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Vietnam draws to Group 4 of AFC U23

16:38 | 07/01/2015

Vietnam has been placed in Group IV with Thailand, China and Yemen for the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship season.

European tour operators evacuate thousands from Tunisia after attack

12:23 | 06/28/2015

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 pushes extreme poverty elimination forwards

11:35 | 06/23/2015

Vietnam has called for drastic measures to be implemented worldwide to eliminate extreme poverty and ensure human rights for every individual.

US considering more military bases in Iraq: top general

10:01 | 06/12/2015

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.

Obama orders more troops to Iraq to guide fightback against Islamic State

09:47 | 06/11/2015

President Barack Obama on June 10 ordered the deployment of 450 more US troops to Iraq's Sunni heartland to advise and assist fragile Iraqi forces being built up to try to retake territory lost to Islamic State.

Obama weighs sending several hundred more US troops to Iraq

10:02 | 06/10/2015

The Obama administration is considering setting up a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province.

Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

09:40 | 06/03/2015

Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on June 2 Iraq's plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents.

Iraq Shi'ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse Islamic State gains

10:13 | 05/27/2015

Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries said on May 26 they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian codename that could infuriate its Sunni Muslim population.

Obama heralds first US Memorial Day without ground war

09:34 | 05/26/2015

President Barack Obama heralded the first US Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on May 25 for fallen American forces.

Thailand beat Vietnam 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

09:33 | 05/25/2015

Thailand defeated 10-man Vietnam 1-0 in the opener of the 2018 World Cup second qualification round of Group F in Bangkok on May 24.

Iraq regains ground from IS; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

09:38 | 05/25/2015

Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on May 24, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra.

Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra

09:44 | 05/22/2015

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.

Shi'ite forces move in on Iraqi city taken by Islamic State

09:26 | 05/19/2015

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 says it has full control of Iraq's Ramadi

09:55 | 05/18/2015

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.

US conducts raid in Syria, kills senior Islamic State leader

10:19 | 05/17/2015

American special operations forces killed a senior Islamic State leader in a raid in Syria, US officials said on May 16.