Al Monitor

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 06:41
The expression “military trials for civilians” — a controversial topic in the wake of the January 25 Revolution that had nearly disappeared from Egyptian media discourse — is now making a comeback.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 07:32
Thousands of Islamic State fighters are expected to return to Tunisia, where the authorities are uncertain how to deal with the risk they may pose.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:11
What's going on between the Israeli leadership over the next American aid package could almost be described as a revolt.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 06:29
Russian Ambassador to Libya Ivan Molotkov recently said that Moscow would be ready to supply the legitimate Libyan government with weapons as soon as the arms embargo against the country is lifted.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:41
The United Nations' readiness to lift the international arms embargo on Libya landed with a thud in Congress, where lawmakers were either blindsided by the announcement or downright skeptical.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:32
A recent string of cases involving police abuse against citizens has stirred an uproar in Egypt against the Ministry of Interior, which is responsible for police and security matters. Calls for reform most recently re-emerged after the May 1 police raid on the Press Syndicate in Cairo.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:37
The Egyptian government is hindering Washington's ability to track billions of dollars worth of anti-aircraft missiles and other US weapons, the US government watchdog said in a blistering report just as Congress gets ready to renew the annual $1.3 billion request.
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 07:06
It is very likely that Russian military assistance extends to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) as well. In March, another credible source who had just been in Rojava told me while the United States is determined to support the Syrian Kurds east of the Euphrates toward Raqqa and beyond, the Russians will unconditionally support them to the west of the Euphrates, all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 06:27
The promotion of democracy and human rights has taken a back seat to military support for autocracies that are in the midst of an unprecedented crackdown on civil society, according to an analysis of the State Department's budget request for the 2017 fiscal year by the nonprofit Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED).
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 07:41
The international community is expecting the GNA to take a leadership role in the fight against the militant terrorist group by uniting Libyan militias around an anti-IS strategy, as there are mounting concerns that IS will not only gain a foothold in the North African state but also seize the country’s oil reserves.