Endgames: inside Syria and Iraq In the first in a series of exclusive dispatches from the crucible of war, Robert Fisk reports from Syria’s capital, where regime soldiers are fighting hand to hand with opposition fighters
While Merkel’s Germany has constantly expressed its remorse for the Jewish Holocaust, Erdogan will not even admit to the Armenian Holocaust – and Turks who have mentioned this terrible precedent in genocide have been threatened with imprisonment
The National Front leader thought that Lebanon, burdened with a million Syrian refugees, should send them home as soon as the war is over. She clearly did not know that tens of thousands of Lebanese are actually related to Syrians
While US Defence Secretary James Mattis heads to Baghdad to appease Iraqis, Donald Trump merely wants his 'war news story', writes Robert Fisk
The media circus that is the current administration will come to an end soon, and politics will go back to normal. But what will we do for entertainment?
There was laughter. Not because this was an intended joke by Donald Trump, but because his words were so flippant, so careless, so ignorant, so utterly deplorable, that laughter was the only psychological human release available to sane men and women after such tragic frivolity
Trump is no Roosevelt or Kennedy – not even a Bush, for what that’s worth. But May is no Churchill. Not even an Attlee or a Macmillan or even a John Major. It’s not just a failure of compassion – she does not have what Churchill spoke about very often and what he prized most: magnanimity
This self-serving move may only be the beginning from the new President. If he can stop refugees from coming in, who's to say he won't also kick them out – or worse?
Crowds matter. When the Egyptian army staged its coup, Sisi’s friend Blair said it had done so at 'the will of the people'
Compared to the platitudinous, snide, divisive, war-mongering rant the world received from Trump, George W Bush was a visionary
If a democratically-elected dictator wants to act as a conduit in a neighbour’s civil war, what does he expect but massacres in his own major cities?
On arrival in his cell, the Al Jazeera correspondent Mohamed Fahmy discovered that he was imprisoned with men whom he had interviewed only a few months earlier as members of the Morsi government
Nigel Farage is not a Nazi and nor is Donald Trump. But what is terrifying – and deeply akin to fascism – is our ability to ‘think’ our way from truth into lies
Russia is established in the Middle East and Assad is back in control in Syria. Whatever happened to the Arab Spring?