Culture - Sports

Hosts pin hopes on pool sharks

As many as 250 athletes from 24 countries and territories will compete for 10 sets of medals in billiards and snooker at the third Asian Indoor Games, which will begin in HCM City latter this month.
Politics

Vietnam supports UNMIK’s role in Iraq

Viet Nam continues to support the critical role of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in maintaining security and stability in Kosovo.
Politics

Vietnam congratulates newly-elected UNESCO leader

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem has sent a message of congratulations to Irina Bokova, who was elected as UNESCO General Director at the organisation’s 35 th General Assembly plenary session in Paris on Oct.15.
Politics

Vietnam ready to join efforts for peace in Middle East

“Vietnam stands ready to join the international community’s efforts towards the peaceful settlement of Israel-Palestine and Arab-Israel conflicts, and the ultimate attainment of a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East;” said the Vietnamese Ambassador to the UN.
Politics

Vietnam elected again to UNESCO Executive Council

Vietnam has become a member of the UNESCO Executive Council for the 2009-2013 tenure after gaining 156 votes out of 178 ballots during the 35 th session of the UNESCO General Assembly in Paris on October 14.
Society

Cheap housing shortage hits lower incomes

Demand for low-cost housing has skyrocketed in major cities but supply is insufficient, according to a recent survey conducted by the Vietnam Report Joint-Stock Company.
World

UN: 1,100 killed in Indonesian earthquake

An estimated 1,100 people have been killed after two massive earthquakes struck Indonesia's West Sumatra province, with the toll expected to rise, said the UN on October 1.