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Employees of Morocco’s RAM Afraid of Ebola Contamination

Rabat- Royal Air Maroc employees and their families are reportedly complaining about "being exposed to danger" as the Moroccan air carrier continues flying to Ebola-hit countries in western Africa. According to Alyaoum24 news website, pilots and flight attendants working for Royal Air Maroc have expressed on several occasions their reluctance to board on flights heading to the three worst hit countries with ...

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Earthquake Measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale Strikes Agadir

Marrakech - An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Agadir, Morocco, at 9pm yesterday.   The tremors could be felt as far afield as Fez, Marrakech, and Essaouira, according to the National Institute of Geophysics of the National Centre for Scientific and Technical Research. The tremor, which lasted only a few seconds, was felt with varying degrees of intensity in parts of Marrakech, but not ...

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UAE, Morocco to promote cooperation in transport, logistics

Abu Dhabi- Transport and Equipment Minister Aziz Rabbah examined, during his working visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the means to promote the Moroccan-Emirati cooperation in transport and logistics. The three-day visit is an opportunity to highlight Morocco’s potential in different sectors, especially transport and logistics, and reiterate the kingdom’s commitment to consolidate its strategic coope ...

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5.7-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern Morocco

Rabat- A 5.7-magnitude earthquake on Saturday hit the southern Agadir Ida Outanane province, the National Geophysics Institute said, with no immediate reports of injury or damage. The quake hit at 21h14 (GMT+1) with its epicenter recorded in Aourir district, the institute pointed out. There were no reports of injuries or material damage. ...

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An Earthquake of Low Magnitude Shakes Marrakech

Rabat- An earthquake of low magnitude was recorded earlier on Sunday in Marrakech, an eyewitness told Morocco World News According to the same source, the tremor sparked a state of panic among residents of the city, and a number of tourists who flock to the city for the holiday. So far, no communique has been issued by the competent authorities to determine the magnitude of the earthquake. ...

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Morocco and the Challenge of Climate Change

By Hind Touissate Kenitra, Morocco- The World’s climate is changing on a daily basis and it will continue to change into the coming century at rates projected to be unprecedented in recent human history. Morocco is no exception to this worldwide metamorphosis. The major impacts of climate change in Morocco will be higher temperatures, with marked regional variations, reduced rainfall and an increase in the ...

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Four French Nationals Arrested in Northern Morocco for Drug Smuggling

Tetouan - Four French nationals were arrested, Friday at the border post of Bab Sebta, for possessing 30kg of cannabis resin (locally known as chira) during two separate operations, customs sources said. In a joint operation, customs and police services seized 19.5 kg of chira concealed in a spare wheel and in a suitcase in the trunk of a foreign-registered car, the customs sources pointed out. The two smug ...

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Morocco supports all efforts to reach just political solution in northern Mali: FM

Rabat - Morocco supports all efforts seeking to reach a just political solution in northern Mali, which respects the country's unity and sovereignty, said Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, noting that the Kingdom will spare no effort to achieve this goal. Mezouar, who received on Friday in Rabat a delegation from the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) led by its secretary general Bil ...

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18 Killed, 1,340 injured in road accidents in Moroccan Cities

Rabat - Eighteen people were killed and 1,233 injured, including 79 seriously, in 962 road accidents in Morocco's urban districts during the week from August 18th to 24th. The main reasons behind these accidents are attributed to lack of attention to pedestrians, not respecting the right of precedence, excessive speeding, change of lanes without signal, and not respecting stop sign among others, Police serv ...

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Morocco, Japan to strengthen cooperation in infrastructure, transport, logistics

Rabat - Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics Aziz Rabbah held talks with senior Japanese officials and private sector operators on means of strengthening Moroccan-Japanese cooperation in the areas of infrastructure, transport and logistics.  The minister notably met with Japanese minister delegate for Foreign Affairs, minister of Spatial planning, infrastructure, transport and tourism, minister of ...

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MAD 900 million budget for 2014 general population census: HCP

Rabat - Morocco's 2014 general population census, slated for September 1- 20, will cost a total of about MAD 900 million, High Commission for Planning (HCP) said.  The overall budget of the 2014 general population census amounts to MAD 897,082,984, according to figures released Wednesday by HCP during a press conference. This large-scale operation includes three major phases: cartographical works and data r ...

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Polisario Front Attempts to Incite Chaos in Morocco

Rabat - The Polisario Front is hoping to drag Morocco into an atmosphere of chaos and crisis through urging separatist students to escalate their struggles against the Moroccan government as well as increase their mobilization across universities in the country. Along with the Human Rights card it uses against Morocco in the Western Sahara conflicts, the Polisario Front strives to use separatist students to ...

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