Robert Fisk

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

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There’s method in the madness of Isis’s cultural vandalism

The more antiquities appear to be threatened, the more the mafias can charge for their booty

Tony Blair’s time as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU has come to an end

Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – Blair’s appointment was an insult

Osama bin Laden

Suddenly it looks like we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive

Who’s left if we want to negotiate with Isis?

Canada's plan to make boycotting Israel a 'hate crime' is stupid and counterproductive

The law change would put Jews and civil society groups on trial for anti-Semitism

Trains have been left to rust in Tripoli

Despite regional conflict, Lebanon is planning to become a railway powerhouse once again

Amid regional uncertainty Beirut has the chance to revive its steam-age role as a key transit hub

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

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