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

Remains of dead ISIS fighters lie beside the wreckage of their suicide tank after they tried to crash through the wall of the Koyeress airbase. Click to enlarge

Inside the air base that held out against Isis for two years – and the death and destruction that was left behind

Robert Fisk visits the site and finds tales both of death and defiance

Hamoud Saleh Hamed, mutilated by war, awaits the death sentence in a Syrian jail. Click to enlarge

Inside Assad’s Syrian jail, an Islamist prisoner talks of the regret for his killing

Former maths teacher turned terrorist tells of executing a “government collaborator” and his pain when “the people who we wanted to help didn’t want us any more”

In the fight against Isis, there’s hope in the history of Islam

Isis does not reflect Islamic teaching, only distorts it. Robert Fish talks to Dr Tarif Khalidi, one of Islam’s foremost scholars

Iraqi government forces reenter Fallujah. Click to enlarge

Fallujah, the ‘resistance’ city, is liberated yet again

– for the fourth time in a decade

The relationship between Israel and Lebanon is deteriorating again

Both the chief of Israel’s military intelligence and the head of Hezbollah are talking up the prospect of conflict. Robert Fisk explains

Last weekend's suicide bomb attack in Qamishli took place during an event commemorating the massacre of Christians more than a century ago. Click to enlarge

Assassination attempt on head of Syrian Orthodox Church revives ghosts of massacres past

Three members of the Assyrian Christian militia protecting the prelate were killed in the blast

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves as he arrives to address workers in Tehran, Iraq, April 27, 2016. Leader.ir/Handout via REUTERS/Files

Why our nuclear deal with Iran is turning to dust

It’s not difficult for the Iranians to spot what they call the “dasisa” – and what the Hezbollah, in Arabic, refer to as the “muamara” – which means: THE PLOT

Iran stated that it held the Saudi monarch personally responsible for the deaths of more than 2,300 people, 464 of them Iranians. Click to enlarge

The untold story of the deaths at Hajj

Robert Fisk on an Iranian diplomat who met his fate in Islam’s holiest city.

Palestinian killers wanted to provoke Israel’s new Defence Minister into fulfilling his bloody threats

Palestinian killers wanted to provoke Israel’s new Defence Minister into fulfilling his bloody threats

Hawkish Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened beheadings and further wars in Gaza and Lebanon

US Air Force Boeing C 17A Globemaster III flies over a minaret after taking off from Incirlik air base in Adana, Turkey. Click to enlarge

If a US court acknowledges the Armenian genocide, the Government must follow suit

The ghosts of the dead, Robert Fisk explains, are returning to haunt even America’s latest Middle East war

President Erdogan in his new presidential palace. Click to enlarge

President Erdogan knows that visa-free travel for Turkey could solve his ‘Kurdish problem’

President Erdogan has his own reasons for wanting to obtain ‘visa-free’ travel into Europe. Robert Fisk explains