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
26 October 2012 12:00 AM
Special report: Shia fighters coming to the regime's aid have tipped the balance of power. Loveday Morris meets beleaguered rebels taking sanctuary a few kilometres from the border
25 October 2012 12:00 AM
UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi's announcement that the Syrian regime has agreed to a ceasefire over the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha was met with scepticism and confusion, as questions were raised over the truce's implementation and whether rebel factions would agree to it.
24 October 2012 12:00 AM
Lebanon's embattled Prime Minister Najib Mikati clung to power yesterday as a decision not to refer the investigation into the assassination of a security chief to an international tribunal incensed opposition MPs, deepening the political crisis.
22 October 2012 09:30 PM
Lebanese security forces warned that the fate of the nation is "on the edge" today as it raided militia hideouts and clashed with gunmen, after the assassination of a spy chief set off a cycle of violence underpinned by simmering sectarian tensions.
22 October 2012 12:00 AM
Lebanese protesters break through cordon and march on premier's office in Beirut
15 October 2012 12:00 AM
The Syrian regime was accused yesterday of stepping up its use of cluster bombs, indiscriminate munitions that can continue to maim and kill decades after the conflict has ended.
12 October 2012 12:00 AM
Suicide bombers attack Air Force intelligence compound on edge of Damascus in the latest sign of Islamist influence
09 October 2012 07:11 PM
The Free Syrian Army today threatened to “teach a lesson” to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah by hitting targets in the Lebanese capital as two suicide bombers in vehicles laden with explosives struck a regime intelligence building in Damascus.
06 October 2012 12:00 AM
Secret training camps are revealed as Turkish forces open fire again
27 August 2012 12:00 AM
State television claims that Assad's army has 'cleansed terrorists' in six-day operation
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