|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.