Hezbollah: No force can make us retreat from our right and our resistance, Aljoumhouria (Lebanon), 5 October 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Hisham Safieddine, president of Hezbollah’s legislative council, commented on the statements made by American Vice-President Joe Biden, viewing them as evidence and confirmation that the events happening in Syria are not a revolution, nor the will of the people. The Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) quoted Safieddine as…

Egypt

‘Video: Ansar Beit al-Maqdis targets Israel with 5 rockets,’ Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 12 July 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Egyptian terrorist organisation Ansar Beit al-Maqdis posted a video to YouTube in which it appears the group fires five rockets into Israeli territory from their border position in the Sinai peninsula. While the video cannot be independently verified, the group has claimed previous attacks in the past, and…

‘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…

‘Saudi Arabia donates $100 million to the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism,’ Mubasher (Saudia Arabia), 22 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated $100 million dollars to the United Nations International Centre for Counter-Terrorism. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his thanks at a meeting with the Saudi foreign minister,  just before the Geneva II Convention began. – – السعودية تتبرع للمركز الدولي لمكافحة الإرهاب…