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Emirates stops flying to Tunisia in row over ban on Tunisian women

The announcement came two days after Tunisia said the UAE had banned Tunisian woman from flying to or transiting through its territory.

British PM May calls Uber's London ban 'disproportionate'

'I want to see a level playing field. I think a blanket ban is disproportionate.' 

Saudi Arabia allows women to drive, in historic move

Many women's rights activists have previously been jailed for flouting the ban.
September 27, 2017 | 12:23 pm GMT+7

China makes disrespect of national anthem a crime

Since taking over as president, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has ushered in new legislation aimed at securing the country from threats both within and outside its borders.
September 01, 2017 | 05:20 pm GMT+7

The Met showcases Islamic art as a response toTrump's Muslim ban

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York leads Islamic art tours to improve understanding of its contributions to the world heritage.
June 16, 2017 | 09:34 am GMT+7

Tourists can go kayaking again in Ha Long Bay this May

Local authorities have asked that kayak services be added to the list of tourism products featured in eight registered attractions.
April 27, 2017 | 05:10 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's Q1 coffee exports to India cool after brief trade row over pests

The first-quarter slowdown follows an annual surge of 67 percent for the whole of last year.
April 11, 2017 | 02:52 pm GMT+7

Tourism firms see red as new ban sinks kayaking in Vietnam's Ha Long Bay

Operators lament that the ban takes effect almost immediately, leaving them scrambling to make changes to their scheduled tours. 
April 04, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

China ivory prices fall on ban, but illegal markets abroad thrive - researchers

Some Chinese buyers have been getting around the domestic ban by visiting markets in Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.
March 30, 2017 | 07:59 pm GMT+7

India, Vietnam lift import bans on coffee, pepper and other agro-products

The back-to-back bans have prevented Indian roasters from securing coffee beans while pepper prices in Vietnam have dropped to multi-year lows.
March 22, 2017 | 04:35 pm GMT+7

US, Britain curb electronics on flights from Middle East, North Africa

The moves were prompted by reports that militant groups want to smuggle explosive devices inside electronic gadgets.
March 22, 2017 | 09:27 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s coffee prices hit highest since late 2011 on lack of good beans

Unusual rain resulted in a raw material shortage.
March 20, 2017 | 11:56 am GMT+7

Vietnam, India work to adjust back-to-back bans on commodity imports

India's ban has been in place since March 7, causing a holdup in Vietnamese coffee shipments and pushing down pepper prices.
March 18, 2017 | 12:35 pm GMT+7

Soccer: Vietnamese players banned over 'mannequin' protest

Two players will be watching from the stands after receiving two-year bans.
February 22, 2017 | 03:25 pm GMT+7

Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order

The White House has not provided any evidence to support Trump's view that a ban on travelers from the seven countries was urgently needed.
February 11, 2017 | 08:53 am GMT+7