‘This is Iran’s strategy to expand Shi’a influence to Morocco,’ Al-Hadate (Morocco), 18 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Moroccan daily newspaper Alittihad has reported that Iran is attempting to spread the influence of Shi’a Islam to North Africa, using Lebanese communities in Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon and Sierra Leone to financially support Shi’as in Maghreb states.– – – – هذه هي استراتيجية إيران في توسيع المد الشيعي…

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…

‘How did the late King Hassan II oppose Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolution?,’ Hespress (Morocco), 13 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
On the 35th anniversary of the Iranian revolution, Moroccan newspaper Hespress, looks back at how the late King Hassan II dealt with the regional threat posed by an Islamic revolution in the region, as well as providing a brief history of the political context of the revolution.– –…

Egypt

‘Shi’a leader: “June 30th” saved Egypt’s Shi’as from Muslim Brotherhood’s sectarian war,’ al-Masry al-Youm (Egypt), 15 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
A leader of Egypt’s Shi’a community believes that the popular coup of last summer saved Egypt’s Shi’a sect from Muslim Brotherhood rule, which spread a campaign of hatred between Sunnis and Shi’as. Salim Sabbagh claims that Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government plan on fighting in the Syrian civil…

‘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…

‘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…