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Malaysia increases security at borders

Malaysia increases security at borders

Malaysia has stepped up security at its borders in case Malaysian militant fighters try to return home after Iraqi forces launched a major offensive to take back the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on October 18.

Syria rebels reject Aleppo withdrawal after Russian statement

Syria rebels reject Aleppo withdrawal after Russian statement

Syrian rebels said on October 18 they rejected any withdrawal of fighters from Aleppo after Russia announced a halt in air raids which it said was designed to allow insurgents to leave and to separate moderate fighters from extremist militants.

Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State

Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State

Iraqi government forces launched a U.S.-backed offensive on October 17 to drive Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul, a high-stakes battle to retake the militants' last major stronghold in the country.

US broadens Syria talks after failure of truce deal with Russia

US broadens Syria talks after failure of truce deal with Russia

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will return to Syria talks on October 15, three weeks after the failure of their painstakingly drafted ceasefire that many saw as the last hope for peace this year.

Russian jets resume heavy bombing of eastern Aleppo

Russian jets resume heavy bombing of eastern Aleppo

Russian jets resumed heavy bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on October 11 after several days of relative calm, a rebel official and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

UN Security Council divided over Syria

UN Security Council divided over Syria

VOV.VN - A stark division between members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was exposed at a meeting on October 9, when rival resolutions drafted by Russia and France both failed, once again extinguishing hope for a UN intervention to end the fighting in Syria.

Malaysia arrests 16 for suspected militant links

Malaysia arrests 16 for suspected militant links

Malaysian police said on October 9 that they have arrested 16 people for suspected links to militant groups, including the Islamic State (IS), after a two-week operation across the country.

Syrian government, allies advance as Russia vetoes UN demand

Syrian government, allies advance as Russia vetoes UN demand

Russia vetoed a French-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution on October 8 that would have demanded an immediate end to air strikes and military flights over Syria's Aleppo city and called for a truce and humanitarian aid access throughout Syria.

Assad offers rebels amnesty if they surrender Aleppo

Assad offers rebels amnesty if they surrender Aleppo

Rebels holed up in Aleppo can leave with their families if they lay down their arms, President Bashar al-Assad said on October 6, vowing to press on with the assault on Syria's largest city and recapture full control of the country.

Russia, US disagree on Syria

Russia, US disagree on Syria

VOV.VN - The US announced on October 4 it is suspending its dialogue with Russia on a cease fire in Syria and criticized Russia for launching attacks on civilian targets in Syria.

US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, blames Moscow

US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, blames Moscow

The United States broke off talks with Russia on October 3 on implementing a ceasefire agreement in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under the Sept. 9 deal to halt fighting and ensure aid reached besieged communities.

Bomb kills 20 at Kurdish wedding in Syria: reports

Bomb kills 20 at Kurdish wedding in Syria: reports

A bomb killed at least 20 people at a Kurdish wedding in the northeast Syrian city of Hasaka on October 3, a Kurdish militia and a monitoring group said, while state media said the casualties had risen to at least 30 dead.