Al Monitor

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:43
These Islamist movements use various methods to garner support, such as mass mobilizations, donating food and money to the poor, proselytizing and insisting on such Palestinian constants as the importance of Jerusalem and the right of return of the refugees. In general, they aim to fulfill the public’s wishes.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:40
Syrian regime forces were losing ground to opposition rebels. Among some observers, it became conventional wisdom that it was only a matter of time before the regime fell; the rebels were at the gates of Damascus, or at least this is what they used to say.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:20
The bill is aimed squarely at Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran's nominee for UN ambassador, who has admitted to serving as a translator for the revolutionary students who took over the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 07:50
The bill gives the Treasury Department 90 days to prohibit the US accounts or "impose strict conditions on" the accounts of any foreign financial institutions that knowingly facilitate the activities of Hezbollah, including money laundering.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 08:02
Secretary of State John Kerry can expect to face questions about Iran and Middle East peace talks when he returns to Capitol Hill next week.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 07:10
Witnesses report that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has been entering cities surrounding Baghdad, raising al-Qaeda flags and leaving before the arrival of security forces.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 07:09
FSA elements that used to consider the YPG as an extension of the Bashar al-Assad regime, are now fighting in the same ranks with the Kurds at Kobani.
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:39
But Amanj Abdullah of the Kurdish opposition party Gorran, which surprised many by finishing second in the September elections, told Al-Monitor it is unlikely that a regional government will be formed before Iraq’s national elections.
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:36
Halim bin Atallah accuses the United States and Qatar of trying to intervene in Algeria's internal affairs following recent visits by Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:34
Current law contains several restrictions on the aid, including requirements that the PA battle anti-Israeli "incitement" and refrain from dragging Israel before the International Criminal Court or joining more UN agencies.