‘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…

‘World News – 28/03/2014 – Mid Day News,’ MTV Lebanon

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
See video transcription and translation below. ___________________________________ Transcription أخبار دولية -Mid Day News – 28/03/2014 دعا الرئيس الأمريكي باراك أوباما روسيا إلی سحب قواتها المنتشرة علی طول الحدود مع أوكرانيا والتفوّض مع الأسرة الدولية. في المقابل، أكّد نظيره الروسي فلادمير بوتين أن الدور الذي لعبته القوات الروسية في…

‘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…

‘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…

‘French petrol company “Total” renews its licence to prospect for oil in Western Sahara,’ an-Nahar (Lebanon), 7 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Morocco has renewed French petrol company Total’s licence to prospect for oil off the coast of Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara. Morocco annexed the territory following Spain’s withdrawal in 1975. A UN-brokered ceasefire was reached between Morocco and the Polisario Front, on the condition that a referendum about self-determination be…