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