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…

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‘Three Egyptians arrested in Ethiopia on charges of spying,’ Elaph (London), 10 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Ethiopian authorities have arrested three Egyptians, saying that they were spying on the Grand Renaissance Dam. Meanwhile, the Egyptian foreign ministry said that relevant agencies are following the case, indicating that Egypt will not compromise on the issue of the dam. A security source told “Elaph” that information…

Egypt

‘Sabahi: I don’t want support from anyone who sees January as a “setback” or June 30th as a “coup”,’ Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 10 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Egyptian presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi confirmed his support for the events of both January 25th, 2011 and June 30th, 2013 and sees the upcoming elections as a test for the mainstream in Egypt to build a strong, modern state.– – – صباحي: لا أريد دعم ممن يرون يناير…

Egypt

‘Sabahi: Previous governments caused the deterioration of the public sector with their corruption and mismanagement,’ Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 6 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Egypt’s other presidential candidate, Hamdeen Sabahi, said that previous governments are to blame for the country’s deteriorating public sector because of corruption and mismanagement. Sabahi said that he will create a new ministry for the public sector in order to fight corruption.– – صباحي: الحكومات السابقة تسببت في…

‘Morocco and Libya sign cooperation agreement on maritime transportation and ports,’ Maroc.ma (Morocco), 24 April 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Morocco and Libya signed a maritime transportation and ports cooperation agreement on Thursday in Rabat with the intention of strengthening cooperation and coordination between the two North African countries. Both sides expect the agreement to lead to others in the future, and hope that it can serve as…

‘Moroccan official calls for reconsideration of policies related to the Western Sahara conflict,’ Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London), 8 April 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Nabil Benabdallah, Secretary General of the Party of Progress and Socialism (Morocco’s former communist party) and Minister of Housing and Urbanism, has called for a reexamination of the kingdom’s policies regarding the Western Sahara issue. Benabdallah sees the conflict in its current state as divisive and hopes to…