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El Khayat Likely to Face Imprisonment or Dismissal

Fez - Television host Amany El Khayat continues to face repercussions for her incendiary remarks concerning Morocco. Moroccan press has reported that the board of ONTV substituted Mrs El Khayat with young animator Ramy Radwane for the program ‘Sabah TV’, customarily hosted by El Khayat. Akhbar Lyaoum newspaper has reported that Moroccans’ political and social discomfort following the Egyptian TV host’s atta ...

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Salafist Jihadist Criminal Gang Dismantled in Morocco

Rabat - Security services in Fes, in coordination with the services of the Directorate General for Territorial Surveillance (DGST), have dismantled a Salafist jihadist criminal gang. Following investigations, security services have arrested five members of the criminal gang, who put hoods to assault citizens using cutting weapons in the Bensouda neighborhood, Fes, the Interior ministry said Wednesday in a s ...

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Morocco Dispatches Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Population

Rabat - As part of support ordered by King Mohammed VI for the benefit of the Gaza population, a humanitarian aid worth MAD 10 million was raised by the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation and the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity. The relief includes 155 tons of medicines, powdered milk for kids, rice, hygiene products, tents, blankets, mattresses and generators. ...

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King Mohammed VI Returns to Morocco after Visit to Saudi Arabia

Oujda- King Mohammed VI on Tuesday returned to the kingdom, after paying a visit to Saudi Arabia. During this visit, The King performed the Umrah ritual in the Haram Al-Sharif in Mecca. The visit was also marked by the courtesy visit that the Sovereign paid to his brother the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, which was an opportunity for the two sovereigns to reaffirm the stron ...

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Morocco’s Chabat Calls on Benkirane to Clarify his Relationship with ISIS and Mossad

Fez -Following his ongoing attacks on the ruling Islamic party, Secretary General of the opposing party Istiqlal, Hamid Chabat asked the head of the Moroccan government, Abdelilah Benkirane to address his alleged relationship with the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIS). During Monday's joint parliament session, Hamid Chabat asked the Secretary General of the ruling Justice and Development party, Abdell ...

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Morocco Builds 40-Kilometers Fence with Electronic Sensors on Borders with Algeria

Tinejdad, Morocco- Morocco accomplished the construction of more than 40-kilometers fence with electronic sensors on its border with Algeria. The fence, which was built in a short time, responds to growing “terrorist threats from the Sahel region”, related to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to Anadolo agency. Once completed the fence is expected 70 kilometers long, extending from the city ...

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Thousands in Rabat Protest Gaza Massacres

Rabat - Tens of thousands of Moroccans staged a demo on Sunday in Rabat denouncing Israeli crimes in Gaza. The demonstration started at 10 a.m. from Bab El Had square and marched through Rabat’s main street Mohemmed V, then through Bab Rwah back to its starting point. The demonstration comprised political figures and human rights activists representing diverse parties and associations. Youssef El Kaidi, a s ...

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Morocco Gains Eight Places in Global Innovation Index 2014 Ranking

Tinejdad, Morocco- Morocco gained eight places in the ranking of the Global Innovation Index 2014.This year, Morocco ranked 84th, compared to 92nd last year among the 143 countries surveyed. The Kingdom earned an average score of 32.24 points according to the findings of the report, co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the United Nations. ...

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Morocco files a law suit against Amany El Khayat

Tinejdad, Morocco- The Moroccan ambassador to Egypt filed a complaint against Amany El Khayat, the Egyptian TV presenter,  who insulted Morocco  in her Daily TV show. According Alyaoum24, three representatives of the Embassy of Morocco in Cairo visited the office of the Attorney General of the Republic of Egypt Hisham Barakat to file a complaint and a request for compensation against the Egyptian TV present ...

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Egypt’s Foreign Minister angry over El-Khayat’s Insults to Morocco

Fez - Amid a storm of controversy over Amany El-Khayat’s offensive remarks regarding Morocco in her Daily TV show, Egypt’s Foreign Minister denounced the TV host’s comments. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri said that he was deeply angered by comments made by private Egyptian news anchor insulting the Moroccan people. Talking to local newspaper editors in a meeting on Thursday, the Foreign Minister cal ...

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Forbes Highlights Morocco’s “Ambitious” Aeronautics Industry

Washington - Morocco has been, for the past ten years, developing an ambitious aeronautics industry worth nearly a billion dollars, Forbes Magazine wrote Friday. "Throughout this period, some key world players such as Boeing BA +1.33pc, French company Safran and Canadian manufacturer Bombardier, made substantial investments in building increasingly sophisticated factories", Abdemalek Alaoui writes, adding t ...

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Casablanca’s city council ready to support victims of Bourgogne Disaster

Casablanca - Following a meeting by its office on Tuesday, the city council of Casablanca voiced its willingness to continue efforts made to alleviate the consequences of the three buildings' collapse in the Bourgogne neighborhood. In a press release, the city council's office, which lauded the Royal solicitude and support for the victims, said it will endeavor to implement the necessary measures to prevent ...

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