Talks on the political future of Syria are deadlocked. The government insists president Assad will stay in power. The opposion demand a transitional government - without Assad.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reaffirmed a commitment to reviving the Geneva peace process. He added that Washington sees no future for President Bashar Assad in Syria's government.
In a joint statement on Syria, the US president and his Russian counterpart have agreed to fight "IS" extremists together. At a regional summit, the leaders also denied claims of Moscow interference in the US election.
Syrian ground troops have been battling to take back the last urban area held by "Islamic State" (IS). Airstrikes and artillery have reportedly killed dozens.
Amnesty International says the Syrian regime has conducted unlawful sieges aimed at forcing civilians from their homes ahead of "reconciliation" accords. It accuses Damascus of using "surrender or starve" tactics.
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