Al Monitor

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:26
After declaring it had formed the caliphate of all Muslims and changing its name, ISIS raised its flag in the Syrian town of Tell Abyad just across the Turkish border.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 07:34
House and Senate appropriators are sharply at odds over human rights restrictions.
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 07:38
Proposal to send up to 300 military advisors initially satisfies members of both parties.
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 10:02
Both Republicans and Democrats are split over whether the United States should use air power to assist Iraqi armed forces.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 13:03
Many Sinai residents blame coercive security practices by the Egyptian military as the cause of instability.
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 09:04
The recent call by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque might inflame an already volatile situation around the unity government, which the United States should refuse to recognize
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 08:06
The Senate's defense legislation unveiled this week is raising concerns among human rights activists that the Pentagon could sidestep aid prohibitions in its quest to beef up counterterrorism partnerships with awkward allies in the Middle East and elsewhere.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:10
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., tells Al-Monitor that he wants to look at "all the facts" as the House and Senate schedule hearings this month on Iran's compliance with its nuclear obligations.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:57
As disputes persist regarding the legitimacy of the Libyan parliament, the so-called “Operation Dignity” battles continue, aimed at eliminating Islamist groups in the country.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 13:36
But the latest clashes are characterized by a new aspect, which is the growing desire by Yemeni authorities to face al-Qaeda amid the unprecedented popular support for the Yemeni army. This support was rare in the past for many reasons, most notably the direct role of the United States in the war on terrorism.