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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.

Syria says east Aleppo ceasefire has begun, promises 'safe exit'

Syria says east Aleppo ceasefire has begun, promises 'safe exit'

The Syrian military said on October 20 a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave besieged eastern Aleppo, a move rejected by rebels who say they are preparing a counter-offensive to break the blockade.

Kerry plays down Syria deal hopes as Russia joins Geneva talks

Kerry plays down Syria deal hopes as Russia joins Geneva talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry played down expectations of a new Syrian ceasefire deal with Russia after talks in Geneva aimed at agreeing on how to separate al Qaeda-linked militants from opposition fighters in the besieged city of Aleppo.