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.


Has US given up on Middle East diplomacy?

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 | Week in Review

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls on Saudis to "consider consequences" of actions; Is Lebanese President Michel Aoun making the right call on Hariri?

Israel 'will not blink' on Iranian missiles

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 | Week in Review

The Israel Defense Forces set new red lines for Iran; Erdogan still waiting for Russian dividend on Kurds; Russia expands use of private military companies in Syria; the Islamic State and al-Qaeda at war in the Sinai Peninsula.

Is Saudi crown prince winning or losing in the Middle East?

Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 | Week in Review

With Saad Hariri staying on as prime minister in Lebanon, the Saudi crown prince has suffered another setback in his efforts to counter Iran.

Can Lebanon handle truth about Hariri, Saudi Arabia?

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 | Week in Review

Saad Hariri faces his own court of conscience; US-Iran relations revert to axis of evil days.



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