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    1. 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 world’s...

    2. 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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    1. 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 the...

    2. 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 bid to...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 the...

    5. 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 Assad...

    6. 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....

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. January 19, 2015

      Tensions rise between Israel and Hizbollah

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

    11. 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 reads:...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. September 15, 2014

      Think Lebanon rather than D-Day in campaign against Isis

      From US air power above to the grassroots intelligence contacts of Turkish, Kurdish and Iranian security apparatus on the...

    19. August 26, 2014

      US deploys drones as it considers air strikes on Isis in Syria

      The US has begun drone flights over Syria as the Pentagon readies military options for President Barack Obama to extend...

    20. August 20, 2014

      Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York – review

      While other arts institutions spend the dog days playing and napping, the New Museum treats summer as a serious time. It has...

    21. August 17, 2014

      Isis continues to make gains in Syria despite pressures in Iraq

      The advances by US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Iraq may comfort those living in the country’s semi-autonomous...

    22. The World

      August 7, 2014

      Meanwhile, outside Gaza, civilians are also dying

      The Gaza strip was not the only place where civilians were suffering and dying last week. There were (and are) several other...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 16, 2014

      Insurgent finance

      A start-up whose balance sheet expanded more than 250 per cent overnight might ring alarm bells. On the other hand, this...

    24. beyondbrics

      June 11, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Iraq strikes defiant tone on oil output | Oil minister seeks to play down fears over escalating unrest,...

    25. June 10, 2014

      Iraq alliances twisted by Syria conflict

      Iraq’s Shia-dominated government, which once aired testimony of alleged al-Qaeda militants admitting being trained in Syria,...

    26. June 8, 2014

      Iran’s plan for Syria aims to woo Saudi Arabia and the west

      The election in Syria last week that secured Bashar al-Assad a third term as president has been denounced by the opposition...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      June 3, 2014

      Syrian presidential elections

      Louai Beshara/AFP A Syrian woman holds a ballot paper showing the portraits of the three presidential candidates (LtoR):...

    28. June 2, 2014

      Iran sees Assad poll as victory over regional rivals

      For Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the certain victory of Bashar al-Assad in a presidential election on Tuesday is a...

    29. June 2, 2014

      France arrests four suspected of ties with Syrian jihadists

      French police have arrested four people suspected of recruiting volunteers for Islamist groups in Syria days after capturing...

    30. May 18, 2014

      Rebels kill head of Syria’s air defence force

      The head of Syria’s air defence force has been killed in a rebel attack on the outskirts of Damascus, opposition and...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      May 16, 2014

      Posing with Assad

      Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters A man takes a photo of his friend in front of a poster of Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad at...

    32. May 13, 2014

      Saudi Arabia moves to ease regional tensions with Iran

      Saudi Arabia has invited Iran’s foreign minister to visit Riyadh to ease tensions between the two Gulf superpowers, which...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2014

      Pro-Assad rally

      Louai Besharal/AFP Syrians wave flags and placards bearing portraits President Bashar al-Assad during a workers’ rally to...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2014

      Returning to Homs

      Joseph Eid/AFP A woman carries bags in a destroyed neighbourhood of the Old City of Homs, some 162km north of the capital...

    35. April 29, 2014

      Elections cannot mask Bashar al-Assad’s vulnerabilities in Syria

      President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has re-emerged in public of late, confident the tide of the vicious civil war that...

    36. April 27, 2014

      Assad’s sham attempt to relaunch

      Ever since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria exploded in early 2011, there have been moments...

    37. April 21, 2014

      US to probe claims of Syria chemical weapons use

      Washington has indications that a “toxic industrial chemical” was used in a Syrian village dominated by the opposition and...

    38. April 20, 2014

      Assad takes Easter trip to Christian town in rare public outing

      President Bashar al-Assad made an Easter visit on Sunday to a historic Christian town recaptured by the army, in a rare...

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