Syria

‘Al-Assad warns that terrorism will spread to countries “supporting and developing” it,’ El Watan (Egypt), 18 June 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
While meeting with a North Korean delegation in Damascus, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned the West and Arab Gulf monarchies that their support for “terrorist groups” in the ongoing Syrian conflict will bring terrorism to their countries.– – – – الأسد يحذر من أن الإرهاب سيطال الدول الحاضنة…

Syria

‘Syrian crisis: Implementation of Homs truce delayed for logistical reasons,’ BBC Arabic (London), 6 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Reports out of Syria say that the implementation of a truce and the exit of fighters from the Old City of Homs has been delayed.– – – الأزمة السورية: تأجيل تنفيذ اتفاق هدنة حمص لأسباب لوجستية ٦ مايو ٢٠١٤ تفيد الأنباء الواردة من سوريا بأنه تم تأجيل تنفيذ…

Syria

‘330 barrel bombs dropped on Darayya over a span of 50 days,’ Al-Jazeera (Qatar), 29 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
? See video transcription and translation below. ___________________________________ Transcription إلقاء ٣٣٠ برميلا متفجرا خلال ٥٠ يوما علی درايا داريا، أقرب الضواحي إلی مدينة دمشق وهي لا تبعد أكثر من ثمانية كيلومترات يؤثق تقرير للشبكة السورية لحقوق الإنسان القصف الذي تعرّضت له هذه الضاحية ببراميل متفجرة خلال الفترة ما…

Egypt

‘Egyptian Foreign Minister meets his Canadian counterpart to discuss bilateral relations,’ al-Mogaz (Egypt), 23 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The foreign ministers of Egypt and Canada met on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss regional issues in the Middle East of mutual interest, especially the crisis in Syria and Geneva II, as well as how to develop Egyptian-Canadian bilateral relations. – –…

‘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…