French President Hollande says he will work with Germany to persuade Russia to adopt long-lasting truce around Syria's second city.

Among bodies that Palestinians wanted to remove is that of Khalil al-Wazir, better known as Abu Jihad, who was assassinated by Israeli commandos in Tunisia in 1988, as well as another senior PLO figure.

Sheikh Malek Humoud Al-Sabah is among 71 hopefuls who filed to stand for election on first day of registration.

After losing several key cities, jihadists' ‘state’ is already looking threadbare and loss of Mosul would all but seal its disintegration.

Figure exceeds $15 billion which analyst has previously said could be value of issue.

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