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Moroccan mint becomes very popular in Netherlands

Taroudante-  Moroccan mint, known for its distinguished sweet flavor and exciting fragrance, is being consumed increasingly in the Dutch market. Yesid Bouziki, a Dutch-Moroccan, started importing mint from Morocco to the Netherlands and his business began to experience great success, and “he managed to build a steady clientele.” "In Moroccan shops you can always buy fresh mint and other herbs, but for the D ...

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The Morocco WE Want: Delayed Hopes (Part 1)

Nador - We are born Moroccans, whether we like it or not. We desire to live freely in our country. No matter how far we travel, we aspire, at least, to have our bodies buried right here in this nation. Morocco is one of the oldest countries in the world, according to history. Morocco is one of the most strategically well-placed countries in the world. Morocco is a melting pot of the European, African, Arab, ...

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Navigating the Maze of the Marrakech Medina

By Lynn Sheppard Essaouira- One of the most exciting aspects of a trip to Marrakech is rooting through the souks for an elusive bargain. However, it can also be one of the most daunting as the labyrinthine alleyways start to all look the same and the road you thought would lead you back to the main square (Place Jmaa el Fna) turns into a dead end. There are signs, maps and guides, but my advice would be to ...

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Morocco: A True Melting Pot

Rabat - There is no doubt that Morocco occupies a strategic position in its region. It sits at the crossroads of many cultures, religions, and civilisations, and has throughout the centuries become a true melting pot of many ways of life and human beliefs, not to mention, obviously, races and ethnic groups. In one of his speeches, the late King Hassan II described Morocco as a tree with roots in Africa, a t ...

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Emirati Singer Ahlam Composes Song for Prince Moulay Rachid’s Wedding

Rabat- Famous Emirati singer, Ahlam Ali Al Shamsi, known as Ahlam, composed a song especially for the marriage of Prince Moulay Rachid, brother of King Mohammed VI, whose wedding ceremony kicked off on Thursday. Prince Moulay Rachid sealed his union with Miss Oum Keltoum Boufarès last June. Oum Keltoum Boufares is the daughter of Mamoun Boufares who was the governor of Marrakech when King Mohammed VI ascend ...

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Moroccans and the Waste of Time

Marrakech - Societies always reflect on their culture. It is logical to understand a society by studying its culture. The three elements of culture: product, practice, and perspective, contribute to shaping a private image of any society. Thus, culture enables people, sociologists in particular, to analyze a society, and maybe highlight its remarkable features, or discover its negative aspects. I would like ...

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Muslim Community Denounces Fox News Bigotry Against Islam

Paola Garcia New York- In the world population, there are approximately 1.6 billion Muslims, making Islam the second largest religion. As Dr. Omid Safi states in his book “Memories of Muhammad”, “whether some of us think of ourselves as Americans first or citizens of one shared planet first, it is simply part of being an educated citizen to have accurate knowledge of the faith of Islam.” It appears, however ...

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Seven Ouarzazate Hotels on Top of Global Ranking

Rabat - Trivago.fr, the travel metasearch engine, which compares the prices of hotels around the world, released its global ranking of cities by value of hotels. Ouarzazate, the Moroccan southeastern city, ranked seventh in the website’s 2014 ranking. The same source ranked the hotels of Ouarzazate seventh worldwide for their competitive prices. Ouarzazate, meaning in the Berber language (Tamazight) a city ...

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Prince Moulay Rachid’s Wedding Next Week, Several Royal Families Invited

Rabat - The Wedding of Moroccan Prince Moulay Rachid, brother of King Mohammed VI, will take place next weekend, according to Moroccan news outlet le360. The wedding is expected to be attended by high dignitaries from a number of countries. According to the same source, several national music groups were called upon to be part of the three-day wedding (starting November 13) of Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocc ...

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Marrakesh Named 2015 Best Golf Destination in Africa, Gulf Region

Milan  - The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) has named the Moroccan city of Marrakesh as the best Golf destination for 2015 in Africa and the Gulf region. The announcement headlined the global golf tourism organisation’s annual awards Gala Dinner in Villa Erba, Lake Como, Italy on Saturday. Morocco and Marrakesh were presented with this prestigious IAGTO Awards honour in recognition ...

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Positive Personality Traits Make You More Facially Attractive: Study

Rabat- The former First lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt once said that "No Matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful."  Most of us are familiar with the notion that the true beauty is inner beauty. In fact, it happens that most of us, at least once in their lifetime, come across a situation that proves to them that facial attractiven ...

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Morocco’s Open-air Museum of Prehistoric Fossils, the Largest in the World

Marrakech - Along the Ziz Valley crossing the city of Erfoud, one of the largest palm oases of Morocco located about 305 km from Ouarzazate in southeastern Morocco, visitors run across fossils of animals dating back to prehistoric times. Geologists and archeologists consider Erfoud the largest open-air museum of fossils in the world. It is enriched by a varied collection of extinct land and sea animals foss ...

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