Robert Fisk

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

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A young Winston Churchill

Ukip couldn't better what Winston Churchill had to say about Muslims

Churchill published some views so dark about Muslims that he deleted them from future editions – but I kept hold of them

Japanese journalist Kenji Goto (left) and Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, who were both captured by Islamic State jihadist group in Syria

Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants

The Jordanian pilot, the failed Iraqi suicide bomber and the Japanese journalist are all part of Isis's frontier re-drawing in the Middle East — whether they realise it or not

Palestinians saw their homes destroyed in Gaza City after it was shelled by Israeli forces in August

MI5’s radar should look for the word ‘injustice’ if it wants to protect us

The atrocities which we allow to be perpetrated would drive any Islamist young man or woman to violence

King Abdullah speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

King Abdullah's friends in the West stayed loyal, but revolution is on the horizon in Saudi Arabia

How long can our Western leaders go on stroking and purring and fawning over – and arming – these Croesus-like autocrats?

A tank guards Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi from a Shia rebel attack

Yemen conflict: Old hand at work in the country's bloody civil war

The US now appears anxious to crush the Houthi rebels and their Sunni al-Qaeda enemies - and the Saudis would have it no other way, reports Robert Fisk

Smoke and flames rising during heavy clashes between presidential guards and Shiite Houthi rebels in Sanaa

An old hand is at work in Yemen's bloody civil war

Yemen is not Syria. But America’s skewed comprehension of the Middle East has now produced a remarkably similar scenario

An Israeli helicopter fires a missile into Gaza last year. A helicopter attack last weekend killed six Hezbollah officers

Israel's attack on Hezbollah is a case of shoot first, ask questions later

An Iranian general and six Hezbollah officers have been wiped out by helicopters near the Syrian city of Quneitra. But what were they doing there?

Soldiers standing over skulls of victims from the Armenian village of Sheyxalan in 1915, believed to be victims of the Armenian Holocaust

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust

As world leaders plan to commemorate the First World War battle for Gallipoli, another horrific anniversary risks being overlooked

The transatlantic telegraph cable laid by Brunel’s SS ‘Great Eastern’ transmitted eight words of news and opinion per minute

With so many people tweeting before they think, the telegraph can teach us some valuable lessons

A telegraph cable transmitted information at only eight words a minute, which helped avoid the sort of mindless communication we see so much today

Saudi police take turns caning a man convicted under sharia law. Saudi Arabia denies it has links with the violence of the Wahabis

Saudi Arabia's history of hypocrisy we choose to ignore

On Thursday, a Saudi blogger will receive his second flogging for 'insulting Islam'. Robert Fisk looks at a barbaric regime with a brutal record

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