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.


Iran Quds commander pays respects at Talabani's tomb as Kirkuk crisis escalates

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 | Week in Review

Qasem Soleimani in Iraqi Kurdistan; Turkey looks to Syrian tribes for allies; UN Syria envoy seeks to build on cease-fire progress with "realism."

Can Putin stop Erdogan from shutting down Iraqi Kurdish pipeline?

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 | Week in Review

In a visit to Tehran, Turkish president coordinates next steps with Iranian leaders; Cengiz Candar on the loss of former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani; Al-Monitor receives prestigious Online Journalism Award for explanatory reporting.

Putin boxed in by Iran, Turkey on Iraqi Kurdish referendum

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 | Week in Review

The Russian president could find himself at odds with Iran if he misplays a weak hand.

Aoun calls for 'Levantine common market,' safe return of Syrian refugees

Sunday, Sep. 24, 2017 | Week in Review

Lebanon's president outlines a regional approach to combating poverty and extremism; Mahmoud Abbas nears moment of truth regarding Dahlan’s role in Fatah-Hamas talks.