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
21 January 2013 09:52 PM
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.
15 January 2013 11:34 PM
While many students had stopped going in for classes, they were sitting exams at the time
14 January 2013 06:52 PM
UN warns of a 'staggering humanitarian disaster' as families flee civil war
09 January 2013 07:09 PM
Kingdom breaching global treaty as Rizana Nafeek was 17 when baby died in her care
09 January 2013 10:19 AM
"Close your eyes and try three times," our young guide explains. The pressure's on. Throw the pebble in the right-hand hole, I get heaven – the left and it's eternal damnation.
27 December 2012 07:15 PM
Brahimi says it is time for power transfer – but avoids question of how Assad allies could fit into new set-up
27 December 2012 10:47 AM
Abu Abdullah points to a snow-capped Mount Hermon in the distance. “The Zionists' outpost is just there,” he explains. “But there are thousands of our fighters here. They work in the factories, many of them are at schools and universities but at the same time they are ready to defend.”
23 December 2012 08:22 PM
Diamond pen and 39 cars among thousands of luxury items from deposed Tunisian president at auction
19 December 2012 07:09 PM
Saudi investor’s £300m super-jumbo also has room for a concert hall, a garage for his Rolls and four luxury suites
12 December 2012 07:31 PM
The Foreign Office condemned the move and called it 'a further act of appalling brutality'
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Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
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