Victims of Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla fear legal case will be dropped over new political deal

Prosecution over the murder of activists could be sidelined by new trade and political deals between turkey and Israel

The Iraqi Army is moving on Mosul from the south. Click to enlarge

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

The entire Isis army could be directed against the Assad government – a scenario which might cause some satisfaction in Washington

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

When the West finally packs up and leaves, become Mafiastan. Perhaps it already is

The 70,000 post-coup arrests are now at the heart of the Turkish government’s propaganda war

Although some have been released more than 70,000 have been arrested in the wake of the attempted coup against President Erdogan

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

Peres said the massacre came as a ‘bitter surprise’. It was a lie: the UN had repeatedly told Israel the camp was packed with refugees

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

A major event occurred this past week that was largely ignored by the world’s media. A conference of 200 Sunni prelates all but excommunicated Saudi Arabia’s leaders

Riyadh, Saudi Arabian capital. Click to enlarge

Saudi Arabia cannot pay its workers or bills – yet continues to fund a war in Yemen

The war in Yemen has taken its toll financially. As a result the kingdom now cannot pay many of its workers

Russian Tu-22M3 deploys its payload on targets in Syria. click to enlarge

The Shias are winning in the Middle East – and it’s all thanks to Russia

We are still obsessed with Isis and its genocidal creed. We are not paying nearly enough attention to Nusrah. But Russia is

Erdogan’s meeting with Putin will tell us what the future holds for Syria

You only have to read the Russian versions of Erdogan’s grovelling statements prior to his visit to grasp how the sick man of Europe is breathing in the fresh air of the Steppes

Don’t be fooled by reports that al-Qaeda and Nusra have split for the good of the suffering Syrian people

It’s actually a marketing makeover to lure us into accepting the more moderate face of Sunni extremism.

Aftermath of IDF airstrike on UN base at Khiam Lebanon 2016. Click to enlarge

It’s 10 years since UN peacekeepers were killed in southern Lebanon – and it could happen again

Despite complaints to the highest levels and despite assurances from the IDF, the intensity of strikes on the UN post continued

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

Robert Fisk examines a new book on the Armenian genocide

Turkey’s coup may have failed – but history shows it won’t be long before another one succeeds

A far more dramatic series of events have taken place in Turkey this weekend than may at first appear. Robert Fisk explains

What Fighters in Syria Will Tell You

No matter who you speak to in Syria, they will all tell you of a traumatic struggle and a few will tell you of their hope for the future. Robert Fisk

Jabhat al-Nusra fighters parading through Aleppo last year. Click to enlarge

Rif Aleppo: the decisive battlefield in the Syrian civil war

Some army commanders say al-Nusra is becoming a more formidable force than Isis. Robert Fisk reports from the front-lines in Syria

Russian sapper clearing mines in Palmyra

Russian forces are the latest to travel on Syria’s Roman road to barbarity

Robert Fisk reports from recaptured Palmyra, where the full extent of ISIS brutality is now becoming evident

The former Isis translator who learned to speak the language of hate

Robert Fisk talks to a guile-less young ISIS translator being held in the Mezze military prison on the edge of Damascus

I read the Chilcot report as I travelled across Syria this week and saw for myself what Blair’s actions caused

Robert Fisk on the impact of Blair’s lies

A member of the Syrian government forces stands infront of a bulldozer, north of the southern Syrian city of Deraa. Click to enlarge

Welcome to Dera’a, Syria’s ‘Graveyard of terrorists’

Robert Fisk reports from the frontline in Syria. Where ‘rebels’ are using grenade launchers supplied by either Israel or Jordanian-based coordinators

Inside Aleppo, the Syrian city with a past and present shaped by war

Inside Aleppo, the Syrian city with a past and present shaped by war

Robert Fisk reports from the war ravaged alleyways and tunnels in Aleppo, Syria