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Battle for Aleppo escalates, U.N. sees 'bleak moment'

Battle for Aleppo escalates, U.N. sees 'bleak moment'

Syrian rebels fought fiercely with pro-government forces trying to advance into opposition-held areas of eastern Aleppo and warplanes kept up their bombardment of the area on November 18 in a renewed bid by Damascus to retake the entire city.

Kerry discusses renewed bombing in Aleppo with Russia

Kerry discusses renewed bombing in Aleppo with Russia

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on November 17 he discussed Ukraine and "all aspects" of Aleppo including renewed bombing in the Syrian city this week in a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Obama embraces Merkel in Germany visit, prods Trump on Russia

Obama embraces Merkel in Germany visit, prods Trump on Russia

US President Barack Obama gave a strong endorsement of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on November 17 and used a visit to Berlin to warn Russia about consequences for intervening in the US election and prod Donald Trump to hold firm against Moscow.

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.

Many Indonesians join pro-IS groups in Philippines

Many Indonesians join pro-IS groups in Philippines

Supporters of the self-claimed Islamic States (IS) from Indonesia are travelling to join forces with their “counterparts” in the Philippines, raising concern about cross border violence, according to Indonesian anti-terrorism officials.

Russia says it extends moratorium on Aleppo air strikes

Russia says it extends moratorium on Aleppo air strikes

Russia said on October 25 it would extend a moratorium on air strikes on Syria's Aleppo into a ninth day, but a monitor and a civil defense official said that rebel-held parts of the divided city had been struck in recent days.

Battle for Aleppo intensifies after ceasefire ends

Battle for Aleppo intensifies after ceasefire ends

The battle for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo intensified on October 23 with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, the morning after a resurgence in fighting ended a Russian ceasefire, a monitor and rebel groups said.