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

Refugees from eastern Ghouta. Click to enlarge

These are the faces of those who have been affected by the siege of Eastern Ghouta

Robert Fisk travels on a bus with refugees from Eastern Ghouta

To Putin, Assad’s enemies in Syria are the same as Russia’s in Chechnya

Putin has learned from the Chechen war and has not forgotten its lessons – which include both ruthlessness and cunning.

Erdogan has released the genealogy of thousands of Turks – but what is his motive?

In 2003, an Armenian newspaper, whose editor was assassinated in 2007, reported that the Turkish government was secretly coding minorities in registers

Why the bombardment of Ghouta won’t stop any time soon

Ghouta will fall. That is the message. And when it falls, Idlib must surely be next. And then the Syrians must decide how to break the US-Kurdish hold on Raqqa

As my recent trip to Syria proved, wars can be at their most dangerous when they’re coming to an end

Robert Fisk reports first hand from the frontline in Syria

On the ground in Afrin, it’s hard to know what Kurdish fighters really stand for

There is a smell of “control” about this place and a feeling that all is not as it seems. Robert Fisk reports from the Kurdish-held city of Afrin

Lying in the Afrin hospital, 15-year old Dananda Sido, wounded in the legs and chest running in the street from a Turkish air attack in the Kurdish village of Adamo (Yara Ismail). Click to enlarge

The true victims of Turkey’s invasion of Afrin, Syria: refugees, babies, women and children

Robert Fisk encounters the victims of Turkey’s “surgical” strike on Afrin that echo of similar strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia

Tinned tomatoes captured from Isis, which originated in the UK. Click to enlarge

How did food from the West Midlands end up in Isis territory in Syria?

Apart from tinned tomatoes captured from Isis, which originated in the UK, Robert Fisk comes across other oddities on his trip to the frontline in Syria

Why are doctors in the Middle East cosying up to foreign armies?

Jonathan Whittall of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) questions the motives of medical aid groups who embed themselves within armies or militias and thus align themselves with one side in the conflict

Jared Kushner’s connection to Israeli business goes without scrutiny

Jared Kushner’s connection to Israeli business goes without scrutiny

Shortly before Kushner accompanied Trump on his first diplomatic trip to Israel in May, his family real estate firm received $30m one of Israel’s largest insurers

Why has the CIA’s man in Iran gone quiet?

Isn’t the man in charge of the CIA’s Iran operations taking a serious interest in the latest events in Iran? Surely he is. That’s his job, isn’t it? But why this silence?