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Obama lands in Berlin for farewell visit to closest ally Merkel

Obama lands in Berlin for farewell visit to closest ally Merkel

US President Barack Obama arrived in Berlin on November 16 to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom he has forged a close transatlantic alliance during eight years in office that President-elect Donald Trump may now call into question.

Iraqi special forces seize Mosul district in fresh push

Iraqi special forces seize Mosul district in fresh push

Iraqi special forces said they pushed deeper into Mosul on November 11 despite heavy resistance from Islamic State militants using civilians as cover, and were holding half a dozen city neighborhoods seized in the last 10 days.

Iraqi forces push deeper into eastern Mosul

Iraqi forces push deeper into eastern Mosul

Iraqi special forces said they recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul on November 4, expanding the army's foothold in the Islamic State bastion a day after its leader told his jihadist followers there could be no retreat.

Iraqi troops battle Islamic State inside Mosul

Iraqi troops battle Islamic State inside Mosul

Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters on the eastern edge of Mosul on November 1 as the two-week campaign to recapture the jihadists' last main bastion in Iraq entered a new phase of urban warfare.

Australia affirms good relationship with Indonesia

Australia affirms good relationship with Indonesia

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop affirmed Australia is having a good relationship with Indonesia at her meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta on October 26.

Islamic State holds up Iraqi army south of Mosul

Islamic State holds up Iraqi army south of Mosul

Islamic State fighters kept up on October 26 their fierce defense of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put a more rapid advance on hold.

Iraqi army's elite force pauses advance near Mosul

Iraqi army's elite force pauses advance near Mosul

An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city's eastern edge on October 25, waiting for other US-backed forces to close in on Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq.

Malaysia increases security at borders

Malaysia increases security at borders

Malaysia has stepped up security at its borders in case Malaysian militant fighters try to return home after Iraqi forces launched a major offensive to take back the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on October 18.

Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State

Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State

Iraqi government forces launched a U.S.-backed offensive on October 17 to drive Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul, a high-stakes battle to retake the militants' last major stronghold in the country.

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

The United States will send around 600 new troops to Iraq to assist local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State that is expected later this year, US and Iraqi officials said on September 28.

Iraqi army says it recaptured key town south of Mosul

Iraqi army says it recaptured key town south of Mosul

Iraqi forces backed by air strikes from the US-led coalition gained complete control of the northern district of Shirqat on September 22, bringing the military a step closer to a main push on Mosul later this year.

Deputy PM meets leaders of Venezuela and Iraq

Deputy PM meets leaders of Venezuela and Iraq

VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held a meeting on September 18 with leaders from Venezuela and Iraq on the side-lines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Venezuela.