Robert Fisk

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

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Iranians celebrate in the street of Tehran after nuclear talks between Iran and World powers ended

Iran nuclear deal: A powerful Tehran turned into America’s policeman in the Gulf? It could happen

This week’s Lausanne deal could trigger a political earthquake

Followers of the Houthi group demonstrate against the Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, in Sanaa

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

Tribal gunmen in the capital Sanaa show support for the Shia Houthi militia and their opposition to the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen

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

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Jordan last year

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

A member of the Tunisian security forces stands guard as journalists gather at the visitors entrance of the National Bardo Museum in Tunis

Tunisia shooting: When Isis attacks a museum to destroy the 'culture of its disbelievers', what treasure of the Western world is now safe?

There have been attacks like this before, but this time it's not just peoples' lives in danger

Which superpower will win the battle of hypocrisy?

The 125,000 civilian casualties of the two Chechen wars elicited far less passion in the West than the fatalities in Syria

Ever since revolution broke out in 2011, experts have been predicting the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – but he is still clinging on

Syria revolution four years on: Don't bet against President Assad – a ruler willing to see his country destroyed so long as he can cling to power

The West's latest 'Arab Hitler' continues to rule despite the widespread predictions of his downfall. Just what is the man's secret, asks Robert Fisk

Pakistani school children leave the Army Public School after it was reopened following an attack by Taliban militants, in Peshawar

Being coy doesn’t change the reality of modern Pakistan — a a corrupt, politically savage, and physically broken society

Pakistan wilfully became an Islamic Republic and allowed religious bigotry to overwhelm its population

The new king, Salman, is 79 and suffered a stroke in 2010

Who can the Saudis trust when they find themselves on Netanyahu's side?

John Kerry's reassurances over the US-Iran deal will settle few nerves in the royal palaces, writes Robert Fisk

'The difference between America and Israel? There isn't one'

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America – with the same confidence that he can support his army when they slaughter hundreds of children in Gaza

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