Robert Fisk

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

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John Brennan admitted the CIA ‘fell short’ in holding some officers accountable – but it is clear no one is going to be held accountable

Robert Fisk on the CIA 'torture report': Once again language is distorted in order to hide US state wrongdoing

Perhaps Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told his torturers he could fly through the air

'The CIA's depravities are not going to infuriate the Muslim world – because the Muslim world has been enraged about these crimes for years'

CIA torture report: These depravities are not going to infuriate the Muslim world – they've been enraged about them for years

It's the Western response that the torturers really fear, which is why the CIA has been so intent on misleading us

Robert Fisk: Isn't it important to realise who our enemies really are?

Children are so often the forgotten victims of conflict – regardless of the perpetrators

Mohamed Fahmy listens to the verdict during his trial in June for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood

Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned by Egypt to ‘teach Qatar a lesson’ for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood

The family of Mohamed Fahmy, one of three reporters held in a Cairo prison, have sent a message to Robert Fisk outlining his grievances against his employers

The Lebanese army have detained a wife and a son of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Capture of Isis leader's wife is another murky tale from the pit of marital scandals

Can the Lebanese offer Saja in return for their captured soldiers?

Soldiers standing over skulls of victims from the Armenian village of Sheyxalan in 1915, believed to be victims of the Armenian Holocaust

Do you know the difference between a Holocaust and a holocaust? The Armenians do

Despite what some sub-editors might think, the genocide of 1.5m Armenian Christians in 1915 was not a holocaust

Closer integration with Central Asia and China would boost Iran’s tourist industry, which is already booming in shrine cities such as Qom

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Iran’s crisis – our crisis with Iran, if you like – is about that great and historic nation’s future geo-strategic role in the Middle East and Southeast Asia

A member of Syria’s National Defence Force, a militia which has united some Muslim and Christian tribes in the fight against Isis

Isis in Syria: The militia that has transcended tribal divisions to fight Islamic State

Syria’s army cannot hold all the ground it takes from Isis or other Islamist groups. Hence the existence of the NDF.

Some of the 3000 Syrian Kurds, supporters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party

War with Isis: The forgotten, plucky Kurds under siege in their enclave on Syria’s border with Turkey

Robert Fisk visits Rumeilan, where its people strive to extract oil, produce asphalt and continue the struggle against the Islamist militants

Ilana Hacho were Malek Aissa married in a church that was only half full

Isis in Syria: In the shadow of death, a few thousand Christians remain to defy militants

At a wedding in Qamishli, distraught priests tell Robert Fisk of the persecution that has brought their Church to its knees

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The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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'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
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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
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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