Robert Fisk

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

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Mullah Omar declared himself the Emir of the Faithful in 1996

Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead.... for the fourth time

I was once told that intelligence services declare their enemies dead to provoke them into popping up their heads and revealing their location

Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

You would have thought that, by now, the Kurds might have learnt their lesson

The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis, but history suggests otherwise

We cling to our belief that barbarism will never outlast the power of the righteous

An Iranian officer lashes a man, convicted of rape, at the northeastern city of Sabzevar

Iran – the land where some 700 souls were executed last year

It's not surprising that hanging and beheading have become a grim feature of 'justice' in the Muslim world

Never was so little owed by so many to so few; the 'few' being David Cameron and his chums

David Cameron extremism speech: The PM's Churchillian posturing over Syria is misguided

Our eight Tornado fighters won’t make the slightest bit of difference to the tragedy

What a choice for Egypt – a megalomaniac president or the madness of Isis

Egypt is following the path of so many other countries that are being torn apart. If you torture your people enough, Isis will germinate in their wounds

Yemenis react after air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition killed dozens in Sanaa

Yemen crisis: With the Iran nuclear deal done, John Kerry must now sort out the Saudis

Prince Mohamed's warriors of the air seem to be having as little effect on his Houthi enemies as America's are having on Isis in Iraq and Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaking at the Vienna International Center

Iran nuclear deal: America has taken Iran's side – to the fury of Israel and Saudi Arabia

Obama hailed a 'more hopeful world... an opportunity to move in another direction'

Refugees from Syria on the Turkish border

First rule of refugees – don’t be a Muslim if you want help

We now treat each refugee on the grounds of their race, religion or purpose of flight. We do not treat them as human beings

Migrants arrive at the Macedonian-Greek border

Macedonia's uniformed border thugs wait for war-weary Arab refugees arriving at Europe's doorstep

Those fleeing death and war face assaults and beatings from thuggish guards, says Robert Fisk

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