Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo

Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo

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.

New momentum for Russia-Japan ties

New momentum for Russia-Japan ties

VOV.VN - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Japan on December 15-16. The visit will create a new momentum in the bilateral relationship.

Iraqi troops pull out from Mosul hospital after fierce battle

Iraqi troops pull out from Mosul hospital after fierce battle

Iraqi troops who briefly seized a Mosul hospital believed to be used as an Islamic State base were forced to withdraw from the site on December 8, but managed to establish a base for army tanks nearby after days of fierce back-and-forth fighting, residents said.

Vietnam attends ASEAN army chiefs’ meeting in Philippines

Vietnam attends ASEAN army chiefs’ meeting in Philippines

A Vietnamese delegation led by Lieut. Gen. Pham Hong Huong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, has taken part in the 17th ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM 17) in Manila, the Philippines, from December 4 to 8.

India approves MoU on IT collaboration with Vietnam

India approves MoU on IT collaboration with Vietnam

The Indian cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in information and technology between the country and Vietnam at a recent meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs

Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs

President-elect Donald Trump on December 7 picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, another retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa's governor as US ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements.

Geneva workshop statement welcomes tribunal’s East Sea ruling

Geneva workshop statement welcomes tribunal’s East Sea ruling

A workshop on the East Sea issue held in Geneva, Switzerland on December 6 issued a statement welcoming the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague on the Philippines’s lawsuit against China’s claims in the waters.

Thai King adds new members to advisory body

Thai King adds new members to advisory body

Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn on December 6 cut down the number of members of the Privy Council, an appointed advisory body to the Monarch of Thailand, to 11 instead of 16 previously, with three new members, according to the Royal Gazette.

British lawmakers back PM May's Brexit timetable

British lawmakers back PM May's Brexit timetable

British lawmakers backed Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit timetable on December 7 after she headed off a rebellion in her Conservative Party over a lack of insight into the government's strategy to leave the European Union.

Iran eyes improved cooperation with Indonesia

Iran eyes improved cooperation with Indonesia

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country wants to forge cooperation with Indonesia in combating terrorism as well as ensuring security and peace for Islamic countries.

Iraqi army launches fresh assault toward Mosul center

Iraqi army launches fresh assault toward Mosul center

Iraqi army units surged toward the center of Mosul on December 6 in an attack from the city's southeastern edges that could give fresh impetus to the seven-week-old battle for Islamic State's Iraqi stronghold.

Tougher UN sanctions on Pyongyang

Tougher UN sanctions on Pyongyang

VOV.VN - The UN Security Council has approved its toughest sanctions yet against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for conducting banned nuclear tests. Analysts hope the sanctions are harsh enough to pressure Pyongyang into returning to the 6-party talks.