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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Cyril Karabus, known for apartheid-era treatment of black children, held for manslaughter of girl

Suicide bombers attack Air Force intelligence compound on edge of Damascus in the latest sign of Islamist influence

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.

Syrian Kurds in the town of Jinderes, near Aleppo

Syria's Kurds flock to Iraq to prepare for Assad's onslaught

Secret training camps are revealed as Turkish forces open fire again

Rebels watch a missile explode in Aleppo yesterday

Syrian regime accused of ‘atrocity on a
new scale’ in Daraya

State television claims that Assad's army has 'cleansed terrorists' in six-day operation

12 killed and more than 80 injured after fighting in Lebanon between two communities divided over Syria

The crack of gunfire and the heavy thud of rocket-propelled grenades rang out over Lebanon’s second city of Tripoli today as the death toll climbed during a third day of running street battles that have ominous echoes of the conflict in neighbouring Syria.

Obama sends out a warning to Assad

US President hints that he will send in troops if Syrian leader turns to chemical weapons
President Assad attending prayers at the al-Hamad mosque

Assad makes rare public appearance at mosque

The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tried keep up the pretence that it was business as usual yesterday as he attended prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, but the rare public appearance gave clues to the pressures he is facing.

French call for Assad to be 'smashed fast'

The French foreign minister yesterday levelled a scathing tirade at the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after meeting with refugees, calling for his regime to be "smashed fast".

UN observers to be withdrawn from Syria within days

The remaining UN observers in Syria will be pulled out within days, removing the only international presence on the ground in a swelling conflict that claims scores of lives every day.

A man cries in front of houses destroyed during the Syrian Air Force air strike in Azaz

Kidnappings bring Syria's civil war to Lebanon

Foreigners told to leave Beirut after UN report accuses the Assad regime of war crimes

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