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  • 'Mubarak will go Friday,' they cried as rocks and firebombs flewRobert Fisk
    February 4, 2011

    (Cairo, Feb 4) From the House on the Corner, you could watch the arrogance and folly yesterday of those Egyptians who would rid themselves of their "President." It was painful - it always is when the "good guys" play into the hands of their enemies - but the young pro-democracy demonstrators on the Tahrir Square barricades carefully organised their Cairo battle, brought up their lorryloads of rocks in advance, telephoned for reinforcements and then drove the young men of Hosni Mubarak back from the flyovers behind the Egyptian Museum.

  • Mubarak the son quits soon the father will goRobert Fisk
    February 10, 2011

    The old man is going. The resignation last night of the leadership of the ruling Egyptian National Democratic Party - including Hosni Mubarak's son Gamal - will not appease those who want to claw the President down. But they will get their blood. The whole vast edifice of power which the NDP represented in Egypt is now a mere shell, a propaganda poster with nothing behind it.

  • Heikal: 'I was sure my country would explode. But the young are wiser than us'Robert Fisk
    February 16, 2011

    The old man's voice is scathing, his mind like a razor, that of a veteran fighter, writer, sage, perhaps the most important living witness and historian of modern Egypt, turning on the sins of the regime that tried to shut him up forever.

  • Why the Middle East will never be the same againRobert Fisk
    September 29, 2011

    The Palestinians won't get a state this week. But they will prove - if they get enough votes in the General Assembly and if Mahmoud Abbas does not succumb to his characteristic grovelling in the face of US-Israeli power - that they are worthy of statehood.

  • The 'invented people' stand little chanceRobert Fisk
    January 29, 2012

    Thank goodness we don't have to hear Newt Gingrich for a while. His statement that the Palestinians were an "invented people" marked about the lowest point in the Republican-Christian Right-Likudist/Israel relationship.

  • We've been here before - and it suits Israel that we never forget 'Nuclear Iran'.Robert Fisk
    February 6, 2012

    Turning round a story is one of the most difficult tasks in journalism - and rarely more so than in the case of Iran.

  • From Washington this looks like Syria's 'Benghazi moment'Robert Fisk
    February 15, 2012

    President Bashar al-Assad is not about to go. Not yet. Not, maybe, for quite a long time. Newspapers in the Middle East are filled with stories about whether or not this is Assad's "Benghazi moment" – these reports are almost invariably written from Washington or London or Paris – but few in the region understand how we Westerners can get it so wrong.

  • Mars should be quarantinedRobert L. Park
    August 15, 2012

    The uneventful nine-month, 240-million-kilometre journey of the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, which also goes by the whimsical name Curiosity, ended with a harrowing 7-minute landing in Gale Crater. Getting the fourth Mars Rover into space was a piece of cake compared with setting it back down. Curiosity will explore Gale Crater for one Martian year (687 Earth days) to 1. look for evidence of extraterrestrial life and to 2. evaluate the habitability of the planet.

  • A Crass and Consequential ErrorRoger Cohen
    August 7, 2012

    Muhammad Mossadegh, the Iranian prime minister overthrown by US and British agents in 1953, was a man who declined a salary, returned gifts, and collected tax arrears from his beloved mother. Frugality was allied to punctiliousness in this droopy-nosed aristocrat who enraged the West by insisting that Iran, not Britain, should own, sell, and profit from Iranian oil. A member of the princely Qajar family, he retained a noblesse-oblige gentility even as he became the symbol of postwar Iranian assertiveness. He fainted, he swooned-and was often pajama-clad. When he saw a hole, he had an irrepressible inclination to dig deeper. High principle trumped judicious compromise too often for Mossadegh to be a successful politician.

  • Islamic History Month, an open letterRoman Mukerjee
    July 7, 2010

    To Dr. Mohamed Elmasry, Founder Islamic History Month Canada:

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