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Robert Fisk

Middle East Correspondent

Robert Fisk is The Independent*s multi-award-winning Middle East correspondent, based in Beirut. He has lived in the Arab world for more than 40 years, covering the war in Syria and Lebanon, five Israeli invasions, the Iran-Iraq war, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Algerian civil war, Saddam Hussein*s invasion of Kuwait, the Bosnian and Kosovo wars, the American invasion and occupation of Iraq and the 2011 Arab revolutions.

Robert Fisk When is a murder not a murder? When we call it a &targeted killing*

We*re selling arms to the Saudis again. But if they*re really our close friends, can they be blamed if they get a bit upset at the work of a journalist like Jamal Khashoggi, asks Robert Fisk

Long Reads

Robert Fisk The ugly truth behind the First World War*s Chinese labourers

It*s no surprise that the Allies* 1918 commemorations failed to mention the 140,000 Chinese labourers shipped to France to dig trenches. British soldiers* diaries of their near-slave status 每 and my own father*s First World War memories 每 show how they were treated, writes Robert Fisk


Robert Fisk In return for Newcastle, the Saudis could give up Khashoggi*s body

The only truly non-political sports I*ve ever heard of were the Christmas football matches played between British and German troops on the western front, says Robert Fisk


Robert Fisk The strange, sudden fall of Assad*s businessman cousin

After each internal conflict in Syria, there has been a shift of power 每 and this is a serious change in the dynamics of the ruling class in Damascus, writes Robert Fisk