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
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
02 November 2012 05:07 PM
A man who insulted the King of Bahrain on Twitter has been sentenced to six months in jail as the tiny island nation ramps up its crackdown on dissent amid increasingly violent protests.
Syrian rebels accused of war crime after video is posted appearing to show opposition forces shooting captured Assad troops
02 November 2012 03:59 PM
Video showing apparent war crime raises questions about oppposition groups
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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