Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said it is "totally unrealistic" for opposition coalition members to become ministers in the government, during an interview with AFP.
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The Islamic centre where the Manchester suicide bomber is thought to have prayed says the attack "has no place in Islam or any religion".
German chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi among those to praise "great spirit" of Manchester people.
The bomber's identity has been confirmed by Greater Manchester Police.