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What to read if you want to understand the situation in Syria

These articles cut through all the complexity and help you get your head around this roiling war.

Military suspends soldiers, airmen amid hospital bombing probe

The US gunship relied on a physical description of an Afghan compound, which led it to attack the wrong target, a report found.

Russia says Turkey’s shooting of jet was ‘planned’

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia has “no intention to go to war with Turkey,” despite the “provocation.”

Belgium’s divisions hamper efforts to stem terrorist threat

The failure to stop two brothers clearly flagged as extremists before the Paris carnage highlighted the tribal squabbles of the country.

In bid to end strife, Kerry meets with Israelis, Palestinians

Secretary of State John Kerry visited Israel and the West Bank for the first time in more than a year on Tuesday.

Ebola claims the life of Liberian teenager

The death is the first fatality since July in one of the three West African countries hit hardest by the worst ever outbreak of the disease.

Opinion & Ideas

opinion | Ban Ki-moon

// The Paris climate challenge

The talks in Paris must be the turning point toward a low-emission, climate-resilient future.



// A criminal trial for leaks could boomerang on the Vatican

The Vatican’s effort to claim the moral high ground could be damaging, both immediately and over the long haul.

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.

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.