France's interior minister rejected calls from charities for a new migrant reception centre in the northern port of Calais.
Russia's defence ministry said a week ago it believed it may have killed Baghdadi.
- France has instructed local officials to show more humanity towards migrants, the government spokesman said.
Food aid has reached Syria's Kurdish-dominated city of Qamishli by road for the first time in two years.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to Kurdish YPG militia in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated.
It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled "caliphate" spanning parts of Syria and Iraq
The army took control of a number of blocks in the Jobar district.
U.S.-backed Syrian militias taking territory on the south bank of the Euphrates River with the aim of encircling the city.
he world body is providing life-saving aid to civilians caught up in conflicts across the Middle East and Africa.
Rebuilding institutions key for stability.