Al Monitor

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 10:11
While Erdogan was declaring that he did not recognize the new administration in Egypt and aligning his government with the Muslim Brotherhood, Gul was signaling his intention to establish ties with Egypt's new rulers to save that country's future.
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 07:52
"I was arrested and summoned for interrogation as a result of joining the youth political movement. It seemed that most of the information the investigators had about me was from articles and comments I had published on Facebook," Youssef said.
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 07:45
Twitter, Facebook and other media outlets exploded with comments from enraged residents of Sanaa, voicing their frustration with the American and Yemeni governments for allowing US planes to occupy the capital's sky for three days.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 11:21
"Buying" a ministry is nothing new in Iraq. The ritual of power-sharing has become all about finding ways to distribute the growing oil revenues among political parties and transforming state institutions into fiefdoms of competing groups.
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 07:07
On July 16, clashes erupted between the Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jahbat al-Nusra, killing at least four Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in the city of Ras al-Ain.
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 06:21
A stark division between the government coalition, led by the Islamist Ennahda movement, and the secular opposition is taking place in the Tunisian political arena. This comes following calls by leftist and liberal parties to topple the interim government and dissolve the National Constituent Assembly (NCA), which is dominated by Islamists.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 13:34
Mahmoud al-Zahar is planning his comeback in the Hamas leadership, with the backing of Tehran and the Hamas armed wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 08:15
An Indian man who uploaded a video of an Emirati’s attack on a driver sits in a United Arab Emirates jail — a palpable sign of the region’s detrimental defamation laws as well as the country’s continued crackdown on social media freedom.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 14:38
Intensifying clashes between the Syrian Kurds and Arab opposition forces are again ringing the alarm bells in Ankara. Earlier this week, 17-year-old Mahsun Ertugrul was killed in the town of Ceylanpinar, Urfa province, by bullets ricocheting from Ras Al-Ain, just across the border. Reports say that another boy, 15-year-old Ahmet Gunduz, remains in life-threatening condition.
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 08:55
The influential chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin (D-MA) said Wednesday, July 10, that the administration of President Barack Obama should prepare to target Syrian “airfields, airplanes and massed artillery.”