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
12 December 2012 07:18 PM
Three years after its debt crisis and bailout, has the emirate lost touch with reality by bankrolling another boom?
06 December 2012 07:36 PM
Loveday Morris reports from Dubai as anger rises over plight of woman forced to pay £169
06 December 2012 07:28 PM
The United States and Russia held surprise talks on the crisis in Syria today, suggesting they may be looking to put acrimony aside amid allegations that President Bashar al-Assad could be preparing to use chemical weapons.
06 December 2012 09:55 AM
There's only one way to celebrate National Day in the United Arab Emirates – and it's petrol fuelled, befitting a nation built on oil.
26 November 2012 07:15 PM
Rebels claim strike on school playground is proof of regime's use of controversial munitions
16 November 2012 12:00 AM
Syrian opposition figures will push at a donor conference in London today for the provision of anti-aircraft missile systems to repel President Bashar al-Assad's devastating airstrikes, as momentum builds to adjust a European Union arms embargo.
09 November 2012 08:30 PM
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied there was a civil war in his country as the number of refugees fleeing the conflict surged, and some so desperate to leave they were climbing over razor wire fences.
Saudi Arabia's women allowed to join country's main advisory body but must be separated from men by a screen
07 November 2012 06:09 PM
It was heralded as a big step for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia – but when women join the country’s main advisory body, they will be separated from the men by a screen.
07 November 2012 12:00 AM
Iraqi Kurdistan offers new hope to families fleeing violence and a crippled economy
05 November 2012 07:11 PM
The conflict is likely to be won on the battlefield, not at the negotiating table
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Bollywood actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene
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- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football