Loveday Morris

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

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Postcard from... Beirut

It was meant to be a visit to promote the protection of Lebanon's cultural heritage, but it didn't quite go to plan.

Postcard from... Beirut

The undulating ski slopes of Faraya, with their sweeping views over the Mediterranean, are one place in Lebanon you expect to be able to escape from sniping sectarian politics.

A Bahraini anti-government protester throw a stone toward riot police during clashes in Daih

Teenager's death marks anniversary of Bahrain's uprising

Two years on, little has changed as Shia muslims continue to protest against the Sunni government

Postcard from... Beirut

While Europe is engulfed by its horse-meat scandal, Lebanon is battling its own food crisis: wood shavings in its beloved zaatar manakeesh.

Syria President Bashar al-Assad greets a delegation of political supporters in Damascus

Iran 'building militias' to take control of Syria if and when Assad regime falls

Battle lines redrawn as Assad regime hangs by thread in wake of rebels’ push into heart of capital

Bodies of at least 65 young men are pulled from river in Syria following 'mass execution'

Chilling scenes greeted the city of Aleppo as dozens of bodies were dragged from a river and lined up on the bank

Syrian refugees at a camp in Mafraq

UN struggles to cope with ‘unrelenting flow’ of families fleeing violence in Syria

The United Nations has said that it was struggling to cope with an “unrelenting flow” of families fleeing violence in Syria, as the number of documented refugees topped 700,000.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that Assad’s chances of retaining power in Syria are getting 'smaller and smaller by the day'

Syrian refugee crisis may be much worse than UN says

President Assad’s chances of retaining power in Syria are getting “smaller and smaller by the day,” said Russia’s Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, today.

ANISA MAKHLOUF: Bashar al-Assad’s mother has reportedly fled to Dubai

Russia to evacuate its own citizens from Syria

Russia will send planes to Beirut tomorrow to begin evacuating its citizens from Syria, an indication of the worsening security situation as rebels inch forward against the regime from their strongholds in the southern suburbs of Damascus.

Refugees were living in derelict student dormitories

Up to 83 people killed as Syrian students taking exams are caught in blasts

While many students had stopped going in for classes, they were sitting exams at the time

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