NDO – Early on the morning of April 7, from its warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea, the US launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat air base near the central city of Homs, Syria. This is the biggest substantial escalation of the US military over the past six years of the Syrian civil war, which may pose potential risk of exacerbating tensions in the region while threatening to completely shatter all efforts to seek a political solution to the crisis in this Middle Eastern country.
NDO/VNA – Vietnam resolutely protests against Taiwan (China)’s live-fire drill in waters around Ba Binh in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and demands that Taiwan cease such actions, stated Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh on March 30.
NDO—Vietnam earned US$248 million from exporting 799,000 tonnes of rice in the first two months of 2017, down 40.6% in value and 17.2% in volume compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
NDO – A rapid ageing population, due to the increasing number of elderly citizens both in number and proportion compared to the total population, is a scenario which inevitably occurs in most developing countries, including Vietnam.
NDO—The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has forecast that shrimp export revenues are expected to reach US$7.4 billion in 2017, and year-on-year increase of 6%. However, the shrimp industry is facing many new challenges related to trade barriers, technical barriers and the quality control regulations of importers.
NDO—Covering a total area of around 5,000m2 in the port district of Cau Da in the coastal city of Nha Trang, the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam provides visitors with amazing and vivid insight into marine life. The museum displays more than 22,000 specimens of 5,000 marine species, including rare marine mammals.
NDO—2016 saw a multitude of dramatic changes in the situation of the world, challenging forecasts by policymakers and the public with increases in instability, violence, conflict, terrorism, the spread of extremist nationalism and the risk of confrontation between the major world powers. As we enter 2017, international highlights are expected to contribute to preserving world peace, stability, cooperation and development.
NDO – In the Bahnar ethnic group’s community in Glar commune, Dac Hoa district, Gia Lai province, the trades of sculpting, forging and carpentry are considered as men’s jobs while wine making and brocade weaving are the typical trades of women.
NDO—The Lunar New Year (Tet) is a much-anticipated festival for all people, including ethnic minority groups. People in remote areas are very enthusiastic to invite guests to eat dinner and drink wine either on New Year’s Eve or in the first days of the Lunar New Year.
NDO - Vietnam must carry out both tasks of economic restructuring and international integration at the same time in order to boost growth. Recent developments in international relations show that headwinds to globalisation will affect Vietnam’s economy. But this is a necessary break for Vietnam to refine its restructuring action programme.
NDO—In the Vietnamese entertainment market, which experienced many ups and downs in 2016, numerous outstanding young artists, with their ambition and creative capacity, have left an initial impression on arts lovers.