Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is a multiple award-winning journalist on the Middle East, based in Beirut.

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Ofir, the father of Gilad Shaer, 16, hugs a mourner as they stand in front of his son's body during a funeral service at his hometown, the Talmon Jewish settlement, near the West Bank city of Ramallah

Israeli teenagers' funeral: It is obscene when either side kills children – not only Palestinians

In the end it’s all about the colonies Israel is building on Arab land

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond had to admit that weapons given to Syrian rebels had fallen into the Al-Qa’ida hands

Syrian ‘moderates’ aren’t so moderate in Iraq

Who are the 'moderate' rebels President Obama wants to train and arm?

Supporters of Nairobi-based Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste protesting against his imprisonment back in February

Robert Fisk on the jailing of Al-Jazeera journalists: A proxy in the war between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Just as rape is a vile tool of war, so is the jailing of journalists

Al-Qa’ida inspired militants stand with captured Iraqi Army Humvee 150 miles north of Baghdad.

If history and petropolitics teach us anything, it's that the collapse of Iraq shouldn't come as surprise

You only need to go back ten years to see how this was a crisis waiting to happen

The Mayor of Jerusalem (with walking-stick) had tried to surrender the city to them

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: A conqueror shows his respect for the holy city

When Jerusalem surrendered to the British, General Edmund Allenby stage-managed his triumph perfectly

Tony Blair has written a 3,000-word essay in defence of the 2003 invasion

Robert Fisk: Now we see how his doctrine turns enemies into ‘allies’

Assad’s enemies, whom Blair’s bombing of Damascus would have helped, now threaten Iraq

Isis militants take position at a checkpoint on the Syrian-Iraqi border
Young men in Baghdad chant slogans against Isis outside the main army recruiting centre yesterday, where they are volunteering to fight the extremist group

Iraq crisis: Sunni caliphate has been bankrolled by Saudi Arabia

Bush and Blair said Iraq was a war on Islamic fascism. They lost

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad run through Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr crossing after their release by rebels. They were freed as part of a larger deal which saw the last remaining Syrian rebels in central Homs city evacuate their positions and free captives in several locations in northern Syria

An audience with ‘the Tiger’ – Bashar al-Assad’s favourite soldier

...and a man you wouldn’t want to cross

A man carries his bag as he walks on the debris of a damaged building which was attacked by a government forces airstrike, in Aleppo, Syria

Aleppo's Sheikh Najjar: The death of a once-rich city

Al-Qaeda City was an industrial zone, a vast plain of concrete and stone factories and cattle sheds and homes 10 miles north east of Aleppo, and when Bashar al-Assad’s army crashed up the main highway from Hama, lifting the rebel siege of Aleppo and careering on towards the Turkish border, the soldiers and tank crews were suddenly confronted by the biggest and most sophisticated fortress ever built by followers of the late Osama bin Laden.

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The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam