Robert Fisk

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

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The grave of the murdered former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, killed by a car bomb in 2005, which attracted frenzied crowds

Rafiq Hariri tribunal: Was the former Lebanon PM's assassination the work of Syria's President Assad?

A special tribunal at The Hague has heard dramatic new evidence apparently linking the Syrian regime with the 2005 killing of Lebanon's former leader – and it concurs chillingly with what Robert Fisk was told at the time

Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy raises an Egyptian national flag while talking to the judge during his retrial at a court in Cairo February 12, 2015.

Al Jazeera plays a dangerous game in Egypt

Mohamed Fahmy’s theme at his press conference will be that “journalism is not political activism”

Muslim Brotherhood supporters demonstrate near Cairo last month

Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of Egypt,' the US-educated professor of engineering tells Robert Fisk in Istanbul

A man protects himself from dust following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian pro-government forces in Aleppo

Robert Fisk: Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

It amazes me that all these warriors of the air don’t regularly crash into each other

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (R), and Crown Prince and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: the Emirates enigma - who's really in charge?

Tracing the evolution of Abu Dhabi’s rulers from desert introverts to global treasure-hunters – and explaining the complex blend of kinship and rivalry that governs their relationship with the more ostentatious Dubai and Qatar

Migrant workers, some of whom live as many as 14 to a room

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Over two million labourers have come from the poorest countries in South Asia. While activists decry the conditions in which they're forced to live, others claim the arrangement is clear from the outset. In the second part of his special report, Robert Fisk visits the workers' camp at Saadiyat Island

The new Louvre, which is under construction, will bring Western and oriental art to the super-rich desert state

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

While Dubai is a byword for excess, vulgarity and human rights abuses, the UAE's capital affects a higher calling. So, alongside the Emirates Palace Hotel (1,022 crystal chandeliers), the Grand Mosque (capacity: 40,000) and four million foreign workers, there are galleries, museums, seats of learning – and the stated aim of being a 'role model' for its neighbours. Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles?

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

On an Istanbul street, have I just witnessed a positive step in history?

The people of Turkey are leading the way over the Armenian genocide. We wait to see if their government will follow

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

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