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UN adopts resolution supporting Syria ceasefire

Security Council unanimously passes resolution supporting the ceasefire and peace talks scheduled for next month.

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Rebels: Ceasefire 'void' if government bombing persists

Opposition groups warn they will cancel truce if government offensive persists in area northwest of Damascus.

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Baghdad: Double bomb attack hits Al Sinak market

At least 28 Iraqis killed and dozens wounded as blasts triggered by suicide bombers strike crowd during morning rush.

Al Sinak market

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Court upholds deal to transfer Red Sea islands

Cairo court upholds lower court's verdict that annulled decision voiding territorial agreement with Saudi Arabia.

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Russia seeks UN endorsement of Syria truce

Security Council expected to vote on proposed resolution after Russian ambassador submits final document on ceasefire.

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Israel issues travel warning for India

"Imminent terrorist attacks" in India's southwest the reason given behind warning issued by Israeli PM's office.

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Agreement to hand over Red Sea islands approved

Cairo court yet to issue final ruling but agreement to transfer two islands already sent to parliament for ratification.

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Asli Erdogan, Necmiye Alpay, Zana Kaya released

Asli Erdogan, along with Necmiye Alpay and Zana Kay, freed on first day of their trial in Istanbul on terrorism charges.

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Clashes erupt near Damascus despite truce

Sporadic fighting erupts in at least two places but no civilian casualties reported since nationwide truce took effect.

Aleppo

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Commission clears draft expanding Erdogan's power

Draft constitutional amendments will abolish prime minister's post to hand full executive powers to the presidency.

Turkish parliament

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