Robert Fisk

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

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'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

The Syrian soldiers have seen the treatment received by captured comrades at the hands of Islamist enemies

Isis in Syria: The story of the martyred soldiers who fought 'to the last bullet' to avoid the fate of captured comrades beheaded by militants

Syrian forces have retaken 20 miles of territory in the north-east, inspired to fight to the death in some cases for fear of the consequences of capture

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Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
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 our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
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Slow down the ageing process with one of these high-performance, hardworking anti-agers
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
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How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power