Robert Fisk

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

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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

An Israeli helicopter fires a missile into Gaza last year. A helicopter attack last weekend killed six Hezbollah officers

Israel's attack on Hezbollah is a case of shoot first, ask questions later

An Iranian general and six Hezbollah officers have been wiped out by helicopters near the Syrian city of Quneitra. But what were they doing there?

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

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust

As world leaders plan to commemorate the First World War battle for Gallipoli, another horrific anniversary risks being overlooked

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With so many people tweeting before they think, the telegraph can teach us some valuable lessons

A telegraph cable transmitted information at only eight words a minute, which helped avoid the sort of mindless communication we see so much today

Saudi police take turns caning a man convicted under sharia law. Saudi Arabia denies it has links with the violence of the Wahabis

Saudi Arabia's history of hypocrisy we choose to ignore

On Thursday, a Saudi blogger will receive his second flogging for 'insulting Islam'. Robert Fisk looks at a barbaric regime with a brutal record

Robert Fisk: The only point of 'terror lists' is to get those named a palace invitation

The Cordoba Foundation has now found itself on the 'list' alongside al-Qaeda and Isis

Cherif and Said Kouachi, reportedly 32 and 34

Charlie Hebdo: Paris attack brothers' campaign of terror can be traced back to Algeria in 1954

Algeria is the post-colonial wound that still bleeds in France

Children who fled the violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo play at a refugee camp in Jabaa, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

A new frontier in Syria's civil war, but what does future hold for refugees in Lebanon?

With Beirut restricting its borders, Robert Fisk asks if the million-plus displaced people already there have any real hope of returning home

Palestinians sit on a couch as they return to the remains of their house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive in Gaza City

When will Palestinians learn? Turning to international law isn't the answer — just ask America and Israel

If Palestine's request is 'entirely counterproductive', what does that make Israel's slaughtering of civilians last summer?

Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (left) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (right) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed

Retrial for Al Jazeera journalists: The 'gates of hope' may have opened, but the media is still shut out of Egypt

An Arab military autocrat has locked up three innocent reporters for more than a year - and got away with it

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