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
The transfer of advanced long-range missiles to Syria threatens Israel and puts the stability of the entire region at risk, the United States warned yesterday, urging Russia not to go ahead with the controversial sale.
The prison where the Londoners will be held is at least relatively safe and clean
The Prime Minister of Syria, Wael Nader al-Halqi, survived an assassination attempt on Monday as he was driven in convoy through Damascus.
Bahrain has been accused of arbitrarily detaining potential trouble-makers in house-to-house raids ahead of next month's Formula One Grand Prix, an event which will throw an international spotlight on the handling of anti-government protesters in the Kingdom.
Beirut projects those fleeing violence will account for half its population in a year
Coalition leader steps up efforts to win international support
An officer who established and once commanded the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) has had his leg blown off by a car bomb.
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.
Syrian rebels who claimed to have kidnapped a group of UN peacekeepers did an about-face as they said they were in fact rescuing them from danger, in an incident that has thrown a light on escalating violence in a supposed demilitarised zone on the Israeli border.
New US Secretary of State steps up efforts to persuade opposition to attend Rome meeting
Children among the casualties after 1.5 tonnes of explosives are detonated in Damascus