BENTIU, South Sudan (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Just over a year ago, the station where Vietnamese military doctors are based as part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan was surrounded by barren land.

BANGKOK (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich addressed an Asean ministers’ meeting with partners yesterday, describing trust as the most important factor for countries to work together in dealing with security challenges in the region.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam was ready to take over the Asean Chairmanship in 2020 with 300 meetings and activities scheduled to be held in the country next year.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia is among the top drivers of e-money growth in Southeast Asia alongside neighboring Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand, report says.

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - The Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya Case last week means a Ram Temple will soon be built at what most Indians believe was Lord Ram’s janmasthaan (birthplace). 

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - China's State Council appointed Tang Ping-keung as Commissioner of Police of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), replacing Lo Wai-chung.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The two Japanese companies are already much smaller than their foreign rivals, and whether they can become a competitive “third force” in the industry will depend entirely on their future strategy. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - According to researchers from Tohoku University and other institutions, a kind of sugar essential to life has been found in meteorites for the first time in history.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Politicians and experts from Japan, the United States and Europe discussed a range of pressing issues, including the absence of leadership in the world and the role Japan is expected to play in the future at the 2019 GZERO Summit held in Tokyo. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A carriage is loaded onto a truck at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Tuesday.