Robert Fisk

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

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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

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

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Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
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...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
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Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
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The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
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Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
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