Robert Fisk

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

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Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock

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World View: The latest victim is the head of an Algerian NGO highlighting human rights violations in the Middle East

Isis blinds journalists with its barbarity, but we must continue to report

All sides of the story must be heard

Khaled Asaad, the Director of Antiquities and Museum in Palmyra, in front of a rare 1st century sarcophagus, one of the finest sculptures in Palmyra

Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future

After a month, the militants realised that Khaled  al-Asaad knew nothing – or would say nothing – and so they decapitated the old man and strung his torso to a Roman pillar

Rescuers carry a victim from the site of Syrian government airstrikes in Douma, a suburb of Damascus

Syria civil war: Civilians in Damascus pay the price for those in the provinces in conflict's balance of horror

There are no good guys on either side, and the more cornered each becomes, the more they strike at the innocent

Isis is using 'dreamology' to justify its nightmarish vision for the world

If you want to comprehend what motivates Isis, looking to the dream world isn't as crazy as it sounds

Suleiman al-Assad is the son of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s cousin, Hilal. He has been arrested for killing Colonel Hassan Sheikh

Syrians fear Army Colonel murdered during traffic altercation in Latakia will not get justice as suspect is son of President Assad's first cousin

Hassan Sheikh, who served on the front line against Isis, was fatally shot by a machine-gun fired by either Sulieman Assad or his bodyguard

David Cameron is failing to PR himself in the Middle East. Maybe he should start looking closer to home

Latest blunders include "delayed" reports, confused allegiances and invited dignitaries who never arrive. It seems Cameron isn't quite cut out for the region

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Abdullah al-Senussi execution: This perversion of justice suits Western security services just fine

The secret agreements between our intelligence and Gaddafi’s torturers will now remain safe for good

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Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead.... for the fourth time

I was once told that intelligence services declare their enemies dead to provoke them into popping up their heads and revealing their location

Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

You would have thought that, by now, the Kurds might have learnt their lesson

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Robert Fisk on the defender of the ancient city's past who was killed for protecting its future