Robert Fisk

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

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Suicide attack in Beirut: Tragedy is spreading from Iran’s western border to the Mediterranean

The suicide attack in Beirut last week was unusual in several respects, not least that the target was the Iranian embassy

Obama will visit Israel again this week. Previous talks with Benjamin Netanyahu came to nothing Netanyahu isolated

Robert Fisk: He may huff and puff but Benjamin Netanyahu is on his own now as nuclear agreement isolates Israel

Sudden offer by Tehran to negotiate a high-speed end to this cancerous threat of further war was thus greeted with almost manic excitement

Civil Defence personnel extinguish a fire at the site of the explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut

Beirut bomb blasts kill 23: Iranian Embassy is the target in a widening war between Shia and Sunni

At least 160 people wounded in the two explosions, but could there be a more obvious target for those who curse Hezbollah’s military support for Assad's regime in Damascus?

Former Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat

The real poison is to be found in Arafat's legacy

He placed vain trust in Israel and the US - mistakes that his people are still paying for

Egypt's Defence Minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (left) and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu review guards before their meeting in Cairo

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: Egyptian general is idolised for deposing former President Mohamed Morsi, but can his popularity last?

He has won the hearts and minds of the people but all that may change if the security situation worsens or the economy dips

Polio has broken out in Syria and 20 million children are to be vaccinated

Mass migrations are nothing new in the Middle East, but the sheer numbers involved are having a devastating effect

Poppycock – or why remembrance rituals make me see red

The poppy helps us avoid a search for the meaning of war

Morsi trial: If a court can exemplify the divisions of a nation, this one did for Egypt

An awful lot of people believe Morsi should never have been elected

As Mohamed Morsi goes to trial, General Sisi should remember: Egypt is a dangerous place to rule

The erstwhile President appears in court at a tense time even by Egypt's standards

Anoud Senussi, daughter of former Libyan spy chief Abdullah

Is The Hague making a mockery of justice so the CIA and MI6 can save face?

Robert Fisk investigates an alleged double standard over two prominent Libyans accused of crimes against humanity

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