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    1. August 28, 2016

      Syrian rebels backed by Turkey advance into Kurdish territory

      Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish artillery and fighter jets, pushed deeper into territory controlled by Kurdish...

    2. August 23, 2016

      Russia and Iran find common cause in backing Syria’s Assad regime

      Ever since Russia sent its air force into Syria last September to salvage the regime of Bashar al-Assad, President...

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    1. The Exchange

      August 11, 2016

      Jihadi group rebranding is an opportunity for Syria

      In an extraordinary turnround, the second largest Islamist extremist group fighting the Syrian regime appears to have...

    2. August 3, 2016

      Great risks lie ahead in the battle for Aleppo

      The battle for Aleppo has reached a critical phase. The city, once Syria’s largest now much of it destroyed, has seen...

    3. August 3, 2016

      Rebel offensive aims to retake Aleppo areas held in Assad siege

      Syrian rebels launched a fresh push to break through a siege on their stronghold in Aleppo, in what opposition forces...

    4. August 1, 2016

      Rebel-held Aleppo takes cover from air strikes under tyre smoke

      Large parts of Aleppo were shrouded in smoke on Monday after people in the besieged Syrian rebel stronghold burnt tyres...

    5. July 28, 2016

      Syrian jihadi group al-Nusra breaks link with al-Qaeda

      The leader of al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, has announced it will split from the global jihadi group to...

    6. July 20, 2016

      Syrian refugee support for Erdogan repays past favours

      As military vehicles rolled in to confront protesters in Istanbul’s Fatih district during Turkey’s failed coup, Syrian...

    7. July 13, 2016

      It is too early to declare that Isis is on the run

      News that the US is sending 560 more troops to Iraq as part of the push to recapture the northern city of Mosul from...

    8. June 22, 2016

      Russia and Iran move towards a political solution for Syria

      As the treacherous swirls of the multi-sided fighting in Syria keep sinking hopes of relief for its brutalised people,...

    9. June 20, 2016

      US diplomats speak unrestrained truth to power on Syria

      After five years of civil war, about 400,000 dead and the creation of more than 10m displaced persons and refugees,...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      June 7, 2016

      Bashar al-Assad addresses Parliament

      Syrian President Bashar al-Assad waves before addressing the new parliament in Damascus   ...

    11. June 3, 2016

      UN faces mounting pressure to start Syria aid airdrops

      The UN has faced mounting pressure this week to use aid airdrops to reach the hundreds of thousands of Syrians living...

    12. June 1, 2016

      How Israel can marshal the ‘good news’ from the Middle East

      It is not often I hear the words “good news” associated with the Middle East. In fact, I can’t think of anything that...

    13. May 25, 2016

      American sanctions are hitting the wrong target in Lebanon

      Lebanon has been at risk of getting sucked into the vortex of the ethno-sectarian war raging across its border with...

    14. May 19, 2016

      Syria regime gains from rebel infighting to advance near Damascus

      Syrian state forces, backed by Hizbollah, the Lebanese militia, have advanced into the besieged southern outskirts of...

    15. May 16, 2016

      Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the lure of the strongman

      The rise of Donald Trump has been accompanied by predictable murmurs of “only in America”. But the Trump phenomenon is...

    16. May 5, 2016

      Dozens killed in Syria camp air strike

      At least 28 people, including women and children, were killed when air strikes hit a camp for internally displaced...

    17. May 4, 2016

      US and Russia extend Syria ceasefire to Aleppo

      The US and Russia have agreed to extend the fragile ceasefire in Syria to Aleppo, the city that has been the site of...

    18. April 29, 2016

      Aleppo action clarifies Russian ambitions in Syria

      With peace talks on Syria suspended in Geneva, the collapse of the two-month-old cessation of hostilities is all but...

    19. April 17, 2016

      Israel will never give up Golan, says Netanyahu

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, said on Sunday the Golan Heights would “never” be returned to Syria, as he...

    20. April 17, 2016

      Palmyra is the site of war crimes as well as world heritage

      Minutes after news broke that the Unesco world heritage site of Palmyra had been liberated from the Islamic extremists...

    21. April 16, 2016

      Iran deploys army to bolster support for Syrian president

      Iran has deployed the regular army in its first overseas operation since the 1979 Revolution to bolster Syrian leader...

    22. April 13, 2016

      Bashar al-Assad delays peace talks for elections in Syria

      Parliamentary elections were held in Syria on Wednesday, coinciding with the opening of international peace...

    23. April 12, 2016

      Russia runs up against Bashar al-Assad’s defences

      As yet another round of UN-hosted talks to find a path out of Syria’s civil war begins in Geneva this week, reignited...

    24. April 6, 2016

      Panama Papers reveal companies blacklisted by US

      Amid the prime ministers and actors named in the massive leak of documents from a secretive Panamanian law firm, the...

    25. April 6, 2016

      A world order reshaped by Vladimir Putin’s ambition

      Moscow is out to change the world order, according to General Philip Breedlove, Nato’s military commander. The entire...

    26. April 6, 2016

      How laundered money shapes London’s property market

      For three-quarters of Londoners under 35, owning a home in the capital remains out of reach. But according to the...

    27. March 27, 2016

      Syrian forces retake Palmyra from Isis

      Syria’s armed forces say they have driven Isis militants out of Palmyra, recapturing the city of Roman ruins as part of...

    28. March 24, 2016

      Russia and US pledge renewed effort for Syria peace

      Russia and the US pledged on Thursday to push for a faster political resolution to the Syrian crisis and broaden their...

    29. March 20, 2016

      Russia is following a clear strategy in Syria

      Vladimir Putin’s decision to pull Russian troops out of Syria hit the headlines around the world. But it should have...

    30. March 17, 2016

      Fatalism taints the Obama doctrine

      Dwight D Eisenhower left the White House in 1961 cautioning against the designs of the military-industrial complex...

    31. March 17, 2016

      Syria crisis: Russian pullback could force Assad into peace talks

      Vladimir Putin’s partial withdrawal of Russia’s air force from Syria has led to speculation he is ready to jettison...

    32. March 16, 2016

      Vladimir Putin’s hollow victory in the Syrian killing fields

      Vladimir Putin has long enjoyed a reputation for springing surprises on the international stage. He has done so again...

    33. Brussels Blog

      March 16, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Parsing Putin

      This is Wednesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    34. March 15, 2016

      Russia cuts its losses in Syria

      In six short months Russia’s military intervention in Syria has shifted the path of the country’s grinding civil war —...

    35. March 15, 2016

      Putin’s Syrian exit hailed as mission accomplished on Russian TV

      As some of Russia’s pilots flew home from Syria on Tuesday, Russian television showed jubilant crowds of hundreds of...

    36. March 15, 2016

      Mercurial Putin keeps the west guessing in Syria

      Vladimir Putin is full of surprises. His decision to withdraw Russia’s “basic forces” from Syria was forecast by no...

    37. March 14, 2016

      Putin orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria

      Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered his armed forces to start pulling out of Syria on Tuesday after a...

    38. The Exchange

      March 14, 2016

      Putin’s Syria ‘success’ has come at an amazing cost

      Is this Vladimir Putin’s “mission accomplished” moment? In a surprise move, the Russian president announced on Monday...

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