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U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, shown here at a conference in April, says he will leave his post the last week of November. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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"Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election — coming up in November — against my administration," President Trump said Wednesday at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council. Looking on is U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters hide caption

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Hala, 9, receives treatment at a makeshift hospital following Syrian government bombardments on rebel-held town of Saqba, in Eastern Ghouta, on Thursday. Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on Monday. The Council voted on a resolution that expressed "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem," without mentioning the U.S. by name. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Carla Del Ponte, a former United Nations prosecutor and member of a U.N.-mandated commission of inquiry on the Syria conflict, at a 2013 press conference in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Several previous cease-fires have collapsed after a matter of days,€” but there is hope that this one will hold. On Saturday the U.N. Security Council supported the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the violence. AP hide caption

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