RT News - December 30, 2016 (12:00 MSK)

35 Russia diplomats are expelled from the U.S. as part of new sanctions, over claims that the Kremlin tried to influence the presidential election. Although questions remain whether American intelligence agencies can actually back up the allegations. A nationwide ceasefire brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran, brings a potentially pivotal halt to the conflict in Syria. There's more evidence that terrorists turned to chemical warfare in the Syrian city of Aleppo - as Sputnik's Arabic News Agency films an alleged weapons factory used by militants. The Pentagon says civilians may have been killed in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in the Iraqi city of Mosul, as a campaign to rid Islamic State from the region resumes.