Robert Fisk

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

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Saudi police take turns caning a man convicted under sharia law. Saudi Arabia denies it has links with the violence of the Wahabis

Saudi Arabia's history of hypocrisy we choose to ignore

On Thursday, a Saudi blogger will receive his second flogging for 'insulting Islam'. Robert Fisk looks at a barbaric regime with a brutal record

Robert Fisk: The only point of 'terror lists' is to get those named a palace invitation

The Cordoba Foundation has now found itself on the 'list' alongside al-Qaeda and Isis

Cherif and Said Kouachi, reportedly 32 and 34

Charlie Hebdo: Paris attack brothers' campaign of terror can be traced back to Algeria in 1954

Algeria is the post-colonial wound that still bleeds in France

Children who fled the violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo play at a refugee camp in Jabaa, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

A new frontier in Syria's civil war, but what does future hold for refugees in Lebanon?

With Beirut restricting its borders, Robert Fisk asks if the million-plus displaced people already there have any real hope of returning home

Palestinians sit on a couch as they return to the remains of their house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive in Gaza City

When will Palestinians learn? Turning to international law isn't the answer — just ask America and Israel

If Palestine's request is 'entirely counterproductive', what does that make Israel's slaughtering of civilians last summer?

Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (left) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (right) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed

Retrial for Al Jazeera journalists: The 'gates of hope' may have opened, but the media is still shut out of Egypt

An Arab military autocrat has locked up three innocent reporters for more than a year - and got away with it

US Ambassador Page greeting veterans of the American Civil War at the opening of the Eagle Hut

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Did you know that it will soon be the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War?

Ibrahim Najem’s artefact collection, which began with a few seashells, now totals 30,000 bits and pieces which fill his small home

Postcard from... Beirut

Ibrahim Najem lives in what’s left of the little port of Ein Mreisse, just back from the Beirut seafront were he used to dive. He’s a magpie of a man who collects. And collects.

Ibrahim Najem’s artefact collection, which began with a few seashells, now totals 30,000 bits and pieces which fill his small home

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Ibrahim Najem’s artefact collection, which began with a few seashells, now totals 30,000 bits and pieces which fill his small home

The uncle and cousin of injured student comfort him as he mourns the death of his mother who was a teacher at the school which was attacked by Taliban

Peshawar school attack: Massacre of the innocents in Pakistan born of ambivalence towards Taliban

Army and security police have wavered between backing and attacking the group

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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
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The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
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Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

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

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn