Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk (born in 1946 in Maidstone, Kent) is an English journalist and author. He is the Middle East correspondent of the UK newspaper The Independent, has spent more than 30 years living in and reporting from the region, and won awards for his work. He lives in Beirut, Lebanon.


Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. Fourth Estate 2005.


Donald Trump says recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will bring peace – it will do quite the opposite, Independent, 7 December 2017

An Israeli dream might come true if Trump declares Jerusalem the capital – but so will an Arab nightmare, Independent, 5 December 2017

What the Russian Revolution can teach us about the Middle East today, Independent, 4 December 2017

Egypt's President al-Sisi facing serious questions about strategy to bring Isis hotspot Sinai province under control, Independent, 24 November 2017

US foreign policy in the Middle East doesn't exist anymore, Independent, 23 November 2017

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri accepts exile in France as Saudi Arabia no longer feels like a home away from home, Independent, 16 November 2017

This isn't the first time Saudi Arabia has threatened the stability of Lebanon, Independent, 13 November 2017

The resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has not gone as smoothly as the Saudis wanted, Independent, 10 November 2017

Saad Hariri's resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon is not all it seems, Independent, 9 November 2017

Everything wrong with Theresa May's ridiculous assertion that we should feel proud of the Balfour Declaration, Independent, 2 November 2017

By killing Isis fighters instead of bringing them to justice, we become as guilty as our enemies, Independent, 26 October 2017

Vladimir Putin is positioning himself as the main player in the Middle East, Independent, 19 October 2017

After visiting Hitler's office in Munich, it's clear to me that there are still lessons to be learned, Independent, 17 October 2017

Isis has lost Raqqa with the fighting taking much of the city's history too – where will their fighters head to next? Independent, 16 October 2017

We will soon find out what 'unity' really means for the Palestinians, Independent, 12 October 2017

Can Christians stay in the Middle East now that they are being persecuted for their ancient religion? Independent, 12 October 2017

Clare Hollingworth: Our last interview with the woman who broke WW2, Independent, 10 October 2017

Is there truth in the conspiracy theories about who killed Russian Lieutenant General Valery Asapov in Syria? Independent, 5 October 2017

I'm all for war crimes trials in The Hague – so long as we agree to prosecute every possible war criminal, Independent, 28 September 2017

Saudi Arabia lifting the driving ban is little more than a glitzy distraction from its continued geopolitical problems, Independent, 27 September 2017

A year on from the murder of Christian writer Nahed Hattar in Jordan, many questions remain unanswered, Independent, 21 September 2017

If Donald Trump is going to use WW2 to justify his UN speech, it would be good if he got his facts right, Independent, 20 September 2017

If Nikki Haley doesn't drop her nonsensical pro-Israeli propaganda line at the UN, she could cause real problems for Lebanon, Independent, 14 September 2017

Allegations that three Qataris were 'tortured' by UAE officials will put the UK at the centre of an inter-Arab squabble, Independent, 11 September 2017

The West might hardly believe it, but it now seems the Syrian war is ending – and Assad is the victor, Independent, 7 September 2017

When did protest against the Assad government turn to war in Syria? Independent, 31 August 2017

We need to talk about the Spanish and Catalan reactions to the Barcelona attack – even if it's not a nice conversation, Independent, 24 August 2017

Trump's claim that a general dipped bullets in pigs' blood is fake news – but the US massacre of Moro Muslims isn't, Independent, 18 August 2017

What the death of an Irishman who lost his life fighting for Britain can tell us about the stupidity of Brexit, Independent, 17 August 2017

If you're wondering why Saudi Arabia and Israel have united against Al-Jazeera, here's the answer, Independent, 10 August 2017

When you watch Dunkirk, remember that it's a whitewashed version which ignores the bravery of black and Muslim soldiers, Independent, 3 August 2017

Woe betide the Kurds of northern Syria when the war is over, Independent, 31 July 2017

On the Syrian frontline, the battle against Isis is reaching its crescendo, Independent, 28 July 2017

The Syrian army were standing up to Isis long before the Americans ever fired a missile, Independent, 27 July 2017

As Syria's army – with Russia's help – advances through the desert, Isis propaganda comes across the radio waves, Independent, 26 July 2017

Syrians aren't just rebuilding an ancient mosque in Aleppo - they are rebuilding their community, Independent, 25 July 2017

Secret Russian-Kurdish-Syrian military cooperation is happening in Syria’s eastern desert, Independent, 24 July 2017

To the Government, Saudi Arabia is 'The Kingdom Whose Name We Dare Not Speak At All', Independent, 20 July 2017

Fethullah Gulen is facing extradition to Turkey by Donald Trump – so he should read up about his country, Independent, 13 July 2017

The Qatar crisis has nothing to do with Al Jazeera and everything to do with the war in Syria, Independent, 6 July 2017

Syrians living under Isis accepted the jurisdiction of Islamist courts - does that make them collaborators? Independent, 3 July 2017

The destruction of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul is another example of the 'culturecide' we've become so used to, Independent, 29 June 2017

By demanding the end of Al Jazeera, Saudi Arabia is trying to turn Qatar into a vassal state, Independent, 26 June 2017

The US seems keener to strike at Syria's Assad than it does to destroy Isis, Independent, 20 June 2017

It's not the first time the Tories have been forced into bed with Unionists – and this long alliance is troubling, Independent, 15 June 2017

Did Donald Trump denounce Qatar as a ‘sponsor of terrorism' due to failed business deals? Independent, 13 June 2017

This is the real story behind the economic crisis unfolding in Qatar, Independent, 8 June 2017

This is what Theresa May refused to tell you in her schoolyard sermon on terror, Independent, 5 June 2017

The truth about US involvement in Syria is far more complicated than Donald Trump wants you to think, Independent, 1 June 2017

In the age of Islamic literalism we should remember the Egyptian scholar who fought back, Independent, 30 May 2017

We must look to the past, not Isis, for the true meaning of Islam, Independent, 25 May 2017

Donald Trump has just met with the new leader of the secular world – Pope Francis, Independent, 24 May 2017

Donald Trump is trying to stick to the script – but he's about to really mess up in the Middle East, Independent, 22 May 2017

Donald Trump’s speech to the Muslim world was filled with hypocrisy and condescension, Independent, 21 May 2017

Rouhani’s victory is good news for Iran, but bad news for Trump and his Sunni allies, Independent, 20 May 2017

US air strikes in Syria: Why America really attacked pro-Assad militia convoy, Independent, 19 May 2017

This is the aim of Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia – and it isn't good for Shia communities, Independent, 18 May 2017

Even when wars end in the Middle East, superbugs and aggressive cancers caused by conflict attack, Independent, 16 May 2017

Can Syria ever be repaired when its long civil war finally comes to an end? Independent, 11 May 2017

You can't erase imperialism from Lebanon's history – no matter how hard some people try, Independent, 10 May 2017

Donald Trump hasn't quite thought through his first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, Independent, 5 May 2017

Egyptian President al-Sisi is employing militia in the Sinai – a sign of how desperate his war against Isis has become, Independent, 4 May 2017

Problems faced by Egypt’s Coptic Christians run far deeper than Isis attacks, Independent, 30 April 2017

Sisi apparently believes that the Pope's visit to Cairo will prove Egypt is safe for Christians – Isis has other ideas, Independent, 28 April 2017

Christians are under attack in the Middle East – and not even a visit from the Pope can convince them to stay, Independent, 27 April 2017

Will Donald Trump have the guts to call the Armenian genocide what it was? Independent, 24 April 2017

Donald Trump's first 100 days: The madder he gets, the more seriously the world takes him, Independent, 21 April 2017

It is not just Bashar al-Assad who is 'responsible' for the rise of Isis, Independent, 20 April 2017

If Trump cares so much about Syrian babies, why is he not condemning the rebels who slaughtered children? Independent, 17 April 2017

Lebanon's efficient security services are stepping up their watch over Islamist supporters in Beirut and beyond, Independent, 13 April 2017

Donald Trump, who doesn't read books, is ignorant of history – and so is his pet chump Sean Spicer, Independent, 12 April 2017

Isis has finally reached central Egypt – but that's not even al-Sisi's biggest problem, Independent, 10 April 2017

The US air strike say more about the Vladimir Putin-Donald Trump relationship than the Middle East, Independent, 7 April 2017

Assad has forced his secret police into the army to fight for Syria – and it will bring him closer to Trump, Independent, 6 April 2017

Revealed: How Isis turns normal towns and villages into theatres and factories of death, Independent, 1 April 2017

Can reconciliation ever heal a country with conflict wounds as deep as Syria? Independent, 30 March 2017

In northern Syria, defeated Isis fighters leave behind only scorched earth, trenches – and a crucifixion stand, Independent, 29 March 2017

Syria: Final evacuation of Homs begins under close Russian supervision, Independent, 27 March 2017

'We see them as monsters. At least Israel makes normal, typical war': As Isis caliphate shrinks, Syrian anger grows, Independent, 26 March 2017

Tanks, suicide bombs and bayonets: On the front line in the battles around Damascus, Independent, 24 March 2017

It is President Erdogan's Turkey, not humane Germany, that is guilty of 'Nazi practices', Independent, 22 March 2017

Martin McGuinness dies: The super-'terrorist' who became a super-statesman - like so many others, Independent, 21 March 2017

On the 40th anniversry of Kamal Jumblatt's death, is trouble brewing again in Lebanon? Independent, 19 March 2017

Trump has opened his arms to immigrants, but only if they're white Canadians, Independent, 9 March 2017

Theresa May wants British people to feel 'pride' in the Balfour Declaration. What exactly is there to be proud of? Independent, 2 March 2017

Marine Le Pen has arrived in Lebanon to find out that the Christians she thought were her allies aren't on her side at all, Independent, 23 February 2017

Victory over Isis in Mosul could mean defeat in Syria's Deir Ezzor 250 miles west, Independent, 20 February 2017

How will we get over the Trump addiction? Independent, 18 February 2017

Donald Trump's abandonment of the two-state solution descended into dark comedy very quickly, Independent, 16 February 2017

There's a reason why not a single Arab dictator has called out Donald Trump so far, Independent, 13 February 2017

Despite appearances, Israel is in for a rough ride under Donald Trump, Independent, 9 February 2017

What the history of Greece can tell us about the fight against Isis, Independent, 2 February 2017

This is how Theresa May should have reacted to Donald Trump's travel ban – for the sake of British Muslims, Independent, 29 January 2017

Donald Trump's arbitrary, cruel ban on refugees from Muslim countries sets a chilling precedent, Independent, 28 January 2017

This is the one thing Donald Trump, Syria's Bashar al-Assad and President al-Sisi in Egypt have in common, Independent, 26 January 2017

Donald Trump's presidency-by-tweet will be bad for Muslims, but great for Isis, Independent, 20 January 2017

A Trump presidency could have been avoided if Clinton had only listened to American Arabs, Independent, 19 January 2017

he Paris peace conference was beyond useless – everyone knows a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine is impossible now, Independent, 16 January 2017

How would legendary foreign correspondent Clare Hollingworth have reported on the world of Twitter and Trump? Independent, 12 January 2017

I just met a journalist in Berlin who I used to work alongside in Iraq. He reminded me what it means to report on atrocities, Independent, 5 January 2017

This is the reason why we don't dwell on Turkish deaths in the West, Independent, 2 January 2017

What one journalist's time in an Egyptian prison tells us about the fight against Islamist jihad, Independent, 31 December 2016

We are not living in a 'post-truth' world, we are living the lies of others, Independent, 29 December 2016

The tragedies of Syria signal the end of the Arab revolutions, Independent, 24 December 2016

Isis is using terror to eliminate multicultural countries like Germany – and the far-right is helping them, Independent, 23 December 2016

It was bizarre to watch Samantha Power at the UN conveniently forget to mention all the massacres done in America's name, Independent, 15 December 2016

There is more than one truth to tell in the awful story of Aleppo, Independent, 13 December 2016

The anguish of a family seeking justice for writer shot outside Jordanian court, Independent, 8 December 2016

There's one key difference between the Second World War and the Syrian conflict – the rebels of Aleppo are no heroes, Independent, 8 December 2016

Does Aleppo prove that we westerners should keep the world's antiquities? Independent, 1 December 2016

Tougher tactics would have ended Syrian war, claims the country's top intelligence general, Independent, 27 November 2016

America once turned its back on Anne Frank, just as Donald Trump rejects Muslim refugees today, Independent, 24 November 2016

It's not Donald Trump who matters now in the Middle East – it's Putin, Independent, 10 November 2016

The Middle East will present Donald Trump with a terrifying choice – and he won't be able to handle it, Independent, 10 November 2016

A view of the Syrian war from the Golan Heights, Independent, 4 November 2016

The poppy has become a symbol of racism – I have never worn one, and now I never will, Independent, 3 November 2016

The tales of bodies and blood that surround a front line in Syria, Independent, 3 November 2016

Aleppo’s agony is far from over as Syrian general seeks further battles, Independent, 1 November 2016

'We were living a real tragedy in east Aleppo': One family's journey across the city amid the bloodshed, Independent, 1 November 2016

What it's really like to be in the middle of the battle for Aleppo, Independent, 30 October 2016

The strange case of the Scottish ambulance found among the rubble of eastern Aleppo, Independent, 29 October 2016

Massacre of innocents: As Syria and Russia bombard eastern Aleppo children are also dying in the west of the city, Independent, 29 October 2016

The Syrian town shattered by war that may finally have seen an end to the fighting, Independent, 26 October 2016

Saudi Arabia ‘deliberately targeting impoverished Yemen's farms and agricultural industry', Independent, 23 October 2016

Lebanon is a sectarian nation, yet it has avoided civil war while the Middle East burns – here's why, Independent, 20 October 2016

Saudi Arabia cannot go on throwing every decent person who speaks out on human rights into jail, Independent, 19 October 2016

Victims of Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla fear legal case will be dropped over new political deal, Independent, 18 October 2016

When Mosul falls, Isis will flee to the safety of Syria. But what then? Independent, 17 October 2016

A beautiful mosque and the dark period of the Armenian genocide, Independent, 15 October 2016

A quarter century after I was arrested by Turkish police, things have only got worse for Kurdistan, Independent, 13 October 2016

This is what it feels like to be an ordinary Kurd caught in the tragedy of Turkey’s turmoil, Independent, 12 October 2016

Why did President Erdogan restart the battle with the Kurdish PKK? The answer lies in the tale of the failed coup, Independent, 11 October 2016

Destruction in Kurdish capital of south-east Turkey is dark mirror to Syria, Independent, 10 October 2016

On either side of the Turkish-Syrian border, you encounter a past and a present which puts Britain to shame, Independent, 9 October 2016

The 70,000 post-coup arrests are now at the heart of the Turkish government's propaganda war, Independent, 8 October 2016

The invasion of Afghanistan 15 years ago was an arrogant, wretched adventure that caused a migrant crisis, Independent, 7 October 2016

Walking the streets of Istanbul, Erdogan's crackdown lingers heavy in the air, Independent, 6 October 2016

An apology from Francois Hollande won't absolve France of its responsibility for Arab Harkis, Independent, 29 September 2016

Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana, Independent, 28 September 2016

Watching Trump and Clinton debate Isis from my home in the Middle East was as predictable as it was absurd, Independent, 27 September 2016

For the first time, Saudi Arabia is being attacked by both Sunni and Shia leaders, Independent, 22 September 2016

They called the War on Terror a new world war – and then forgot all about it, Independent, 15 September 2016

Saudi Arabia cannot pay its workers or bills – yet continues to fund a war in Yemen, Independent, 8 September 2016

Alan Kurdi symbolised an army of dead children. We ignore them at our peril, Independent, 1 September 2016

Iraq's hangmen are back and this time they're becoming more efficient, Independent, 25 August 2016

The predictions have come to pass: Turkey is now in Syria and this is what it means for the Middle East, Independent, 24 August 2016

Turkey's hit list of enemies is growing as Erdogan prepares to buddy up with Putin in Syria, Independent, 22 August 2016

The Shias are winning in the Middle East – and it's all thanks to Russia, Independent, 18 August 2016

Erdogan's mass prisoner release will make way for new inmates – but they could languish for years without trial, Independent, 17 August 2016

Isis has not radicalised young Muslims, it has infantilised them – and that is why it is so powerful and dangerous, Independent, 11 August 2016

Erdogan's meeting with Putin will tell us what the future holds for Syria, Independent, 9 August 2016

It's sad but true that in colonial times, our government was better at responding to human rights abuses abroad than it is now, Independent, 5 August 2016

No, Aleppo is not the new Srebrenica – the West won't go to war over Syria, Independent, 4 August 2016

Don't be fooled by reports that al-Qaeda and Nusra have split for the good of the suffering Syrian people, Independent, 29 July 2016

Qatar exerts huge control over British business, but it could be heading for an ‘Arab autumn', Independent, 28 July 2016

It is 10 years since UN peacekeepers were killed in southern Lebanon – and it could happen again now, Independent, 25 July 2016

We love to talk of terror – but after the Munich shooting, this hypocritical catch-all term has finally caught us out, Independent, 24 July 2016

Erdogan has military troubles of his own, but he still defends the Ottoman army over the Armenian genocide, Independent, 21 July 2016

Turkey's coup may have failed – but history shows it won’t belong before another one succeeds, Independent, 16 July 2016

Hollande's promise to respond militarily to the Nice attack just continues the West's vicious circle of terror and war, Independent, 15 July 2016

How reading Shakespeare could help stop conflict in the Middle East, Independent, 14 July 2016

Whether Isis jihadis or government soldiers, speak to fighters in Syria and you will discover infinite sadness, Independent, 12 July 2016

Rif Aleppo: the decisive battlefield in the Syrian civil war, Independent, 11 July 2016

After receiving a gun for my birthday, I reconsidered my relationship with firearms, Independent, 10 July 2016

Russian forces are the latest to travel on Syria's Roman road to barbarity, Independent, 10 July 2016

The former Isis translator who learned to speak the language of hate, Independent, 8 July 2016

I'm already tired of the ‘lessons' of Chilcot. What can we learn from a report that ignores Iraqis? Independent, 7 July 2016

I read the Chilcot report as I travelled across Syria this week and saw for myself what Blair's actions caused, Independent, 6 July 2016

Welcome to Dera'a, Syria's 'Graveyard of terrorists', Independent, 5 July 2016

Inside Aleppo, the Syrian city with a past and present shaped by war, Independent, 4 July 2016

Inside the air base that held out against Isis for two years – and the death and destruction that was left behind, Independent, 4 July 2016

Inside Bashar al-Assad's Syrian jail, an Islamist prisoner talks of the regret for his killing, Independent, 1 July 2016

In the fight against Isis, there's hope in the history of Islam, Independent, 30 June 2016

Brexit is a 'heartbreaking wake-up call' – and other meaningless political clichés used this week, Independent, 29 June 2016

My father fought in WW1, and my mother learned Esperanto – this is what they would have thought of Brexit, Independent, 27 June 2016

Fallujah, the 'resistance' city, is liberated yet again – for the fourth time in a decade, Independent, 26 June 2016

The relationship between Israel and Lebanon is deteriorating again - and it's civilians who will suffer, Independent, 23 June 2016

Assassination attempt on head of Syrian Orthodox Church revives ghosts of massacres past, Independent, 21 June 2916

My conversation with the son of Soghomon Tehlirian, the man who assassinated the organiser of the Armenian genocide, Independent, 20 June 2016

Why our nuclear deal with Iran is turning to dust, Independent, 16 June 2016

Is the backlash faced by French-Lebanese author for speaking to Israeli media justified? Independent, 15 June 2016

The UN has failed to protect Syrians from war and hunger. Now it's telling them to stop smoking, Independent, 13 June 2016

The untold story of the deaths at Hajj, Independent, 12 June 2016

Who will fund the dream of rebuilding Syria back to its former glory? Independent, 11 June 2016

Palestinian killers wanted to provoke Israel's new Defence Minister into fulfilling his blood thirsty threats, Independent, 9 June 2016

How do we separate the truth from the lies when reporting war crimes? Independent, 9 June 2016

If a US court acknowledges the Armenian genocide, the Government must follow suit, Independent, 7 June 2016

After the Chilcot report, we'll hear the New Testament – the gospel according to Saint Tony, Independent, 3 June 2016

Of course Germany refused to deny the Armenian genocide, Independent, 2 June 2016

President Erdogan knows that visa-free travel for Turkey could solve his 'Kurdish problem, Independent, 29 May 2016

The US is dropping calls for Assad to go because the Syrian regime is a better bet than Isis, Independent, 27 May 2016

Justin Trudeau is a champion for women – but he can’t protect his wife from the anger of Conservative Canada, Independent, 17 May 2016

How the life of Hezbollah’s Mustafa Badreddine tells the political history of the Middle East, Independent, 15 May 2016

Europe has a troublingly short memory over Serbia's Aleksander Vucic, Independent, 14 May 2016

The EU refugee rescue mission is a triumph of humanitarianism – not that you'll hear about it, Independent, 13 May 2016

Europe's Catholic leaders are undoing the good work of Pope Francis over the migrant crisis, Independent, 12 May 2016

After splitting with Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra is being presented to the West as a moderate force. It's nothing of the sort, Independent, 10 May 2016

Hillary Clinton has openly courted the US Jewish vote - but the consequences could be severe, Independent, 5 May 2016

Saudi efforts to 'modernise' its economy away from oil are just PR tactics - and the West is lapping them up, Independent, 28 April 2016

When we mourn the passing of Prince but not 500 migrants, we have to ask: have we lost all sense of perspective? Independent, 23 April 2016

Finally, Israel and Palestine is a US election issue. The ‘last taboo' is not broken, but it's splintering, Independent, 21 April 2016

Obama knows 9/11 was linked to Saudi Arabia – its massive oil reserves are behind his official visit, Independent, 20 April 2016

Murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni paid the ultimate price for his investigation into Al-Sisi's Egypt, Independent, 16 April 2016

Echoes of Stalinism abound in the very modern Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, Independent, 9 April 2016

The 'one for one' refugee policy means we're picking and choosing among desperate people, Independent, 7 April 2016

Guantanamo is being emptied - but its legacy of making the guilty innocent and the innocent guilty will continue, Independent, 31 March 2016

Why is David Cameron so silent on the recapture of Palmyra from the clutches of Isis? Independent, 27 March 2016

It's time that the US faced up to the 'G word' and finally recognised the Armenian genocide, Independent, 26 March 2016

With an identity caught between China and the West, Hong Kong is not at ease with itself - or its future, Independent, 20 March 2016

Clare Hollingworth: 104-year-old on being first UK correspondent to report on Germany's invasion of Poland, Independent, 19 March 2016

Syrian civil war: West failed to factor in Bashar al-Assad's Iranian backers as the conflict developed, Independent, 13 March 2016

The West's desire to ‘liberate' the Middle East remains as flawed as ever, Independent, 6 March 2016

Saudi Arabia turns on Lebanon for its unfaithfulness and lack of gratitude after decades of largesse, Independent, 2 March 2016

Returning to the scene of a war crime: amid the vile slums of Sabra and Shatila, hope glows, Independent, 28 February 2016

Syria civil war: State-of-the-art technology gives President Assad’s army the edge, Independent, 26 February 2016

Syria civil war: On the front line with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards battling outside Aleppo, Independent, 23 February 2016

Syria civil war: The untold story of the siege of two small Shia villages - and how the world turned a blind eye, Independent, 23 February 2016

The story of a teacher evicted from Raqqa illustrates so much about the conflict in Syria, Independent, 21 February 2016

Syrian civil war: On the road to Aleppo – where people have abandoned all in the shadow of Isis, Independent, 20 February 2016

Syrian soldiers on the Latakia Front finally taste the fruits of victory – but they know Isis is not dead, Independent, 18 February 2016

Syria conflict: Damascus remains a war zone - but some families are returning, Independent, 16 February 2016

Isis and the Taliban are brutally carving up modern Afghanistan, Independent, 14 February 2016

A plan must be made for ‘life after Isis’ in the Middle East, Independent, 7 February 2016

After entering Aleppo with Russia's help, the Syrian army may set its sights on Raqqa, Independent, 5 February 2016

Netanyahu thinks mild Ban Ki-moon incites terror, Independent, 1 February 2016

Is Algeria's military making its move on ageing President Bouteflika? Independent, 24 January 2016

Pakistan university assault: A warning for Turkey as Islamists turn on their old allies in Peshawar, Independent, 20 January 2016

Ireland's Easter Rising and how history is being twisted in celebrating the struggle for independence, Independent, 18 January 2016

Restoring Beirut's Pink House is a cheering idea amid destruction, Independent, 17 January 2016

Regrettable' is as far as our criticism of Saudi Arabia is allowed to go, Independent, 10 January 2016

The death of an Irish general during the Christmas period recalls an earlier bloody episode in the Middle East, Independent, 3 January 2016

Saudi Arabia has little to worry about – no state has the moral authority or will to attack this butchery, Independent, 3 January 2016

Saudi Arabia's executions were worthy of Isis – so will David Cameron and the West now stop their grovelling to its oil-rich monarchs? , Independent, 3 January 2016

Françoise Frenkel's escape from the Nazis and Vichy France: A bitter, beautiful and important book, Independent, 29 December 2015

You won't hear it, but news from Afghanistan is bad, Independent, 27 December 2015

Meet the British physicist who ignored Taliban death threats to teach in the badlands of Pakistan, Independent, 20 December 2015

The joy of Canada delivered from Stephen Harper's darkness to Justin Trudeau's light, Independent, 18 December 2015

Why is Indonesia not in the Saudi-led Sunni coalition against terror? Independent, 15 December 2015

Is there really any difference between a terrorist and an ordinary criminal? Independent, 13 December 2015

The needless interrogation of a Belgian academic is exactly what Isis wants from us, Independent, 6 December 2015

Saudi Arabia's unity summit will only highlight Arab disunity, Independent, 4 December 2015

Is David Cameron planning to include al-Qaeda's Jabhat al-Nusra in his group of '70,000 moderates?' Independent, 1 December 2015

David Cameron, there aren't 70,000 moderate fighters in Syria - and whoever heard of a moderate with a Kalashnikov, anyway? Independent, 29 November 2015

Whoa there, David Cameron! Haste and rhetoric is no recipe for peace, Independent, 22 November 2015

Isis: In a borderless world, the days when we could fight foreign wars and be safe at home may be long gone, Independent, 19 November 2015

Francois Hollande's 'war' with Isis won't stand in the way of France's arms deals with Saudi Arabia, Independent, 17 November 2015

France's unresolved Algerian war sheds light on the Paris attack, Independent, 16 November 2015

We remain blindfolded about Isis' says the man who should know, Independent, 15 November 2015

Beirut bombing: Hezbollah threatens ‘long war' as Lebanese capital reels from deadliest terror attack in years, Independent, 13 November 2015

You cannot honour the dead without honouring the bodies themselves, Independent, 8 November 2015

A new book reveals the horrifying, and fascinating, details of daily life under Isis, Independent, 1 November 2015

The Saudi prince caught up in a drugs bust is lucky it happened in Beirut, Independent, 28 October 2015

Tony Blair didn't see the people, he saw the policies – which is why he chose war, Independent, 25 October 2015

Dumping blame for the Holocaust on a Palestinian is an insult to its six million victims, Independent, 22 October 2015

Everyone wrote off the Syrian army. Take another look now, Independent, 18 October 2015

The West rightly condemns Isis vandalism of ancient sites – but not when the Saudis do it, Independent, 11 October 2015

Canada elections: Anti-Muslim prejudice is a nasty theme of campaigning as the liberal nation's democracy loses its way, Independent, 9 October 2015

Syria's ‘moderates' have disappeared... and there are no good guys, Independent, 4 October 2015

Syria Crisis: Russia puts troops on the ground in the fight against Isis, Independent, 27 September 2015

What's Putin up to in Syria? I would wager he's after something big – retaking Palmyra, Independent, 27 September 2015

In Canada, Harper's Conservatives seem to have forgotten a cherished tradition about refugees, The Independent, 20 September 2015

David Cameron's flying visit to Lebanon was nothing more than an exercise in being seen, The Independent, 14 September 2015

Refugee crisis: Thank God for Germany taking responsibility – the rest of Europe appears to have forgotten the age-old lessons of history, The Independent, 10 September 2015

Hungary must look to its own history for migrant guidance, The Independent, 6 September 2015

Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi? The Independent, 3 September 2015

Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers – and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting, The Independent, 3 September 2015

Jailed Al Jazeera journalists: Canada is the final hope for Mohamed Fahmy's shocked wife, The Independent, 30 Seprember 2015

In treating needy refugees like invaders, we risk losing our humanity, The Independent, 30 August 2015

Why is Interpol doing the work of Arab despots? The Independent, 26 August 2015

Isis blinds journalists with its barbarity, but we must continue to report, The Independent, 23 August 2015

Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future, The Independent, 20 August 2015

Syria civil war: Civilians in Damascus pay the price for those in the provinces in conflict's balance of horror, The Independent, 18 August 2015

Isis is using 'dreamology' to justify its nightmarish vision for the world, The Independent, 16 August 2015

Syrians fear Army Colonel murdered during traffic altercation in Latakia will not get justice as suspect is son of President Assad's first cousin, The Independent, 12 August 2015

David Cameron is failing to PR himself in the Middle East. Maybe he should start looking closer to home, The Independent, 10 August 2015

Abdullah al-Senussi execution: This perversion of justice suits Western security services just fine, The Independent, 2 August 2015

Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead.... for the fourth time, The Independent, 29 July 2015

Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise, The Independent, 28 July 2015

The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis, but history suggests otherwise, The Independent, 26 July 2015

Iran – the land where some 700 souls were executed last year, The Independent, 23 July 2015

David Cameron extremism speech: The PM's Churchillian posturing over Syria is misguided, The Independent, 21 July 2015

What a choice for Egypt – a megalomaniac president or the madness of Isis, The Independent, 20 July 2015

Yemen crisis: With the Iran nuclear deal done, John Kerry must now sort out the Saudis, The Independent, 16 July 2015

Iran nuclear deal: America has taken Iran's side – to the fury of Israel and Saudi Arabia, The Independent, 15 July 2015

First rule of refugees – don't be a Muslim if you want help, The Independent, 13 July 2015

Macedonia's uniformed border thugs wait for war-weary Arab migrants arriving at Europe's doorstep, The Independent, 10 July 2015

Greece debt crisis: EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state, The Independent, 6 July 2015

Greece referendum: Greeks don't want to leave Europe, but Europe wants revenge on the Greeks, The Independent, 5 July 2015

Greece debt crisis: In the tiny village of Hercules frightened workers plan to vote No to the EU, The Independent, 4 July 2015

Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum, The Independent, 3 July 2015

Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it's a case of 'Vote Yes or else'? The Independent, 3 July 2015

Could the European Union end up going the way of Arab unity? The Independent, 22 June 2015

America siding with 'terrorists' like al-Nusra? It's not a conspiracy theory, The Independent, 14 June 2015

Syrian civil war: Damascus clings to normal life amid the chaos of conflict, The Independent, 13 June 2015

Syrian civil war: Can Assad's regime survive the onslaught from Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra? The Independent, 12 June 2015

Al-Nusra is pitching for US backing. But can there be a ‘moderate' Islamist terror group? The Independent, 7 June 2015

The Syria hospital siege that turned into a massacre: Jisr al-Shugour breakout was less of a 'victory' than Damascus claims, The Independent, 6 June 2015

Isis slaughter in the sacred Syrian city of Palmyra: The survivors' stories, The Independent, 5 June 2015

Syria civil war: Meet the military commander who says his soldiers will not rest until every inch of war torn country is free of Islamist 'terrorists', The Independent, 4 June 2015

Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict, The Independent, 2 June 2015

'An army boot is placed on the face of the dead men': General Ghassan of the Syrian Army on the war against Nusra, The Independent, 1 June 2015

There's method in the madness of Isis's cultural vandalism, The Independent, 1 June 2015

Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him, The Independent, 28 May 2015

Suddenly it looks like we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive, The Independent, 25 May 2015

Canada's plan to make boycotting Isreal a 'hate crime' is stupid and counterproductive, The Independent, 17 May 2015

Despite regional conflict, Lebanon is planning to become a railway powerhouse once again, The Independent, 17 May 2015

Rafiq Hariri tribunal: Was the former Lebanon PM's assassination the work of Syria's President Assad? The Independent, 13 May 2015

Al Jazeera plays a dangerous game in Egypt, The Independent, 10 May 2015

Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule, The Independent, 5 May 2015

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? The Independent, 4 May 2015

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: the Emirates enigma - who's really in charge? The Independent, 30 April 2015

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers, The Independent, 29 April 2015

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates, The Independent, 29 April 2015

On an Istanbul street, have I just witnessed a positive step in history? The Independent, 26 April 2015

Armenian genocide: Turkey's day of denial amid remembrance for a genocide in all but name, The Independent, 24 April 2015

Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie, The Independent, 20 April 2015

Ten years later, and we still don't know who assassinated Lebanon's leader, The Independent, 12 April 2015

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis, The Independent, 5 April 2015

Iran nuclear deal: A powerful Tehran turned into America's policeman in the Gulf? It could happen, The Independent, 3 April 2015

Yemen crisis: What will Saudi Arabia do when – not if – things go wrong in their war with the Shia Houthi rebels? , The Independent, 2 April 2015

The battle for the Middle East's future begins in Yemen as Saudi Arabia jumps into the abyss, The Independent, 27 March 2015

If Stephen Harper is serious about criminalising 'barbaric cultural practices', then he should arrest himself for even suggesting it, The Independent, 22 March 2015

Tunisia shooting: When Isis attacks a museum to destroy the 'culture of its disbelievers', what treasure of the Western world is now safe? The Independent, 19 March 2015

The superpowers are battling to be the biggest hypocrite, The Independent, 15 March 2015

Syria revolution four years on: Don't bet against President Assad – a ruler willing to see his country destroyed so long as he can cling to power, The Independent, 12 March 2015

Being coy doesn't change the reality of modern Pakistan — as a corrupt, politically savage and physically broken society, The Independent, 8 March 2015

Who can the Saudis trust when they find themselves on Netanyahu's side? The Independent, 6 March 2015

'The difference between America and Israel? There isn't one', The Independent, 1 March 2015

Egypt coup: Leaked tape proves defence minister tried to conceal Morsi's true location in military prison, say forensic scientists by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 23 February 2015

Shah Suleyman: The truly Byzantine origins of Turkey's operation to rescue a long-dead body from the 'Islamic Caliphate', The Independent, 22 February 2015

Isis has provoked an Arab alliance to bomb the West's enemies, The Independent, 16 February 2015

Talking offers hope of a peaceful solution. But we're not allowed to do it, The Independent, 15 February 2015

Freed Al-Jazeera journalist: Why can't Canada get me home? The Independent, 13 February 2015

A meeting of minds in Cairo: Billion-dollar arms deal on table as Putin and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seek closer trade links and alliance against 'terror', The Independent, 9 February 2015

The curious tale of the Swedish Soviet spy and the sheltering Druze, The Independent, 8 February 2015

War with Isis: If Saudis aren't fuelling the militant inferno, who is? The Independent, 4 February 2015

Muath al-Kasaesbeh 'murder' video: Iss's Genghis Khan-style cruelty shows Jordan and Japan exactly what the militants think of them, The Independent, 3 February 2015

Ukip couldn't better what Winston Churchill had to say about Muslims, The Independent, 1 February 2015

Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, The Independent, 29 January 2015

MI5's radar should look for the word ‘injustice' if it wants to protect us, The Independent, 25 January 2015

King Abdullah's friends in the West stayed loyal, but revolution is on the horizon in Saudi Arabia, The Independent, 23 January 2015

An old hand is at work in Yemen's bloody civil war, The Independent, 21 January 2015

Israel's attack on Hezbollah a case of shoot first, ask questions later, The Independent, 20 January 2015

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust, The Independent, 19 January 2015

With so many people tweeting before they think, the telegraph can teach us some valuable lessons, The Independent, 18 January 2015

Saudi Arabia's history of hypocrisy we choose to ignore, The Independent, 14 January 2015

The only point of 'terror lists' is to get those named a palace invitation, The Independent, 11 January 2015

Charlie Hebdo: Paris attack brothers' campaign of terror can be traced back to Algeria in 1954, The Independent, 9 January 2015

A new frontier in Syria's civil war, but what does future hold for refugees in Lebanon? The Independent, 6 January 2015

When will Palestinians learn? Turning to international law isn't the answer — just ask America and Israel, The Independent, 4 January 2015

Retrial for Al Jazeera journalists: The 'gates of hope' may have opened, but the media is still shut out of Egypt, The Independent, 1 January 2015

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