Morocco, Country of Honor of Olympus Festival

Katerini (Greece)  -  Morocco, through its culture and arts, was the country of honor of the 44th Olympus Festival, held in July and August in Dion, an ancient city in the region of Thessaloniki, the second largest Greek city. This participation in a major event in the Balkans, at the initiative of the Moroccan Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of the Kingdom in Greece, was a unique opportunity to highlig ...

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EU hails Morocco’s Role in Inter-Libyan Dialogue

Brussels  -  The European Union hailed on Wednesday Morocco's role in the inter-Libyan dialogue. "The European Union tanks Morocco for its hospitality and for its role in the discussions", Catherine Ray, EU spokesman for foreign affairs told MAP, expressing the EU's optimism as to the results of the dialog that has been taking place for months in Morocco under the UN aegis. The EU will continue to back this ...

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France: Moroccan-Born Myriam El Khomri Appointed Minister of Labor

Rabat - Moroccan-born Myriam El Khmori is France’s new Minister of Labor, replacing François Rebsamen who resigned from office, announced the Elysée Palace on Wednesday. A press release by the Elysée Palace informed that French President François Hollande “appointed Mrs. Myriam El Khomri the new Minister of Labor, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue.” El Khomri’s appointment follows the resi ...

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Morocco and Spain Praise Their Security Cooperation

Rabat - Morocco and Spain praised on Tuesday the quality of bilateral technical and operational cooperation in security and national defense, citing as examples the numerous training sessions, visit exchanges and combined exercises held on a regular basis to upgrade interoperability of forces. In a joint statement published at the end of the joint meeting of the two countries' ministers of interior and defe ...

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Moroccan Salafist: Abidar Was Forced to Attend Paris Award Ceremony

Rabat - Mohammed Fizazi, a reformed Moroccan Salafi-jihadist sheikh, who has defended Loubna Abidar, said that the heroine of the controversial film was forced to attend the awarding ceremony at the 8th edition of the Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême in France. The sheikh, who claimed in a video posted on YouTube that Lubna Abidar called him crying and expressing regret for her role in the film, sai ...

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Algerian Soldiers Shoot Moroccan Citizens at the Borderline

Taroudant - A Moroccan citizen was shot on Monday, August 31 by the Algerian border guards while crossing the border line. According to Le360, the victim was admitted this evening to Emergency Services at Al Farabi Hospital, in Oujda, about 525 km northeast of Rabat. The same source added that medical staff at Al Farabi Hospital informed the victim received all necessary medical care as soon as he arrived, ...

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Istiqlal Party Accuses PJD of Exploiting Minors in Election Campaign

Rabat - The Independence Party accused the Party of Justice and Development (PJD) of exploiting minors in their political campaign of Municipal and Regional Elections scheduled to take place on Friday, September 4. According to the official website of the Istiqlal Party, the leaders of the PJD “exploited the innocence of little children to campaign for their party and promote their propaganda, in a flagrant ...

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Yemeni Athlete Runs Men’s 5000m Barefoot in Beijing 2015

Rabat - On Wednesday, August 26th, Yemeni athlete Abdullah Al-Qwabani, ran barefoot in a Men’s 5000 meters round one heat at the 15th IAFF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015, held at the Bird's Nest Stadium. Al-Qwabani, 16, who is the newly-crowned Yemeni Champion in the Men's 5000 meters race, and Yemen’s only representative at the 2015 World Championships, ran 12 1/2 laps on the synthetic track ba ...

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Abdellatif Hammouchi Presents New Police Cars

Rabat - Abdellatif Hammouchi , Head of Morocco’s Directorate of National Security (DGSN) has upgraded Morocco’s police cars to improve the image and efficacy of the Moroccan police. According to the daily newspaper ‘Assabah,’ the Directorate for National Security has bought hundreds of new police cars, with a new logo, and updated design and colors. The new cars will be on the roads in Moroccan cities soon. ...

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Morocco Purchases US-Made M1A1 Abrams Tanks

Rabat - Morocco has allegedly reached an agreement with US Joint Systems Manufacturing Center to purchase over 222 M1A1 Abrams tanks. A report by Daily Lima News said Morocco will buy tanks under the Foreign Military Sales program. The same source added that the Moroccan Royal Army awarded a contract to General Dynamics Land Systems for $17 million to provide removal and disposal of 50 M-1A1 frontal turret ...

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50 Moroccan Artists to Perform at Festival d’île de France

Taroudant - About fifty Moroccan artists will perform at the opening of the Festival d'île de France that will be organized from September 6 through October 11, at several locations within the Paris region. Under the theme "Morocco on the Stage", the Festival will host famous Moroccan artists including Najat Aâtabou, N3rdistan, Mobydick, Zainab Afailal and l’Orchestre de Tétouan, Hamid El Kasri and Karim Zi ...

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Benkirane Dances to Rhythm of Ahidous at Electoral Compaign in Azilal

Rabat - A video posted on YouTube shows Abdellilah Benkirane, the Moroccan Head of Government, along with other members of his party, PJD, dancing to the rythmes of Ahidous music, a folklore style of music and dance from the Atlas in Morocco. The video footage was shot during Benkirane’s participation in the electoral campaign of his party (Justice and Development Party) in Azilal on August 26, 2015. As sec ...

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