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    1. FT Photo Diary

      June 24, 2016

      Nigh-time harvest in Douma

      A farmer harvests wheat in a field at night, fearing shelling in daylight, in the rebel held besieged town of Douma,...

    2. June 22, 2016

      Russia and Iran move towards a political solution for Syria

      As the treacherous swirls of the multi-sided fighting in Syria keep sinking hopes of relief for its brutalised people,...

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      June 21, 2016

      Can Turkey and Brussels avoid a bust up?

      By Asli Aydintasbas, European Council on Foreign Relations To put it mildly, “Europe doesn’t know what to do with...

    2. June 21, 2016

      A Syrian refugee in Germany: the struggle to return to work

      Germany welcomed a million migrants last year, a migration wave that has changed Europe’s biggest economy for good. But...

    3. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      FirstFT - North Korea is for the birds

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. The shadow doctors The Assad regime has...

    4. June 20, 2016

      US diplomats speak unrestrained truth to power on Syria

      After five years of civil war, about 400,000 dead and the creation of more than 10m displaced persons and refugees,...

    5. June 17, 2016

      Iraq troops move in to Fallujah as they battle Isis for control

      Iraqi forces fought their way into the centre of Fallujah, raising the national flag over government buildings in a...

    6. June 17, 2016

      US diplomats call for air strikes on Syria’s Assad regime

      Dozens of US diplomats have signed an internal document that sharply criticises US policy in Syria, urging the Obama...

    7. June 15, 2016

      The deadly draw of the Isis brand without borders

      Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had probably never heard of Omar Mateen, the Orlando shooter who massacred 49 people at a gay...

    8. June 8, 2016

      Europe finally opens up to its neighbourhood

      Migration has become the overriding priority governing the EU’s relations with its neighbours. Two months on from the...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      June 8, 2016

      War damage in Idlib

      Damaged buildings are pictured at night in Idlib city, Syria   ...

    10. June 8, 2016

      It will take more than military victories to defeat Isis

      The jihadis of Isis are coming under severe military pressure. In Iraq, their western stronghold of Falluja looks set...

    11. June 7, 2016

      Syrian advance raises fear of race for Raqqa

      An advance by Syrian troops into Raqqa province has raised the prospect of a race to the Isis stronghold between the...

    12. June 6, 2016

      The battle for Raqqa risks pitting the Russians against Americans

      Since Isis captured Raqqa and made it a stronghold, the Syrian city has been struck from above by Russian, Syrian...

    13. June 3, 2016

      UN faces mounting pressure to start Syria aid airdrops

      The UN has faced mounting pressure this week to use aid airdrops to reach the hundreds of thousands of Syrians living...

    14. June 3, 2016

      Belgium: Journeys to jihad

      The last time Yasmeen saw Fouad she thought she was dropping him off in the centre of Brussels for an afternoon of...

    15. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Bain-backed Blue Coat files for IPO

      Cyber security company Blue Coat has filed to list in the US in what has been a slow period for tech IPOs. Bain Capital...

    16. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Three arrested over Isis plot to attack Düsseldorf

      German police on Thursday arrested three suspected Syrian Islamist terrorists who were allegedly planning a suicide...

    17. June 2, 2016

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on Turkey

      Turkey’s new government was installed last week at the behest of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who showed who was in...

    18. June 2, 2016

      Germany helps refugees bridge language gap

      At an evening class in Frankfurt, 10 men and women are struggling with a challenge that has frustrated generations of...

    19. June 1, 2016

      US-backed Syrian force targets Isis stronghold on Turkish border

      A US-backed force has launched a new advance in a critical area of Isis-held territory along the Syrian border with...

    20. June 1, 2016

      How Israel can marshal the ‘good news’ from the Middle East

      It is not often I hear the words “good news” associated with the Middle East. In fact, I can’t think of anything that...

    21. May 31, 2016

      Without German bank accounts, refugees are stuck in limbo

      When Anas Albasha arrived in Germany after fleeing Syria in late 2014, one of the first things he tried to do was open...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      May 31, 2016

      Air strike damage in Idlib

      Civilians and civil defence members look for survivors at a site damaged after Russian air strikes on the Syrian...

    23. May 31, 2016

      America’s Middle East allies could win friends for Isis

      The tortuous war against Isis is taking a treacherous turn. Two years after the militant Sunni group declared its...

    24. FT Data

      May 27, 2016

      Eastern Europe has the largest population loss in modern history

      Eastern Europe’s population is shrinking like no other regional population in modern history. The population has...

    25. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Turkey suffers worst drop in tourism since 1999

      Turkey has suffered its biggest drop in monthly tourism in more than 17 years, as the country grapples with ongoing...

    26. May 25, 2016

      Pressure grows as migrant numbers look likely to soar

      In early April the Italian coastguard and a Spanish aircraft rescued more than 300 migrants who were trying to cross...

    27. May 25, 2016

      American sanctions are hitting the wrong target in Lebanon

      Lebanon has been at risk of getting sucked into the vortex of the ethno-sectarian war raging across its border with...

    28. May 23, 2016

      Middle East: The factions behind the fight against Isis

      Looking at a map of northern Iraq, it can easily appear as if the Isis forces holding the city of Mosul are vulnerable....

    29. May 23, 2016

      Isis claims responsibility for Syria coastal bombs

      Isis claimed responsibility for a string of explosions in the Syrian coastal cities of Tartus and Jableh on Monday that...

    30. May 22, 2016

      Syrians use pedal power to get electricity flowing

      Rami al-Sayyed used to pedal his bike for two hours every day — not for the exercise, but to charge his laptop. After...

    31. May 19, 2016

      Syria regime gains from rebel infighting to advance near Damascus

      Syrian state forces, backed by Hizbollah, the Lebanese militia, have advanced into the besieged southern outskirts of...

    32. May 19, 2016

      An inconvenient truth for the Middle East and a line in the sand

      When I was growing up in Lebanon, there were two or three designated culprits for everything that went wrong, whether...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      May 18, 2016

      School football in Douma

      Substitutes react after their team-mates scored a goal during the first school football tournament, in the rebel-held...

    34. May 17, 2016

      The Ottoman legacy dies hard in the Middle East

      This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot agreement, the Anglo-French pact made in secret during the...

    35. May 11, 2016

      Syrian currency’s losing streak provokes anger with Assad regime

      Syria’s currency is losing value at one of its fastest rates since the country’s 2011 war began, stoking anger in...

    36. May 8, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Talks held on Syrian peace process

      France will hold talks this week with Turkish and Gulf Arab officials to discuss the Syrian peace process, which is...

    37. May 6, 2016

      Spy crackdown reflects US security shift

      Over eight days in April, the US charged individuals linked with China with offences ranging from siphoning off...

    38. May 5, 2016

      Child refugees to be funded from overseas aid budget

      Millions of pounds a year are set to be diverted from the overseas aid budget to fund the resettlement of unaccompanied...

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