UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie today visited West Mosul, an urban area held captive by ISIS for three years until its liberation last summer. After walking among the bombed-out buildings that line its quiet streets and meeting with some of the first families to return, she urged the world not to forget the agonies they have endured – and not to ignore the new struggles they now face.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday (Dec. 20th) he plans to visit Russia early next year to continue negotiations on the long-running territorial dispute over the four Japan-claimed islands off Hokkaido.
China has returned a U.S. underwater drone taken by one of its naval vessels in the disputed South China Sea last week after friendly talks with the United States, which reiterated its criticism of the "unlawful" seizure.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says President-elect Donald Trump could go down as one of the most consequential presidents in history due to the radical shift he represents from the established world order.
Malaysia’s Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein Sunday (Dec.18th) urged the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) to band together on the South China Sea issue so as to prevent major powers from dictating regional politics.
The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has set off an early scramble among her potential successors, even before the final decision has been made to remove her from office.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continued to take jabs at China on Twitter on Saturday (Dec. 17th) after Beijing agreed to give back an underwater U.S. drone it seized this week.
President-elect Donald Trump questioned in an interview broadcast Sunday (Dec. 11th) whether the United States should continue its "one China policy" unless Beijing makes concessions on trade and other issues.
In his annual state-of-the-nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the country is unified like never before and is fully capable of achieving its strategic economic and geopolitical goals.
The Vietnamese embassy in Argentina has coordinated with embassies of several other ASEAN member countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to hold a cultural exchange programme promoting landscapes, cuisines and culture of Vietnam and ASEAN member countries to Argentinian in Buenos Aires on November 27th.
American voters said 59 - 37 percent that they are "optimistic about the next four years with Donald Trump as president," according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released on November 22nd.
On the occasion of 2016 APEC High-Level Week, VNF would like to present the article “APEC: Genuine Collectivism and Effective Connectivity” by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov, released on November 16th.
President-elect Donald Trump unveiled plans for his first 100 days in office, including proposals related to immigration, trade deals and defense policy, using a video published online to briefly outline his proposals.
While the fate of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hangs in the balance, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said there are other pathways to the broader Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) - a trade pact involving all 21 APEC economies.
French President Francois Hollande on November 13th joined a commemoration ceremony at the Bataclan concert hall to mark one year since the Paris terrorist attacks, in which 130 people were killed.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as a specialized agency of the UN that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, has closely technically assisted Vietnam in implementing reform since 1986.
When voters go to polling places across the United States on November 8th hundreds of international observers will be watching the election of a new president and members of Congress unfold.