Member states of the global chemical watchdog voted to suspend rights and privileges of Syria’s Bashar al Assad regime, including the right to vote at the organisation.
The committee is to include 150 members — a third picked by the regime, another by the opposition, and the remaining third by the United Nations.
Washington has helped the YPG - the Syrian wing of the PKK - which is recognised as a terrorist organisation by both the US and Turkey, to become the primary winner of the civil war.
Coalition missile strikes have killed 42 people including 13 civilians in the last enclave held by the terror group in eastern Syria.
More than 600,000 refugees and other migrants have reached Italy from Libya since 2014.
While the conflict that has ravaged Syria over the past six years devastated many of its historic crafts, the production of the oud, a pear-shaped traditional musical instrument, has been particularly hard hit.
A spokesman for the UNHCR said it was too early to say if the returnees were directly linked to a drop in violence.
Measure drafted by Canada passes by a vote of 122 to 13 in the 193-nation assembly, with 36 abstentions. Russia, Iran and China oppose the resolution.
Staffan de Mistura also plans to hold meetings with US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.
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