Marrakech Nakhil Crossing to be avoided today between 6 to 7 p.m

Marrakech - The Moroccan National Highways Company (Société Nationale des Autoroutes du Maroc) has announced in a communiqué that the Marrakech Nakhil crossing will be congested between 6 p.m to 7 p.m on Saturday. Because of the final of the FIFA Club World Cup between Real Madrid and Argentina's San Lorenzo that will take place in Marrakesh today, the Marrakech Nakhil crossing is likely to undergo traffic ...

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Florentino Perez Praises Moroccan Real Madrid Fans

Rabat - After manager Carlo Ancelotti and many star players expressed their gratitude to Moroccan fans, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez also praised Moroccan Madridistas. The Los Blancos president known for his lavish spending on top players, said that the Moroccan fans who came to watch Real Madrid in Marrakech made his players feel as they were playing in the club's stronghold of Santiago Bernabeu. ...

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Death Of Late Abdellah Baha Caused By Train Accident: Public Prosecutor

Rabat - The public prosecutor at the Casablanca appeal court said, on Friday, that the death of former minister of state, late Abdellah Baha was caused by a train accident. A statement by the public prosecutor's office said that "on the basis of investigations led by the judiciary squad of Bouznika royal gendarmerie and the judiciary identification squad in Casablanca and Settat, as well as the research and ...

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Belgium, willing to invest in Morocco’s maritime infrastructure- Ambassador

Rabat  -  Belgian Ambassador to Rabat Frank Carruet expressed, on Thursday, that his country is willing to further invest in Morocco’s maritime and ports infrastructure projects. "Belgian companies are very interested and involved in the large-scale projects carried out in Morocco, notably Tangier’s port, the new port of Nador and the port of Kenitra which will be built soon," said the Ambassador during a m ...

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Government Council Adopts Draft Strategy on Migration & Asylum

Rabat - The Government Council adopted, Thursday, the draft strategy on migration and asylum. This draft was adopted following a presentation by the Minister in charge of Moroccans expatriates and migration, Communication inister and Spokesperson for the government Mustapha El Khalfi said in a press conference following the weekly cabinet meeting. This strategy is based on the High Orientations of King Moha ...

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Royal Air Maroc Wins National EGovernment Award

Rabat - Morocco's national airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) won, here Thursday, the E-mtiaz Award in the "Website" category of the National Award for Electronic administration "e-mtiaz 2014". Distance sales business "continued its steady growth since it has multiplied by nine in seven years," while the number of visitors increased from 2.5 millions in 2006 to 19 millions in 2014, RAM said in a statement. The t ...

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US Aid For Southern Provinces Has Clear Bipartisan Support At Congress: Expert

Washington - The unequivocal strengthening of US aid for development in the southern provinces also known as “Western Sahara,” as provided for in the 2015 appropriation bill which was promulgated Tuesday by President Barack Obama, enjoys a majority bipartisan support at the US congress, Peter Pham, Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, was quoted by MAP as saying on Thursday.  The Republica ...

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Real Madrid Stars Enjoying Their Time in Morocco

Rabat - It seems that Real Madrid are enjoying their stay in Marrakech. Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has been on social media, posting a picture of him, accompanied by Portuguese defender Pepe and German midfielder Toni Kroos. He wrote on Twitter: "Morning in the gym, physio and water with these 2 beasts, @officialpepe and @tonikroos. Let's go!!" -@SergioRamos on Twt: "Morning gym & water physio wi ...

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Morocco Received 8.11 Million Tourists in Jan-Sep 2014

Rabat  - Morocco welcomed 8.11 million tourists in the first nine months of 2014, a gain of 4 percent compared to the same period in 2013, Managing Director of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) Abderrafie Zouiten said. Revenues from non-resident tourists increased 1.9 percent to 44.9 billion dirhams, according to the figures revealed at the meeting of the ONMT Board of Directors, held under the ch ...

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Morocco Hosts Seventh International Forum on Political Dialogue

Marrakech - The Seventh International Forum on political dialogue was held in Rabat on December 16th - 17th. The forum’s themes this year was, "Teachers in international education beyond 2015: policies, practices and achieving their goals." Organized by the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, UNESCO and the Education for All (EFA) movement, the forum, aims to share knowledge, experiences ...

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Moroccan Government Strongly Condemns Attack On Pakistani School

Rabat  -  The Moroccan government strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar in which several children were killed last Tuesday. In a statement, The government denounced as "a cowardly act" this attack which "contradicts the tolerant precepts of Islam and universal values." "While condemning all forms of terrorism, the Government of His Majesty the King denounces in particular this abje ...

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Snowstorm congests traffic in Morocco

Rabat - Following the snowstorm that hit the province of Ifrane, about 30 kilometers from fez, this week, the national road 13 linking Midelt with Azrou has been congested in Timhdit because of the snow. The snow blanketed the road in the region of Timhdit, a small village in the province of Ifrane, known for its wintry weather, and the traffic was slow. Mustapha Cahfi, head of the highway equipment departm ...

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