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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. April 4, 2015

      Palestinians flee as jihadis overwhelm Damascus refugee camp

      Militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have seized nearly all of a Damascus district just outside...

    26. April 1, 2015

      Isis battles for foothold on the edge of Syrian capital

      Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Isis are pushing into a southern district of Damascus in a...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      March 20, 2015

      Syrian commandos

      Members of a female commando battalion in the Syrian Army sit atop a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a...

    28. March 17, 2015

      Monitors say Assad regime launched gas attack on Syria town

      Fresh allegations emerged on Tuesday of the use of chemical weapons in Syria by Bashar al-Assad’s regime, days after...

    29. March 7, 2015

      New EU Syria sanctions reveal regime collusion with Isis

      A Syrian businessman responsible for orchestrating millions of dollars worth of secret oil and gas trades between the...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    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 19, 2015

      Tensions rise between Israel and Hizbollah

      Tensions between Israel and the Iranian-backed militant organisation Hizbollah have mounted following an Israeli...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      December 9, 2014

      Firewood sellers in Damascus

      Men sell firewood on a rainy day in the Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria on Tuesday. The graffiti on the wall...

    36. December 7, 2014

      Syria accuses Israel of Damascus strikes

      The Syrian government on Sunday accused Israel of striking Damascus after a string of explosions in the capital that...

    37. 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....

    38. 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,...

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