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UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria “without delay.”

Bishop at heart of abuse coverup claims testifies in Chile

Juan Barros has been accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring the abuse of young parishioners.

Deaths mount in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution

Government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people.

Over 40 should face trial for South Sudan atrocities, UN team says

Harrowing testimony and thousands of documents have implicated the officials in mass atrocities in the four-year civil war.

Afghanistan breaks ground on 1,127-mile ‘peace pipeline’

One of the boldest efforts to date to stabilize Afghanistan through economic development began Friday.

Trump announces wave of new sanctions against North Korea

The measures target 27 shipping companies and 28 vessels, which are registered in North Korea and six other countries.

Opinion & Ideas


// The promise of health care for Iraq veterans

A judge’s decision linking burn pit exposure to lung disease offers a glimmer of hope for better health care coverage for veterans of Iraq.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes


// A rampant prescription, a hidden peril

Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

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