(VOV) - Operations against the self-proclaimed Islamic State and other terrorist and extremist groups have intensified and enlisted more countries. Besides airstrikes and ground attacks, blocking IS’s multiple revenue streams is an important part of the strategy to eliminate IS.
Tunisian authorities said on November 25 a suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with plastic explosive blew up a presidential guard bus a day earlier, killing at least 12 troops in an attack claimed by Islamic State militants.
Citing "increased terrorist threats" from militant groups in various regions of the world, the US State Department issued a global alert on November 23 for Americans planning to travel following deadly militant attacks in France and Mali.
European Union and Turkish leaders will meet in Brussels on November 29 to discuss migration issues and improving relations between the EU and Ankara, the chairman of the summit Donald Tusk said on Twitter on November 23.
Islamic State militants released a video on November 19 threatening the White House with suicide bombings and car blasts and vowing to conduct more attacks on France.
(VOV) - Countries are collaborating in the hunt for individuals behind the terrorist attacks in Paris and airstrikes targeting the Islamic State have been intensified in Iraq and Syria.
Islamic State's official magazine carried a photo on November 18 of a Schweppes drink it said was used to make an improvised bomb that brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board.
(VOV) - A loss by Taiwan (China) to Iraq, 0-2, in the qualifying round of group F at the 2018 FIFA World Cup/2019 AFC Asian Cup joint-qualifiers handed Vietnam a berth in the second qualifying round of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
French President Francois Hollande called on the United States and Russia to join a global coalition to destroy Islamic State in the wake of the attacks across Paris, and announced a wave of measures to combat terror in France.
French warplanes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria on November 15 as police in Europe widened their investigations into coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people.
Russia, the United States and powers from Europe and the Middle East outlined a plan on November 14 for a political process in Syria leading to elections within two years, but differences remained on key issues such as President Bashar al-Assad's fate.
The Paris terror attacks are likely to galvanize a stronger global military response to Islamic State, after a US-led air war that has lasted more than a year has failed to contain a group now proving itself to be a growing worldwide threat.
Gunmen and bombers attacked busy restaurants, bars and a concert hall at locations around Paris on November 13, killing dozens of people in what a shaken President Francois Hollande described as an unprecedented terrorist attack.
A Jordanian officer shot dead two US government security contractors, a South African trainer and two Jordanians at a US funded police training facility near Amman on November 9 before being killed in a shootout, Jordanian authorities said.
The Obama administration is moving to increase and accelerate the number of Syrian refugees who might be admitted into the United States by opening new screening outposts in Iraq and Lebanon, administration officials said on November 6.