Robert Fisk is The Independent’s multiple award-winning Middle East correspondent, based in Beirut
28 May 2014 09:59 PM
Sisi will be ‘elected’ Egypt’s President. But he wants a show of genuine support in the ballot – and he’s not getting it
27 May 2014 07:08 PM
There was no contest in Egypt’s presidential elections, and not only because only one candidate stood against Sisi. He offers the security many Egyptians now crave
Robert Fisk: Our addiction to the internet is as harmful as any drug – and what passes for comment these days is often simply foul abuse
25 May 2014 05:38 PM
The focus on ‘surfing’ rather than proper reading has impoverished literature
25 May 2014 12:00 AM
An odd chap, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai. The Lebanese Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic church infuriated opponents of the Syrian regime by supporting Hezbollah's right to bear arms in Lebanon, and warning of an Islamist takeover of Syria if Bashar al-Assad is overthrown. As a result, on a visit to the United States, President Obama declined to meet the 71-year-old prelate, only months after the cardinal's 2011 election as patriarch.
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: A desert uprising that began in hope but was doomed to end in betrayal
23 May 2014 07:46 PM
Robert Fisk on the moment the Arabs, trusting in British good faith, turned on their Turkish rulers
19 May 2014 11:01 AM
They provide a reflection of our universal need for human protection, but are without artistic merit
18 May 2014 12:00 AM
11 May 2014 05:09 PM
If arresting Adams just before the European elections was not political, then surely the British refusal to inquire into the slaughter in Ballymurphy was.
09 May 2014 06:29 PM
It is easy to be cynical about candidates winning 80 per cent of the vote but for some Middle East regimes the appearance of democracy is enough to secure the covert backing of Western powers
Spain is inviting back Jews expelled from the country in the 16th Century. But don't mention the Muslims
04 May 2014 05:13 PM
Our cousins in Madrid and Lisbon simply don’t want Muslims to come to Europe
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election
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