Pham Thanh, a dissident blogger charged with spreading 'information against the state,' has been moved from his detention camp to a mental hospital, his wife says.
Tran Duch Thach, a co-founder of the online Brotherhood for Democracy, has been charged with 'activities aimed at overthrowing the state.'
Critics say the new law may not be up to the task in a heavily polluted country.
Floods kill four this week in the country’s waterlogged central region.
Southeast Asian leaders take part in 37th ASEAN Summit, the second one held virtually in 2020.
Blogger arrested for Facebook activity under alias.
The pact will cut tariffs and set common rules for trade, e-commerce, and intellectual property, officials and media reports say.
Hydropower projects in forested areas are a major contributor to deforestation.
A rights group meanwhile documents harsh treatment, including torture, of political prisoners in Vietnam's jails.
Storm Goni, the tenth storm of the season, slammed into the Philippines at the weekend and is now heading for Vietnam, with landfall expected by mid-week.
America’s top diplomat pressed an anti-China message during stops in India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Indonesia and Vietnam.
In Vietnam, 35 are reported dead with at least 19 killed by landslides, while floods destroy villages and roads in Laos.
Sister says family visit with Nguyen Van Hoa was denied, and letters went unsent.
Michael Nguyen said he endured 16-hour interrogations, a sham trial, and only learned of his release at the airport.
Thousands of homes are flooded, damaged, or destroyed, as authorities close schools, beaches, and airports across central coastal provinces.
Michael Nguyen, a resident of California, had been serving a 12-year prison term and was freed on what the US Embassy in Hanoi called 'humanitarian grounds.'
Nguyen Quang Khai had angered authorities by using the popular social media platform to discuss social and political problems in Vietnam.
The death toll climbs to 111 in Vietnam and 34 in Cambodia, with many still cut off by floods and damaged roads.
Japanese Prime Minister Suga says Japan will provide Vietnam, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries with patrol boats to guard against incursions in their territorial waters.
Authorities say more rains puts the battered region at risk for additional flooding and landslides.