‘Protest in Beirut calling for an end of the starvation of Yarmouk,’ Al-Jazeera (Qatar), 16 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Dozens of protesters gathered outside the headquarters of a United Nations office in Beirut Wednesday evening to call for an end to the siege on the Yarmouk refugee camp in the Syrian capital of Damascus. The camp, which is home to the largest Palestinian refugee community in the…

Israel fires at the Lebanese border after killing of one of its soldiers, El-Youm El-Sabe3 (Egypt), 16 December 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
In the wake of the killing of one of its soldiers, the Israeli army has allegedly fired back across the border with Lebanon at two suspects. The Lebanese army has stated that an Israeli surveillance drone violated its airspace following the initial incident. – – إسرائيل تطلق النار…

Canadian Embassy: Fingerprints and digital photograph for visas, Lebanon Files (Lebanon), 10 December 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Canadian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon has released a statement saying that potential visitors to Canada from Lebanon and Syria must provide fingerprints and digital photographs along with their applications for work or study visas. These new visa conditions, which are meant to protect Canadians at home, are…

Chinese researchers: Khalil Gibran “champion of Arabic literature,” Shorouk News (Egypt), 27 November 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The University of Beijing hosted a seminar last month to mark the anniversary of Egyptian writer Khalil Gibran’s 130th birthday. In it, Chinese researches stated that Gibran is the top Arab writer, and most popular among Chinese readers. Gibran’s works were first translated into Mandarin in the 1930s.…