‘Report: Moroccan teachers lowest paid in the Arab world, after Algeria,’ Hespress (Morocco), 30 April 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
An American report of teacher salaries in fourteen different countries places Moroccan teachers as the second lowest paid in the Arab world, just ahead of Algeria, earning an average monthly wage of $512.– – – تقرير يُصنف المعلم المغربي الأقل أجرا عربيا بعد الجزائر ٣٠ أبريل ٢٠١٤ وضع…

‘Saudi delegation explains kingdom’s position towards the “Syrian crisis” to members of Congress,’ Al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), 8 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
A Saudi delegate was in Washington to speak to members of Congress and American think tanks about the Gulf kingdom’s position with regards to a number of issues in the Middle East region, including the Syrian crisis and the Palestinian issue. The chair of the committee sent highlighted…

‘Saudi embassy in Canada following the course of investigation into the death of a Saudi child at day care,’ Al-Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), 9 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
A four-month-old Saudi child has died at an unlicensed day care run by a Canadian woman out of her private apartment in Toronto, Ontario. The Saudi embassy in Ottawa is waiting for Canadian authorities to complete their investigation into the child’s death before taking the necessary legal action.–…

‘First Saudi list of terrorist organizations includes Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Nusra Front and ISIS,’ BBC Arabic (London), 7 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Saudi Arabia has released its first ever list of terrorist organizations, which includes both domestic and external groups. The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria and the Al-Nusra Front, who are both fighting in Syria, were included in the list, as was the Muslim Brotherhood, a decision…

‘Islamic Development Bank and Kuwaiti wealth fund investing in Morocco,’ Youm7 (Egypt), 7 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Saudi-headquartered Islamic Development Bank and the Kuwait Investment Authority wealth fund have signed an agreement to invest in Morocco’s private sector. The size of potential investments have yet to be discussed.– – وحدتان للإسلامى للتنمية وصندوق كويتى يستثمران فى المغرب ٧ مارس ٢٠١٤ وقّعت وحدتان للبنك الإسلامى…

‘Branch of “General Dynamics” in Canada wins $13 billion contract in Saudi Arabia,’ al-Bawabh News (Egypt), 16 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Canadian division of US weapons-maker General Dynamics has won a contract to provide Saudi Arabia with light armoured vehicles, services and training worth up to $13 billion dollars. The deal is expected to generate 3,000 Canadian jobs annually.– – فرع جنرال ديناميكس في كندا يفوز بعقد بـ13…

‘America warns its citizens of security threats in Saudi Arabia,’ al-Hurra (USA), 12 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The US State Department has issued a warning to its citizens in Saudi Arabia of possible terrorist threats to Western and Saudi interests in the Gulf state. – – تحذيرات أميركية لمواطنيها من تهديدات أمنية في السعودية ١٢ فبراير ٢٠١٤ حذرت وزارة الخارجية الأمريكية المواطنين الأمريكيين وطالبتهم بتوخي…