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Counter terrorism: Morocco’s Multidimensional Approach Highlighted at UNSC

New York (UN) - Morocco's approach in fighting against terrorism in its security, religious and socio-economic aspects, was highlighted Tuesday at the United Nations during a high-level meeting of the UN Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC). The Moroccan approach was presented during a high-level meeting on "Countering incitement to terrorist acts motivated by extremism or intolerance: Moroc ...

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UN hails King Mohammed VI’s initiative to train African Imams

New York - UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman welcomed, Tuesday in New York, Morocco's efforts in fighting against extremism, notably the initiative of King Mohammed VI to train African Imams. "On behalf of the Secretariat of the United Nations, I would like to thank the Kingdom of Morocco for this initiative which comes at an opportune time," Feltman was quoted by Maghreb Arab ...

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UN Report Expresses Concern Over Protection of Vulnerable Children in Morocco

Marrakech- A new report released by the Committee of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child notes that many Moroccan children are deprived of a family environment. In particular, the committee is concerned that article 490 of the Moroccan Criminal Code punishes sexual relations outside marriage, resulting in dozens of babies being abandoned every day in the country. The committee also expressed deep c ...

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Guinean Official Says Morocco, Source of Spiritual Light for Africa

United Nations - Morocco is a source of spiritual light for Africa and Guinea that has been, for centuries, attached to the Maliki rite, Guinea's Secretary General of Religious Affairs, Abdallah Jassi, said Tuesday. Guinea is committed to the way Islam is applied in Morocco, a religion accompanied by development that comprises the whole Moroccan people, condemns violence and advocates tolerance and brotherh ...

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Morocco Takes Part in 4th High Level Meeting On Mali

Paris- Morocco participated Tuesday in Paris at the 4th High Level Meeting on Mali, which is a follow-up to the international donor conference 'Together for a new Mali'. During this meeting, Morocco's Ambassador to France Chakib Benmoussa underlined the importance of continued international commitment to support Mali. He also reiterated Morocco's commitment to the unity, territorial integrity and developmen ...

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Moroccan Geopark Receives UNESCO “Global Geopark” Label

Rabat - The M'Goun geopark, located in the Moroccan central region of Tadla-Azilal, has obtained recently the UNESCO "Global Geopark" label. The Office of the "global network of geoparks," a UNESCO offshoot, awarded, during the 6th world conference of geoparks held this month in Stonehammer Geopark in Canada, the prestigious label to the M'goun geopark which was selected together with 11 European and Asian ...

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US-Financed Anti-Child Labor Project Launched in Morocco

Marrakech - The Promise pathways, a program financed by the US department of labor to fight child labor, was launched on Monday in Marrakech. The Promise Pathways project, worth USD 5 million, seeks to reduce child labor in Morocco by increasing access to education for 5,500 children and youth (ages 6 to 17) and by providing livelihood and other social services to 1,000 siblings, parents and care-givers, wh ...

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Morocco Elected Member of UNHRC Advisory Committee

Rabat - Morocco's Mohamed Bennani was elected, Friday in Geneva, member of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Advisory Committee, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. The election of Mohamed Bennani reflects the international community's recognition of the substantial contribution of Morocco to the work of the UNHRC in the codification and progressive development of the human rights international law, the min ...

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Spain Orders Detention of Alleged Member of ISIS

Madrid - The Spanish justice ordered on Sunday the detention of the suspected head of a terrorist cell, associated with the "Islamic State" organization, disbanded on Friday by Moroccan and Spanish security services. A judge of the Spanish highest penal jurisdiction, Javier Gomez Bermudez, heard on Sunday the suspect, Mohamed Said Mohamed, who holds the Spanish nationality, and decided to put him in detenti ...

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Morocco Arrests Ansar of Islamic State in Maghreb Al Aqsa

Rabat - The investigation conducted following the dismantling of a terrorist cell, whose members were operating in Nador and Melilia to recruit Moroccan fighters willing to join the Islamic State Organization in Syria and Iraq, revealed that the cell's members named themselves the Ansar (supporters) of Islamic State in Maghreb Al Aqsa, said on Sunday Morocco's Interior Ministry. The cell's members have rece ...

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Former Head of Saudi Intelligence Robbed in Marrakech

Rabat- Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the former Head of Intelligence Services for Saudi Arabia has been a victim of theft in his Marrakech residence. According to Annass daily in its Monday, Sept. 29 issue, the legal representative of the Saudi prince reported a theft of an amount exceeding $10,000 at a police precinct last weekend. The alleged theft took place in the private residence of the Saudi prince in th ...

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Reforms Undertaken by Morocco, Example to Be Followed in Maghreb: Norwegian FM

New York (UN) - The reforms undertaken for several years by Morocco are an example to be followed in the Maghreb region, said Saturday in New York Norwegian foreign minister Borge Brende. Morocco initiated "very important reforms in the economic and political fields" which enable the Kingdom to play a "more important role in the Maghreb and the Middle East", Brende told the press following a meeting with hi ...

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