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Lady Gaga Shows up in Istanbul’s Neighborhood in Islamic Headscarf

Rabat-  The American singer Lady Gaga, who was in Istanbul to perform in a concert, was seen wearing an Islamic headscarf and a long black dress in the streets of Ni?anta??, one of the busiest places in Turkey. While the pop diva entered many shops incognito, she did not leave Istanbul’s busiest neighborhoods unnoticed. The photo of the pop star was shared widely on twitter. ?stanbul konserinde sahnede soyu ...

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Tom Cruise’s Son on ‘Spiritual Journey’ In Moroccan Desert

Taroudant, Morocco - Tom Cruise’s son Connor Cruise has reportedly left the scientology Church in favor for a spiritual journey in the Moroccan desert. The young man, who is the adoptive son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, is exploring other “spiritual paths, currently looking into Islam in Morocco,” the Inquisitr said. A source close to the Cruise family told RadarOnline, “Connor is in Morocco right now d ...

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Chellah Jazz Festival Opens with a Fusion of European Jazz and Moroccan Music

Rabat - The 19th Chella Jazz Festeval kicked off in Rabat on Wednesday. This major event combined melodies from Moroccan and European artists, to use music as a vehicle for communication and dialogue between peoples. According to the festival's press release, the 19th session hosts 15 bands and 53 musicians coming from 15 European countries and from Morocco carefully selected for their high musical quality. ...

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Morocco’s Ribab Fusion Kicks Off Their US Tour at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C

By Georgina Welch Washington D.C - Last night Ribab Fusion kicked off their month long tour in the United-States with a concert on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Ribab Fusion's music celebrates Morocco’s Amazigh (Berber) culture, moving from 70s-style funk to Afropop dance vibes, from slow jams to high-energy call-and-responses choruses. The one-stringed bowed ribab, an instru ...

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To the Unfaithful: Be It Husband or Wife, As You Sow, You Reap – Short Story

By Abdellatif Oudra Nador - Despite his being married, he slept with her over night every weekend. It was Monday morning, and he woke up and got dressed in his blouse as if he were going to work. On his way back home, he kept fancying the delicious food his wife would make for him, longing for that smell of the perfume he had bought her recently, “She always keeps the house tidy and clean, so I’ll bring her ...

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Saudi Fast Food chain to Open Restaurants in Morocco

Rabat- Al Tazaj, the Saudi fast food chain specializing in grilled chicken recipes, has said it invested 140 million Dirhams in Morocco in less than a year following the opening of three BBQ restaurants in the city of Casablanca. A spokesperson of Al Tazaj, a fast food chain which was founded in 1989 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and, has ever since expanded to many countries in the Middle East and North Africa, s ...

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Part of Next James Bond Movie to Be Filmed in Morocco

Rabat- The production team of the 24th James Bond film, featuring Daniel Craig as fictional British service agent, will reportedly film scenes from the movie in Morocco. According to comicbook website, most of the filming of the upcoming James Bond movie is set to take place in Pinewood Studios in England, but there will also be shooting in Austria, Rome, and possibly Morocco. The film will start principal ...

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This Is Why Morocco Has Become My Adopted Country

By Genesis Roman Melgar New York - Summarizing a vacation in Morocco in a short article would be impossible. Morocco has the beauty of different countries all wrapped up in one. Every city is unique so much so that going from one to the other make visitors feel as if they had traveled to completely different places. It is a country with exceptional architecture, incredible landscapes, delicious cuisine, and ...

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Journals of a Moroccan Fulbrighter in America (3): An American Arab

Huston- Dr. Kristen Brustad is an imminent professor of Arabic at the department of Middle Eastern Studies at UT. Interviewing her about her experience with Arabic and the Arab world is an exercise which can be emotional for me. Although we wrote email messages to each other in English, I never felt the need to speak to her except in Arabic. And what Arabic - plain Moroccan darija. She speaks it without acc ...

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Morocco gets $120 million in revenues from foreign movies

Rabat - Have you ever wondered why would the Moroccan authorities prevent people from using a section of a vital motorway for 14 days just to allow an American actor to film scenes from his upcoming big budget production movie?  The answer is easy. The mouth-watering revenues. According to Noureddine Saïl, the general director of the Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (CCM), revenues from foreign production mo ...

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Morocco: A day on a train

By Imane Chergui Casablanca - Morocco is full of different means of transport, and most of them are disappointing. After trying all of them, I became content with the train. I’ve always liked travelling by train. Though you spend hours shaking from left to right and meeting different people, there are some useful things one can do in it, such as reading and observing. The latter is my favorite. One day, I w ...

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Kenitra Hosts 2nd Regional Books Exposition to Encourage Reading in Morocco

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - In the light of the Ministry of Culture’s plans to stimulate reading skills in Morocco, the regional protectorate of culture in the Bni Hassan region, West Shrarda, in Kenitra, has organized the second Regional Books Exposition, to be held from Friday, September 12 through Wednesday, September 17, 2014.  According to the Ministry of Culture, the celebration will begin on Friday at ...

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