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Putin critic Navalny jailed after protests across Russia
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was handed a 15-day jail sentence on Monday for his part in a big anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition's morale a year before a presidential election.

U.S.-backed Syrian militias say pause operations near Tabqa dam
BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias said they temporarily halted military operations near the hydroelectric Tabqa Dam on the Euphrates river on Monday to allow government engineers access to carry out work.

Israel urges citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai, citing IS threat
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Monday urged citizens vacationing in Egypt's Sinai peninsula to leave immediately, saying the threat of attacks inspired by Islamic State and other jihadi groups was high.

Syrian rebels resume withdrawal from last Homs bastion: monitor
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hundreds of rebels left their last bastion in Syria's Homs city on Monday, resuming an evacuation expected to be among the largest of its kind under a Russian-backed deal with the government, state media and a monitor said.

Turks in Germany start voting in referendum on boosting Erdogan's powers
BERLIN (Reuters) - Turks living in Germany began casting their ballots on Monday in a referendum which proposes changing Turkey's constitution to increase President Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Syria's Raqqa expected to join Kurdish-led federalism: Kurdish leader
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The northern Syrian city of Raqqa is expected to join a decentralized system of government being set up by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies once it is freed from Islamic State, a leading Kurdish politician told Reuters on Monday.