Robert Fisk is The Independent’s multiple award-winning Middle East correspondent, based in Beirut
19 January 2015 05:01 PM
As world leaders plan to commemorate the First World War battle for Gallipoli, another horrific anniversary risks being overlooked
18 January 2015 07:11 PM
A telegraph cable transmitted information at only eight words a minute, which helped avoid the sort of mindless communication we see so much today
14 January 2015 06:17 PM
On Thursday, a Saudi blogger will receive his second flogging for 'insulting Islam'. Robert Fisk looks at a barbaric regime with a brutal record
11 January 2015 06:06 PM
The Cordoba Foundation has now found itself on the 'list' alongside al-Qaeda and Isis
09 January 2015 07:17 PM
Algeria is the post-colonial wound that still bleeds in France
06 January 2015 07:03 PM
With Beirut restricting its borders, Robert Fisk asks if the million-plus displaced people already there have any real hope of returning home
When will Palestinians learn? Turning to international law isn't the answer — just ask America and Israel
04 January 2015 08:49 PM
If Palestine's request is 'entirely counterproductive', what does that make Israel's slaughtering of civilians last summer?
Retrial for Al Jazeera journalists: The 'gates of hope' may have opened, but the media is still shut out of Egypt
01 January 2015 07:26 PM
An Arab military autocrat has locked up three innocent reporters for more than a year - and got away with it
28 December 2014 07:08 PM
Did you know that it will soon be the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War?
22 December 2014 12:00 AM
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.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 1 Kylie Jenner challenge: Bizarre lip suction device inspired by Kardashian sister goes viral
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 4 Bruce Forsyth backs assisted dying campaign: 'If I had Alzheimer's or dementia I would do something about it'
- 5 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'