Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

For the Record

The Coast Guard said Monday that the first of eight Navy cutters had begun patrolling waters off Abkhazia, where tensions are running high over a Georgian blockade. (Reuters)

Israel has not given up the option of a military response to Tehran’s nuclear program, senior officials said Monday, after President Dmitry Medvedev said his Israeli counterpart assured him it would not attack Iran. (Reuters)

A leading Muslim cleric, Ismail Bostanov, was shot dead in his car in Karachayevo-Cherkessia last weekend, investigators said Monday. (AP)