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UN cultural agency selects France's Azoulay as new chief

France edged out Qatar in 30 to 28 vote.

Vietnam puts forward candidate as UNESCO seeks new leader to revive fortunes

Whoever wins out of the seven candidates will have to restore the relevance of a cash-trapped agency hobbled by ...

Where the mighty stand together

A visit to a statue factory, where different replicas stand side by side each other, offers a glimpse into Vietnam’s diversely religious life. 
September 19, 2017 | 09:06 pm GMT+7

UNESCO Vietnam snaps back after culture ministry dismiss titles as ‘illegal’

The ministry claims that in some cases, money is being exchanged for cultural recognition.
September 12, 2017 | 11:08 am GMT+7

Archaeologists uncover ancient trade network in southern Vietnam

The discovery changes what we know about early Vietnamese culture.
August 21, 2017 | 06:53 pm GMT+7

Collection provides ‘objective’ insight into Vietnam's conflicts with US, China

Why the US-backed government is no longer a ‘puppet regime’ and details of the seldom-mentioned Chinese invasion in 1979.
August 20, 2017 | 11:40 am GMT+7

Belarus transforms former industrial area into trendy district

Long abandoned and part-empty factories in Minsk are waking up from their post-Soviet slumber and being converted into modern attractions.
August 17, 2017 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Hijab cosplay takes off in Southeast Asia

A growing number of young Muslim women in Southeast Asia are taking part in 'hijab' costume play, finding creative ways to incorporate the head covering into colorful fantasy ...
July 21, 2017 | 04:23 pm GMT+7

Shaman's chant rises above stigma in Vietnam's misty mountains

The government tried to ban the practice and turn it into a political tool, but as one artist said: 'You can't suppress folk culture.'
July 16, 2017 | 03:02 am GMT+7

Take a trip down to Saigon's markets, then and now

Vietnamese markets also provide a glimpse into the local culture and history.
July 12, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

A taste of Cambodia at Saigon market

Forced to flee civil war, these vendors returned to Vietnam bringing part of their second homeland with them.
June 18, 2017 | 11:21 am GMT+7

The bad Vietnamese: Culture minister schools the public on morals, blames market economy

‘Selfishness, materialism and heartlessness are spreading.’ 
June 13, 2017 | 11:01 am GMT+7

In this Vietnamese tribe, a coffin is a gift most treasured

For H're people, death is not a reason to grieve.
June 11, 2017 | 05:39 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's spiritual possession ritual gets resurrected

Previously frowned upon, the ancient ritual of Hau Dong is enjoying a revival in Vietnam.
May 27, 2017 | 07:07 pm GMT+7

Japan Festival @ Claude Cafe

Enjoy the land of cherry blossoms in Saigon.
May 24, 2017 | 08:29 pm GMT+7