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Vietnam targets to be in final round of Asian Cup

Vietnam targets to be in final round of Asian Cup

Vietnam is determine to pass the qualifying round of Group D in the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, which will kick off ​on April 3 in Hanoi, Coach Mai Duc Chung said at a press conference before the event on April 2.

Google releases search trends among online Vietnamese

Google releases search trends among online Vietnamese

Google search trends for 2016 in Vietnam reveal that games, sports, entertainment, and lottery results were the most searched topics among Vietnamese internet users, and national university exams and global issues such as the US election, events in Syria, Zika virus, and Black Friday shopping.

Syrian general says Aleppo offensive in final stages

Syrian general says Aleppo offensive in final stages

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.

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.

Russia, China block UN demand for seven-day Aleppo truce

Russia, China block UN demand for seven-day Aleppo truce

Russia and China on December 5 vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria's Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and Moscow.

Syrian government drives rebels from swath of Aleppo

Syrian government drives rebels from swath of Aleppo

The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a large swath of eastern Aleppo from rebels on November 28 in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in its most important urban stronghold.

Syrian army captures part of rebel-held east Aleppo

Syrian army captures part of rebel-held east Aleppo

The Syrian army said it had taken control of an important district in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on November 26 after fierce fighting, with rebels blaming intense air strikes and lack of hospitals for their collapsing frontline.

UN envoy sees continued US work to end Syria war

UN envoy sees continued US work to end Syria war

The UN Special Envoy for Syria on November 24 said US President Barack Obama could well keep working until his last day in office to end the war in Syria, and Russia did not want to be held responsible for the demolition of eastern Aleppo.

Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria

Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria

Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

Syrian family, pupils among dozens killed in Aleppo attacks

Syrian family, pupils among dozens killed in Aleppo attacks

Rebel shelling killed eight children at a school in the government-held part of Aleppo on November 20 and a barrel bomb killed a family of six in the rebel-held area, part of a heavy government bombardment that has knocked out all the hospitals.