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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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):...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. April 13, 2014

    Gas attack on Syrian village renews fears over chemical weapons

    Reports of gas attacks on a rural village in Syria have demonstrated how non-conventional arms remain a threat in the...

  24. The World

    April 10, 2014

    Smart reads, April 10, 2014

    From the FT: The mining arm of Beny Steinmetz’s business empire won its rights to a multibillion-dollar iron-ore prospect in...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    April 3, 2014

    Rebel fighter in Damascus

    Bassam Khabieh/Reuters A rebel fighter gestures as he runs across a street in the Mleha suburb of Damascus, during what...

  26. March 25, 2014

    Rebels capture first outlet to Syria’s Mediterranean coast

    Rebels seized a coastal area in north-western Syria on Tuesday, activists said, part of a fresh offensive on President...

  27. March 23, 2014

    Time for frank US talk with Saudis

    When President Barack Obama meets King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia this week, there are likely to be sharp exchanges behind the...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    March 19, 2014

    Watching Syria

    Menahem Kahana/AFP Israeli soldiers deployed on the border with Syria keep watch from the Israeli side of the border near...

  29. The World

    March 14, 2014

    Ukraine, Syria and global attention-deficit-disorder

    How do we decide what matters in the world? The question is prompted by the coincidence of the crisis in Ukraine and the...

  30. March 6, 2014

    Syrian armed opposition pins hopes on southern front

    Syrian opposition fighters and their international backers are preparing for what some activists and armed battalions...

  31. The A-List

    March 5, 2014

    The Saudis and Pakistan’s strategic shift on Syria

    At the behest of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has made a strategic shift from its so far neutral position on Syria’s civil war –...

  32. February 28, 2014

    Rebels oust jihadi group Isis from Azaz in northern Syria

    Moderate rebels in northern Syria on Friday wrested control of a major border transit point from an extremist al-Qaeda...

  33. February 28, 2014

    Rebel Aleppo TV channel is go-to news source in northern Syria

    Khalil Agha knew that the tiny Syrian opposition television station he runs from southern Turkey was making waves in his...

  34. February 25, 2014

    Israeli jets strike targets in Lebanon

    Israeli jets struck a mountainous area near the Lebanese-Syrian border late Monday, hitting a transit point in the war...

  35. February 16, 2014

    Fighters rally after Syria talks end in failure

    The Damascus regime and its opponents appeared ready to rally fighters and step up military efforts after talks in Geneva...

  36. February 15, 2014

    Syria peace talks end without agreement

    Peace talks to end the increasingly grim civil war in Syria concluded with little substantive success on Saturday, largely...

  37. February 7, 2014

    Syria crisis: Aid workers begin evacuation of besieged Homs

    UN and local aid workers began evacuating women, the old and children from Homs on Friday amid reports of a ceasefire to...

  38. January 31, 2014

    Syria peace talks end without agreement

    The preliminary round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva ended inconclusively on Friday, with representatives of both the...

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