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.


Erdogan links Crusades with present-day terror

Sunday, Jun. 12, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Turkey’s president looks to the past, rather than to his own failed policies; Aleppo offensive imminent; is Israel employing a double standard in its dealings with Turkey?

Is Russia readying for the kill in Syria?

Sunday, Jun. 5, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Russia is likely preparing for a major assault on Jabhat al-Nusra and affiliated groups in Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria.

Can US, Turkey keep up appearances in Syria?

Sunday, May. 29, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Russia weighs escalation in Syria; CENTCOM commander seeks to balance Turkey, Syrian Kurds in campaign against Islamic State; return to Sur.

US should accept Russian offer to coordinate strikes on Jabhat al-Nusra

Sunday, May. 22, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

US-Russian joint action would be a step forward to defeat al-Qaeda affiliate; US rejects Russian bid to designate Ahrar al-Sham and Jaish al-Islam as terrorist groups; Nasrallah vows deeper commitment to Syria following death of top commander.

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