Robert Fisk

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

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

While Qatar and Dubai are bywords for excess, vulgarity and human rights abuses, the UAE's capital affects a higher calling. So, alongside the Emirates Palace Hotel (1,022 crystal chandeliers), the Grand Mosque (capacity: 40,000) and four million foreign workers, there are galleries, museums, seats of learning – and the stated aim of being a 'role model' for its neighbours. Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles?

A memorial in Istanbul to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Armenia claims 1.5 million people were killed in the atrocities, a figure Turkey disputes

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A memorial in Istanbul to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Armenia claims 1.5 million people were killed in the atrocities, a figure Turkey disputes

Armenian genocide: Turkey's day of denial amid remembrance for a genocide in all but name

As brave Turks dared to challenge the consensus to mark the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, the President chose to look the other way

Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their forebears were killed in a 1915-16 genocide by Turkey's former Ottoman Empire; Turkey has the figure at 500,000 (AFP/Getty)

Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

I dug the bones and skulls of massacred Armenians out of the Syrian desert with my own hands in 1992

Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri (left) in 2001 with Hassan Nasrallah, general secretary of Hezbollah, which is suspected of his murder

Ten years later, and we still don’t know who assassinated Lebanon's leader

So why is the court tasked with the inquiry going after a journalist?

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Isis in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis

A hundred years on from the Armenian genocide, and a Christian minority is again suffering

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Yemen crisis: What will Saudi Arabia do when – not if – things go wrong in their war with the Shia Houthi rebels?

They might ask the Pakistanis to send part of their vast army into the cauldron - but that would not be adding oil to the fire. It would be adding fire to the oil

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The battle for the Middle East's future begins in Yemen as Saudi Arabia jumps into the abyss

As a Saudi-led coalition wades into the fight for Yemen – currently under siege from Houthi rebels who are backed by Iran - Robert Fisk examines the much wider-reaching repercussions of this escalating conflict

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If Stephen Harper is serious about criminalising 'barbaric cultural practices', then he should arrest himself for even suggesting it

And while he's at it, he can lock up all the other Western leaders who have savaged the Muslim world too

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