Libya

‘Libya to re-open oil fields in the west tonight,’ Al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), 12 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Protesters who have shut down pipelines in western Libya since March have announced the end of their blockade on important oil infrastructure, allowing all oilfields, pipelines and ports to be reopened tonight.– – – – ليبيا تعيد فتح حقول النفط في الغرب الليلة ١٢ مايو ٢٠١٤ قال متحدث…

‘Eyewitnesses recount last moments of slain youth to Al-Akhbar,’ Al-Akhbar (Mauritania), 3 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
A Mauritanian youth was killed in the capital of Nouackchott on Monday as police broke up a protest against a reported Qur’an desecration. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered, demanding punishments for the perpetrator, and police used tear gas to disperse the protesters, with one being struck in the chest…

‘Protesters injured in gunfire with police in Darfur,’ al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), 17 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
At least two protesters were injured in a camp for internally displaced persons on the outskirts of the capital city of Central Darfur, Zalingei, when police opened fire on a demonstration.– — – إصابة محتجين بإطلاق نار للشرطة في دارفور ١٧ فبراير ٢٠١٤ فتحت الشرطة السودانية النار على…

‘Gaza – Mass demonstration rejects negotiations and Kerry’s plan,’ Ma’an (Palestine), 7 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip today, answering a call by Islamic Jihad and Hamas to reject the current negotiations with Israel, as well as US Secretary of State John Kerry’s current peace plan. Hamas and Islamic Jihad do not recognized Israel’s right to exist, and…

‘Karak sit-in: Kerry’s plan is to liquidate the Palestinian Cause,’ al-Ghad (Jordan), 31 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Karak Governorate of Jordan witnessed a demonstration today in which protesters demanded reform and called US Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East Peace Plan an attempt to liquidate the Palestinian cause at the expense of Jordanians and Palestinians. – – – اعتصام الكرك: خطة كيري تصفية…

Egypt

‘In pictures: Hundreds of young men and women march in “Free Peoples” movement in Talaat Harb Square,’ al-Ahram (Egypt), 22 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Talaat Harb Square in downtown Cairo on Wednesday night, to express their negative feelings towards both the Muslim Brotherhood and the current regime. – – – بالصور.. المئات من الشباب والفتيات في مسيرة حركة “أحرار” بميدان طلعت حرب ٢٢ يناير ٢٠١٤ نظمت حركة…

‘Protest in Beirut calling for an end of the starvation of Yarmouk,’ Al-Jazeera (Qatar), 16 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Dozens of protesters gathered outside the headquarters of a United Nations office in Beirut Wednesday evening to call for an end to the siege on the Yarmouk refugee camp in the Syrian capital of Damascus. The camp, which is home to the largest Palestinian refugee community in the…