Robert Fisk

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

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President Sisi welcomes Vladimir Putin to Cairo on Monday night

A meeting of minds in Cairo: Billion-dollar arms deal on table as Putin and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seek closer trade links and alliance against 'terror'

Vladimir Putin will have much to talk about with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and will recognise a kindred spirit in an autocratic nationalist ruler buffeted by Western criticism, writes Robert Fisk

The curious tale of the Swedish Soviet spy and the sheltering Druze

‘We’ll never forget your support for the cause of the Soviet people and our common struggle against imperialism’

Salman became King of Saudi Arabia last month following the death of King Abdullah

War with Isis: If Saudis aren't fuelling the militant inferno, who is?

With Riyadh increasingly suspected of funding the terrorist group, the West may have to rethink its relationships, says Robert Fisk

Relatives of Jordanian pilot Moazal al-Kasaesbeh hold his poster as they take part in a rally in his support at the family's headquarters in the city of Karak, last week

Muath al-Kasaesbeh video: Genghis Khan-style cruelty of Isis shows Jordan and Japan what the militants think of them

The tens of thousands of Sunni Muslims who had demanded the pilot be freed now know what their fellow Muslims in Syria and Iraq had in mind for him

A young Winston Churchill

Ukip couldn't improve on what Winston Churchill had to say about Muslims

Churchill published some views so dark about Muslims that he deleted them from future editions – but I kept hold of them

Japanese journalist Kenji Goto (left) and Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, who were both captured by Islamic State jihadist group in Syria

Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants

The Jordanian pilot, the failed Iraqi suicide bomber and the Japanese journalist are all part of Isis's frontier re-drawing in the Middle East — whether they realise it or not

Palestinians saw their homes destroyed in Gaza City after it was shelled by Israeli forces in August

MI5’s radar should look for the word ‘injustice’ if it wants to protect us

The atrocities which we allow to be perpetrated would drive any Islamist young man or woman to violence

King Abdullah speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

King Abdullah's friends in the West stayed loyal, but revolution is on the horizon in Saudi Arabia

How long can our Western leaders go on stroking and purring and fawning over – and arming – these Croesus-like autocrats?

A tank guards Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi from a Shia rebel attack

Yemen conflict: Old hand at work in the country's bloody civil war

The US now appears anxious to crush the Houthi rebels and their Sunni al-Qaeda enemies - and the Saudis would have it no other way, reports Robert Fisk

Smoke and flames rising during heavy clashes between presidential guards and Shiite Houthi rebels in Sanaa

An old hand is at work in Yemen's bloody civil war

Yemen is not Syria. But America’s skewed comprehension of the Middle East has now produced a remarkably similar scenario

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