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.
Iraqi Shi'ite militias said on November 16 they had driven Islamic State fighters from an air base west of Mosul, a victory which would threaten the Sunni group's supply route from Syria to its last major stronghold in Iraq.
Donald Trump's election as US president could provide fresh momentum for ending Syria's six-year-old civil war, the president of the opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said on November 9.
A US-backed alliance of Syrian armed groups has launched an operation to retake the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of Islamic State in Syria, the group said on November 6.
Thousands of Russians have been fighting in Syria in anti-government ranks, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on November 5, issuing a warning of possible attacks by them on their return home.
Russia and the Syrian army on November 2 told anti-government rebels in Aleppo to leave by November 4 evening, signaling an extended moratorium on air strikes in the city.
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on November 1 a Western failure to rein in violent Islamists in Syria had indefinitely delayed the resumption of peace talks.
Syria's army said on October 31 the Nusra Front and what the army called other terrorist groups had killed 84 people, mostly women and children, in Aleppo during the past three days, in a bombardment that included chemical weapons and rocket fire.
VOV.VN - The joint operation to retake Mosul by the Iraqi army and the US-led coalition forces has entered the final fierce phase.
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.
Air strikes by Syrian or Russian warplanes on October 26 killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, rescue workers and a monitoring group said.
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 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.
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on October 25 that Democrat Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three," because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia.
Islamic State expanded its attacks on October 24 against the army and Kurdish forces across Iraq, trying to relieve pressure on the militant group's defenses around Mosul, its last major urban stronghold in the country.
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.
Fierce fighting and air strikes broke the third day of a four-day unilateral Russian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on October 22, a monitor said.
Syria's army and Russia's air force halted their bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on October 21, a monitoring group said, on the second of four consecutive daytime unilateral ceasefires in the city that have been rejected by insurgents.
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.
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.