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
19 March 2013 07:56 PM
Just last year Ghassan Hitto was an IT executive in Dallas whose focus was probably lines of code or how to deliver a project on time. But today he was giving a speech in Istanbul in which he insisted his new priority was to utilise “all conceivable means” to topple President Bashar al-Assad and provide desperately-needed aid to the beleaguered people of Syria.
18 March 2013 08:12 PM
Damascus sends warning that it will not tolerate arms and rebels crossing between two nations
06 March 2013 07:04 PM
Syrian rebels who claimed to have kidnapped a group of UN peacekeepers did an about-face as they said they were in fact rescuing them from danger, in an incident that has thrown a light on escalating violence in a supposed demilitarised zone on the Israeli border.
05 March 2013 01:29 AM
Defendants allege mistreatment but human rights groups are turned away
03 March 2013 07:10 PM
Foreign Secretary William Hague branded Bashar al-Assad “delusional” today after the Syrian President accused Britain of fanning the flames of the country’s civil war by attempting to arm the rebels.
28 February 2013 06:42 PM
White House to bolster support for opposition with medicine and food supply drops
26 February 2013 12:00 AM
New US Secretary of State steps up efforts to persuade opposition to attend Rome meeting
21 February 2013 08:26 PM
Britain will help train 2,000 Lebanese soldiers this year amid heightened concern that Syria's neighbour will be sucked into the country's civil war, the Foreign Secretary has said.
21 February 2013 07:05 PM
Children among the casualties after 1.5 tonnes of explosives are detonated in Damascus
20 February 2013 07:18 PM
Anger grows over trial of three young Londoners who face death penalty after drug confessions that they say were extracted by electric shocks and gun threats
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Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
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London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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