Al Monitor

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 07:36
Turkey is finally starting to get through to US lawmakers about its concerns with American support for the Syrian Kurds, with potential repercussions for the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS).
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 07:17
The threat of a US aid cut is particularly concerning for Middle East nations such as Tunisia and Jordan — and, to a lesser extent, Morocco — that receive millions in US aid every year. The bill would also authorize the Department of Homeland Security to provide them with “excess nonlethal equipment and supplies.”
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 06:38
Democrats on a key Senate panel are holding up bomb sales for the Saudi air campaign in Yemen amid growing concerns over the rising death toll, Al-Monitor has learned.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 07:37
Tiny Lebanon is seeing its fortunes surge on Capitol Hill as fear of the Islamic State (IS) supplants any lingering concerns about Hezbollah.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 05:59
Talk is heating up in Congress and the Pentagon about whether to share America’s massive new bunker-busting bomb as a warning to Iran, but Israel remains cool to the idea.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 08:15
The US Senate wants to keep in place restrictions on military aid to Egypt, setting up a clash with Cairo’s backers in the House.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 06:44
President Obama expects “deeper cooperation” with Turkey as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reportedly angered by the victory June 15 of Syrian Kurdish and rebel fighters over Islamic State (IS) forces in Tell Abyad, a Syrian town close to the Turkish border.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 07:35
The enigmatic UAE security forces have perfected the art of silencing critics and created an environment in which nearly everyone is afraid to say anything remotely resembling criticism of the government.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 07:14
Hardly a week goes by without Moroccan security services announcing the arrest of members allegedly linked to the terrorist Islamic State (IS) organization. Since the official announcement of the establishment of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), the dismantlement of a number of jihadist cells that are ideologically linked to IS was also announced. The Moroccan authorities are certain that the terrorist threat has reached their territory, particularly following the Bardo Museum attack in neighboring Tunisia.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 07:29
The top House Republican in charge of foreign policy is lining up allies in his bid to directly arm the Iraqi Kurds in their fight against the Islamic State (IS).