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.


Turkey and Iran step up coordination in Syria

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Once unthinkable, an emerging consensus is developing between Ankara and Tehran in Syria, as Washington and Moscow try to keep pace; Iraqi Kurdish sources signal that it could be possible to delay a Kurdish independence referendum for a “short time.”

Is Barzani backing away from independence referendum?

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 | Week in Review

Iraqi Kurdistan's president expects "guarantees and alternatives" from Washington; Hamas diplomatic surge with Iran and Russia.

Iraqi Kurdistan’s risky independence referendum

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 | Week in Review

Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani may seek leverage from Sunni Arabs to balance opposition from Baghdad, Tehran and Ankara.

Does Turkey face day of reckoning with al-Qaeda in Idlib?

Sunday, Jul. 30, 2017 | Week in Review

Al-Qaeda affiliate gains upper hand in northern Syrian city; Turkey’s shameful show trial of independent journalists part of “vicious crackdown.”

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