‘EU praises Mauritania’s efforts to combat terrorism,’ Essirage (Mauritania), 8 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
European Union and Mauritanian officials met on Tuesday to discuss renewing the fishing agreement and expanding relations. During the meeting, EU officials praised Mauritanian efforts to create stability in the lead-up to presidential elections.– – – الاتحاد الأوروبي يشيد بجهود موريتانيا في مكافحة الإرهاب ٨ مايو ٢٠١٤ أعرب…

‘King Mohammed VI developing exceptional Moroccan relations with Africa,’ Middle East Online (London), 15 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
King Mohammed VI of Morocco is preparing to visit to four sub-Saharan countries in an attempt to continue the North African country’s policies towards African countries. Morocco has a number of agreements with sub-Saharan states in different political, diplomatic, economic, social, cultural, religious and humanitarian fields. – –…

‘Minister of Defence: Iran successfully tests long-range “Bina” missile,’ an-Nahar (Lebanon), 10 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Iranian state television reported that Iran’s army successfully tested a new generation of long rang missiles, capable of reaching Israel and American military bases in the Middle East.– – – وزارة الدفاع: ايران تختبر بنجاح صاروخ “بينا” بعيد المدى ١٠ فبراير ٢٠١٤ قال وزير الدفاع الإيراني في تصريحات…

Yemen

‘Canadian Foreign Ministry: What has been achieved in Yemen is a historical accomplishment,’ al-Thawra News (Yemen), 31 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird recently congratulated Yemen on the success of its National Dialogue Conference. Baird considered the conference a historical achievement, paving the way for freedom, democracy, human rights and the Rule of Law in Yemen. The Foreign Minister also confirmed that Canada will…

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. – –…