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;…

‘Statement from Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia claiming responsibility for attack on Tunisian security forces,’ 19 July 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The following is a statement released by jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST), in which they claim responsibility, through the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)-linked Uqba Bin Nafi Brigade, for the deaths of 14 Tunisian security forces in the Chaambi Mountains on 16 July 2014. Find…

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…

‘Morocco rejects its comparison with any other country that doesn’t respect human rights,’ Middle East Online (London), 14 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Morocco’s official government spokesman has denied Amnesty International’s recent accusations of torture in the kingdom, stating that a previous UN report proved that torture is not practiced and actually praised the country for its commitment to protecting and advancing a culture of human rights. – – المغرب يرفض…