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· June, 2018

Stories about War & Conflict from June, 2018

Did Syrians really have a choice? Final days in Ghouta: Caught between an immediate death and a delayed one

"Should we leave the land of our childhood? How can I take my wife and kids from a dark reality to an unknown one? Many questions and no definitive answers."

Peace marchers from Helmand look to change Afghanistan's narrative

"Seeing them was a moment of joy and healing for mom and me."

Gangs and trade wars: What kind of Mexico awaits the new president?

"Today in Mexico one does not attain power with weapons, but controls access to power with weapons."

This digital novel narrates the violence against ethnic Chinese during the 1998 riots in Indonesia

"20 years on, 1998 is barely acknowledged. There [are] a lot of things to be done in terms of healing, to obtain some forms of justice."

Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead

"It is virtually impossible to know who are our enemies and who are our friends."

Nicaraguan protesters and journalists face violent attacks on the streets and online

Journalists are being assaulted and have their equipment stolen, Nicaraguans’ Wi-Fi identifiers have been hacked.

‘You cannot be a liberator and a thief at the same time': Video shows Russian forces disciplining Syrian soldiers for looting

"Russia appears to be casting itself as a protector of the same people whom its forces have either killed, maimed or made homeless"

Meet the candidates competing to be Mexico's next president

Introducing Mexico's presidential candidates. Among them, a third time presidential hopeful, and a candidate proposing to amputate the hands of corrupt officials. Literally.

The death of Afonso Dhlakama: Mozambique's legendary politician and ex-guerilla leaves a legacy

Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama was "a hero for some and a villain, maybe even the devil, for others. The reasons for considering him as one or the other are fair."

With elections fast approaching in Mexico, what is at stake for citizens?

This is the first in a series of four articles focused on México’s upcoming elections. In this post: A look at the political background and the emergence of new candidates.

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