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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan insurgent attacks on Nato forces drop

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... do not paint an overall picture of the state of the war. They contrast with United Nations figures showing that August was the second deadliest month in five years for civilians caught up in the war, with a total of 374- more than 10 a day- killed and 581 injured. The fact that local troops are taking an increasingly active role in the war as Nato prepares to pull out in 2014 could ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Hanoi limits public servants' funeral rites to ease anger at official waste

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi 'Ghost money' ban in war on waste Vietnam has imposed strict limits on the number of wreaths that can be laid at officials' funerals and banned ... bans state employees from commissioning glass windows in the tops of coffins to allow mourners to see the deceased one final time. Lavish funerals are common in Vietnam and some officials ...

  3. Trade replaces bullets on a former battlefield

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... us they were going to stay here for a while,' recalls Ms Chau, 54. On February 17, 1979, 120,000 PLA soldiers from Guangxi and Yunnan province pushed 30km into Vietnam along the 1,350km ... abuses of ethnic Chinese in Vietnam. 'The fighting was mostly in the hills. It didn't affect us,' said Ms Chau, who stayed in the occupied village of Dong Dang while others fled ...

  4. Paws for thought

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Goodboy Xin chao, Posties! That's hello for those of you who don't speak Vietnamese, which I am now fluent in after spending six days in Vietnam with the web editor, Leon. ... 'visited' list. I think I'm up to 15 countries now. Let me check my passport; Greece, Italy, South Africa, England, France, Spain, the North Pole, Sri Lanka, Thailand (twice), Vietnam ...

  5. The underground war

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... they are glad they did it. The day begins with the documentary. If it seems a little one-sided, remember it was made in 1967 by the Vietnamese. A briefing by a Vietnam war expert follows, and you can ... as a learning activity. The Cu Chi tunnels are a fascinating lesson in the events of the Vietnam war. ...

  6. Vietnam at War

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Vietnam at War by Mark Philip Bradley Oxford University Press, HK$240 Thundering helicopters, that agent of autumn aptly called orange, GIs in a jungle enemy's sights- those are the kind of images that typically spring to mind at the mention of the Vietnam war. But the Southeast Asian nation tucked in among China, Laos and Cambodia has experienced far more ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Russia gets cosy again in cold war port

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Vietnam's strategic Cam Ranh Bay Russia gets comfy in cold war port The Russians, it seems, are once again getting themselves nice and cosy in Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay- the prized South China Sea port- as naval relations between the two countries deepen. Hanoi may never allow Moscow the major naval base and listening post it developed during the cold war, but the visit of the Russian ...

  8. Vietnam visions

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Given the Vietnam Media Corporation's self-proclaimed standing as 'the exclusive distributor representing most of the biggest state-owned film studios', it's hardly a surprise that the company's latest promotional brochure boasts a bit of propaganda. There's Saigon Liberation (an epic re-enactment of North Vietnam's final victory over ...

  9. Old street, new chic

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Bunker, a war-era air-raid shelter uncovered last year during renovations of the poolside Bamboo Bar. 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem, tel: +84 (4) 3826 6919 Nha Hang Ngon In a light and airy courtyard space with communal tables at the centre and a number of different kitchens around the edges, food lovers gather to sample a one-stop selection of some of Vietnam's best-loved street ...

  10. Vietnam's military growth raising eyebrows in region

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... broadening and deepening military relationships. While Russia- Vietnam's cold war patron- continues to be vital, recent acquisitions have included deals involving the Czech Republic, Canada, ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent From submariners training in St Petersburg to secret discussions with India to obtain state-of-the-art cruise missiles, Vietnam's naval expansion ...




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