Lizzie Porter

Lizzie Porter

Syria's Civil War

Syria opposition in Riyadh aims to form united front

Groups meeting in Saudi Arabia's capital look to form single strategy to confront Assad, but odds of success seem low.

Syria opposition in Riyadh aims to form united front

Iraq

Erbil marathon cancelled amid declining security

Airport closures and skirmishes between Iraqi and Kurdish forces led organisers to call off the event.

Erbil marathon cancelled amid declining security

Syria's Civil War

Eastern Ghouta siege: The worst it has ever been

Shortages in food and medicine are increasing the suffering of hundreds of thousands in besieged suburbs of Damascus.

Eastern Ghouta siege: The worst it has ever been

Lebanon

A legacy of torture: Inside Lebanon's Khiam jail

Thousands were abused in Israeli custody at the Khiam detention centre, where locals hope to build a larger memorial.

A legacy of torture: Inside Lebanon's Khiam jail

Palestine

Duma arson attack: 'The sadness has not stopped'

Two years after settlers killed a Palestinian baby and his parents, the Dawabsheh family's pain lives on.

Duma arson attack: 'The sadness has not stopped'

Palestine

Walking a path of resistance in Palestine

Illegal Israeli settlements surround the Masar Ibrahim trail on all sides.

Walking a path of resistance in Palestine

Occupied West Bank

How a Palestinian brewery is taking on the US

Selling to North America has been a long-held dream for the Khoury family, owners of a microbrewery in Taybeh village.

How a Palestinian brewery is taking on the US

Health

Tackling Lebanon's blushes about sex

Sex education is almost non-existent in Lebanese schools – so who is teaching the facts and joys of life instead?

Tackling Lebanon's blushes about sex

Palestine

Turmus Aya's Palestinians threatened by settlement plan

Around 4000 Palestinians live in fear over recent encroachment from Israeli settlements.

Turmus Aya's Palestinians threatened by settlement plan

Syria's Civil War

'How I'm still alive': Surviving Assad's prison cells

Omar al-Shogre describes his horrific ordeal in Syrian regime prisons, which taught him to treasure his humanity.

'How I'm still alive': Surviving Assad's prison cells

Syrian Refugees

The blindness of war for Syrian refugees

With myriad healthcare problems facing Syrian refugees, vision care has slid towards the bottom of the priority list.

The blindness of war for Syrian refugees

Battle for Aleppo

Idlib overwhelmed by influx of Aleppo's wounded

Thousands of displaced Syrians are suffering from infected shrapnel wounds, hypothermia and malnutrition.

Idlib overwhelmed by influx of Aleppo's wounded