Vietnam

  • US: Anti-war activist, author Jonathan Schell dies at 70 27-03-2014 07:09 AM

    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...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: Vasthu Shastra expert joins search 13-03-2014 08:52 PM

    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...
  • China denies finding any proof to link debris to missing Malaysian jet 13-03-2014 07:59 AM

    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...
  • Malaysia releases pictures of 2 passengers with stolen passports on missing plane, says one is Iranian 11-03-2014 01:26 PM

    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 11-03-2014 07:42 AM

    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...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: Stolen passports a common thing in Asia 10-03-2014 05:03 PM

    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 10-03-2014 03:30 PM

    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...
  • Missing Malaysian plane mystery deepens, no debris found 10-03-2014 12:53 PM

    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...
  • Search planes scour sea for missing Malaysian jetliner 10-03-2014 11:40 AM

    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...
  • Missing Malaysian jet may have disintegrated mid-air: Source 10-03-2014 10:38 AM

    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...
  • Vietnam says cannot find object thought to be Malaysian plane's door 10-03-2014 08:11 AM

    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...
  • Vietnam says it may have found missing Malaysian plane's door 10-03-2014 07:13 AM

    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...
  • Khurshid condoles families of 5 Indians on-board missing Malaysian flight 09-03-2014 10:47 PM

    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 09-03-2014 07:22 PM

    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...
  • Examining additional suspect passports on missing Malaysia flight: Interpol 09-03-2014 06:54 PM

    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...
  • Malaysia signals missing plane has crashed; probes false IDs 09-03-2014 11:30 AM

    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...
  • Austin Tech firm had 20 employees on missing Malaysian plane 09-03-2014 10:17 AM

    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...
  • Malaysia Airlines flight to Beijing vanishes, suspense on false IDs 09-03-2014 09:20 AM

    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 09-03-2014 08:50 AM

    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 09-03-2014 07:54 AM

    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...
  • Vietnam says oil slicks seen as it searches for Malaysia plane 09-03-2014 07:39 AM

    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...
  • Malaysian plane still missing; questions over false IDs 09-03-2014 07:25 AM

    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...
  • Passengers of crashed Malaysian flight identified, five Indians named 08-03-2014 06:40 PM

    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 08-03-2014 01:22 PM

    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...
  • Malaysian plane crashes into sea, 5 Indians among 239 on board: Report 08-03-2014 12:47 PM

    Kuala Lampur: The Malaysian Airline flight which crashed into the South China sea had five Indian nationals on board, confirmed a media statement from the airlines. The five Indians who were on board the flight are - Chetana Kolekar (55), Swanand Kolekar (23), Vinod Kolekar (59), Chandrikams Sharma (51), Kranti...
  • Boeing 777: One of the most popular, safest jets 08-03-2014 12:21 PM

    New York: The Boeing 777 flown by Malaysia Airlines that disappeared Saturday morning over the South China Sea is one of the world's most popular - and safest - jets. The long-range jumbo jet has helped connect cities at the far ends of the globe, with flights as long as...
  • Malaysian plane with 239 on board crashes into the sea: Vietnamese media 08-03-2014 11:35 AM

    Kuala Lampur: A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official. The Boeing 777-200ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had been missing for hours when Vietnam's Tuoi Tre news quoted Admiral...
  • Malaysian plane with 239 on board lost contact in Vietnam's airspace 08-03-2014 10:26 AM

    Kuala Lampur: A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early on Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later. The plane lost communication two hours into the flight...
  • 46 years on, Vietnamese helmet returned by US soldier 14-01-2014 05:56 PM

    In 1968, young American soldier John Wast was scouring a battlefield in central Vietnam for weapons and intelligence when an enemy helmet with an image of a dove scratched onto it caught his eye. He tied it to his rucksack, and five months later took it home as a war...
  • Vietnam appreciates India's role in South China Sea 18-11-2013 05:29 PM

    Vietnam, on Monday, appreciated India's "constructive role" in the disputed South China Sea region notwithstanding China's objections to Indian involvement in that area. General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, who will arrive in New Delhi on a four-day trip on Tuesday, also stressed the need for...