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.


Obama: no safe haven for al-Qaeda in Syria

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

The United States to continue "intense fire efforts" against terrorist group as US-Russia talks appear stalled; Is Muqtada al-Sadr losing the Iraqi street? Nouri al-Maliki plots his return.

Al-Qaeda affiliate’s desperate 'switch' validates US Syria policy

Sunday, Jul. 31, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Fear of US and Russian airstrikes on eve of Syrian offensive a sign that Jabhat al-Nusra may be feeling the heat; Turkey’s de-Gulenification campaign in context; retired Saudi general probes Israeli commitment to peace settlement.

Erdogan's crackdown on enemies just getting started after failed coup

Sunday, Jul. 24, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Is the Turkish military "infested" with Gulenists? Iran expects shift in Turkey’s Syria policies after standing by Erdogan; Turkish documents detail Islamic State operations.

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.

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