If all goes well, the guns in Syria will fall silent for the first time in half a decade. But not everyone involved in the fighting is planning to cooperate. And Turkey claims the right to keep after Kurdish rebels across the border.
The Kurdish regional head has vowed never to return to "the failed partnership" with Baghdad, ahead of Monday's independence vote which Iran, Iraq and Turkey all oppose. Earlier, Iran halted flights to and from the area.
The battle for "Islamic State" stronghold Raqqa has reached its final stages, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the US-backed multi-ethnic alliance fighting IS. Karlos Zurutuza reports from Raqqa.
Representatives of the Syrian opposition and President Bashar al-Assad's regime are meeting in Astana for a sixth round of talks. They are hoping to secure a ceasefire, but how far off is a lasting peace agreement?
Two-time World Cup champions Argentina remain in danger of not qualifying for Russia after earning only a draw against Venezuela. In Europe, Turkey kept their hopes of qualifying alive with a 1-0 win over Croatia.
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