The US seems keener to strike at Syria’s Assad than it does to destroy Isis

It is significant that the West is more outraged at the use of gas – it blames the Assad regime for this, of course – than at the continued cruelty of Isis. Why?

This is the real story behind the economic crisis unfolding in Qatar

This is the real story behind the economic crisis unfolding in Qatar

The nation is now embroiled in a crisis – but what part is Saudi Arabia playing in stoking it?

A member of Syrian pro-government forces carries an Isis flag in Palmyra in March 2016. Click to enlarge

The truth about US involvement in Syria

It’s more complicated than Donald Trump and his warmongering generals seem to believe. Robert Fisk explains

Donald Trump is trying to stick to the script – but he's about to really mess up in the Middle East

Donald Trump is trying to stick to the script – but he’s about to really mess up in the Middle East

Trump spoke of the ‘ultimate deal’ between Israel and the Palestinians – as if peace were a commodity to be bought or sold

Rouhani’s win is good news for Iran, but bad news for Trump and his Sunni allies

What a contrast the Iranian election has been with those leaders lining up to meet Donald Trump in Riyadh, none of whom would dream of holding elections

Why The U.S. Really Attacked Syrian Militia Convoy

Robert Fisk on the significance of the U.S. air strike on a Syrian militia column in the desert west of al-Tanf

Donald Trump hasn’t quite thought through his first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican

Donald Trump hasn’t quite thought through his first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican

He’ll have much to ponder, writes Robert Fisk. Like why Israel bombs only the Syrian army and Hezbollah but has never – ever – hit Isis

Christians are under attack in the Middle East

Christians are under attack in the Middle East

And not even a visit from the Pope can convince them to stay as an exodus of the faithful from the region continues

The Mother of all Hypocrisy

Some dead Syrian babies mean more than others. Robert Fisk on the West’s selective moral outrage on the murder of Syrian children and babies

Isis gun consisting of a T-62 turret welded on a vintage French WW2 chassis. Click to enlarge

Revealed: How Isis turns normal towns and villages into theatres and factories of death

Robert Fisk reports from a recently recaptured Syrian town. Where only hours earlier, Isis fighters had fled a Syrian Army assault

Can reconciliation ever heal a country with conflict wounds as deep as Syria?

Can reconciliation ever heal a country with conflict wounds as deep as Syria?

Robert Fisk reports from war ravaged Syria as life slowly returns to normal

Syrian Army and Russian soldiers monitor as rebel fighters and their families evacuate Homs last week. Click to enlarge

‘We see them as monsters. At least Israel makes normal, typical war': As Isis caliphate shrinks, Syrian anger grows

Robert Fisk reports from the frontline in the war against Isis in Syria

The Paris peace conference was beyond useless – everyone knows a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine is impossible now

The Palestinian tragedy continues its slide down the domestic news schedules – to Israel’s delight

Aleppo, Syria: Our political masters are in league with the Syrian rebels

Aleppo, Syria: Our political masters are in league with the Syrian rebels

Not only Western politicians are in league with the militants, Robert Fisk explains that some Western journalists are too

Aleppo citadel controlled by forces under Gen. Hassan and loyal to President Assad. Click to enlarge

Tougher tactics would have ended Syrian war, claims the country’s top intelligence general

Renowned as one of President Assad’s most loyal and ferocious generals, Robert Fisk talks with General Jamil Hassan

It’s not Donald Trump who matters now in the Middle East – it’s Putin

US prestige in the region has fallen so low, the Arab world’s belief (and possibly Israel’s) in American power so diminshed by stupidity and ineptness, that I suspect little attention will be paid to Donald Trump

Syrian soldiers stand before their tanks at Quneitra, a few hundred metres from the front line with Nusrah Islamists and only five miles from Israeli troops on the Golan Heights. Click to enlarge

A view of the Syrian war from the Golan Heights

Syrian officer notes how the Israelis attack his army but never attack al-Qaeda linked Nusra

Aleppo’s agony is far from over as Syrian general seeks further battles

Aleppo’s agony is far from over as Syrian general seeks further battles

The four banners adorning the general’s office told their own story: Hezbollah’s green and yellow, the red, white and blue of Russia, the Syrian flag and that of Iran

People walk past damaged buildings in the opposition-held Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria, October 5, 2016. Click to enlarge

What it’s really like to be in the middle of the battle for Aleppo

Robert Fisk reports from war torn Aleppo

Wrecked ambulance in Aleppo. Click to enlarge

The strange case of the Scottish ambulance found among the rubble of eastern Aleppo

Robert Fisk reports from the ruins of Aleppo