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Philippines steps up raid on Islamic militants in Marawi

Created 26 May 2017
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Hanoi (VNA) – The Philippine army with support of helicopters and armoured tanks launched a raid on Islamist militants inside the southern city of Marawi on May 25.

Laos speeds up implementation of seaport agreement with Vietnam

Created 26 May 2017
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Hanoi (VNA) – The Lao Government has instructed relevant agencies to study the establishment of a company to coordinate with Vietnamese partners on the development of a seaport in Vietnam’s central region.The company will be a joint-stock one between the State and the private sector.

Indonesia confirms two suicide bombers’ identity

Created 26 May 2017
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Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian police on May 25 made public the identity of two suicide bombers in twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of Jakarta.

Thailand hosts ASEM Symposium

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Bangkok (VNA/NNT) – Thailand has planned to propose the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy as an approach to sustainable development during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Symposium on Inter-Regional Partnership for Sustainable Development. 

 

Jakarta blasts: Three suspects arrested in West Java

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Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesian police on May 26 arrested three people suspected being linked to the suicide bombings that killed at least three police in a Jakarta bus terminal.

RoK bolsters economic, diplomatic cooperation with Indonesia

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Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in expressed his hope to enhance the economic and diplomatic cooperation with Indonesia during a phone call with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on May 25.

Myanmar’s peace conference reaches agreement for most points

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Myanmar’s second union peace conference reached agreement for most points of five major sectors in its second working session on May 25.  

 

Philippines confirms presence of foreigner among IS-linked gunmen

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Singapore (VNA) – Singaporeans are among foreign militants fighting for Islamic State-linked Maute group against the Philippine army in Marawi city in the southern Philippines, said Armed Forces of the Philippines’s spokesman Brig. Gen Restitudo Padilla.

Thailand-China railway project to start in August

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Bangkok (VNA) – The Thailand-China railway project, which connects Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima province, will be submitted to the Thai Cabinet for approval in June before commencingin August, said Thai Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

Indonesian President visits victims of bomb attacks

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Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited victims of recent suicide bombings at the Kramat Jati police hospital on May 25.

 

Laos, Thailand target 10 billion USD in two-way trade

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Vientiane (VNA) – Laos and Thailand agreed to draft a plan to double the value of bilateral trade and investment to 10 billion USD by 2021.

ASEAN needs comprehensive sexuality education

Created 25 May 2017
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Hanoi (VNA) – Improving education and training, especially sexuality education, to enhance socio-economic development and gender equality is one of the main targets set for the ASEAN Cultural and Social Community.In an article in the Jakarta Globe, Yoriko Yasukawa, Asia-Pacific Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), highlighted alarming gender discrimination and limited gender perception in ASEAN member countries and suggested ways to improve the situation.

Singapore’s inflation remains low in April

Created 25 May 2017
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Singapore (VNA) – Singapore’s inflation rate in April decreased 0.4 percent year-on-year, coming in below the 0.7 percent in the previous month, according to the latest report by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). 

 

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