Al Monitor

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 06:18
A key House panel passed two non-binding resolutions on Wednesday urging the Obama administration to turn the screws on Bashar al-Assad in the latest bipartisan push for more action in Syria.
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 06:17
Saudi armed forces ended on April 29 what was considered their largest military exercises in recent history. They included the broad participation of all military and security sectors affiliated with the ministries of defense, interior and national guard.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 07:59
Lawmakers will get straight to work castigating Bashar al-Assad and examining foreign aid to the Middle East when they return next week from their two-week recess.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:17
Syrian rebels are counting on Congress to help them make their case to the White House for more and better weapons when their leaders descend on Washington next month.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:12
Since the last town in Qalamoun fell into the hands of Syrian regime forces, the issue of the town of al-Tufail has become the main concern of Lebanese officials at the highest levels.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:20
The Foreign Minister of Oman, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, wanted his interview with Al-Hayat to be revealing. In his first answer, he openly confirmed to readers that the Gulf was not ready for any rotation of power, given its high cost and the bitter conflict — nonexistent in the Gulf region — that might emerge between social segments.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:04
Lawmakers of both parties are running out of patience with the White House’s expansive use of special war funding to pay for US operations abroad, possibly putting aid to Syria at risk.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:03
Some analysts believe that the move by armed extremists toward the capital did not happen voluntarily and was not a planned strategy, but rather a shift enforced on these groups due to security measures and army operations in the Sinai Peninsula.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:44
"DOD is attempting to initiate a program of aircraft sales, pilot training, and ground crew training early this year worth $2 billion, the contracts for which would go to other countries if training could not be conducted in the United States."
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 06:31
According to an officer at one of the checkpoints, the SWAT forces passed by some of the security checkpoints in Baghdad and arrested the police officers who were delaying the passage of citizens.