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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 15, 2015

      Syrian airstrikes

      Children walk over rubble carrying a bag of bread after airstrikes by warplanes loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      May 12, 2015

      Running for cover

      A man takes pictures of civilians lying down to take cover after hearing shelling in Aleppo on Tuesday ...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 8, 2015

      Bombing in Idlib

      Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria‘s president...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      April 29, 2015

      Syrian attack

      A man reacts after a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad exploded in Aleppo’s...

    3. April 29, 2015

      Louay Hussein, mainstay of Syria opposition, flees to Turkey

      A decades-long mainstay of Syria’s domestic opposition sought for years to convince both the regime of Bashar al-Assad and...

    4. April 13, 2015

      Syria’s rebels heartened by healing of Sunni Arab rift

      Syria’s rebels are on the offensive once again as their regional backers unite in a Sunni Muslim resurgence and prioritise...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      April 2, 2015

      Evacuating in Aleppo

      A boy carries two children as he evacuates them from a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces...

    6. March 30, 2015

      Fighters flock back to resurgent al-Nusra

      Jabhat al-Nusra, Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate, is once more in the ascendant after being eclipsed by Islamic State of Iraq and...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      March 27, 2015

      Watching warplanes

      Children look up at warplanes loyal to Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad as rebel fighters try to fire at the planes in...

    8. March 24, 2015

      Canada to join air strikes in Syria

      Canada will join the US and Arab allies in launching air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant,...

    9. FT Alphaville

      March 17, 2015

      Saudi oil: Peak conspiracy

      The oil world’s been full of speculation about the shift of strategy last year by Saudi Arabia which saw it keep the pumps...

    10. March 3, 2015

      Syria: Rebels with a lost cause

      Tha’er gave up on the Syrian uprising the day he was ordered to turn his guns on men he had fought alongside for two years....

    11. FT Photo Diary

      February 26, 2015

      Hit by barrel bombs

      Men inspect the damage at a site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria‘s...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      February 19, 2015

      Rainbow over Ratian

      A rebel fighter carries his weapon as he walks in front of a rainbow in Ratian village, north of Aleppo, after what the...

    13. February 13, 2015

      Obama has bumbled into the right Syria policy

      Messaging matters, and US President Barack Obama’s painfully public vacillation on what to do with Syria’s Bashar al-Assad...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      February 11, 2015

      Cold comfort in Istanbul

      Syrian refugees brave the cold and snow as they walk to a metro station in Istanbul on Wednesday, at the start of a day’s...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      February 9, 2015

      Douma destruction

      A boy stands on rubble as people try to put out a fire after airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President...

    16. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. It’s a big day for Angela Merkel, who meets Barack Obama today in a bid to secure...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      February 2, 2015

      Hospital in Damascus

      Syrian children react as they wait for treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel held area of Douma, north east of the...

    18. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Spectre of Isis haunts Middle East debate

      There was something symbolic about the warmth of the reception afforded to Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the president...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      January 22, 2015

      Injured in Douma

      A wounded Syrian child receives treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel held area of Douma, northeast of the capital...

    20. January 20, 2015

      Renewed flames of Sunni-Shia conflict threaten to engulf Middle East

      When the radical totalitarians of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, burst out of eastern Syria into...

    21. January 11, 2015

      ‘The Iron Cage of Liberalism’, by Daniel Ritter

      Why were the Middle East revolutions that replaced authoritarian regimes with relatively little bloodshed as peaceful as...

    22. January 2, 2015

      More than 100,000 killed in one of Middle East’s bloodiest years

      They were killed in barrel bomb explosions while sitting in their homes, hit by stray gunfire, pummeled by million-dollar...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      November 24, 2014

      Carrying the fight in Aleppo

      Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they move towards their positions at the frontline against...

    24. November 23, 2014

      US and Turkey remain divided over Syria path

      Joe Biden, the US vice-president, on Sunday rounded off a trip to Turkey in which he sought to bridge the gap with Ankara...

    25. November 18, 2014

      Syrian rebels unite in ‘battle of destiny’ for Aleppo

      On a 10km stretch of road north of Aleppo, Syria’s rebel forces are engulfed in a “battle of destiny” for control of a...

    26. The World

      November 14, 2014

      Is the West in alliance with Assad?

      The US and its allies are at war with ISIS in Iraq and Syria. ISIS is at war with the Syrian government. So does that mean...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      November 7, 2014

      Bombing in Aleppo

      Reuters A rebel fighter runs through dust towards an area damaged by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by...

    28. October 30, 2014

      Until we understand Isis, we cannot hope to defeat it

      It is time to admit the inadmissible: the west is not yet equipped to dismantle Isis. Our weaknesses are its strengths. Too...

    29. October 21, 2014

      Assad still using chemical weapons, say Syrian rebels

      It was yet another missile, one of many fired by the Syrian regime at the rebel-controlled Jobar district of Damascus. But...

    30. October 17, 2014

      Obama faces rising pressure to escalate military campaign against Isis

      Only weeks into a conflict he long shunned, Barack Obama is already coming under pressure to escalate his military campaign...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      October 7, 2014

      Pro Assad forces regain Hama

      George Ourfalian/Reuters Forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad burn a flag of al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Zor...

    32. October 6, 2014

      Turkey demands US target Assad as price of co-operation

      Turkey has demanded that the US take military action against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad as a condition...

    33. October 2, 2014

      The fatal flaw in the west’s fight against Isis

      Istanbul has lost none of its magical energy. Turkey, though, has mislaid its geopolitical compass. Not so long ago, Recep...

    34. September 25, 2014

      Bashar al-Assad seeks to reap benefits from US-led raids in Syria

      In Syria’s media war, the Assad government is playing to win. Even as US officials insist they are not helping their Syria’s...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      September 25, 2014

      Damage in Douma

      Bassam Khabieh/Reuters Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists say were four air strikes by forces loyal to...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      September 19, 2014

      Aleppo rescue

      Hosam Katan/Reuters A man carries an injured child after what activists said were barrel bombs were dropped by forces of...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      September 17, 2014

      Surviving Damascus

      Badra Mamet/Reuters Residents carry an injured man after what activists said were two air strikes by forces of Syria’s...

    38. The A-List

      September 16, 2014

      US must work harder to win over Arab regimes on Isis

      The US administration is trying to convince its populace and the world that it is successfully forging a new alliance in the...

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