Robert Fisk

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

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The Assad regime says the US and Turkey are trying to exploit the situation in the city of Kobani on the Turkish-Syrian border, where Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers have been fighting against Isis militants

Isis in Syria: General reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities

An explosion hitting a Syrian army military outpost in Idlib province. The blast was reportedly caused by fighters belonging to the Ahrar al-Sham brigade, part of a rebel coalition

Isis attack on Idlib: Assad's army leaders 'slaughtered' as jihadists nearly take Syrian provincial capital

In a major setback to President Assad, the second city – Idlib – narrowly escapes falling to jihadists as rebels storm provincial governor’s office and set about executing senior regime officers. Robert Fisk reports from Damascus

An elderly Syrian woman carries her two-year-old grandson Mohammed who, according to her, was born on the day of the outbreak of the Syrian revolution

Robert Fisk: The 200,000 Syrian child refugees forced into slave labour in Lebanon

While the world obsesses over the atrocities committed by Isis, the  plight of those forced to flee the country has been largely forgotten. Robert Fisk takes a heartbreaking tour of the Sedyanel 7 camp

Officer visitors look at missiles in front of the Lockheed Martin stand at the Eurosatory 2012 defence and security exhibition in Villepinte near Paris on June 11, 2012

With US-led air strikes on Isis intensifying, it’s a good time to be an arms giant like Lockheed Martin

Last month American warships fired $65.8m worth of Tomahawk missiles within just 24 hours of each other

A member of Ussud Al-Anbar, a group that is affiliated to Isis, holding up the black and white Islamist flag in Iraq’s Anbar province

Robert Fisk on Isis: Propaganda war of Islamic extremists is being waged on Facebook and internet message boards, not mosques

Isis has turned the internet into the most effective propaganda tool ever

Syrian refugees take shelter inside a van after their makeshift tent was damaged by heavy rain in Halba, northern Lebanon

Lebanon faces Isis and Nusra incursions – and an influx of refugees

Arab compatriots show little sympathy for Syrian families fleeing violence

David Cameron was speaking during his visit to Afghanistan

Robert Fisk: Cameron talked the talk at conference. But after the bombing, what then?

He knows very well that our four – or is it two? – clapped-out Tornadoes are not going to make the slightest difference to any assault on jihadi forces

Saleh al-Baradei, a Lebanese police officer kidnapped along with four soldiers by the Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, celebrates with relatives after his release on August 31, 2014

It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis, so why don’t we do it and save some lives?

Nobody criticises the Israeli government when it swaps prisoners with Hezbollah

Assad will be watching with concern as America's use of air power spreads to include more targets outside its original stated aim

Syria air strikes: America’s attacks on Isis may help Bashar al-Assad keep his regime alive

But the Syrian leader will be watching with concern as the US's use of air power spreads to include more targets outside its original stated aim

Secretary of State John Kerry presides over the UN Security Council Meeting on the situation concerning Iraq at the United Nations headquarters

John Kerry’s rhetoric on Isis insults our intelligence and conceals the reality of the situation in Syria

Anyone who has studied Syria knows the moderate opposition doesn’t exist

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
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Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
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11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
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The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
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The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
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A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
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