Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is a multiple award-winning journalist on the Middle East, based in Beirut.

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The Syrian regime’s offer to Washington envisages military and intelligence sharing in the struggle against Isis fighters, pictured marching in Raqqa

Assad's letter to the US: How Syria is luring President Obama into its web

The Syrian regime, which the US has sworn to overthrow, has asked America to co-operate in the fight against Isis militants. It is likely to exact a high price for any collaboration

Fighters from Islamic State group sit on their tank during a parade in Raqqa, Syria

Islamic State: Assad lures President Obama into his web

The Syrian regime, which the US has sworn to overthrow, has asked America to co-operate in the fight against Isis militants. It is likely to exact a high price for any collaboration.

Former First Minister and Leader of the DUP Ian Paisley in 1972 addressing a meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies might have reminded the Arabs of Sadat

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam

Revolutionary leader Michael Collins addresses supporters at College Green, Dublin, in 1922 after signing the treaty establishing the Irish Free State

Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means

The last divorce from the United Kingdom was painful and acrimonious, but ended in harmony and prosperity. So why should independence north of the border turn out any differently? 

Isis militiamen parade in a captured Iraqi army jeep down a main road in Mosul, which the US is now targeting

Robert Fisk on Isis campaign: Bingo! Here’s another force of evil to be ‘vanquished’

One can see how difficult these lessons in Middle East history must be for the average American

Portraits of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre collected for a memorial in the Bosnian town of Tuzla

After the atrocities committed against Muslims in Bosnia, it is no wonder today’s jihadis have set out on the path to war in Syria

While the US State Department told us in Bosnia that 'fundamentalism' – the horror word of the time – might take root in Bosnia, no one spoke of 'radicalisation'

The land to be appropriated is in the Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem. Israel has declared it

Israel’s ‘land for lives’ is theft. Pure and simple

World View: Israel takes land, Palestine loses land; that’s the way it works

Isis has released a video apparently showing the beheading of a Kurdish man in Iraq as a warning to Kurds fighting the group in Iraq

Isis isn’t the first group to use the butcher’s knife as an instrument of policy. Nor will it be the last

Not since the Nazis have we had culprits documenting their war crimes on such a scale

Palestinian children smile while walking through a scene of destruction

Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there

A man believed to be Peter Theo Curtis, the US citizen held hostage by Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria

Qatar and the reason US hostage Peter Theo Curtis has been released

The Qataris are telling Assad that they are important in Syria

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The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
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Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam