Loveday Morris

Loveday Morris is an award-winning freelance journalist currently based in Beirut and covering the unfolding crisis in Syria. She regularly contributes to the Independent

The new suffragettes: The Kurdish woman fighting against female

In the final part of our series honouring the centenary of Emily Wilding Davison’s death, Loveday Morris talks to a Kurdish poet who dares to assert her countrywomen’s rights against forced marriage, domestic violence and female genital mutilation

Last stop Dallas, next stop Damascus? Ghassan Hitto - the IT executive

Just last year Ghassan Hitto was an IT executive in Dallas whose focus was probably lines of code or how to deliver a project on time. But today he was giving a speech in Istanbul in which he insisted his new priority was to utilise “all conceivable means” to topple President Bashar al-Assad and provide desperately-needed aid to the beleaguered people of Syria.

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