Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four were in injured by a car bomb and homemade explosives near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir overnight, the military said on July 26.
Turkish fighter jets launched attacks on camps of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq overnight, the prime minister's office said on July 25, in what is likely to be a major blow to the stalled Kurdish peace process.
A car bomb exploded in a crowded marketplace in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim district of the Iraqi capital on July 22, killing at least 20 people, police and medical sources said.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on July 18 the nuclear deal with world powers did not signal any wider shift in Iran's relationship with Washington or its policies in the Middle East.
More than 100 people were killed in a suicide car bombing at a busy market in an Iraqi town on July 17, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out by Islamic State militants since they overran large parts of the country.
The United States and its allies carried out 31 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq on July 16, a US military statement said.
Two senior Islamic State leaders were killed in an air strike in northeastern Syria on July 13, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Car bombs and suicide attacks targeting mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad killed 35 people on July 12, one of the heaviest recent tolls in the Iraqi capital, which has faced a wave of bombings by Islamic State militants.
The top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan has been killed by a US air strike in the country's east, officials said on July 11, the fourth ex-Taliban who declared loyalty to the Middle East-based militants to be assassinated within a week.
President Barack Obama pledged to increase US support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war on July 6 and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers.
Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters attacked the center of Iraq's northern oil refinery town of Baiji overnight, forcing the army and Shi'ite fighters to pull back, military sources and the local mayor said on July 5.
Vietnam has been placed in Group IV with Thailand, China and Yemen for the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship season.
Tour companies were evacuating thousands of foreign holidaymakers from Tunisia on June 27, a day after a gunman killed 39 people at a beach hotel in an attack claimed by Islamic State.
Vietnam has called for drastic measures to be implemented worldwide to eliminate extreme poverty and ensure human rights for every individual.
The United States is considering building more US military bases in Iraq to drive back Islamic State militants in a move that may require a further increase in American forces, the top US general said on June 11.