Patrick McDonnell

Los Angeles Times

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Beirut Bureau Chief and former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times

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When residents of Cheran got sick of too much corruption and violence, and couldn’t trust the police or authorities to do anything about it, they took matters into their own hands.

In a tiny Mexican town, women fought corruption and won

When residents of Cheran got sick of too much corruption and violence, and couldn’t trust the police or authorities to do anything about it, they took matters into their own hands.

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So-called Syrian "peace talks" have broken down almost before they got started. The UN mediator asked for a pause in the violence to allow for humanitarian aid.

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So-called Syrian "peace talks" have broken down almost before they got started. The UN mediator asked for a pause in the violence to allow for humanitarian aid.

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The much-awaited Syrian peace conference is scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Switzerland.

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The much-awaited Syrian peace conference is scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Switzerland.

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