Francois Hollande’s ‘war’ with Isis won’t stand in the way of France’s arms deals with Saudi Arabia

France may have declared war on Isis but that won’t stop lucrative Western arms deals with the militant’s Saudi godfathers

Tony Blair didn’t see the people, he saw the policies – which is why he chose war

Despite his belated apology Blair still has the hallmark of a psychopath about him. In that he seems unable to grasp the full extent of the harm he’s caused

Everyone wrote off the Syrian army. Take another look now

Earlier this year, we may remember, Syria’s army was being written off, the Assad government was said to be reaching its final days. With Russian help however, it’s back on its feet and fiercer than ever

Syrian refugees passing on the Syrian side of the border crossing Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey

In treating needy refugees like invaders, we risk losing our humanity

Good intentions alone are not enough. Without informed direction even the best of intentions will flounder and ultimately backfire.

David Cameron is failing to PR himself in the Middle East. Maybe he should start looking closer to home

You can never be sure of David Cameron’s next blunder in the Middle East

David Cameron extremism speech: The PM’s Churchillian posturing over Syria is misguided

Robert Fisk helps perpetuate an illusion while, partially, informing us

However the great and good represent it, America has now taken the Shia side in the Middle East’s sectarian war

Robert Fisk on how some will view the nuclear agreement with Iran

Israeli disinformation sullies a rare moment of wartime compassion

For years, the Israelis have used this wartime operation to justify their mass killing of civilians – a constant feature of every Israeli attack on Arab cities

America siding with ‘terrorists’ like al-Nusra? It’s not a conspiracy theory

The more honest members of the mainstream media now openly acknowledge that many “conspiracies” are real after all

Syrian civil war: Can Assad’s regime survive the onslaught from Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra?

In the face of a determined onslaught from militants the fighting in Syria looks set to go on … and on

Canada’s plan to make boycotting Israel a ‘hate crime’

Canada’s premier Stephen Harper on record as saying that criticism of Israel can be a form of “anti-Semitism”

Dubai. Click to enlarge

The Emirates’ out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

In the 21st century armies of cheap labour from southern Asia are toiling to build Abu Dhabi’s gleaming towers

The Abu Dhabi Louvre. Click to enlarge

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles?

Tunisia shooting: When Isis attacks a museum to destroy the ‘culture of its disbelievers’, what treasure of the Western world is now safe?

Robert Fisk on Wednesday’s terror attack in Tunisia

Who can the Saudis trust when they find themselves on Netanyahu’s side?

In their golden palaces, the Saudis fear.

War with Isis: If Saudis aren’t fuelling the militant inferno, who is?

Although Robert Fisk stops short of accusing Washington or London, the corporate media finally acknowledges what this website and others have reported for some time.

Muath al-Kasaesbeh ‘murder’ video: Isis’s Genghis Khan-style cruelty shows Jordan and Japan exactly what the militants think of them

Who among the Arabs will not now also question the cost of supporting the war against Isis?

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants – recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

You only had to listen to the number of reporters talking about “the Islamic State” to realize that we are already accepting it as a viable nation

Yemen conflict: An old hand at work in the country’s bloody civil war

No matter how complex the new Yemeni civil war may appear one thing remains constant. Robert Fisk explains

Saudi Arabia’s history of hypocrisy we choose to ignore

As Irish columnist Fintan O’Toole pointed out this week, there are two words that must not be spoken in all the official rhetoric about Charlie Hebdo: Saudi Arabia. “A hundred billion dollars buys you a lot of silence,” he wrote