The CIA confirmed that Russia had tried to influence the result of the presidential election by hacking and leaking sensitive Democratic e-mails. The allegations were rubbished by Donald Trump’s team. America’s spooks are sure that Russia did try to intervene in the election; some are less certain than the CIA about the intent behind its actions. See article.
Mr Trump nominated Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, a surprise choice given that the chief executive of ExxonMobil has no experience of formal diplomacy, though he does have friendly ties with Russia. Rick Perry, a former governor of oil-rich Texas, is to head the Department of Energy, which he once forgot he wanted to abolish.
Syrian rebels1 inside Aleppo2, who have been reduced3 to holding just a sliver4 of the city, were reported to have surrendered5. But a deal6 under which they would be allowed to leave for the province of Idlib promptly7 ran into difficulties, and fighting resumed8. Anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 civilians9 are still trapped10 inside the tiny remaining enclave11. See here and here.
A bomb at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo killed at least 25 worshippers12, two days after two bomb attacks targeted police in the Egyptian capital. See article.
America said it would limit its arms sales to Saudi Arabia, following concerns13 about the high number of civilians being killed by Saudi air strikes in Yemen aimed at Houthi rebels.
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