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.


UN Syria envoy: Jabhat al-Nusra holding Aleppo ‘hostage’

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

De Mistura calls on Jabhat al-Nusra, Russia and Syria to end fighting in Aleppo; why is Erdogan mostly mum on Aleppo?

Is Peres’ peace legacy turning to ashes?

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Akiva Eldar and Daoud Kuttab reflect on the legacy of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who Eldar says offered a "bit of hope" for peace; Al-Monitor credited for breaking news on delisting of Iranian banks.

Iran capitalizes on collapse of US-Russia cease-fire deal

Sunday, Sep. 25, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

The Kerry-Lavrov cessation of hostilities for Syria unravels.

'Settlement schmettlement': Turkish purges target Kurds

Sunday, Sep. 18, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Government crackdown targets include Kurds, military officers, educators and intellectuals, as well as supporters of Fethullah Gulen.

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