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Tom Cruise Given Warm Reception in Morocco’s Capital

Taroudante- Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise was given a warm reception as he arrived on Saturday in a luxury car in Rabat, Morocco to shoot scenes of the fifth installment of "Mission Impossible". The 52-year-old actor was seen waving from the backseats of a glossy BMW, wearing a casual grey T-shirt and sunglasses.  Tom Cruise arrived in a hotel in Rabat, the Moroccan capital where he found a group of fans a ...

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Saudi Author Reveals Why Gulf Men Are Obsessed with Moroccan Women

Rabat- A Saudi author has reportedly revealed in an article that Gulf men prefer Moroccan women rather than Middle Eastern women, due to the special charm they hold, saying Gulf women are themselves to blame rather than faulting the Gulf men for favoring Moroccans. In the Middle East, the majority of women believe in the stereotypes that label Moroccan women as scheming witches plotting to ensnare rich Kuwa ...

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Arab World Short Films Festival Opens in Ifrane and Azrou, Morocco

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - The 16TH annual Arab World’s Short Films Festival, is being held in Azrou and Ifrane, Morocco, on August 28-31. The festival is one of the biggest events highlighting short films and celebrating significant figures in Moroccan cinema. Under the theme “Man and Environment,” the association “Screen Club for Children and Youth” is organizing this year’s session which will honor two br ...

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Saad El Othmani’s Book Plagiarized by Algerian Univ. Teacher

Taroudant- Saad El Othmani, former Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, was victim of plagiarism on the part of a university teacher in Algeria. According to Attajdid, the Arabic media outlet of the Movement of Unity and Reform, El Othmani said that some teachers and researchers in Algeria have copied pages of his book "The Behavior of the Prophet vis-à-vis the Imamate" (book published in A ...

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Mission Impossible 5 Closes the Marrakech Highway for 14 Days

Rabat- The Moroccan national highways company (Société nationale des Autoroutes du Maroc) has announced in a communiqué on Thursday that the highway bypass section of Marrakech will be closed between the junction towards the city of Agadir and the Tamansourt exchanger starting Sunday 08/30/2014 until Friday 09/12/2014 in order to leave space for the shooting of an international film. Media outlets reported ...

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Blood Donation – Poem

Safi, Morocco Here is my precious blood, The dearest I’ve ever had, My parents’ and my legacy By true decree, not fallacy. ****  Here’s my scarlet blood,  With my love dyed in red; Its white globules are a balm Transporting peace and calm,  **** Here is my blood dripping Out with red and while petals, Sly messengers to hospitals Booing out death’s slipping;  **** Here’s my blood to re-use Bearing my traits ...

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Film production in Ouarzazate: strong recovery with positive impact on tourism

Ouarzazate - Film production in Ouarzazate recorded this year a strong recovery with a positive impact on local economy, particularly in the tourism sector which shows an increase of 19%. Film production operators, who took note with satisfaction this recovery, are now concerned with means which can ensure the continuity of the film industry momentum. Abderrazak Zitouni, the President of the Ouarzazate Film ...

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A’abidat E’rma Heritage Enriches Morocco’s cultural diversity

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - The city of Khouribga [75 south east of Casablanca] organized the 14th session of the National Festival of A’abidat E’rma from August 22 to 24, in collaboration with the Moroccan Ministry of Culture, the Khouribga province, and the collective councils of Khouribga, Oued Zem and Abi Ja'ad. According to the Ministry of Culture, such national festivals like A’abidat E’rma are programm ...

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Fez Hosts the 10th Edition of Festival of Amazigh Culture on Sept. 5-7

Fez - The festival of Amazigh culture will be held on September 5-7 in Fez. The cultural event is organized annually by the South North Center for Intercultural Dialogue, Fès-Saiss Association and the Spirit of Fès Foundation in an attempt to participate in the national efforts to promote Amazigh and popular culture. The main objective of this edition is to highlight the historical and social significance o ...

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One family’s experience in Morocco of the 2010 Icelandic Ash Cloud

Marrakech - Jim Fletcher is a Tourism Economist and Financial Analyst with over 30 years of experience working in the tourism and hospitality sectors, including in Morocco. In 2010, he and his family visited Morocco and stayed longer than they expected because of an eruption of the Icelandic volcano and its resulting ash.  By chance, our 2010 trip followed a similar route to the one we took on 1976, as far ...

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French Rapper La Fouine’s Music Video to be shot in Marrakech

by Ouassima Boujrad Fez - In a recent Tweet, French rapper La Fouine states that one of his music videos on his latest mixtape "Capitale Du Crime 4 (CDC 4)" will be shot in Marrakech, Morocco in the coming days. En plein tournage de clip pour #cdc4 Avec mon frero @Glenn_SmithDnp Rdv ce soir à Marrakech au Pacha #showdefou RT pic.twitter.com/Gitc5BU3zh — lafouine (@lafouine78) August 15, 2014 La Fouine’s rea ...

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Morocco’s Safaa Taouch Did Not Win Miss Humanity International 2014

Rabat - It was rumored this morning that Morocco’s Safaa Taouch was crowned Miss Humanity International 2014. However, Safaa told Morocco World News that it was just a rumor The rumors spread quickly on social networking as many Moroccan Arabic-Speaking media outlets claimed that Safaa was crowned 2014’s Miss Humanity International. Alyaoum24 reported Monday morning that Safaa Taouch has been named Miss Hum ...

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