The killing of a soldier and his six-year-old son paints a chilling picture of Syria’s war

Robert Fisk’s latest report from Syria is interesting insofar as the Independent has given it minimal prominence. A reflection of the report’s authenticity as much as the Independent’s own agenda?

Officers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad address the media in Yabroud after the Syrian Army drove out opposition forces, taking full control of the town on Sunday.

On the march with Assad’s army: Robert Fisk reports from the frontline

Although formerly a rich town, Yabroud now looks like much of Syria. Trashed, gutted, fought over, rubbled.

Tarif Khalidi. Click to enlarge

Pluralism was once the hallmark of the Arab world, so the exodus of Christians from the Middle East is painful to one Islamic scholar

Robert Fisk talks with an Islamic scholar about the political changes sweeping through the Arab world and beyond

Ukraine’s future is tied up with Syria’s – and Vladimir Putin is crucial to both

No one in the Middle East will be studying Ukraine’s violent tragedy with more fascination – and deeper concern – than President Bashar al-Assad of Syria

Civilians are dying. Campaigners are being kidnapped. The world cannot turn a blind eye to America’s drone attacks in Pakistan

Started under George W Bush, most of the attacks, 384 of them since 2008, have been approved by Obama. While many of the victims have been innocent woman and children

If only Tony Blair could grasp the truth about Field Marshal Sisi

The man with the blood of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on his hands voices his support for Egypt’s new authoritarian leader

Suspects accused of having links to al-Qa’ida are shown to the press at a Baghdad facility. Post-Saddam, Iraq has executed hundreds of prisoners, many of them following ‘confessions’ before their trials

Confessions beaten out of ‘suspects’, executions by the hundreds… How different is justice in today’s Iraq from the era of Saddam?

Despite the overthrow of Saddam and the deaths of hundreds of thousands

Syria report: One is reminded of Nazi Germany

The headline conveys an entirely different message to the article. We don’t think Fisk wrote the headline, his editors did. That tells us they want to persuade the public that something ‘must be done’ about Syria: i.e. military intervention

Ariel Sharon: Peacemaker, hero… and butcher

Robert Fisk reflects on the life of Ariel Sharon

Majid al-Majid was the alleged leader of the group that claimed responsibility for the attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut in November. Click to enlarge

Now it’s Middle Eastern regimes fighting al-Qa’ida, while the US ties itself up in knots

You need to put on a tin hat to avoid the ironies crashing out of the sky. Robert Fisk explains

By branding the entire Muslim Brotherhood as terrorists, General Sisi is adopting a well-tested tactic of past Egyptian dictators

Are Egypt’s military rulers planning to rid themselves of the problem of ex-President Morsi by executing him?

Mohamad Chatah – fierce critic of Assad – is murdered in Beirut

The latest victim of Islam’s Cold War? Or a targeted assassination intended to ignite further conflict between Sunni and Shia?

Syrian rebels have taken iconoclasm to new depths

They’ve destroyed shrines, statues and even an tree — but to what end?

British prisoner Dr Abbas Khan found dead in Syrian jail days before he was due to be handed over to MP George Galloway

His death suggests that President Assad may not be able to control his own security authorities

Documenting of Israeli war crimes in Lebanon can show us how the West lost respect for international law

Robert Fisk on a new book that rigorously document Israeli war crimes in Lebanon

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Two years from now, they will commemorate the 100th anniversary of their own Holocaust. But that hasn’t stopped the latest killings

He may huff and puff but Benjamin Netanyahu is on his own now as nuclear agreement isolates Israel

But six months – the time it takes to solidify this most tangential of nuclear agreements – is a long time

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian general idolised for deposing former President Mohamed Morsi

But if the security situation worsens or the economy dips his popularity may not last

Polio has broken out in Syria and 20 million children are to be vaccinated

Mass migrations are nothing new in the Middle East, but the sheer numbers involved are having a devastating effect

Poppycock – or why remembrance rituals make me see red

When all BBC TV presenters and even Tony Blair wear poppies to commemorate the last two World Wars, Robert Fisk wonders if it doesn’t now symbolise hypocrisy?