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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. January 19, 2015

      Tensions rise between Israel and Hizbollah

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

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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....

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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....

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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,...

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