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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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....

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. May 5, 2016

      Dozens killed in Syria camp air strike

      At least 28 people, including women and children, were killed when air strikes hit a camp for internally displaced...

    15. May 5, 2016

      US and Russian officials locked in impasse over Assad’s fate

      After months of tedious negotiations and haggling over ceasefire deals, the US and Russian officials trying to end...

    16. May 5, 2016

      Turkish power struggle threatens EU migrant deal

      A pivotal deal to staunch the flow of migrants from Turkey into the EU, masterminded by Angela Merkel, German...

    17. May 4, 2016

      US and Russia extend Syria ceasefire to Aleppo

      The US and Russia have agreed to extend the fragile ceasefire in Syria to Aleppo, the city that has been the site of...

    18. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Imperial points to Iraq, Syria for falling tobacco volumes

      Puffed out? Tobacco group Imperial Brands, the UK’s second-largest tobacco company by revenues, has highlighted the...

    19. May 3, 2016

      Foreign volunteers embrace the Jungle way of life

      On a recent morning as the sun began to warm the chill Paris air, I stepped out on to the rooftop of the headquarters...

    20. May 1, 2016

      Turkey realises Syrian refugees are staying

      From his oversized red leather sofa, the governor of the Turkish province that houses the largest number of people who...

    21. April 29, 2016

      Fading ceasefire brings carnage to Aleppo

      Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria’s biggest city, destroyed a clinic on Friday morning, a day after an...

    22. April 29, 2016

      Aleppo action clarifies Russian ambitions in Syria

      With peace talks on Syria suspended in Geneva, the collapse of the two-month-old cessation of hostilities is all but...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      April 28, 2016

      Aleppo airstrike

      People inspect the damage at a site hit by airstrikes, in the rebel-held area of Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr, Syria on...

    24. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Qatar's biggest bank hit by cyber attack

      Qatar National Bank, the largest lender in the gas-rich Gulf state, has been rocked by a data leak that has exposed the...

    25. April 25, 2016

      US to send 250 more troops to Syria

      The US is to send an additional 250 troops to Syria, significantly expanding its military presence in the country in an...

    26. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Opening calm

      It is set to be a busy week, with Barack Obama still in Europe and monetary policy meetings at both the US Federal...

    27. April 22, 2016

      Syria protesters brave streets after five years of carnage

      After five years of war, the Syrian streets that were once filled with peaceful protesters demonstrating against...

    28. April 21, 2016

      Obama ‘concerned’ over Iraqi premier’s hold on power

      Barack Obama said on Thursday that he was “concerned” about whether Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi could hold on...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      April 21, 2016

      Syrian flag

      A bird flies near a torn Syrian national flag in the city of Qamishli, Syria ...

    30. April 20, 2016

      Turkish lira well-placed to extend gains

      If the US Federal Reserve maintains what the market perceives as its newfound dovish stance and the dollar subsequently...

    31. April 19, 2016

      Race for London: Extremism looms large in election

      Sadiq Khan visited Battersea this month, going door to door to canvass votes to be London’s next mayor. One of the...

    32. April 19, 2016

      Helmut Kohl snubs one-time protégée Angela Merkel

      At the age of 86, Helmut Kohl, Germany’s former chancellor, might be viewed as a somewhat marginal and ailing figure in...

    33. April 19, 2016

      Syrian peace talks close to collapse

      Syrian peace talks appear close to collapse in Geneva after the opposition declared a “pause” in its participation and...

    34. April 18, 2016

      Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic State, National Theatre (Temporary), London — ‘Thoughtful, absorbing’

      It is the anguished question of a mother whose son left Europe to join Isis in Syria that sticks with you after this...

    35. April 17, 2016

      Israel will never give up Golan, says Netanyahu

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, said on Sunday the Golan Heights would “never” be returned to Syria, as he...

    36. April 17, 2016

      Palmyra is the site of war crimes as well as world heritage

      Minutes after news broke that the Unesco world heritage site of Palmyra had been liberated from the Islamic extremists...

    37. April 16, 2016

      Iran deploys army to bolster support for Syrian president

      Iran has deployed the regular army in its first overseas operation since the 1979 Revolution to bolster Syrian leader...

    38. April 15, 2016

      IMF agrees $2.8bn bailout for Tunisia

      The International Monetary Fund has successfully concluded negotiations for a $2.8bn bailout for Tunisia, the latest in...

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