United Nations

UN ratifies resolution to support a series of Sahara negotiations, Hespress (Morocco), 5 December 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) ratified today, without a vote, on a resolution on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara. The resolution had been ratified last October by the Fourth Committee as the UNGA renewed the UN’s support for the a search to a negotiated political solution…

Libya

Infographic: ISIS fighters proliferate in North Africa, Al-Wasat (Libya), 27 November 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The influence of ISIS is gradually expanding from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa to extremist groups which have taken North Africa as their headquarters. Red: Areas of ISIS influence (estimate) Egypt: Ansar Beit al-Maqdis – formed in 2011, it is made up of 2,000 fighters;…

Dismantled terrorist cell adopted the name “Supporters of the Islamic State in Morocco,” Menara (Morocco), 29 September 2014”

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Ongoing research into a dismantled terrorist cell revealed that its members had named themselves ‘Anṣār ad-Dawla al-Islāmiyya fīl-Maghrib al-Aqṣa’ (Supporters of the Islamic State in Morocco). Research into the dismantled group, which it was active in Nador and Melilla to attract and recruit Moroccan militants with the intent…

‘Moroccans press charges against the Moroccan officer leading Israel’s operations in Gaza,’ Hibapress (Morocco), 4 August 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
A group of Moroccan politicians and law makers are seeking to press charges against IDF Southern Command leader Major General Sami Turgeman for his role in the current Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. According to the group, Turgeman, whose family migrated to Israel from Morocco in 1965…