Week in Review

Week in Review

The 2016 timeline highlights events that made the news, and the stories behind them. (photo by Al-Monitor)

A look back: 2016 in review

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 | Al-Monitor

Our interactive timeline shows the stories that have shaped the region so far.


Syrians express 'deep anger' at Turkey for war

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 | Week in Review

Al-Monitor reports from Damascus and Aleppo, where Russian Chechen troops stand guard; Iraqi prime minister seeks improved ties with neighbors.

Is Iran following Russia’s lead in Syria?

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 | Week in Review

Russian diplomatic blitz on Syria includes building bridges between Iran and Turkey.

Is Erdogan trying to wreck US-Turkey relations?

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims he has “evidence” of US support for the Islamic State; Iranian President Hassan Rouhani applauds valuable “victory” in Aleppo.

Christmas brings hope for peace for Aleppo’s Christians

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Christians part of region’s DNA, said incoming UN secretary-general; Turkey’s “impossible war”; Erdogan backers blame Iran for Aleppo.

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