Egypt

‘Launch of new development projects … Armed forces develop first system in the world to detect and treat C and AIDS viruses,’ al-Ahram (Egypt), 22 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Egypt’s al-Ahram newspaper reports that the Egyptian government and armed forces are not only solving issues of traffic jams in Greater Cairo with their latest development projects, but have also developed a system to detect and treat people with AIDS, without so much as even taken a blood…

Syria

‘World Federation of Trade Unions condemns American aggression against Syria,’ Tishreen (Syria), 21 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The World Federation of Trade Unions has reconfirmed its solidarity with the Syrian people to shape their own present and future, Syrian state media outlet “Tishreen” reports. Sticking to the usual line, foreign intervention (led by the US and a number of European states, as well as Israel…

‘Malian president hosts official dinner party in honour of His Majesty the King,’ as-Sahra al-Magribia (Morocco), 21 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, was hosted by Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in his presidential palace for a dinner party last night. The Moroccan king is currently on an official visit to Mali. – – الرئيس المالي يقيم حفل عشاء رسمي على شرف جلالة الملك ٢١ فبراير…

Libya

‘Libyan embassy in Tunis denies presence of al-Qaeda member on board crashed plane,’ al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), 21 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
A Libyan military aircraft being used as a civilian and military ambulance crashed in eastern Tunisia this morning, killing 11 people on board. Following the crash, Tunisian media reported that an al-Qaeda operative was on board, but the Libyan ambassador in Tunis has denied these reports. – –…

‘Iraq to provide financial reward to anyone who kills or arrests a foreign terrorist,’ al-Khabar Press (Lebanon), 20 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Iraqi Ministry of Defence is offering cash rewards to anybody who kills or captures foreign terrorists from al-Qaeda or the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. The border between Iraq and Syria has become weaker with the ongoing Syrian crisis, with fighters flowing between the two…

‘Human rights activists: irregular migrants don’t trust Morocco,’ Hespress (Morocco), 14 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) claims that Morocco has intensified its campaign to crack down on African migrants attempting to enter the autonomous Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla in northern Morocco. A statement released by the human rights group condemns Moroccan and Spanish security’s practices…

Egypt

‘Shi’a leader: “June 30th” saved Egypt’s Shi’as from Muslim Brotherhood’s sectarian war,’ al-Masry al-Youm (Egypt), 15 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
A leader of Egypt’s Shi’a community believes that the popular coup of last summer saved Egypt’s Shi’a sect from Muslim Brotherhood rule, which spread a campaign of hatred between Sunnis and Shi’as. Salim Sabbagh claims that Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government plan on fighting in the Syrian civil…