Persian rugs enjoy post-sanctions boom

US sales soar, providing a rare bright spot for Iran

FT Investigation

Inside Isis Inc series
The Isis economy reaches deep into civilian life within its territories and beyond, forcing even its enemies to do business with it. The FT investigates how the jihadis raise money and spend it, from running a sprawling oil operation to taxing civilians and arms dealing.
– FT correspondents

Syrians evacuate symbolic Damascus suburb

Opposition rebels agree to put area under local authority control

Iran a no-go for banks without US backing

This tale is a sad example of how uncoordinated Washington’s policy can be

US demands Kurdish fighters leave Manbij

Washington threatens to remove air cover for ground operations

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Erdogan is fighting on too many fronts

As Biden visits Ankara, Turkey remains on a collision course with the west

Iran oil minister to attend Algeria Opec meeting

Bijan Zanganeh will attend gathering of ministers in Algeria in September

Turkish forces enter Syria in Isis offensive

Ankara launches large-scale offensive against jihadi group

Turkey pushes into Syria to contain Kurds

Backing its Nato ally’s offensive was necessary for Washington

The influence of a war photograph

Notebook: What Omran Daqneesh’s family needs is a Syrian ceasefire

Russia and Iran join hands on Syria

Moscow and Tehran take advantage of American mis-steps in the Middle East, writes David Gardner

Oil industry dynamics spur crude optimism

Energy prices could be heading to a higher and more sustainable trading range

Russia raids on Syria halted from Iran

Islamic regime accuses Moscow of ‘showing off’ over agreement

Israel strikes Gaza Strip after rocket attack

Aircraft and tanks target Hamas positions

Terror fears take toll on Egypt’s tourism

Visitor numbers fall in Turkey, but return of Russians could spur rebound

Sussiya dispute resurrects tensions

US and Europe warn Israel against demolition of Palestinian village

Omran’s elder brother dies in Aleppo

Ali Daqneesh died from wounds sustained in same air strike

Battle for Aleppo defines Syrian struggle

Fighting tests US approach to conflict

Pentagon warns Syria on air strikes

US scrambles jets to defend against attacks

Abu Dhabi makes arrest over 1MDB scandal

Khadem al-Qubaisi faces US claims of plot to loot Malaysian fund

Omran’s image symbolises Syria’s suffering

Campaigners hope video will galvanise international community