What’s the difference between Iraqi WMDs that don’t exist, 45-minute warnings that are falsities, 70,000 non-existent Syrian “moderates” and a fictitious NHS windfall of millions if Britain left the EU?
The city in southern Syria, once the centre of fierce fighting in the country’s civil war, is now triumphantly claimed to be back in government control. But, as Robert Fisk reports, the city’s war-weary occupants are not counting on peace just yet
Robert Fisk tours Aleppo and finds a broken civilisation with painful reminders of ancient tragedies
The relief of Isis-besieged Kuweires air base last year after an astonishing two-year hold-out was a major symbolic blow against Isis in Syria. Robert Fisk, the first Western journalist to visit the site, finds tales both of death and defiance
My father would have said “Britain, right or wrong”; but Bill, who was also an accountant, knew what “wrong” was, and he and Peggy would have voted Remain
As history tells us, there are reasons to be cautious about the claims that the Iraqi city of Fallujah is freed from Isis control
One Saudi businessman noted that the kingdom’s imports would be cheaper; so would purchases in London’s property market, the super-wealthy Arab bolt-hole for immensely rich Gulfies
“Above and below live civilians whom we have nothing against – a kind of human shield,” Eshel threatened. “And that is where the war will be. That is where we will have to fight in order to stop it and win. Whoever stays in these bases [sic] will simply be hit…”
Millions of Arabs are well aware that Palestinian officials speak daily to Israel military and political leaders, so why the focus on Amin Maalouf for speaking to Israeli i24 channel?
Your home may be in flames, your family enslaved, your torturers itching to pull out your fingernails – but above all you've got to ignore the ciggy packet in your pocket
Iranian diplomat Ghadanfar Rokonabadi disappeared after being caught up in the mass panic on last year’s Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca
Lebanese banks are the only institutions who know how to open enough letters of credit to fund Syria’s reconstruction materials: so rebuilding Syria means big profits for them.
Notably Angela Merkel – who still prays that Erdogan will keep back the refugees from the EU – chose to stay absent from the vote
It may not be a written text, more a collection of stories handed down by apostles, generation after generation, only later formed into a codex
Europe’s growing Kurdish diaspora would be vastly increased if the crushed and war-suffering masses of Diyarbakir could find their way to Germany, Denmark and Sweden
In Syria and Lebanon there are no plans for a future, but the Syrian army is going to have a role in any New Syria