Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on May 21 and overran Iraqi government defenses east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier.
Thousands of Shi'ite militiamen on May 18 prepared to fight Islamic State insurgents who seized the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi at the weekend in the biggest defeat for government forces in nearly a year.
Islamic State militants said they had taken full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on May 17 in the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer.
American special operations forces killed a senior Islamic State leader in a raid in Syria, US officials said on May 16.
(VOV) -China and the European Union have held their fifth round of high-level strategic dialogue in Beijing to discuss ways to improve political and economic ties and cooperation on global issues.
Belgian parliamentarians spoke highly of Vietnam’s organisation of the 132 nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) and praised the outcomes of the recently concluded event.
A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on April 19 appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.
A car bomb killed three people on April 17 outside the US consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, a ally of Washington in the war against Islamic State, which claimed the attack.
Yemen's newly-appointed Vice President Khaled Bahah said on April 16 he hoped to avert a Saudi-led invasion to restore unity to the country.
(VOV) - Vietnam is in Group F after the second round draw took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 14, twenty-eight days after the opening round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
(VOV) -US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is on a tour of Japan and the Republic of Korea. This is Mr. Carter’s first overseas trip as Head of the Pentagon demonstrating the US’s defense priority with its allies and its commitment to the Pacific pivot.
Bhutan jumped 46 places from the foot of the FIFA rankings to 163rd on April 9 after recording their first ever World Cup qualifying victories.
Vietnam U-23s are now heading for the short-term target at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in June after winning a ticket to the finals of the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship.
Officials of Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) hosted separate meetings with high-ranking representatives of the Russian and Italian parliaments in Hanoi on March 29 on the occasion of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU-132).
The ninth ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM-9) ended on March 16 with a joint declaration issued by all member nations to reaffirm the ADMM's commitment to work towards the realisation of an ASEAN community, including the ASEAN Political-Security Community.