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Posted on: Jun 15, 2014, Source: The Independent

Bush and Blair said Iraq was a war on Islamic fascism. They lost.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2013, Source: The Independent

‘All for one and one for all’ should be the battle cry if the West goes to war against Assad’s Syrian regime

Posted on: Sep 4, 2011, Source: The Independent UK

Why, in all the explanations and stories we've heard about 9/11, do we never discuss the role of US support for Israel?

Posted on: Jan 30, 2011, Source: Independent UK

Reports from Cairo on the growing confidence of the country's citizens who want an end to Mubarak's despotic rule.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2011, Source: Independent UK

The corruption of government officials, the bulging prisons, the laughable elections, the whole vast, sclerotic edifice of power has at last brought Egyptians on to their streets.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2010, Source: Independent UK

With three wars raging in the greater Mid-east and a fourth perhaps on its way, the toll of blood and treasure is an abomination.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010, Source: Independent UK

Israel wants the world to recognize its democracy, but it will not join the world when asked to account for its behavior in Gaza.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: Independent UK

The mystery is how a Jordanian 'mole' could be of use in Afghanistan

Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: Independent UK

Arab states have launched a secret plan with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2009, Source: Independent UK

That's how police deal with protesters after Iran's poll kept the hardliners in power.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2009, Source: Independent UK

Lebanon's new government of "national salvation" will be run by an ex-army general-president with ever-increasing powers.

Posted on: May 1, 2009, Source: Independent UK

179,000 dead Iraqis? Or closer to a million? The British never cared about the Iraqis. That's why we don't know the figure. That's why we left Basra.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2009, Source: Independent UK

Tom Hurndall was a "human shield," the kind we journalists made fun of in Iraq. Instead of mocking him we should have listened to him.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2009, Source: Independent UK

Authorities say Mohamed al-Dainy planned a deadly suicide bombing. His allies say he's a fighter for human rights. But nobody knows where he is.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: Independent UK

Obama's message about 'a new way forward based on mutual interest and respect' did not address the Gaza bloodbath.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2009, Source: Independent UK

Israel is ignoring the lessons of history by banning the press from the areas it is bombing.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2008, Source: Independent UK

Quite a lot of the dead this weekend appear to have been Hamas members, but what is it supposed to solve?

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source: Independent UK

The brutal torture and killing of prisoners in Afghanistan is a routine of history.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2008, Source: Independent UK

Iraqi papers obtained by The Independent state that Abu Nidal was "colluding" with the U.S.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2008, Source: Independent UK

Hundreds of "insurgents" have been executed since 2003, victims of the same summary justice they mete out to their own captives.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2008, Source: Independent UK

To claim the U.S. can achieve now what the British couldn't in the 19th century and the Russians couldn't at the end of the 20th is pure fantasy.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2008, Source: Independent UK

The dangerous face of ordinary life has been captured by Iraqis on their cell phones.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2008, Source: Independent UK

Recently the head of the CIA claimed it was winning the battle. Nonsense, argues Robert Fisk. The extremists in the Middle East are growing stronger.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2008, Source: The Independent UK

An account of the most widespread campaign of self-liquidation in human history.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2008, Source: The Independent UK

For centuries, torture has been used to make people say anything the torturer wants.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2008, Source: Independent UK

Is this how lame-duck American presidents are supposed to behave?

Posted on: Sep 17, 2007, Source: Independent UK

Armies of looters have destroyed much of what remains of Mesopotamia's storied past.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Forget the conspiracy theories. Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk just wants a few questions answered.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2007, Source: Independent UK

According to Washington's Strategic Class, those pesky Iraqis don't deserve our sacrifice, because their elected leaders aren't doing what we want them to do.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2007, Source: The Independent

Hamas is the democratically elected government of the Palestinian territories -- now that it has taken control of the Gaza Strip from the Fatah party, will Israel and the West keep supporting the old regime?

Posted on: May 3, 2007, Source: Independent UK

Ehud Olmert is under intense pressure to step down after a blistering report on his leadership during the "Second Lebanon War."

Posted on: Apr 11, 2007, Source: The Independent

Revealed: a new counter-insurgency strategy to carve up the city into sealed areas. The tactic failed in Vietnam. So what chance does it have in Iraq?

Posted on: Feb 9, 2007, Source: The Independent UK

For the first time, Sunni insurgents disclose their conditions for ceasefire in Iraq. The ball is now in Bush's court.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2006, Source: The Independent UK

Hussein's execution will be remembered as a case of America destroying an Arab leader who no longer obeyed his orders from Washington.