Robert Fisk

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

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'The difference between America and Israel? There isn't one'

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America – with the same confidence that he can support his army when they slaughter hundreds of children in Gaza

Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsi in the defendant’s cage during his trial in Cairo last November

Egypt coup: Leaked tape proves defence minister tried to conceal Morsi’s true location in military prison, say forensic scientists

Egypt’s generals always denied their 2013 power grab was a coup d’état. But now the UN will consider devastating tapes that expose their story as a lie

Turkish army vehicles drive in a street of the Syrian town of Kobani on 21 February, 2015

Shah Suleyman: The truly Byzantine origins of Turkey's operation to rescue a long-dead body from the 'Islamic Caliphate'

The 13th-century fall of an obscure king into the river Euphrates, the pride of the Ottoman empire and modern Turkey and a humiliating French retreat after the 1914-18 war provide the truly Byzantine origins of Turkey’s little military operation to remove a long-dead body from the “Islamic Caliphate” this weekend. All that – and the fear that Isis forces might destroy a shrine in civil-war Syria that has been jealously guarded by Turkey since 1921.

Ethel Raine, who worked for MI5 1915-20

Ethel Raine: The untold story of a woman who spied for Britain during the Great War

MI5 confirmed to Raine's grandson of his grandmother's incredible occupation, and he began investigating...

Isis militants waving an Islamist flag after the seizure of an Iraqi army checkpoint in Salahuddin

Isis has provoked an Arab alliance to bomb the West’s enemies

Obama can take satisfaction in seeing ‘moderate’ Middle Eastern friends flying alongside

Talking to Isis could lead to peace, yet for some reason we’re not allowed to do it

The highly politicised 'listing' of armed groups by governments has been found to achieve very little

Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy raises an Egyptian national flag while talking to the judge during his retrial at a court in Cairo February 12, 2015.

Freed Al-Jazeera journalist: Why can’t Canada get me home? 

The journalist accused the broadcaster of "epic negligence".

President Sisi welcomes Vladimir Putin to Cairo on Monday night

A meeting of minds in Cairo: Billion-dollar arms deal on table as Putin and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seek closer trade links and alliance against 'terror'

Vladimir Putin will have much to talk about with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and will recognise a kindred spirit in an autocratic nationalist ruler buffeted by Western criticism, writes Robert Fisk

The curious tale of the Swedish Soviet spy and the sheltering Druze

‘We’ll never forget your support for the cause of the Soviet people and our common struggle against imperialism’

Salman became King of Saudi Arabia last month following the death of King Abdullah

War with Isis: If Saudis aren't fuelling the militant inferno, who is?

With Riyadh increasingly suspected of funding the terrorist group, the West may have to rethink its relationships, says Robert Fisk

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