Loveday Morris

For Loveday Morris's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Sarin victims face 'slow death' as regime blocks aid

Sep 21, 2013

Sarin victims face 'slow death' as regime blocks aid

A month after rockets carrying chemical payloads rained down on the suburbs of Damascus, doctors say hundreds are still suffering the ill effects of sarin poisoning. But the horror of the gas attack is being overtaken by continuing shelling and airstrikes, as well as ...

Single family lost 21 in likely chemical attack

Aug 26, 2013

Single family lost 21 in likely chemical attack

Their mobile phones began to ring with a desperate insistence a day after the attack, as the first calls came from Syria to Jordan to Israel, where a branch of the scattered Waked family resides. Walid Gazi Waked wrote down names, and then more ...

Rebels fear 'side war' with jihadists in Syria

Jul 14, 2013

Rebels fear 'side war' with jihadists in Syria

Syrian rebels said Saturday they fear being sucked into a “side war” with jihadists as claims about an overnight attack on a weapons depot at their Idlib headquarters threatened to push the opposition deeper into a spiral of infighting. The friction between Western-backed Free ...