Vietnam

  • Hundreds' held as anti-China riots quelled: Vietnam May 22, 2014

    Manila: Hundreds of people have been arrested in a government crackdown after deadly riots targeting Chinese people in Vietnam, senior Vietnamese officials said on Thursday, warning anyone found in breach of the law would face tough punishment. "The Vietnamese government has contained the acts of law infringement and (will) strictly punish...
  • Vietnam mobs set fire to foreign factories in anti-China protest May 14, 2014

    Manila: Thousands of Vietnamese set fire to factories and rampaged in industrial zones in the south of the country after protests against Chinese oil drilling in a part of the South China Sea claimed by Vietnam, officials said on Wednesday. The brunt appears to have been borne by Taiwanese companies...
  • Missing Malaysian jet may have landed and not ended in ocean? April 22, 2014

    The probe into the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian jet is now looking at the possibility that the plane may have landed somewhere as no debris has been found so far, a media report has said. A report in the New Strait Times quoting sources within the international team probing...
  • Seven die in shooting at China-Vietnam border April 18, 2014

    Hanoi: A Chinese man who was being repatriated from Vietnam along with 15 other migrants seized a gun from a border guard on Friday, triggering a gunfight and standoff in which five Chinese and two Vietnamese guards died, Vietnam's government said. Vietnamese authorities detained the 16 Chinese - 10 men, four...
  • Vietnam back out as hosts of 2019 Asian Games April 17, 2014

    Hanoi: Vietnam quit as hosts of the 2019 Asian Games on Thursday, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering the effects of global recession and the state was unable to foot the...
  • US: Anti-war activist, author Jonathan Schell dies at 70 March 27, 2014

    New York: Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and anti-war activist who condemned conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and warned of a nuclear holocaust in terrifying detail in his prize-winning book, "The Fate of the Earth," has died at age 70. Schell's companion, Irena Gross, said that Schell died on Tuesday at...
  • Malaysian plane was 'deliberately' diverted: Reports March 14, 2014

    An investigation into the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner is focusing more on a suspicion of foul play, as evidence suggests it was diverted hundreds of miles off course, sources familiar with the Malaysian probe said. ...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: Vasthu Shastra expert joins search March 13, 2014

    While scores of vessels and aircraft are still scouring the seas of southeast Asia for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, a Vasthu Shastra expert has claimed the aircraft will be found on or before Saturday. Yuvaraj Sowma, a Chennai-based astrologer and Vasthu Shastra expert, told the Malaysian Star on Wednesday that...
  • China denies finding any proof to link debris to missing Malaysian jet March 13, 2014

    Beijing: A senior Chinese aviation official said on Thursday that the authorities could not confirm any link between the floating objects captured on Chinese satellite images to a Malaysia Airlines jet missing for more than five days. "It is true that the satellite was launched and detected some smoke and what...
  • Malaysia releases pictures of 2 passengers with stolen passports on missing plane, says one is Iranian March 11, 2014

    Kiev: The search for the missing Malaysian Airline flight MH 370 has made some headway as Malaysian officials have identified one of the passengers travelling with a stolen passport. They said, "We have identified one of the passengers travelling with stolen passport. He is a 19-year-old Iranian, Pouria Nour Mohammad...
  • Malaysia air probe finds scant evidence of terror attack: Sources March 11, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/Washington: Investigators in Malaysia are voicing skepticism that the airliner that disappeared early Saturday with 239 people on board was the target of an attack, US and European government sources close to the probe said. The fate of the Malaysian airliner that vanished about an hour into a flight to...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: Stolen passports a common thing in Asia March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The stolen passports and the possibility of a passenger or some passengers using fake passports on the missing Malaysian airlines has triggered an alarm all over the World. Security and intelligence agencies fear that the flight may have been hijacked or bombed by the terrorists. No trace of...
  • Vietnam reports object in sea that may be part of missing jet March 10, 2014

    A Vietnamese navy plane has spotted an object suspected of belonging to a Malaysian jetliner that went missing early on Saturday with 239 people on board, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said on its website on Sunday. The authority said it was too dark to be certain the object was...
  • Missing Malaysian plane mystery deepens, no debris found March 10, 2014

    The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a Malaysian plane with 239 people aboard deepened on Monday with multinational search teams still unable to find the debris from the missing aircraft after over two days. "Unfortunately, we have not found anything that appears to be objects from the aircraft, let alone the...
  • Search planes scour sea for missing Malaysian jetliner March 10, 2014

    Search and rescue planes scoured waters off the southern tip of Vietnam on Monday, searching for any trace of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner 48 hours after it vanished from radar screens with 239 people on board. Questions mounted over possible security lapses and whether a bomb or hijacking could have brought...
  • Missing Malaysian jet may have disintegrated mid-air: Source March 10, 2014

    Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board suspect it may have disintegrated in mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday, as Vietnam reported a possible sighting of wreckage from the plane. International police agency Interpol confirmed that at least two passports recorded in its...
  • Vietnam says cannot find object thought to be Malaysian plane's door March 10, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A Vietnamese official says searchers on ships worked throughout the night but could not find a rectangle object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777. Doan Huu Gia, the chief of search and rescue coordination center, said Monday that...
  • Vietnam says it may have found missing Malaysian plane's door March 10, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Vietnamese aircraft spotted what they suspected was one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777 on Sunday, while questions emerged about how two passengers managed to board the ill-fated aircraft using stolen passports. Interpol confirmed it knew about the stolen passports but said no authorities checked its vast...
  • Khurshid condoles families of 5 Indians on-board missing Malaysian flight March 10, 2014

    Salman Khurshid on Sunday said that he had condolences to the families of 5 missing Indian on-board missing Malaysian flight. ...
  • Malaysian flight missing, terror angle being probed March 10, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/Beijing: Malaysia on Sunday launched a terror probe into the mysterious disappearance of a plane with 239 people aboard after it emerged that two passengers boarded the flight with stolen passports, even as a massive multinational search mission continued for the second day without any success. Preliminary investigation indicated that...
  • Examining additional suspect passports on missing Malaysia flight: Interpol March 10, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: International police agency Interpol on Sunday said that at least two passports recorded as lost or stolen in its database were used by passengers on board a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, and said it was "examining additional suspect passports" on Sunday. Interpol said no checks of its database had...
  • Malaysia signals missing plane has crashed; probes false IDs March 10, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines said it was "fearing the worst" on Sunday for a plane carrying 239 people that went missing more than 24 hours ago, as the government said it was investigating four passengers who may have held false identity documents. There were no reports of bad weather and no sign of...
  • Austin Tech firm had 20 employees on missing Malaysian plane March 10, 2014

    An Austin, Texas, technology company says 20 of its employees were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the South China Sea. Jacey Zuniga, a spokeswoman for Freescale Semiconductor, says 12 Malaysian and 8 Chinese employees are "confirmed passengers." She says no American citizen Freescale employees were on the...
  • Malaysia Airlines flight to Beijing vanishes, suspense on false IDs March 10, 2014

    A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities. There were no indications of sabotage nor claims of a terrorist attack. But the passenger manifest issued...
  • Beed woman among passengers of missing Malaysian flight March 10, 2014

    Beed: A 44-year-old woman, hailing from Beed district of Maharashtra, was among the 239 people onboard the Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight that is presumed to have crashed into sea off Vietnamese coast. Kranti Shirsat was one of the five Indians onboard. The Boeing 777-200 Flight MH370 disappeared last night at...
  • Search resumes for missing Malaysian jetliner as no wreckage found March 10, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt on Sunday for a Malaysian jetliner missing with 239 people on board for more than 24 hours, while Malaysian aviation authorities investigated how two passengers were apparently able to get on the aircraft using stolen passports. There was still no...
  • Vietnam says oil slicks seen as it searches for Malaysia plane March 10, 2014

    Vietnamese rescue planes have spotted large oil slicks and a column of smoke off its coastline, but it was not clear if they were connected to a missing Malaysia Airlines carrier, a transportation ministry official said on Saturday. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went...
  • Malaysian plane still missing; questions over false IDs March 10, 2014

    A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities. There were no reports of bad weather and no sign why the Boeing 777-200 would have vanished from...
  • Passengers of crashed Malaysian flight identified, five Indians named March 10, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: The passengers who were on board on the Malaysian Airline flight which crashed into the South China sea have been identified. The five Indian passengers who were on board have been identified as - Chetana Kolekar (55), Swanand Kolekar (23), Vinod Kolekar (59), Chandrikams Sharma (51), Kranti Shirsath...
  • Malaysia Airlines denies crash report, says plane still missing March 10, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing over the South China Sea on Saturday, presumed crashed, as ships from countries closest to its flight path scoured a large search area for any wreckage. Vietnamese state media, quoting a senior naval official, had reported that...