Trump and Erdogan have much in common – and the Kurds will pay the price

Robert Fisk on Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds

This picture taken on August 7, 2019 shows Indian security personnel standing guard on a street in Srinagar, as widespread restrictions on movement and a telecommunications blackout remain in place after the Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy. Click to enlarge

Analyst: Israel playing a big role in India’s escalating conflict with Pakistan

Robert Fisk’s analysis of Israel’s role in the Indian-Pakistan conflict exposes Zionism’s dark designs. Is that why it didn’t feature in his Independent column?

Egyptian democracy died Monday in a prison cage alongside Morsi

Three family visits in almost six years of solitary, no access to his lawyers, even to a doctor – it all suggests that his death must have been welcomed by his jailers

Bloated bodies in the Nile show Sudan protesters were right to fear the arrival of Saudi and UAE money

Ordinary Sudanese are paying the price for Saudi Arabia’s support for the regime of Omar al-Bashir

Taamy Wahab Mohamed al-Yasaari. Click to enlarge

After ISIS, Iraq’s wounded and grief-stricken tell a disturbing tale

Politics runs faster than memory, and Iraq is not yet a land fit for all its heroes

US grovels to Israel the same way ‘supporters’ fawned on Saddam

By recognising Israel’s annexation of Golan, Trump merely recognised that Israel has annexed America

We’ve seen the West’s approach to Venezuela before…

Obvious similarities in way in which the West sanctioned and isolated Assad and Saddam Hussein and the way in which it hailed the opposition as the rightful heir to power

The US media has lost one of its sanest voices on military matters

Television “experts”, the infamous “analysts” and the infamous American “think tank” personnel are a dime a dozen. But William Arkin may be different. Robert Fisk explains

Evidence suggests journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured to death, dismembered and smuggled out of a Saudi Consulate. Click to enlarge

Spare me America’s tears for Jamal Khashoggi

The shock and horror about Khashoggi and the Saudis is primarily about Trump, writes Robert Fisk, and the need to tie him in to Khashoggi’s cruel murder

Middle East dictators always end up bringing their western allies down

The world is indeed a vicious place – but the Middle East is its most treacherous.

The Saudis would surely be making a sacrifice for all of us to take on so onerous a burden as the desert imprisonment of the Isis and Nusrah legions inside the kingdom itself. Click to enlarge

To unlock the diplomatic mysteries behind the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, take a look at Syria

Is there a deal in the making here?

Izzeldin Abuelaish pictured in his office at the University of Toronto. He took the Israelis to court after the death of his children. Click to enlarge

Izzeldin Abuelaish’s three daughters were killed in Gaza

Yet as he tells Robert Fisk, Izzeldin Abuelaish still has hope for peace and reconciliation

Trudeau won’t stop $12bn of arms sales to Saudi after Khashoggi’s death because money always wins over murder

Living up to Trump’s description of him as “dishonest” and “weak”

Jamal Khashoggi: Did they bury him with his body facing Mecca?

Khashoggi knew all about power and danger. Twenty-five years ago he turned up at my hotel in Khartoum and drove me into the Sudanese desert to meet bin Laden

The wounds of the Armenian genocide, remembered in a ceremony for the victims in Echmiadzin (pictured), were still fresh when soldiers were recruited to the brutal Armenian Legion . Click to enlarge

The story of the Armenian Legion is finally being told

A dark tale of anger and revenge

Here’s what I found out when I spent the day with Israel’s most controversial journalist, Gideon Levy

You can see why not too long ago, writes Robert Fisk, Gideon Levy was given a bodyguard

After meeting Bedouins whose homes are being destroyed, I can't see how a Palestinian state can ever happen

After meeting Bedouins whose homes are being destroyed, I can’t see how a Palestinian state can ever happen

Meeting Bedouins whose homes are being demolished for Israeli settlements

The war is supposed to be drawing to a close, but conflict continues after a police chief was murdered in Aleppo last week. Click to enlarge

A murder in Aleppo shows the Syrian war is not over yet

Robert Fisk reflects on what the life and death of one Syrian Army major says about the country and its future

Syrian soldier stands guard over a Russian-made 130mm gun on the heights of Mount Akrad, northern Syria. Click to enlarge

When the battle for Idlib is over, where will the fighters who have sworn never to surrender go next?

Robert Fisk reports first-hand from Idlib

Lebanon is on a tightrope, balancing Saudi, Iranian and Western interests

The Sunni Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri loves the Saudis – or rather, has to love the Saudis, since they support him, he holds Saudi citizenship and the Saudis believe he will do their bidding