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.


Can Lebanon’s Old Guard forge new social contract?

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Lebanese citizens hope for greater accountability, independence and distance from foreign conflicts after Michel Aoun engineers breakthrough by forming a new government.

Hariri reverses political slide by backing Aoun presidency

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Saad Hariri’s success as prime minister will depend on new compact with Michel Aoun and Hezbollah, less so on Saudi Arabia; Al-Monitor breaks news of Russian draft plan for Syrian Kurdish autonomy; United States seeks ground force to isolate Raqqa.

Did Putin give green light to Turkish attack on US-backed Syrian Kurds?

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Kurds again in crosshairs as Turkey weighs options in Mosul.

Erdogan not backing down on Turkish role in Mosul

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Turkey’s demand seen as challenge to United States and Iran, as well as Iraq; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls Hillary Clinton a "political novice" for remarks on Syrian Kurds; ultranationalist group dominates Turkish security services.

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