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
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.
08 August 2012 12:00 AM
Iran launched a double-pronged diplomatic offensive yesterday to secure the release of nearly 50 of its nationals held by Syrian rebels, a hostage crisis that has the potential to suck Tehran into a more active role in the conflict.
03 August 2012 08:30 AM
Seasoned negotiator's broadside highlights crisis at the UN
31 July 2012 12:00 AM
Syria's most senior diplomat in Britain yesterday quit his post in protest at the continued bloodletting by President Bashar al-Assad's regime, in the latest in a slew of diplomatic defections.
28 July 2012 12:00 AM
The former head of the UN observer mission in Syria said yesterday it was "only a matter of time" until President Assad's regime fell, as the international community warned of an impending massacre in Aleppo.
27 July 2012 08:50 AM
Unthinkable a month ago, it was the name of regime's former golden boy Brigadier General Manaf Tlass that was on delegate's lips yesterday as the fractured Syrian opposition met in Qatar to hash out plans for a transitional government.
26 July 2012 08:00 AM
Thousands of civilians flee as Assad steps up air strikes in bid to destroy opposition foothold
25 July 2012 06:45 PM
Babacar Gaye, a Senegalese general with a reputation for straight talking, has arrived in Damascus to head up a pared down team of unarmed UN observers who remain unable to carry out their mission amid spiralling violence.
25 July 2012 12:00 AM
Regime fighter jets bombed the country's most populous city yesterday, according to reports from the ground, in a dramatic escalation of the conflict which drew widespread condemnation.
24 July 2012 12:00 AM
The Syrian regime threatened to use chemical and biological weapons in the case of an external attack yesterday, in what appeared to be a chilling warning to Western and Arab nations pushing for intervention in the country's bloody civil war.
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