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Tangier: A Group of Salafists Attack a Man for Drinking Alcohol

Tangier-Morocco.jpg Rabat – A Tangier citizen was sent to the emergency room in critical condition on Monday after being viciously beaten by a group of salafists who call themselves “Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice,” in ...

28 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Head of Govt. in Ankara for the Inauguration of Turkish President-Elect

Moroccos-Head-of-Government-Abdelilah-Benkirane.jpg Ankara – Morocco’s Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane arrived, on Wednesday, in Ankara to represent King Mohammed VI in the inauguration ceremony of Turkish president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan.In a statement to MAP upon his arrival at the Esbonga International Airport, ...

28 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco, Spain Interior Ministers Hold Meeting on Fight Against Terrorism

Moroccan-minister-of-the-Interior-and-his-Spanish-counterpart.jpg Rabat – Moroccan minister of the Interior and his Spanish counterpart held on Wednesday in Tetouan a working meeting dedicated to fight against terrorism, the 2014 transit operation, illegal immigration, fight against drug trafficking and regional security and stability.This ...

28 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Bayern Munich complete signing of Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia

Moroccan-international-Mehdi-Benatia1.jpg Berlin - German champions Bayern Munich completed Wednesday the signing of Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia from Italian AS Roma for an undisclosed fee.The 27-year-old, who helped Roma finish second in Serie A last season, joined German club for five seasons.Moroccan international had ...

28 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Moroccan Islamic Scholar: Women Can Travel Alone Without Mahram

Muslim-Scholar-Ahmad-Raisouni.jpg Tinjdad, Morocco – In a paper presented at the tenth forum of the Youth of Justice and Development Party held in Rabat from August 24 to 31, Muslim scholar Ahmad Raisouni  stated that it is permissible for a woman to travel alone without ...

26 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Qatar keen on importing Moroccan foodstuffs, Qatari official

qatar-and-morocco.jpg Rabat  – Qatar’s finance minister Ali Sheriff Al Emadi said, on Monday in Rabat, that his country is keen on importing Moroccan foodstuffs and investing in the Kingdom’s agriculture sector. During a meeting with agriculture minister Aziz Akhannouch, Al ...

26 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco: Young man raises ISIS flag on roof of his house

Morocco-Young-man-raises-ISIS-flag-on-roof-of-his-house.jpg Rabat – Authorities in the city of Al Hoceima in northern Morocco released a young man who was held in custody over raising the flag of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on the roof of ...

26 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Morocco Should Deepen South-South Cooperation with Africa

a-workshop-organized-by-the-University-of-Pretoria.jpg By El Mostafa JameaCasablanca – I participated recently, along with colleagues serving in academia, governmental agencies, presidents’ offices, banks and parliaments in Sub Saharan Africa, in a workshop organized by the University of Pretoria. During the workshop, we had the ...

26 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Gaza between War and Peace

Palestinians-gather-around-the-remains-of-a-house-which-witnesses-said-was-destroyed-in-an-Israeli-air-strike-in-Gaza-City-August-23-2014-1024x694.jpg Rabat - This summer, the poor and embattled inhabitants of Gaza have to endure hardships and heat from three factors: fasting Ramadan in the oppressive heat of the summer, to comply with one of the five pillars of Islam, the ...

26 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Egypt: Miss Morocco Accused in a Child Pornography and Human Trafficking Case

egyptian-court.jpg Rabat - A Moroccan beauty queen is believed to be involved in one of the biggest child pornography and human trafficking schemes in Egypt according to Egyptian media outlets.The unidentified Moroccan beauty queen has reportedly been accused of funding ...

25 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

Algeria’s Bouteflika: Hypocrisy at its Best

Bouteflika-confirms-Algeria-vote-candidacy-in-rare-TV-remarks-.jpg By Majid MorceliSan Francisco – Let’s assume that Mr. Bouteflika, the four-term Algerian president, still has the capacity to preside over a country that is closed to the outside world in terms of how the country is governed. He ...

25 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

New Heatwave to Hit Several Moroccan Regions from Monday to Wednesday

timthumb.php_.jpg Rabat  - A new heatwave is expected to hit several regions of Morocco from Monday August 25 to Wednesday August 28, as hot air masses will flow up from the southeast, the national weather service announced in a special bulletin.The regions ...

25 August 2014 | Category: News  |  No comment

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Sports

FIFA World Rankings: Morocco Drops to 81st Position

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 Zurich- The Moroccan squad dropped two places and are now down to 81st in the FIFA World rankings, released Thursday.In the Arab world, the Atlas Lions are the 5th behind Algeria (24th), Egypt (33rd), Tunisia (42nd) and Libya (62nd).Germany …

Economy

50% of Male Tourists who Visited Morocco Without their Wives are from the Gulf

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Rabat- A new report released by the Moroccan Observatory for Tourism (Observatoire Marocain du Tourisme) revealed that half of the total male tourists who visited Morocco unaccompanied by their wives were from the Arabian Gulf countries.Statistics say that the …