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
27 August 2012 12:00 AM
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
22 August 2012 07:48 PM
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.
21 August 2012 12:00 AM
20 August 2012 12:00 AM
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.
18 August 2012 12:00 AM
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".
17 August 2012 12:00 AM
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.
16 August 2012 12:00 AM
Foreigners told to leave Beirut after UN report accuses the Assad regime of war crimes
15 August 2012 12:00 AM
Riad Hijab urges army to defect as rebel forces continue to make gains
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused of arming Kurdish separatists for attacks against Turkish government
09 August 2012 06:45 PM
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been accused of arming Kurdish separatists who have stepped up attacks against the Turkish government - meddling that has the potential to lead to a major inflammation of the conflict outside war-ravaged Syria.
09 August 2012 11:15 AM
The mighty Roman ruins of Baalbek jut dramatically out of the fertile plains of Lebanon's Bekaa valley. They have drawn visitors for centuries, as chronicled in the graffiti of ancient travellers scrawled into the vast limestone walls and columns.
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