Robert Fisk

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

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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.

The damaged Mosque of Khalid ibn al-Walid in Homs. The site, which dates back to the 7th century, was held by rebel fighters and recaptured by Syrian government forces a year ago

Syria conflict: The silence in Homs emphasises the city’s fate. There’s barely a breath of wind

It was the crucible of the revolt against President Assad. Now Robert Fisk finds a desolate landscape of ruins and broken dreams

A man carrying a girl injured in a reported barrel-bomb attack by government forces in the northern city of Aleppo

Syria election: The barrel bomb and the ballot box - how Bashar al-Assad held on to power

Robert Fisk witnesses Assad's paper victory amid a bloody war

A poster of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hangs outside the stock exchange in Cairo
Confident: Sisi was so sure of winning that he did not turn up at any rallies

What next for Egypt, with its new president in America’s pocket?

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi may have won the vote by a landslide, but the honeymoon will not last long if the economy doesn’t improve

Supporters of Egyptian presidential candidate and former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wave Egyptian flags as they celebrate in a street in Cairo

Robert Fisk on Sisi poll: All hail the Egyptian Emperor – but what about that missing 7%?

Sisi’s ‘victory’ is hardly democratic,  but stability in the region is all that matters

A ballot box sits in an empty polling station in Cairo

Egypt: An extra polling day but still hardly anyone wants to vote

Sisi will be ‘elected’ Egypt’s President. But he wants a show of genuine support in the ballot – and he’s not getting it

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