Turkey's foreign ministry on Saturday advised people to postpone all non-urgent travel to Russia, the latest move in an escalating row between Moscow and Ankara over a Russian jet downed by Turkey on Tuesday.
The Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), a new Western-backed rebel alliance, continued its progress against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria's al-Hasakah province near the Iraqi borders on Sunday, a monitor group reported.
Islamic State's official magazine carried a photo on Wednesday of a Schweppes drink it said was used to make an improvised bomb that brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board.
The Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes made new progress in the southern countryside of the northern province of Aleppo, just two days after breaking the militant siege on a key airbase there.
Egyptian investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat was released from the custody of military prosecution on Tuesday, two days after his detention on charges of publishing false news aimed at harming national security, state-owned Ahram Online reported.