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Vietnam Steel Association hopes to circumvent ban on scrap imports

The Vietnam Steel Association wants the ban on metal scrap waived so that its members can continue importing it as feedstock.

EU set to lift ‘yellow card’ on Vietnam fisheries next year

European bloc sees improvements in tackling illegal fishing, but a lot of work remains.

Thailand stops short of banning hazardous weedkillers

Thailand has decided that it will not outlaw the highly poisonous paraquat banned in more than 30 countries.
May 24, 2018 | 08:01 am GMT+7

UK to ban sale of plastic straws to tackle marine waste

8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away in Britain every year, a recent study found.
April 19, 2018 | 04:31 pm GMT+7

Hanoi proposes plan to ban Uber, Grab cars from 11 key routes

The routes are already off-limits to traditional taxis, so the proposal aims to level the playing field and ease congestion.
February 28, 2018 | 09:56 am GMT+7

Despite state-level bans, plastic bags still suffocate India's cities

'If the government is serious about stopping the use of polythene, it should ban its manufacturing.'
February 27, 2018 | 08:58 am GMT+7

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.
December 25, 2017 | 03:06 pm GMT+7

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

'I want to see a level playing field. I think a blanket ban is disproportionate.' 
September 29, 2017 | 08:39 am GMT+7

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
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