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

A US trade war with Turkey over a little known pastor? Don’t believe a word of it

Erdogan’s real crime was to help Iran avoid the worst of U.S. sanctions and to purchase Russia’s S-400 air defence system

Jared Kushner’s cynical ‘deal of the century’ for Palestinians in action

There is nothing ground-breaking about Trump’s “deal of the century” for Palestinians, except the continued breaking of ground for new Jewish “settlements”

Even the White Helmets have been rescued from Syria

So are we about to see the final battle of the war?

I traced missile casings in Syria back to their original sellers, so it’s time for the west to reveal who they sell arms to

Robert Fisk does some detective work in the ruins of eastern Aleppo

Sarajevo was besieged for four years during the Bosnian War, with many districts left in ruins

The fisherman in Sarajevo told tales of past wars – and warned me of ones to come

Robert Fisk talks to a veteran of the war in the former Yugoslavia who he meets, by chance, fifty metres from the spot where Archduke Ferdinand was shot in 1914

Sasha Milenkovic lost his sister in the attack – she had moved back to Varvarin because Belgrade was thought too dangerous ( Nelofer Pazira ). Click to enlarge

Nearly two decades on from Nato’s deadly bombing of civilians at Varvarin in Serbia…

The long wait for justice continues

The ‘ultimate deal’ that Jared Kushner is proposing for Palestine would strip the people of all their dignity

After three wars, tens of thousands of Palestinian deaths and millions of refugees, does Jared Kushner really believe that the Palestinians will settle for cash?

The US has given up on the overthrow of Assad in Syria

A turning point has been reached in Syria, writes Robert Fisk. Although little publicised, America seems to have given up on the idea of ousting Assad

Israel’s Absentee Property Law of 1950 denies the return of any Arabs who fled their property during the Israeli independence war. Click to enlarge

I spoke to Palestinians who still hold the keys to homes they fled decades ago

Many are still determined to return

In the Middle East, Putin has a lot to thank Trump for right now

The Iranians don’t want a war with Israel (neither side would win, as Netanyahu knows), and in Tehran, Putin is the voice of common sense

Whether Armenia, the Nazis or Isis – if you’re going to commit genocide, you can’t do it without the help of locals

Something we too often forget

All sides of the complex battle in the Middle East are concerned

All sides of the complex battle in the Middle East are concerned

Robert Fisk on more unreported mass killings and why Russia seems set for the long-haul in Syria

Trump has proven himself to be the US version of Gaddafi

Trump has proven himself to be the US version of Gaddafi

As Robert Fisk explains, the parallels are really quite creepy

What mysteries lie in the ruins of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre in Damascus?

The facility was located less than a mile from the scene of clashes between Assad’s forces and al-Nusrah 18-months-ago. Robert Fisk asks: why would the government have located a chemical weapons research facility so close to the front line?

Robert Fisk in the miles of tunnels beneath Douma dug by prisoners of Syrian militants. Click to enlarge

The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack

Robert Fisk reporting from Douma finds many in the ruined town who said they had “never believed in” gas stories

The Barzeh facility, which the West claims was a centre for chemical weapons and  which Syria claims was a medical research facility, was hit by Western airstrikes. Click to enlarge

Trump’s ‘mission accomplished’ tweet may come back to haunt him as another battle looms around Damascus

We may not have seen the last of western airstrikes on Syria

Miltantsi leave for Idlib province with their families. Click to enlarge

Watching on as Islamist fighters are evacuated from war-torn Eastern Ghouta

A couple of decades ago, these might have been UN peace-keepers. Before that, they might even have been US ‘peace-keepers’. But now the Russians are in charge