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.


Kerry: Going after al-Qaeda in Syria 'not a concession to anybody'

Sunday, Sep. 11, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns armed groups that "it’s wise to separate" from Jabhat al-Nusra.

Turkey expands assault on independent media

Sunday, Sep. 4, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

The Erdogan government’s crackdown on "enemy within" includes free press; Iran and Russia may gain from strains in US-Turkey ties; Aleppo key to "undivided Syria"; Iran likely to deepen ties with Russia over Syria.

Biden’s diplomatic triage in Turkey

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Ankara reconsiders its Syria policy amid strains in US-Turkey ties and a reset in Iran-Turkey diplomacy.

Iraqi militias aspire to be like Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units consider themselves as an "alternative" state institution, like the IRGC; Russia-Turkey "reset" stumbles on Syria; United States and Russia need to conclude agreement on Syria.

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