Robert Fisk

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

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Syrian rebels have taken iconoclasm to new depths, with shrines, statues and even a tree destroyed – but to what end?

Compared writing poetry to the sex act? May he be turned to dust!

The sad and puzzling story of Abbas Khan, the British doctor found dead in Syrian jail

What prompted the death of a man whose life was more valuable to Assad than any other foreigner’s in Syria?

British prisoner Dr Abbas Khan found dead in Syrian jail days before he was due to be handed over to MP George Galloway

Family deny Syrian security authorities' claims that he committed suicide and demand an explanation

As we move towards the Great War’s centenary, it’s time to recognise the reality of its horror

Beneath the headstones, there are sometimes just bits of human beings

An obsessive’s documenting of Israeli war crimes in Lebanon can show us how the West lost respect for international law

One Norwegian officer left Lebanon with a typed report on torture taped to his chest

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

And now, almost unmentioned in the media, their holy places are also being desecrated

Suicide attack in Beirut: Tragedy is spreading from Iran’s western border to the Mediterranean

The suicide attack in Beirut last week was unusual in several respects, not least that the target was the Iranian embassy

Obama will visit Israel again this week. Previous talks with Benjamin Netanyahu came to nothing Netanyahu isolated

Robert Fisk: He may huff and puff but Benjamin Netanyahu is on his own now as nuclear agreement isolates Israel

Sudden offer by Tehran to negotiate a high-speed end to this cancerous threat of further war was thus greeted with almost manic excitement

Civil Defence personnel extinguish a fire at the site of the explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut

Beirut bomb blasts kill 23: Iranian Embassy is the target in a widening war between Shia and Sunni

At least 160 people wounded in the two explosions, but could there be a more obvious target for those who curse Hezbollah’s military support for Assad's regime in Damascus?

Former Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat

The real poison is to be found in Arafat's legacy

He placed vain trust in Israel and the US - mistakes that his people are still paying for

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