Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is The Independent’s multiple award-winning Middle East correspondent, based in Beirut

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Municipal workers carry ballot boxes into a warehouse in Athens in preparation for the coming referendum

Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it's a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

If this 'democracy' doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India? Or the Middle East?

Robert Fisk: Israeli disinformation sullies a rare moment of wartime compassion

For years, the Israelis have used this wartime operation to justify their mass killing of civilians

“I have become acutely conscious of the fury which anti-Muslim violence has created...I’ve uncovered a world of almost inexpressible anger – yes, and talk of revenge”

Tunisia hotel attack: Backdrop to this slaughter is a history of violence against Muslims

It didn’t create these Islamists - but it helped lay the foundation for their cults of death

Alexis Tsipras last week as he battled with the Greek debt crisis

Could the European Union end up going the way of Arab unity?

It’s clear that many are tiring of the Greek crisis

Ahmed Mansour

Did Berlin really think it was a good idea to arrest an Al Jazeera journalist on behalf of Egypt?

Chancellor Angela Merkel is going to have to provide an explanation

Al-Nusra and its supporters wishes to rebrand itself as a completely different and more moderate entity than Islamic State (Rex)

America siding with 'terrorists' like al-Nusra? It's not a conspiracy theory

History suggests otherwise, as well as intelligence reports

The markets of downtown Damascus

Syrian civil war: Damascus clings to normal life amid the chaos of conflict

Residents look for pockets of enjoyment despite the forces encircling them

A boy from the Druze community, threatened by militants, holding a Syrian flag with the image of Bashar al-Assad during a rally marking Independence Day in a village on the Golan Heights

Syrian civil war: Can Assad's regime survive the onslaught from Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra?

The Syrian army is faltering in the face of determined onslaughts by extremists who have no fear of death. But it may be the only institution that can keep the nation intact

Beit al-Agha Restaurant, Homs

Syrian civil war: Ancient Islamic teachings treasured by rebels fighting Assad – discovered in a bombed-out cafe in the ghost city of Homs

One glance through the broken windows of this famous old cafe illustrates the Dresden-like ruins – all that remains of Homs

Fighters from the Al-Nusra Front

Robert Fisk: Al-Nusra is pitching for US backing. But can there be a ‘moderate’ Islamist terror group?

Al-Nusra’s PR campaign began on al-Jazeera, which just happens to be funded by Qatar

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