Russian warplanes and their Syrian government allies battered rebel-held areas in and around Aleppo on October 1, and rebels and aid workers accused them of destroying one of the city's main hospitals and killing at least two patients.
French police fired tear gas and water cannon at migrants and protesters who gathered in defiance of a ban on October 1 outside the shanty town near Calais known as "the Jungle", local authorities said.
Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign, a Russian newspaper reported on September 30 as the United States said diplomacy to halt the violence was "on life support" but not dead yet.
Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked two hospitals out of service in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo on September 28 and ground forces intensified an assault in a battle which the United Nations said had made the city worse than a slaughterhouse.
VOV.VN - Since the truce in Syria collapsed last week, bloody clashes have plunged Syria back into its humanitarian nightmare.
Syrian government forces and their allies attacked the opposition-held sector of Aleppo on several fronts on September 27, the biggest ground assault yet in a massive new campaign that has destroyed a U.S.-backed ceasefire.
US Secretary of State John Kerry defended his efforts to negotiate with Moscow over the war in Syria on September 26, despite the collapse of a ceasefire that has led to a massive Russian-backed assault on the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo.
The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria on September 25 as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost "impossible".
A Vietnamese girl came out atop hundreds of other submissions to a letter-writing competition with a touching letter from the perspective of the Syrian refugee boy who drowned last year in the Mediterranean Sea.
Warplanes bombed Aleppo on September 23 with what residents described as unprecedented ferocity after the Russian-backed Syrian army announced an offensive to fully capture Syria's biggest city, killing off any hope of reviving a ceasefire.
Syria announced a new offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo on September 22 while diplomats failed to find a way in New York to revive a US and Russian-brokered ceasefire that collapsed this week.
VOV.VN - The current 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York has addressed a number of global challenges, including the migrant crisis. Political commitments have been made to resolve the matter.
US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded on September 21 that Russia and the Syrian government immediately halt flights over Syrian battle zones, in what he called a last chance to salvage a collapsing ceasefire and find a way "out of the carnage".
Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo on September 19 and killed 12 people, according to a war monitor, as the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia over.
VOV.VN - The ceasefire brokered by Russia and the US has taken effect for one week in Syria’s battle fields. But the months-long efforts by Moscow and Washington are hurt, as the situation in the Middle East country is deteriorating, particularly in Aleppo and Hama.
Russia said the Syrian army had begun to withdraw from a road into Aleppo on September 15, a prerequisite for pressing ahead with international peacemaking efforts as the government and rebels accused each other of violating a truce.
The United States and Russia agreed that the Syrian cessation of hostilities that began on September 12 had largely held and should be extended for another 48 hours despite sporadic violence, the US State Department said on September 14.
The United States said on September 14 it would give Iraq US$181 million in humanitarian aid, anticipating a wave of displaced people when Iraqi forces launch a drive to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State.
A new ceasefire in Syria brought a full day with no combat deaths in the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents, a monitoring body said on September 13, as efforts to deliver aid to besieged areas got cautiously under way.
A nationwide ceasefire in Syria brokered by the United States and Russia went into effect on September 12 evening, the second attempt this year by Washington and Moscow to halt the five-year-old civil war.