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      Isis propaganda head ‘killed in Syria’

      The main spokesman and head of external operations for Isis, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, has been killed in Syria, the...

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      Kurds’ dream of statehood looks as distant as ever

      Amid the fighting in northern Syria, it would be rash to conclude that this month’s striking developments — such as...

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    1. August 29, 2016

      US calls for end to fighting between its allies in Syria conflict

      The US has called for an end to fighting between Syrian rebels backed by Turkey and Kurdish-led forces as clashes...

    2. Fast FT

      August 29, 2016

      Uzbek leader 'in intensive care'

      Uzbekistan’s president is in intensive care after a stroke, his daughter said on Monday, raising the prospect of the...

    3. August 28, 2016

      Syrian rebels backed by Turkey advance into Kurdish territory

      Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish artillery and fighter jets, pushed deeper into territory controlled by Kurdish...

    4. August 26, 2016

      Bomb blast hits Turkey as Syrian tensions spill over

      Turkey suffered a deadly bomb blast and an unprecedented threat by a Syrian group, as it faced an escalation of its...

    5. August 26, 2016

      Syrians begin evacuating from symbolic Damascus suburb

      Thousands of Syrians have started leaving Daraya, a symbolic battleground in the country’s civil war, after the...

    6. beyondbrics

      August 26, 2016

      The hard truth of doing business in Russia: it isn't all about sanctions

      Russia is suffering, that much is clear. After two years of dramatically lower oil prices and western sanctions the...

    7. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Bomb in Kurdish heartlands kills 11, wounds 70

      A truck bomb has killed 11 people and wounded 70 following an attack on the special police headquarters in the Kurdish...

    8. August 25, 2016

      Kurdish fighters pull back from Manbij after US rebuke

      Kurdish fighters pulled back from the northern Syrian town of Manbij after receiving a sharp rebuke from Washington...

    9. August 24, 2016

      Turkish forces launch offensive in northern Syria against Isis

      Turkish tanks, backed by artillery and fighter aircraft, crossed into Syria and seized an Isis-held town as Ankara...

    10. August 24, 2016

      Turkey pushes into Syria to hold the line against Kurds

      Early on Wednesday, as US vice-president Joe Biden’s plane was still flying to Ankara, the Turkish government sent...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2016

      Turkish Military in Karkamis

      A Turkish army tank drives towards Syria in the Turkish border city of Karkamis, in the southern region of Gaziantep....

    12. August 24, 2016

      The fleeting influence of a powerful war photograph

      I stuck religiously to my holiday resolutions, losing myself in Neapolitan novels of Elena Ferrante and confining my...

    13. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Colombian peace deal imminent

      Colombia’s government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are wrapping up four years of...

    14. August 23, 2016

      Russia and Iran find common cause in backing Syria’s Assad regime

      Ever since Russia sent its air force into Syria last September to salvage the regime of Bashar al-Assad, President...

    15. August 22, 2016

      Tehran halts Russian raids on Syria from Iran

      Iran said that Russian warplanes had stopped using an Iranian air base to bomb targets in Syria, a day after the...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      August 22, 2016

      Airstrike damage in Douma

      A man stands amid the damage after an airstrike in the rebel held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria   ...

    17. August 21, 2016

      Omran’s elder brother dies in Aleppo

      The elder brother of Omran Daqneesh, the Syrian boy whose bloodied and shell-shocked image shook the world’s...

    18. August 21, 2016

      Battle for Aleppo defines Syrian struggle

      Even before the bloodstained face of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh became an international symbol of civilian suffering,...

    19. August 19, 2016

      Pentagon warns Syria on air strikes near its forces

      The Pentagon warned Syria on Friday not to conduct air strikes near its own forces in the country a day after it...

    20. August 19, 2016

      Isis claims responsibility for Moscow traffic police attack

      Isis has claimed responsibility for an attack on traffic police on a road north east of Moscow, in what would be the...

    21. August 18, 2016

      Image of five-year-old Omran becomes symbol of Syrian suffering

      A day after being posted online an image of a bewildered young boy pulled from a damaged building in Aleppo has quickly...

    22. August 18, 2016

      Medics and traders risk their lives to deliver Aleppo aid

      The last 10-minute stretch of road leading into Aleppo is a race of life or death for Hatem Abu Yazen, a Syrian doctor...

    23. August 18, 2016

      Syria strikes seen targeting Kurdish militia

      Members of a US-backed Kurdish militia say Syrian government warplanes bombed their districts in the eastern city of...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      August 18, 2016

      Airstrike survivor

      A still image taken from a video posted on social media said to be shot in Aleppo on shows a boy with bloodied face...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      August 17, 2016

      Moon peak

      Free Syrian army fighters stand atop of a hill as the moon is seen in the background in the south of Nawa city, in...

    26. August 16, 2016

      Russia bombs targets in Syria from Iran air base

      Russia on Tuesday bombed targets in Syria from an air base in Iran for the first time, strengthening Moscow’s position...

    27. August 14, 2016

      Refugees flock back to Syrian town as Isis flees

      Thousands of Syrians are returning to their homes in the strategic town of Manbij after a US-backed Syrian militia...

    28. The Exchange

      August 11, 2016

      Jihadi group rebranding is an opportunity for Syria

      In an extraordinary turnround, the second largest Islamist extremist group fighting the Syrian regime appears to have...

    29. August 8, 2016

      Outside help behind rebel advances in Aleppo

      Syria’s opposition has hailed rebel advances in the strategic city of Aleppo as a stunning success for ragtag forces,...

    30. August 8, 2016

      Syrian rebels cut government’s supply routes in Aleppo

      After breaking a weeks-long siege on the rebel-held half of Aleppo, opposition forces advancing through Syria’s largest...

    31. Nick Butler

      August 8, 2016

      Does Egypt's gas hold the answer to the new 'Eastern Question'?

      The world has discovered a new province rich in energy supplies. Three major discoveries of gas have been made in the...

    32. August 7, 2016

      West uneasy as Moscow and Ankara edge closer

      The two leaders could hardly send a stronger message. Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this week make his first trip abroad...

    33. August 6, 2016

      Rebels claim breakthrough in Aleppo

      Syrian rebels aligned with jihadi forces say they have broken a weeks-long siege in the northern city of Aleppo, a...

    34. August 3, 2016

      Great risks lie ahead in the battle for Aleppo

      The battle for Aleppo has reached a critical phase. The city, once Syria’s largest now much of it destroyed, has seen...

    35. August 3, 2016

      Rebel offensive aims to retake Aleppo areas held in Assad siege

      Syrian rebels launched a fresh push to break through a siege on their stronghold in Aleppo, in what opposition forces...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      August 3, 2016

      A break in the fighting

      Free Syrian Army fighters rest inside a mechanic shop in Ramousah area southwest of Aleppo, Syria ...

    37. August 3, 2016

      Even after purging the army, Erdogan will be anxious

      It is hard to exaggerate the force of the blow that has hit Turkey’s army since last month’s failed attempt to...

    38. The Exchange

      August 2, 2016

      Turkey's tarnished model is the worst example to set

      When Turkey makes a move the Muslim world invariably follows. So now its Islamist government is heading down the path...

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