Syria

Washington Post: Syrian army continues its advance against the armed opposition around Damascus and in the north of the country ahead of peace talks, Al-Quds (Palestine), 16 November 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Washington Post has published a report detailing recent Syrian regime army gains in Damascus and northern Syria against the armed rebellion. These victories have raised questions about whether the opposition can be convinced to participate in Geneva II peace talks. واشنطن بوست: الجيش السوري يواصل تقدمه ضد…

Latin America…absolute support for the Saharawi cause, Echorouk (Algeria), 15 November 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
In its struggle for self-determination and independence from Morocco, the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic in Western Sahara is finding support from Latin American countries, who see their shared history of European colonialism as reason to mobilize for the Saharawi people and their cause. أمريكا اللاتينية…دعم مطلق للقضية الصحراوية…

Washington classifies Nigerian militant group “Boko Haram” as a terrorist organization, BBC Arabic (London), 13 November 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The United States government has classified Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. Boko Haram, which seeks to implement Shari’a law in northern Nigeria, has carried out attacks resulting in thousands of deaths in the country, and is allegedly tied to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic…

Syria

Statement: New massacre of children in Raqqah, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syria), 29 September 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
مجزرة جديدة بالرقة بحق الاطفال محافظة الرقة – المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان: ارتفع إلى 12 عدد الشهداء الذين قضوا إثر القصف من طائرة حربية على الثانوية التجارية في مدينة الرقة الشهداء غالبيتهم طلاب مرحلة ثانوية دون سن الـ18 و عدد الشهداء مرشح للارتفاع بسبب وجود جرحى بعضهم في…

Kerry confirms to Netanyahu that the United States agrees with Israel about the need to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, Arabil (Israel), 14 November 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
كيري يؤكد لنتنياهو ان الولايات المتحدة تتفق مع اسرائيل على ضرورة عدم السماح لايران بالحصول على اسلحة نووية اتصل وزير الخارجية الامريكي جون كيري هاتفيا اليوم برئيس الوزراء بنيامين نتنياهو وأكد له ان الولايات المتحدة تتفق مع اسرائيل على ضرورة عدم السماح لايران بالحصول على اسلحة نووية .…