This is BBC World News with me, Alice Baxter. The latest headlines:
Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused the country’s president of violating the constitution. He says the president Fuad Masum missed a deadline to appoint a new prime minister for the sake of political goals.
A three-day truce between Israel and the Palestinians which began overnight appears to be holding in Gaza. Meanwhile, an Israeli delegation has arrived in Cairo for indirect talks with the Palestinians, aimed at finding a longer term solution to the conflict.
The outgoing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared victory in the country’s first direct presidential election. He says he wants to start a new period of social reconciliation.