United Nations

UN ratifies resolution to support a series of Sahara negotiations, Hespress (Morocco), 5 December 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) ratified today, without a vote, on a resolution on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara. The resolution had been ratified last October by the Fourth Committee as the UNGA renewed the UN’s support for the a search to a negotiated political solution…

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…

‘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…

‘Morocco remains silent after questions from British newspaper “The Guardian”,’ Al-Mustaqbal As-Sahrawi (Sahrawi Refugee Camps – Algeria), 28 April 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
An article published by The Guardian on Sunday discussed a push for British tourists to boycott Morocco over human rights abuses in the Western Sahara. The newspaper approached Moroccan authorities for comment, but received no response.– – المغرب يلتزم الصمت امام اسئلة جريدة الغارديان البريطانية ٢٨ أبريل ٢٠١٤…

‘Violent confrontations in Laayoune and Morocco considers UN report biased towards Polisario,’ Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London), 16 April 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Protesters and security forces clashed in the Western Saharan capital of Laayoune following peaceful protests by supporters of the Polisario Front who were calling for self-determination and the expansion of the UN mission in the disputed territory. This comes at a time when Morocco has been moving towards …

‘World News – 28/03/2014 – Mid Day News,’ MTV Lebanon

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
See video transcription and translation below. ___________________________________ Transcription أخبار دولية -Mid Day News – 28/03/2014 دعا الرئيس الأمريكي باراك أوباما روسيا إلی سحب قواتها المنتشرة علی طول الحدود مع أوكرانيا والتفوّض مع الأسرة الدولية. في المقابل، أكّد نظيره الروسي فلادمير بوتين أن الدور الذي لعبته القوات الروسية في…

‘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…