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U.S. Foreign Policy and the Security Conundrum of Morocco

Salaheddine-Mezouar-John-Kerry...jpg Zakaria Zakri- Morocco has been sending mixed signals regarding its current state of security affairs. Just at the time that the kingdom has stepped up its efforts to explore its own oil and gas boom, instances of violence and ...

27 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

A Machiavellian Prince in the Making (Part 2 of 4)

Moulay-Hicham-Le-Prince-Banni.jpg The Princetonian PrinceNiagara Falls – As I posited in my last piece, my critical views of Prince Hicham are not directed against the message he conveys.  In fact, up until I read his “Diaries of a Banished Prince,” I held ...

26 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco, Netherlands Ink MoU In Energy Cooperation

Moroccan-Minister-of-Energy-Mines-Water-and-Environment-Abdelkader-Amara-and-Dutch-Foreign-Minister-Bert-Koenders.jpg Rabat – Morocco and The Netherlands signed, here Wednesday, a memorandum of understanding in energy cooperation.Signed by Moroccan Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment Abdelkader Amara and Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders, the agreement provides for promoting a sustainable energy ...

25 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

Embezzlement Of Aids Sent To Tindouf Camps, ‘Big Scandal’: German MEP

Human-Rights-in-Tindouf-Camps.jpeg Brussels  –  The embezzlement of international humanitarian aid sent to Tindouf camps, in south-western Algeria, is a “big scandal”, Chairwoman of the Committee on Budgetary Control at the European Parliament, Ingeborg Grassle, said Monday.“It is outrageous to charge people ...

23 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco’s ONCF to Invest MAD 7.5 Billion in 2015

Rabat-Ville-train-Station.-ONCF.-Photo-by-Morocco-World-News.jpg Rabat – During a Rabat meeting held last Thursday, which was chaired by Aziz Rabbah, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics, the board of the Moroccan National Railways (ONCF) approved a capital budget of MAD 7.5 billion for the ...

23 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

How Long is History According to Islam

How-Long-is-History-According-to-Islam1-1024x611.jpg Kenitra – My previous article ‘The First People’ hints at the idea that history of mankind is longer than what people generally assume. Some readers and friends have pointed out that history cannot be more than 6,000 years old. ...

23 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

The Moroccan Legislative Circus (Part 2)

Moroccan-Parliament-in-session.jpg Rabat - Are political parties, political parties?During Hassan II’s long reign, the period extending from 1970 to 1996 was known as sanawat rasas “the Lead Years” because of the fierce repression exerted on the left and far left opposition, starting with ...

21 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

What Gives You Hope?

Farida-Ararou-in-Tangier.jpg Tangier – She is a woman who taught me the art of the impossible. This is far away from politics; it is more about my personal life. I’m extraordinarily lucky to know her. She is a brave mind who ...

20 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

AU President Mugabe ‘Fishing’ for Boko Haram in the Western Sahara

Mugabe.jpg Washington DC – The 24th Session of the Summit of the African Union (AU), which  concluded in Addis Ababa in late January, was supposed to deliberate on ways to tackle the Boko Haram threat. Instead, President Robert Mugabe of ...

20 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

Media Discourse and Double Standards

Media-Discourse-and-Double-Standards.jpg By Radia BenabbouTangier – A month ago, the world came together in support of the French following the shooting that targeted the satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo. World leaders condemned the shooting labeling it as a “terrorist act,” foreshadowing ...

20 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

Trying to Understand does Not Mean to Condone or to Tolerate

Chapel-Hill-Murders.jpg Rabat – There is no discussion of the basics. Murder is murder, manslaughter is manslaughter, and terrorism is terrorism, wherever they are committed and regardless of who victim and perpetrator are and in which or whose name they are ...

20 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco, Most Stable Country in Region of Terrorist Threats, Says US Think Tank

French-national-on-trial-for-terrorism.jpg Washington – Morocco remains a haven of peace and regional stability despite an increase of 25 percent of terrorist activities in North Africa and the Sahel region, according to a report released by U.S. think tank “Potomac Institute” and the Inter-University ...

19 February 2015 | Category: News  |  No comment

Politics

Sports

Alex Rodriguez Could Have Been Charged in Biogenesis Scandal

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); By Bernad DitoNew York – It’s not exactly news that disgraced Yankees player Alex Rodriguez has been embroiled in doping scandals in the past. However, new information arose this month that Rodriguez admitted to using … More

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