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

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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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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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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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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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US and Russia announce Syria truce plan: Kerry

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US and Russia announce Syria truce plan: Kerry

GENEVA: The United State and Russia on Friday (Sep 9) agreed a plan to impose a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war and lay the foundation of a peace process, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

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Syrian army secures road to Aleppo: state TV

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Syrian army secures road to Aleppo: state TV

The Syrian army secured a road into the government-held side of Aleppo that was captured by rebels last month and was expected to soon open it for civilians, state-owned al-Ikhbariya TV reported on Friday.

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Syrians on haj pray for peace; Damascus says Riyadh plays politics

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Syrians on haj pray for peace; Damascus says Riyadh plays politics

Syrians from territory held by opposing sides in the civil war prayed together for peace as they flew to Mecca for the haj, even as President Bashar al-Assad's government accused Saudi Arabia of politicizing the annual Muslim pilgrimage.

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Air strike kills top commander of former Nusra group in Syria

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Air strike kills top commander of former Nusra group in Syria

The top military commander of the militant group Jabhat Fateh al Sham, the former al Qaeda offshoot in Syria, was killed in an aerial raid that targeted a meeting of the group's leaders, both the group and rebel sources said on Thursday.

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Iraq militia fighters join battle for Syria's Aleppo

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Iraq militia fighters join battle for Syria's Aleppo

An Iraqi Shi'ite militia said on Wednesday it had dispatched more than 1,000 fighters to the frontline in neighboring Syria, escalating foreign involvement in the battle for Aleppo, the biggest prize in five years of relentless civil war.

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