EU approves new Syria sanctions, targets 10 top officials

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

BRUSSELS: The European Union on Thursday (Oct 27) added 10 top Syrian officials to its sanctions blacklist for their role in the "violent repression" of the civilian population.

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Russia announces brief Aleppo truce as EU warns of 'war crimes'

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

ALEPPO, Syria: Russia on Monday (Oct 17) announced an eight-hour "humanitarian" ceasefire in Aleppo later this week, as the EU warned that the Syrian regime's Moscow-backed assault on the city could amount to war crimes.

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New Zealand makes UN push for end to Syria air attacks

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

UNITED NATIONS: New Zealand, one of the 10 non-permanent Security Council members, on Wednesday (Oct 12) presented a draft resolution demanding an end to air attacks in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo.

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US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday (Oct 3) abandoned its effort to convince Russia to impose a ceasefire on the Syrian regime, even as government forces pursued their relentless onslaught on eastern Aleppo.

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Syrian army retakes Aleppo district as bombs rain down

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Syria’s army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo on Tuesday, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes, sources from Vietnam News/AFP.

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Russia under fire at UN as air strikes pound Syria's Aleppo

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

UNITED NATIONS: Britain, France and the United States lashed out at Russia on Sunday (Sep 25) over the worsening carnage in Syria as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded Aleppo in one of the heaviest bombing raids of the five-year war.

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Vietnam student wins int’l letter-writing contest

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

Imagining herself as the three-year-old Syrian boy who was drowned off the coast of Turkey, Nguyễn Thị Thu Trang wrote a letter from the child to himself when he reaches the age of 45.

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Invoking death of Syrian refugee boy, Vietnam girl wins int’l letter-writing competition

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

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.

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World Leaders to focus on refugee crisis and Syria at UN

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World leaders meeting at the United Nations starting Monday will be trying to make progress on two intractable problems at the top of the global agenda — the biggest refugee crisis since World War II and the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year which has claimed over 300,000 lives.

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Syria truce largely holds as aid preparations begin

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Syria truce largely holds as aid preparations begin

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 Tuesday, as efforts to deliver aid to besieged areas got cautiously under way.

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Syria ceasefire approaches with Assad emboldened, opposition wary

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Syria ceasefire approaches with Assad emboldened, opposition wary

An emboldened President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Monday to take back all of Syria, hours before the start of a Russian and American-backed ceasefire, which Assad's opponents described as stacked in his favor.

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Syria rebels guardedly agree on truce but battles persist

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Syria rebels guardedly agree on truce but battles persist

Government troops and insurgents fought in several parts of Syria on Sunday, apparently seeking to strengthen their positions on the eve of a ceasefire that Free Syrian Army rebels said they would observe but with major reservations.

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At least 45 killed in Syria after US-Russia agreement

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago 2 related news

A day of intense airstrikes Saturday on and around the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 45 people, according to opposition activists.

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U.S., Russia clinch Syria deal, aim for truce from Monday

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U.S., Russia clinch Syria deal, aim for truce from Monday

The United States and Russia hailed a breakthrough deal on Saturday to put Syria's peace process back on track, including a nationwide truce effective from sundown on Monday, improved humanitarian aid access and joint military targeting of banned Islamist groups.

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US, Russia agree new Syria truce plan

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US, Russia agree new Syria truce plan

The United States and Russia reached a deal on a new Syrian ceasefire Friday, which, if it holds, could see the first joint military effort by the two powers against Islamic jihadists.

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