US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, became the first high-ranking official from the Trump administration to travel to Moscow. He said Syria's future does not include Assad and talked about as Russia's role in this conflict.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said relations between the US and Russia are at their lowest point in decades. Russia has been accused of interfering with the 2016 US presidential election.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has aired grievances concerning a dispute with Turkey during a state visit to the US. He has sought to win the support of Germany's Washington allies at next week's NATO summit.
Syria's third largest city has been cleared of armed opposition for the first time since 2011. Once the center of the revolt against the Assad regime, Homs' clearance marks a major shift in the balance of forces.
G7 Foreign Ministers have agreed to pursue a peaceful resolution to the war in Syria but added that President Assad must be removed from power. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is now due hold crunch talks in Moscow.
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