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: Critics of Obama administration's Syria policy 'completely screwed up'

Sunday, Jul. 17, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

US secretary of state says the terrorist attack in Nice “could just as well have come from [Jabhat al-] Nusra”; Erdogan refers to coup attempt as a "gift from God" to "cleanse" army.

Jabhat al-Nusra 'al-Qaeda's largest formal affiliate in history'

Sunday, Jul. 10, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Testimony by US official comes as Amnesty International report documents “abduction, torture and summary killings” committed by Jabhat al-Nusra and allied Syrian armed groups.

Erdogan’s latest wake-up call on Islamic State

Sunday, Jul. 3, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

The Obama administration weighs deeper coordination with Moscow against Jabhat al-Nusra; Erdogan’s slow turnaround on Syria policy; Hamas seeks to resume ties with Iran.

Iran rejects speculation on shift, divisions over Syria

Sunday, Jun. 26, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Iranian officials claim no differences among officials on Syria; Russia may be rethinking its Syria strategy; UN envoy stresses need for US, Russia “critical mass” in Syria.

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