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Syria’s civil war outlined from the beginning

More than 465,000 Syrians have been killed in the fighting, over a million injured, and over 12 million – half the country’s prewar population – have been displaced. Here is how and why the conflict started: What caused the uprising? While lack of freedoms and economic woes drove resentment of the Syrian government, the harsh crackdown on…


Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft outlined

Why the locations of settlements matter Settlements are scattered across the West Bank in a way that makes a contiguous Palestinian state impossible, while in Jerusalem the Israeli government has built settlements around the city to consolidate control over it. These “ring neighbourhoods” are a set of major settlement blocs to the north, east and…

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