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
02 November 2012 05:07 PM
A man who insulted the King of Bahrain on Twitter has been sentenced to six months in jail as the tiny island nation ramps up its crackdown on dissent amid increasingly violent protests.
Syrian rebels accused of war crime after video is posted appearing to show opposition forces shooting captured Assad troops
02 November 2012 03:59 PM
Video showing apparent war crime raises questions about oppposition groups
01 November 2012 07:01 PM
The leader of a Kurdish faction embroiled in clashes with the Syrian rebels has vowed to repel further aggravation, as fighting between Arab and Kurds raises the spectre of a new front in an increasingly multifaceted conflict.
30 October 2012 12:00 AM
UN envoy flies to Russia in attempt to resolve worsening violence
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.
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