiatus

The railway lines between Cambodia and Thailand were officially reconnected on Monday (April 22) after a 45-year hiatus.

RoK to mark anniversary of 1st summit with DPRK

The Republic of Korea (RoK) will organize a ceremony this week to mark the 1st anniversary of the summit between President Moon Jae-in and leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) (27/4/2018 - 27/4/2019).

Ukrainian presidential election promises fierce race ahead

The first round of the Ukrainian presidential election has wrapped up with none of the dozens of candidates getting more than 50% of the votes. The two front-runners, 41-year-old comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, will have three weeks to prepare for their fierce race in the second round of voting, scheduled for April 21.

Russia bans oil exports to Ukraine

Russia has banned exports of oil and some oil products to Ukraine and Ukrainian engineering products imports in response to recent import bans imposed by Kiev, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on April 18.

Necessary steps urged to prevent Sudan from a late-coming Arab Spring

Sudan has fallen into a serious political crisis since President Omar al-Bashir was ousted. Worried about the risk of increased uncertainties in Sudan threatening regional security, the African Union (AU) and the international community have called on the parties concerned to hold dialogue to avoid escalating tensions. There are warnings of an "Arab Spring” coming later in Sudan, unless measures are taken to promptly stabilise the situation in this East African nation.

OANA44: Turkey’s Anadolu Agency treasures cooperation with VNA

Turkey’s Anadolu Agency (AA) attaches much importance to its professional and friendly cooperation with the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), Director General of the AA Senol Kazanci has said.

Thais celebrate traditional New Year festival

People in Thailand are joyfully celebrating Songkran – the traditional New Year festival of the country.

Voting begins in India''s gigantic election spread over 7 phases

India's mammoth general election began on April 11, with people starting to line up outside polling stations in the world's biggest democratic exercise that will be carried out in seven phases.

British submarine yard evacuated but no nuclear incident

A shipyard in northern England that builds Britain's new generation of nuclear submarines was evacuated on April 10 but the atomic safety regulator said there had been no nuclear incident.

UN chief urges de-escalation of situation in Libya

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on April 8 strongly condemned the military escalation and ongoing fighting in and around Libya's capital Tripoli, and asked for an immediate end to violence, said his spokesman.

World Economic Forum MENA 2019 calls for collaboration to face regional challenges

Participants in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 2019 concluded on April 7, calling on stakeholders to increase collaboration on social, economic and climate issues to address regional challenges.

Laos’ economic growth outlook stable for 2019, 2020

Economic growth in Laos is expected to remain stable in 2019 and 2020 – backed by the expansion of the agriculture, energy, industry, and service sectors – according to the Vientiane Times’ quoting of the latest report of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on April 4.

Defence officials of ASEAN, dialogue partners meet in Thailand

HBO - The ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus (ADSOM+) took place in Thailand’s Phetchaburi province on April 4.

WB: Philippine economic growth remains positive amid challenges

The Philippines’s economy is poised to grow at 6.4 percent in 2019 and 6.5 percent in 2020-2021 amid lingering global and local uncertainties, according to a report released by the World Bank (WB) on April 1st.

joining hands to face challenges

The 30th Arab League (AL) Summit concluded in Tunis, Tunisia, with a 17-chapter joint declaration, calling on support from the international community to address regional challenges, in which, priority issues related to the Palestinian statehood, Golan Heights, and conflicts in Libya and Syria. The summit delivered a message about strengthening internal solidarity and promoting dialogue.

Spotlight: British PM to consider next steps as MPs fail to break Brexit deadlock - Xinhua

British Prime Minister Theresa May has to consider what next steps she and her government will take on Brexit after lawmakers on Monday (April 1) night rejected for a second time an alternative list of options aimed at breaking the current Brexit deadlock.

New Zealand commemorates victims of shooting attacks

A national remembrance service has been organized in New Zealand to commemorate the victims of the shooting attacks at the two mosques in the quiet city of Christchurch two weeks ago.