‘Karak sit-in: Kerry’s plan is to liquidate the Palestinian Cause,’ al-Ghad (Jordan), 31 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Karak Governorate of Jordan witnessed a demonstration today in which protesters demanded reform and called US Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East Peace Plan an attempt to liquidate the Palestinian cause at the expense of Jordanians and Palestinians. – – – اعتصام الكرك: خطة كيري تصفية…

‘Drug usage statistics amongst Moroccan students,’ 24 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Moroccan health ministry has released what it is calling “shocking” statistics regarding smoking, drinking and drug usage amongst Moroccan students. – – – _____________________________________ Translation The Department of Health in education institutions revealed shocking statistics about the situation of Moroccan youths and their relationship with dangerous behaviours.…

Egypt

‘Prime Minister welcomes Canadian cooperation to develop and repair railways,’ al-Bawabh News (Egypt), 27 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The CEO of Canadian aerospace and transportation company Bombardier was in Cairo this week to meet with Egyptian government officials. The two sides discussed opportunities for cooperation in Egypt, with a focus on improving the country’s railways. – – رئيس الوزراء يرحب بالتعاون الكندي لتطوير وإصلاح السكك الحديدية…

Egypt

‘Femininity – Mayam Mahmoud,’ Arabs’ Got Talent, 27 October 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
English translation of Egyptian rapper Mayam Mahmoud’s performance on Arab’s Got Talent last year. _____________________________________ Translation Femininity Women in our society are divided There is the hijab and the niqab, and everything in between There are many issues surrounding us, dependent on girls About their clothes and their…

Yemen

‘Is Yemen an underdeveloped country, and will that affect Saudi Arabia?,’ Aden al-Ghad (Yemen), 18 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
A look into historical significance of Yemen by Sayyid al-Wahhabi after tweeting that one of the reasons for Saudi Arabia’s underdevelopment is its geographical location close to Yemen. – – – هل الجمهورية اليمنية دولة متخلفة وهل يؤثر ذلك على السعودية ١٨ يناير ٢٠١٤ حتى وقت كتابة هذا…

Egypt

‘Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claims responsibility for Cairo attacks,’ Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Egypt), 23 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The following is a statement released by Egyptian terrorist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem), in which they claimed responsibility for a string of terror attacks in Greater Cairo this week. _____________________________________ Translation Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis Media Department Declaration of our responsibility for the targeting of the…