Vietnam supports US interventions in Asia Pacific

Vietnam, which defeated a massive US invasion in the 1970s, says it supports Washington’s intervention in the Asia Pacific “if it brings peace, stability and prosperity” to the region, the country’s top military official told US counterparts in Hanoi. Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vietnam’s deputy defense minister, met on[…]

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U.S. lifts arms ban on Vietnam

The United States announced an end to its embargo on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam on Monday, an historic step that draws a line under the two countries’ old enmity and underscores their shared concerns about Beijing’s growing military clout. The move came during President Barack Obama’s first visit[…]

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Vietnam to welcome U.S. lifting of arms ban

Vietnam would welcome the United States “accelerating” the lifting of a lethal arms embargo, which would reflect trust between the two countries and recognition of its needs to defend itself, its foreign ministry said on Thursday. The comment by Vietnam comes just over a week ahead of a visit to[…]

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Oppression of Cham Muslims being overlooked

The following  is part of series focusing on Muslim communities and minorities around the world. Whilst the Rohingya community in Myanmar have faced untold hardships since becoming the subject of ethnic Buddhist aggression in 2012, their plight, which has attracted both international attention and condemnation, has largely overshadowed the existence[…]

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