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    1. January 31, 2016

      Blasts close to Damascus Shia shrine kill 45 — ministry

      AMMAN/BEIRUT, Jan 31 — At least 45 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers...

    2. January 30, 2016

      Main Syrian opposition team heads to Geneva as peace talks open

      AMMAN/GENEVA, Jan 30 — A delegation from Syria’s main opposition group has flown to Geneva to assess whether to join...

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    1. January 26, 2016

      Isis empowered by shifting forces in southern Syria

      Just above the confluence of the Rakad and Yarmouk rivers, on a high ridge of land in southern Syria, a new military...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      January 25, 2016

      Children of Damascus

      Children attend a party for children affected by war and in need for psychological support, in the Douma neighborhood...

    3. January 22, 2016

      Vladimir Putin asked Bashar al-Assad to step down

      Just weeks before his death on January 3, Colonel-General Igor Sergun, director of Russia’s GRU military intelligence...

    4. January 15, 2016

      Syria’s ‘surrender or starve’ sieges prolonged for profit

      After months on the brink of starvation in the besieged city of Deir Ezzor, well-off Syrians such as Fadi began selling...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2016

      Finding food in Ghouta

      A child from the Abu Sleiman family has a lunch at his house in the Syrian town of Beit Nayem, in the rebel-held...

    6. January 8, 2016

      Dozens die of hunger in besieged Syrian town

      Dozens of people have died of hunger in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya and more than 20,000 are at risk of...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      January 6, 2016

      Damascus airstrike

      Syrians evacuate a wounded man on a stretcher following an airstrike by Syrian government forces in Damascus’...

    8. December 26, 2015

      Syrian rebel leader killed in air raid

      A senior commander of the powerful Syrian rebel group Jaysh al-Islam has been killed in an air raid on eastern Ghouta,...

    9. December 20, 2015

      Israel shelled after militant Samir Kantar dies in Syria strike

      Rockets were fired into Israel from southern Lebanon on Sunday evening, hours after a suspected Israeli air strike...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      December 14, 2015

      Living in fear

      A Syrian man escorts his injured wife following reported air strikes by regime forces on the town of al-Nashabiyah in...

    11. December 9, 2015

      Centre of Syria’s revolution falls to Damascus

      Rebels are leaving their last stronghold in the Syrian city of Homs in a truce that gives President Bashar al-Assad...

    12. The World

      December 2, 2015

      Why the FT uses the term 'Isis'

      What should we call the world’s deadliest terrorist group? Should it be Isil, Isis, Islamic state, so-called Islamic...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      November 18, 2015

      Wounded by an airstrike

      A wounded Syrian boy cries at a makeshift hospital following a reported air strike by government forces in the rebel...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      November 18, 2015

      Destruction in Douma

      Syrian children walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the Syrian capital...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      November 10, 2015

      Driving through Douma

      A Syrian man and his son drive in vehicle battered by years on conflict in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      November 5, 2015

      Syrians caged in Douma

      Syrians are seen inside a cage in Douma, the largest opposition stronghold on the outskirts of Damascus. It has been...

    17. November 2, 2015

      Isis claims activist killing in Turkey

      A chill ran through the Syrian activist community in Turkey on Monday after Isis claimed responsibility for two...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      October 29, 2015

      Airstrikes in Douma

      Syrians walk through debris following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held town of...

    19. The Exchange

      October 5, 2015

      Why Putin made his big move on Syria

      Russia’s operation in Syria marks a new era in its political development. For the first time in more than a quarter of...

    20. September 23, 2015

      Russia’s Syria build-up takes Iran by surprise

      The US is not the only country puzzled by Moscow’s recent military build- up in Syria. The leaders of Iran, supporters...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      September 23, 2015

      Damascus tombstones

      A Syrian boy sits at a tombstone shop at the entrance of a cemetery in Damascus on Wednesday as Muslims prepare to...

    22. September 11, 2015

      Russia calls on US to co-operate with its military in Syria

      Russia has called on the US to co-operate with its military in Syria to avert “unintended incidents” as Moscow boosts...

    23. August 21, 2015

      Poland favours Christian refugees from Syria

      What Adnan Saad remembers from his home in Damascus are bombings in his neighbourhood and constant fear for his...

    24. 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...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      July 16, 2015

      New clothes in Damascus

      Children carry bags of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of...

    26. July 8, 2015

      The ‘name game’ for Syria after Assad

      Here we go again. Talk of a Syrian regime collapse is back in vogue, whispers of this long-awaited demise are doing the...

    27. 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...

    28. June 23, 2015

      Syria: A fight for credibility

      Under a cloud of cigarette smoke, Syrian rebels crowded in a Jordanian safe house debate methods to ease tensions with...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      June 17, 2015

      Wounded child in Douma

      A young wounded Syrian girl waits for treatment at the Unified Medical Office for Douma, a make-shift medical centre in...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      June 15, 2015

      Fighters on the road to Damascus

      Opposition fighters belonging to the Islamist group Ansar al-Islam and the Ahrar ash-Sham (Islamic Movement of the Free...

    31. 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...

    32. May 25, 2015

      Give Syria’s refugees cash and dignity, not food and blankets

      The oasis city of Palmyra has been seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). What if Damascus were to...

    33. May 21, 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...

    34. May 17, 2015

      Syrian middle class suffers as economy hit by rebel gains

      Syrians first turned to the popular Facebook page “Mortar shell diaries of Damascus” to trace explosions in their...

    35. May 1, 2015

      Armenia in Venice: The past and the furious

      For the Damascus-born artist Hrair Sarkissian, the issue of the Armenian genocide of 1915 always dominated family...

    36. April 30, 2015

      Regional shifts pile pressure on the Assads

      Bashar al-Assad’s regime is once again starting to lose ground in the multi-sided war of attrition in Syria, now...

    37. April 9, 2015

      Isis senses chance to make territorial gains in Syria

      It used all its trademark tactics, setting up sleeper cells and quietly building up a presence. Yet once again the...

    38. April 8, 2015

      Closure of Syria’s last border crossing hits Jordan economy

      The four-lane highway from Amman to Damascus, which was still open to traffic until last week, now ends abruptly at the...

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