The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is ready to further speed up the process to create a legally binding code of conduct (COC) in the East Sea with China.
VOV.VN - Britain’s exit from the EU, or Brexit, shocked the world in 2016. It has led to major changes in Britain’s politics and long-lasting socio-economic consequences. Brexit also has a strong impact on the EU.
The Cabinet has approved a proposal to organize a traditional-Buddhist New Year celebration nationwide while Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha urged every sector to help lower road fatalities this year.
VOV.VN - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has received the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
Several thousand Iraqi federal police are ready to join the assault against Islamic State in east Mosul, a spokesman said on December 12, reinforcing troops who have faced weeks of fierce counter-attacks from the militants.
The Syrian army and its allies are in the "last moments before declaring victory" in Aleppo, a Syrian military source said, after rebel defences collapsed on December 12, leaving insurgents in a tiny, heavily bombarded pocket of ground.
VOV.VN - The 11th Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament has opened in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), drawing the participation 50 female parliamentarians.
A leader of the Philippine Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf - Abraham Hamid - was killed by Malaysian security forces during a gun fight offshore Sabah state, Borneo island of Malaysia, on December 10.
An offshoot of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed responsibility on December 11 for twin bombings that killed 38 people and wounded 155 outside an Istanbul soccer stadium, an attack for which the Turkish government vowed vengeance.
A bombing at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, many of them women and children attending December 11 mass, in the deadliest attack on Egypt's Christian minority in years.
New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English was confirmed as the country's new prime minister on December 12, as expected, a week after John Key announced his surprise resignation after eight years in the role.
At least 100 people were killed by the collapse of a church in southeastern Nigeria, a resident and photojournalist who visited a morgue said on December 11, but officials put the death toll at just 27.
The police of Indonesia evacuated people living in the outskirts of Jakarta on December 10 after discovering a bomb in a raid on suspected Islamic militants who were planning to attack the presidential palace.
French judicial authorities have arrested and charged a sixth suspect in a foiled militant plot to attack sites in the Paris region, a judicial source said on December 11.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella pledged on December 11 to act quickly to solve a government crisis prompted by Matteo Renzi's resignation as prime minister, with all major parties calling for elections as soon as possible.
Opponents to Britain leaving the European Union will launch a fresh legal action this week, which could further hamper Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans, The Sunday Times reported.
A car bomb followed by a suicide bombing less than a minute later killed 29 people and wounded 166 outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on December 11 night, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.
Iraqi forces captured a neighborhood in east Mosul on December 9 pushing deeper to the heart of Islamic State's Iraq stronghold and destroying three sites where it produced car bombs used in waves of suicide attacks, the campaign's commander said.
The Republic of Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on December 9 to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace.
The Syrian army pressed an offensive in Aleppo on December 9 with ground fighting and air strikes in an operation to retake all of the city's rebel-held east that would bring victory in the civil war closer for President Bashar al-Assad.