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King Mohammed VI to Chair in Rabat Throne Day’s Festivities, Address the Nation

Rabat - On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of King Mohammed VI's enthronement, the Sovereign will chair, in Rabat, the festivities marking the Throne Day and address a speech to the nation, the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery Ministry said on Tuesday. On Wednesday, King Mohammed VI will chair a reception at the Rabat Royal Palace, the ministry said in a statement. On this occasion, the Throne ...

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UN: Morocco Reiterates Commitment to Promote World Peace

New York - Morocco on Monday reiterated its commitment to promote international peace and security, stressing that the UN remains the "lead agency" to guarantee peace and security in the world. This is the place to "reiterate my country's commitment for peace and international security," Morocco's ambassador to the UN, Omar Hilale, said at the UN Security Council Open Debate on United Nations Peacekeeping: ...

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South-South Cooperation at the Forefront of Morocco’s Foreign Policy

Rabat - Since the accession of King Mohammed VI to the throne, relations with sub-Saharan countries have been placed at the heart of Morocco’s foreign policy in order to strengthen Morocco's position as a key player in south-south cooperation. The long-standing ties between Morocco and the African countries reflect the Kingdom’s privileged position in Africa based on Morocco’s solidarity towards its neighbo ...

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Moroccan Parliament: Lachgar to Relinquish Position as Leader of Socialist Group

Rabat - The first secretary of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces party (USFP) said on Friday in the House of Representatives that he may transfer the presidency of the Socialist Group to another member. Driss Lachgar, first secretary of the USFP, said that he is not ruling out the possibility of transferring the presidency of the parliamentary socialist group to another member, when Parliament goes back ...

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King Mohammed VI Pardons 277 Convicts on Eid Al-Fitr

Rabat- King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 277 convicts to mark Eid Al-Fitr, the Justice ministry said in a press release.  The detained beneficiaries of the pardon are: - 242 prisoners had their prison terms reduced. The other beneficiaries of the pardon are 35: - Six prisoners benefited from pardon over their imprisonment term or remaining prison term. - Three inmates benefited from pardon over their p ...

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Throne Day: FAR organize airshow Wednesday and Thursday in Rabat

Rabat  -  On the occasion of the commemoration 15th anniversary his accession to the throne, King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), the Royal Air Forces will organize on Wednesday and Thursday airshows in Rabat, according to a statement of the General Staff of the FAR. The airshows will take place at the Bouregreg bay and will be given by the Green Ma ...

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Casablanca: demo staged in solidarity with Palestinians

Casablanca - A march of solidarity with the Palestinian people, and in protest of killings committed by the Israeli army for over two weeks now in the Gaza strip, was staged on Sunday in Casablanca. Organized by the committee of solidarity with the Palestinian people in Casablanca under the theme "Denouncing massacre and stopping Zionist barbaric assault against the Palestinian people," the march started at ...

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Three Moroccans, including two kids, killed in road accident south of Spain

Madrid - Three Moroccan immigrants, two kids and a woman, died in a road accident on Saturday in Jaen, southern Spain, the city's civil guard said on Sunday. The two children, aged 8 and 12, were killed on the spot while the woman passed away in a hospital center. Eight other passengers were wounded in the accident, including 5 minors, according to emergency services in Jaen. ...

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Morocco: ‘Zakat Al Fitr’ estimated this year at MAD15

Tinejdad, Morocco - The High Council of Ulemas estimated the cash value of Zakat Alfitr, a charity that every Muslim has to pay at the end of Ramadan, for this year at MAD15 per person. The Council explained that the ideal time to perform this religious duty has began since last Thursday night and will continue until early morning before the "Eid" prayer. After this period, the payment will be regarded a ch ...

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The Slow-Food Movement Comes to Morocco

Rabat - The Slow Food movement coming to Morocco, by way of “Les Incroyables Comestibles,” or Incredible Edibles, an NGO founded by Moroccan native Mohamed Chafchaouni. Italian activist Carlo Petrini founded the Slow Food movement in 1986. The movement promotes family cooking, organic agriculture and small farms opposed to the global “McDonaldization” of food production and consumption. Mohamed Chefchaouni, ...

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Morocco’s PM Reveals His Relationship with ISIS

Rabat- After Hamid Chabat (Secretary General of the opposing party Istiqlal) accused the head of Moroccan government, Abdelilah Benkirane, of having an alleged relationship with the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIS), Benkirane admitted to having no more than one tie with ISIS. Daily Alyaoum24 quoted a source close to the head of the government declaring Benkirane has admitted to having ties with ISIS. ...

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Royal Air Maroc Gets International Five Star Diamond Award

 Rabat- The Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has bagged for the second year in a row the International Five Star Diamond Award of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS). Like 2013, this award recognizes the achievements made by RAM in the hospitality field while operating long-haul flights between Morocco and North America, the Casablanca-based airliner said in a statement. The Ameri ...

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