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Because of Ebola ICANN Postpones Its Meeting in Marrakech

Rabat- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has decided to postpone its 52 meeting initially scheduled to take place in Marrakech. The event, which was set to gather about 3,000 people from all over the world, was due to be held in Morocco’s main tourist destination on February 8-12. ICANN is an international entity that coordinates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) f ...

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Morocco Reinforces National Plan to Fight Terrorist Threats

Rabat - The Interior Minister announced the Royal decision to reinforce the national plan in force to fight all threats facing the Kingdom. A new security mechanism called "Hadar" will be set up and will include the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), the Royal Gendarmerie, the Police and the Auxiliary Forces, said on Saturday a statement by the Interior Ministry. The said mechanism will be set up gradually to back a ...

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RAM Flight Carrying Moroccan Pilgrims Catches Fire at Cairo Airport

Rabat- 275 Moroccans returning from their Hajj in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) had a nightmarish experience on Friday, when the landing gear of their Jeddah-Casablanca flight exploded. According to Anadolu agency, the incident happened as the pilot of the Casablanca-bound flight was preparing to land last night at Cairo International Airport in order to refuel the aircraft. Once on the runway, an explosion blasted ...

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Morocco “Very Concerned” By Israeli Escalation In Al Quds Asharif

Rabat - Morocco is "very concerned" by the Israeli escalation in Al Quds Asharif and calls the international community to take up its responsibilities and make pressures to lead Israel to stop its assaults on Al Aqsa mosque and end the judaization acts and construction of settlements in the holy city. "The Kingdom of Morocco is following with great concern Israel's escalation regarding the issue of Al Quds ...

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First Electric Powered 4×4 Vehicle: A Global Invention Unveiled in Morocco

Rabat - Morocco unveiled the world’s first electric powered 4x4 vehicle at Morocco’s solar festival in Ourzazate Earlier this week. The vehicle, invented by a group of Spanish participants in the festival and designed to contribute to sustainable environmental tourism, amazed the attendees. Elber Woulsh, a Spanish driver who was part of the design team, said that the 4x4 is “the result of years of work and ...

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Spanish NGO’s Call for Release of Sahrawi-Born Spanish Woman Held in Tindouf

Tarragona (Spain) – Moroccan and Spanish NGOs staged Thursday in Tarragona (south of Catalonia) a new demonstration in solidarity with Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent held in captivity since last summer by the Polisario in the Tindouf camps in Algeria. Dozens of Spanish human rights activists took part in this sit-in which is part of a series of demonstrations scheduled b ...

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UN Welcomes Moroccan-Danish Initiative On Fight Against Torture

Geneva - The United Nations Committee against Torture welcomed Thursday the initiative launched last March by Morocco and Denmark to promote the international community’s commitment to fight against torture. The chairperson of the UN body Claudio Grossman stressed in a statement the importance of this global initiative in fighting against torture as part of the efforts aimed at promoting universal ratificat ...

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Morocco, Chad Give New Impetus To Bilateral Cooperation

Rabat - Morocco and Chad gave a strong momentum to their bilateral relations of cooperation after concluding Friday in Rabat several cooperation agreements covering various economic and social areas. Signed during a ceremony co-chaired by Morocco’s Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane and Chadian Prime Minister Kalzeubé Payimi Deubet, these agreements aim to make the most of the excellent relations betwee ...

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Mauritania To Appoint New Ambassador in Rabat in ‘Coming Days’: Mauritanian Minister

Nouakchott  -  Mauritanian minister of Relations with the Parliament and Civil Society, Government spokesperson Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Izidbih said his country will appoint "in the few coming days" a new ambassador in Rabat. "If, to the press, an appointment of an ambassador is the standard of good relations between Mauritania and Morocco, a new ambassador will be appointed in the few coming days", the Maurit ...

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Morocco is an Ebola-free Country: Medical Sources

Rabat - A report published earlier this week by the Moroccan daily Assabah claimed that two suspected cases of Ebola were being treated at a Casablanca hospital. The report, which was published by a number of online news outlets, including MWN, was widely shared and commented on in social media.  In the absence of a communiqué from the Moroccan authorities, MWN investigated the veracity of report. But insid ...

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UK Counts on Morocco as Ally to Promote Democracy Values: British minister

London  - The United Kingdom counts on Morocco’s role as an ally to promote the values of democracy, said Baroness of St Johns and minister of State at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Joyce Anne Anelay. Baroness Anelay told MAP she admires the way Morocco has worked hard and tirelessly over the past decade to promote democracy. As part of this process and with great courage, Morocco has dealt wi ...

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Spain Demands Release of Sahrawi Woman Held Captive In Tindouf

Madrid  -  The Spanish government demanded a swift solution to the situation of young Sahrawi woman Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, who is held captive in the camps of Tindouf since last summer.  A statement by the Spanish foreign affairs ministry, issued on Thursday, said that the government is following "with a lot of interest" this issue and demands a swift and positive solution to the situation of young Sahr ...

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