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  1. 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...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Terror checks on airliners root out hijack suspects

    British security officials have ordered the removal of “a handful” of people from passenger flights heading to the UK in the...

  3. The World

    April 9, 2014

    Smart reads April 9, 2014

    From the FT: Russia’s militarism has caught Nato with its guard down after years of defence cuts The personality cult of...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    April 8, 2014

    Grieving in Aleppo

    Fadi Al-Halabi/AFP A man is comforted by a rescue worker and others following a reported air strike by government forces in...

  5. The A-List

    April 7, 2014

    What we must learn from the horrors of Rwanda

    The 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide is a time for grief, humility and reflection. The scale, speed and viciousness...

  6. April 4, 2014

    Syria’s exiled businessmen set up shop in southern Turkey

    Saeed Nahass spent decades building up his business in Syria but it took just months for the civil war to devastate his...

  7. April 3, 2014

    Cameron and the Muslim Brothers

    Since the September 11 attacks on the US in 2001, Britain, like other western governments, has from time to time banned...

  8. April 2, 2014

    Nigel Farage pays homage to Vladimir Putin’s power politics

    Nigel Farage, leader of the populist UK Independence party, has become the latest in a line of populist, rightwing...

  9. March 28, 2014

    Barack Obama meets King Abdullah in drive to mend relations

    President Barack Obama met Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Friday in Riyadh in an effort to mend a relationship that has...

  10. March 28, 2014

    Ankara hits back at Gulenists over stream of damaging web leaks

    Turkey’s government hit back against a preacher whose followers it accuses of orchestrating a stream of damaging leaks on...

  11. March 28, 2014

    Jihad by social media

    In May last year, Ifthekar Jaman, a modest young Briton with Che Guevara locks and dimpled cheeks, stole away from the small...

  12. FT Alphaville

    March 28, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Designed in California, taxed in never never land: Dan brings us the fast growing...

  13. March 27, 2014

    Turkey blocks access to YouTube

    Turkey’s embattled government has blocked access to YouTube, hours after the release on the platform of a leaked tape in...

  14. 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...

  15. March 24, 2014

    Shia fighters tip balance in Assad’s favour in Syria

    Shia Muslim foreign fighters motivated by an increasingly politicised religious identity are coming to Syria to fight for...

  16. March 21, 2014

    Betrayal and disarray behind Syrian rebel rout in Yabroud

    A Syrian fighter wrapped in bandages rocks himself on a tattered mattress as visitors shoot rapid-fire questions, then looks...

  17. 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...

  18. March 19, 2014

    Israel attacks Syrian military targets

    Israel said its air force bombed Syrian government targets on Wednesday in response to an earlier attack on its soldiers,...

  19. March 18, 2014

    Disillusioned foreign fighters abandon rebel ranks in Syria

    Hundreds of foreign fighters have abandoned rebel ranks in northern Syria as frustration rises over bloody infighting there...

  20. March 14, 2014

    MI5 focuses on British jihadists returning from Syria

    More than half of MI5’s anti-terror investigations involve Britons who have travelled to fight in Syria, highlighting the...

  21. 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...

  22. March 13, 2014

    Broadcasters grapple with the future of TV news

    It was Emmy Award-winning coverage: a report from Syria showing the devastation of the city of Homs. But when the editor of...

  23. March 12, 2014

    UK boosts powers to strip extremist content from web

    UK authorities have significantly increased their use of legal powers to strip extremist content from the web in a scramble...

  24. March 12, 2014

    Google gives UK ‘super flagger’ status to raise YouTube concerns

    Google has given British security officials special permissions for its YouTube video site, allowing them to have content...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    March 7, 2014

    Air strikes in Aleppo

    Baraa Al-Halabi/AFP An emergency worker attempts to extinguish a fire following a reported air strike by Syrian government...

  26. March 7, 2014

    Voices from Baghdad

    The emails from Baghdad popped up in the middle of my London workday. Friends, one-time drivers and translators, who had...

  27. 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...

  28. March 5, 2014

    Israel shoots Hizbollah fighters as tensions rise in Golan

    Israel’s military shot two Hizbollah fighters on Wednesday morning that it said were attempting to plant a bomb near the...

  29. Westminster Blog

    March 3, 2014

    What can the UK do about Crimea?

    Pro-Russian troops in Crimea As MPs return to Westminster after a tumultuous weekend in Ukraine, recriminations are flying...

  30. The World

    March 2, 2014

    Ukraine and the US-German spat

    As the Americans and Europeans struggle to craft a common response to the escalating crisis over Ukraine, it is vital that...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. February 27, 2014

    UK plant to burn Syrian chemical weapons

    Workers in a chemical plant in the northwest are preparing to burn 150 tonnes of potentially lethal Syrian chemical weapons...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    February 26, 2014

    Preparing for prayers

    Ariel Schalit/AP Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade with prayer shawls after night training near the border with Syria...

  35. 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...

  36. February 25, 2014

    Former Guantánamo detainee arrested in Birmingham terror raid

    Moazzam Begg, a former Guantánamo Bay detainee, was among four people who were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of...

  37. February 22, 2014

    UN Security Council unanimously approves Syria aid access resolution

    UN, February 22 – The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution to boost humanitarian access in Syria...

  38. The A-List

    February 21, 2014

    How to define al-Qaeda as it continues its rise

    An intense debate has broken out among western law enforcement officials, intelligence agencies and academics about who or...

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