The influence of a war photograph

Notebook: What Omran Daqneesh’s family needs is a Syrian ceasefire


A plot reminiscent of a cold war classic

Notebook: Curious events around Trump make for a juicy conspiracy theory

The march of the sisterhood

Notebook: The UK leader has a more promising record than her predecessors on appointing other women

Thousands gather at Trafalgar Square, London, England, UK on Tuesday 28 June 2016 to protest the Brexit result from the EU Referendum.

Young people feel betrayed by Brexit

Notebook: Many millennials failed to turn out to vote in the referendum

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 12: FBI agents investigate near the damaged rear wall of the Pulse Nightclub where Omar Mateen allegedly killed at least 50 people on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The mass shooting killed at least 50 people and injuring 53 others in what is the deadliest mass shooting in the countryÕs history. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

The deadly draw of the Isis brand

Notebook: The Orlando massacre has benefited the group at a time when it desperately needs it

The most impossible job in the world

Notebook – Quite rightly, it is time for a woman to be chief of the international organisation

How Israel can marshal the ‘good news’

The country is basking in a newfound convergence of interests with Arab states

An inconvenient truth and a line in sand

Notebook: It is an enduring habit to blame outsiders for the ruinous state of the region

Khan is new role model for young Muslims

Notebook: It is right that London should prove that tolerance, and merit, still prevail

Clinton trumps Trump with the woman card

Gender will play a crucial role in the presidential election campaign

Egyptian satire and slim propaganda text

The country is more repressive than during the rule of Mubarak

The Brexiteers at the school gates

Notebook: Those you would not expect are buying the Leave campaign’s logic

US takes cyber warfare mainstream

No one, Moscow included, will argue against America’s use of the internet to attack Isis

A desperate search for the jihadi profile

Notebook: The drive to fight has roots in prisons and depression, as well as religion

An education for Trump on foreign policy

He needs a crash course in international relations and to learn to differentiate friends from foes

Notebook: Les Républicains and their bookstores

Presumed presidential candidates in France seek to seduce their voters with prose

Miracle path to a frozen Syrian conflict

We should rejoice over the ceasefire but should also remember what the truce cannot achieve

Notebook: Iran’s hardliners are rocked

How creative electioneering from a popular politician helped reformists storm back into parliament

Tech comes to rescue in migrant crisis

Notebook: This isn’t a magic wand but is a more creative treatment of the refugees’ issues

Death in Aleppo, victory in Russia

Syria’s crisis is set to be bigger and nastier. We can no longer look the other way


Roula Khalaf Roula Khalaf is Deputy Editor of the Financial Times. She has worked for the FT since 1995, first as north Africa correspondent, then Middle East correspondent and most recently as Middle East editor. Before joining the FT, she was a staff writer for Forbes magazine in New York.

Roula oversees the FT's network of foreign correspondents and bureaus. She writes regularly on global politics and business.

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