Libya

Infographic: ISIS fighters proliferate in North Africa, Al-Wasat (Libya), 27 November 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The influence of ISIS is gradually expanding from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa to extremist groups which have taken North Africa as their headquarters. Red: Areas of ISIS influence (estimate) Egypt: Ansar Beit al-Maqdis – formed in 2011, it is made up of 2,000 fighters;…

Emir of Qatar: “Don’t make the people choose between terrorism and tyranny”, Al Jazeera (Qatar), 24 September 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thanni called for not forcing the people to choose between “terrorism” and “tyranny,” and demanded that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to distance itself from “selective policy” and to pass a decision under Article 7 of the UN Charter…

Libya

‘Libyan government’s statement on Tripoli International Airport hostilities,’ 13 July 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The office of Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni released the following statement after militias battled for control of the Tripoli International Airport today. Interim Libyan Government – Office of the Prime Minister Date: 13/07/2014 Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim Tripoli International Airport and other locations in the suburbs of Tripoli…

Algeria

‘Red Crescent fully prepared to carry out its humanitarian duty to displaced Africans,’ Annahar (Algeria), 26 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Algeria is prepared to carry out its humanitarian duty to African refugees in its territory, according to the head of the Algerian Red Crescent, who also criticized European policies in dealing with refugees.– – – الهلال الأحمر على استعداد تام للقيام بواجبه الانساني اتجاه النازحين الأفارقة ٢٦ مايو…

‘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…