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    1. August 18, 2015

      Aleppo divided by push to drop Syrian pound for Turkish lira

      In Syria’s rebel-held north, a new dividing line has emerged, and it is not about opinion on President Bashar al-Assad....

    2. August 14, 2015

      Syrian Islamist rebel group looks to the west

      Ahrar al-Sham, once seen as a fading rebel force of Syria’s war, with an ideology a step away from al-Qaeda, is...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      August 12, 2015

      Running for cover in Damascus

      A woman pushes a baby stroller as she rushes away after what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria‘s...

    2. July 16, 2015

      The fate of a febrile Middle East is in Iran’s hands

      The historic deal over Iran’s nuclear programme has taken years to negotiate; its repercussions will likewise take...

    3. July 3, 2015

      Godfathers fight for a piece of the action on Syrian TV

      Syrian television is making viewers an offer they can’t refuse: two rival versions of The Godfather fighting to...

    4. July 2, 2015

      UK air strikes against Isis in Syria move closer

      British air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria have moved closer after the government said it was time to...

    5. June 24, 2015

      Isis destroys two shrines near Palmyra

      Militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have blown up two ancient shrines near eastern Syria’s...

    6. June 24, 2015

      Syria edges towards partition

      On a visit to Syria early this month, Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds force of the Islamic...

    7. June 21, 2015

      Tetronics wins UK mandate for chemical weapons disposal project

      A small UK company owned by private investors including former Jarvis chief Paris Moayedi has been commissioned by the...

    8. June 17, 2015

      Saudi defence minister to meet Vladimir Putin for talks on Syria

      Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s defence minister, is travelling to Russia this week as the oil-rich kingdom...

    9. June 8, 2015

      Battling Isis: A long campaign ahead

      When jihadi forces over-ran Iraq’s strategic city of Ramadi last month, officials and analysts rushed to explain how...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      June 3, 2015

      Escaping the bombing

      A man holds a baby who survived what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syrian president...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      May 29, 2015

      Removing Bashar al-Assad

      A member of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front takes down a picture of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern city...

    12. May 20, 2015

      Isis seizes historic Syrian city of Palmyra

      Ancient city of Palmyra falls to Isis Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have seized the Syrian...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 ...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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