Paris Hilton to Sue Host of Prank Show for ‘Emotional Distress’

Raba- Paris Hilton is allegedly moving forward with suing Egyptian actor Ramez Galal, who hosts a prank show called “Ramez in Control”, for emotional distress. Paris Hilton was reportedly furious over the stunt. Ramez Galal and his crew fooled her into thinking that the plane she was on was going to crash. Tricked into thinking she was taking part of an Egyptian TV show, 34-year old American socialite agree ...

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In Pictures: Morocco 100 Years Ago

Taroudant - In Pictures: Morocco 100 Years Ago Like any country in the world, Morocco has rapidly developed and has renovated its cities which, until the beginning of the 20th century were mostly rural with limited buildings and facilities. These photos will take the reader in a nostalgic trip back to the beginning of the last century when some big Moroccan cities were partially agricultural fields. The pho ...

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A Glimpse into the Soul of Morocco

New York- I landed in Casablanca early in the morning exhausted from my trip from New York. My plans to sleep during the flight in order to arrive fresh and energized were ruined by an airplane full of crying babies. I was not in the best of moods when I deplaned and all I wanted was a quiet room and a bed. However, since my hotel was in Rabat, this was still a far away reality. But something strange happen ...

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Francis Ford Coppola to Preside over the Jury of the Marrakesh Film Festival

Rabat - American director Francis Ford Coppola will be the president of the jury of the 15th edition of the Marrakesh Film Festival. Based on a communiqué from the foundation of the Marrakesh Film Festival, Francis Ford Coppola will chair the jury of the 15th edition of the Marrakesh film festival which will last from December 4 to December 12. The American film director had declared that Morocco was one of ...

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A Night in the Sahara: Camels, Cars and Shooting Stars

Rabat - It is not every day that one finds themselves sitting between the two humps of a camel, looking out at the afternoon sun setting over miles of powdery-soft sand dunes, following a beaten path toward a campsite in the middle of the Sahara Desert.   But for adventurous travelers visiting Morocco, a camel trek to the Zagora or Merzouga desert regions of the Sahara desert brings that very scene, plus mu ...

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New Book Explores Historical & Social Significance of the Amazigh Culture in Andalucia

Rabat - A Moroccan researcher, Moha Ennaji, has just published a new book that discusses the historical and social significance of the Amazigh culture in Andalucia, as well as methods of strengthening cultural exchange and fostering social peace. The book, titled “Amazighity and Andalusia: Right of Belonging and Hospitality,” focuses on the ways in which North Africa is an irreplaceable bridge between Afric ...

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Dar Jamai Museum in Meknés: A Journey through the Centuries

By Amine Mechaal Meknes - The Dar Jamai is one of the most popular historical sites in the city of Meknés. Built in the nineteenth century by Mohammed Ben Al-arbi L’jamaai, the first minister of Hassan I (1873-1894), this highly appreciated historical monument is located in the old medina of Méknés. Sekakine was originally meant to be the palace of Sidi Mohammed L’jamaai. However, the latter faced a serious ...

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Five Traditions That Moroccans Cherish in Ramadan

By Sara Elhamdaoui Rabat - Ramadan is the month of spirituality, prayer, charity, and abstention from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. The spirituality of the holy month also carries with it elements of Moroccan tradition dating centuries. Aspects of cultural traditions are linked to the observance of Ramadan. as it is a unique and essential time of the year when people are eager to openly celebr ...

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Fez to Host the 11th Annual International Amazigh Culture Festival

Rabat - The 11th annual International Festival of Amazigh Culture will take place in Fez this year from July 24 to 26. The 11th edition of the festival will be co-organized by the Esprit de Fès foundation and Fès-Saiss association the festival. This year’s theme is “The Alliance of Cultures and Religions for Peace.” The festival will include conferences, cultural meetings, art exhibitions, documentary films ...

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Morocco to Renovate the Jewish Quarter of Marrakech

Rabat - In an effort to support cultural heritage and sustainable tourism development, Moroccan authorities have launched a conservation plan for the ancient medina of Marrakech. The conservation plan, which will be jointly financed by the Ministry of Housing and the Urban district of Marrakec, will cost an estimated MAD316 million, according to L'Economiste. The project includes renovating fondouks in the ...

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Ramadan in Morocco: Demons Are Nothing But Evil Human Souls

Rabat - Moroccans and Muslims believe that during Ramadan demons are chained to let people practice their prayers, contemplate their supplications to God, and indulge in charitable work. The irony is that during Ramadan, people avoid social interactions for fear of having arguments, while criminal acts surge and street fights proliferate. When I visited the university hospital in Fez to check on a family me ...

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Free Wi-Fi in Tangier Public Gardens

By Hajar Jannad Rabat - On the occasion of the 5th edition of the “salon regional du livre” held in Tangier from June 22 to 28 , Fouad El-Omari, the city’s mayor, announced that starting in July free outdoor Wi-Fi will be provided in public parks throughout the city. An outdoor public wireless internet network–available free of charge and lasting an hour–was already launched in Casablanca in collaboration w ...

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