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
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'
- 4 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'