10 must-reads for today

A woman in tears after identifying the body of a relative who was killed in the hotel siege in Nairobi.
A woman in tears after identifying the body of a relative who was killed in the hotel siege in Nairobi.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

1 Nairobi hotel siege over

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said yesterday that the gunmen who stormed an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi had been "eliminated" after an almost 20-hour siege in which hundreds of civilians were rescued. The attack, which killed 14 people, was claimed by Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 17, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe