Moroccan Police Arrest Three Suspects Over Promoting Fake Videos of Crimes

Rabat - Two days after denying the terrorizing videos which flooded social media showing criminals attacking civilians with knives and swords, Moroccan police announced the arrest of three suspects behind one of these footages. In a statement released on Saturday, Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that three suspects have been arrested over being involved in promoting the video ...

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Moroccans Have a Negative Image of Spain: Survey

Miami - A recent study by the Spanish Real Instituto Elcano on the brand image of Spain in Morocco concludes that Moroccans “hate” Spain. Such strong remarks clarify that this “misperception” of public opinion does not reflect the current state of bilateral relations, both political and commercial, which are described as “excellent”. So where does this “hate” come from? Some have attributed it to the “abyss ...

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King Mohammed VI Stresses Importance of Learning Foreign Languages

Meknes - On July 30, 2015, a royal speech was given on the occasion of the Throne feast in which the King warned against three misconceptions within the Moroccan education system.  The first misconception raised in the royal speech is the learning of foreign languages. Students in technical and scientific fields place less importance on languages because they believe that it is useless. This is a misconcept ...

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King Mohammed VI Decorates Three Moroccan Women Living Abroad

Rabat - On Morocco’s Throne Day celebrated on Thursday, King Mohammed VI decorated 3 Moroccan women living abroad who have distinguished themselves in their fields. The King presented the honors on the 16th Anniversary of his accession to the throne, at the Royal Palace in Rabat. The 3 women to receive the famed distinction of Al Wissam Al Moukafaa 2nd class Wathania are three intellectuals who continuously ...

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Six Injured in Train Collision with Truck in Morocco

Rabat - At least six people were injured on Friday morning when a train hit a truck on the railroad tracks, near the railway station of Assilah, 39.47 km (24.52 miles) away from Tangier. The collision happened around 9:55 am local time at a level crossing near Assilah, according to a statement by the National Railway Office (ONCF). The train was enroute to Tangier from Casablanca.  The collision happened be ...

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We Won’t Allow Anyone to Undermine our Territorial Integrity: King Mohammed VI

Meknes - Firmness, solidarity, and credibility; these are the values which underpin Morocco’s foreign relations, stated the Sovereign in a speech on the occasion of Throne Day, July 30, 2015. These values serve as ‘one’ in the Moroccan foreign policy model to "safeguard the nation’s best interests," with the domestic policy designed to serve the citizens. "Don’t allow it, don’t tolerate it," just do it. Thi ...

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Tunisia denies more allegations of hosting U.S. military base

Rabat - Recent reports have caused Tunisia to once again reject the allegations of agreeing to host a U.S. military base for the fight against ISIS in Libya, creating more questions for some regarding relations between the U.S. and Tunisia. Reports claiming that Tunisia had begun to obtain U.S. surveillance systems for what would be a U.S. military station in the city of Haouaria have sparked the debate, an ...

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Morocco Has the Best Infrastructure in North Africa

Rabat - According to the “Global Competitiveness 2015” report by the reputable World Economic Forum, Morocco has ranked 1st place in North Africa in the category of Best Infrastructure. The Forum ran the competitive report amongst 144 countries based on the quality of their infrastructure, accounting for roads, major highways, railways, ports, airports, energy infrastructure, and telecommunications. The res ...

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Throne Day: King Mohammed VI Hands Distinctions to Moroccan and Foreign Figures

Rabat - King Mohammed VI handed this Thursday distinctions to a group of Moroccan and foreign outstanding figures, during a banquet held at the Royal Palace of Rabat to mark the 13th throne day. Here follows the list of recipients:  Throne medal (Wissam Al Arch), exceptional class: - Late Abdelhadi Tazi, former diplomat, historian and writer (the medal was handed to his son Badr Tazi). - Mohamed Ait Idder, ...

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Local Authorities in Fez Ban Female Bartenders

Rabat - Local authorities in the city of Fez recently passed a new rule banning female bartenders from serving alcohol at local bars, citing safety reasons. A report by the daily Assabah newspaper in its Thursday edition said the branch of Morocco’s intelligence service Les Renseignements Généraux (RG) in Fez summoned the managers of local bars, restaurants, and nightclubs licensed to serve liquor to let th ...

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United States’ John Kerry commemorates Morocco for Feast of the Throne

Rabat - United States Secretary of State John Kerry addressed King Mohammed VI and the Moroccan people today, Feast of the Throne, wishing the country a “joyful celebration,” and expressing gratitude for a strong and “constructive” relationship between the two countries. In John Kerry’s statement, he offers his “best wishes to King Mohammed VI and the Moroccan people,” as Moroccans celebrate the Feast of th ...

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Hardships of Moroccans in Remote Areas Make Me Sad: King Mohammed VI

Rabat - King Mohammed VI of Morocco said Thursday in Rabat that the hardships endured by millions of Moroccans in remote areas make him sad, and called on the government to redouble its efforts to all Moroccans to live in decent conditions. The sovereign noted that "all that has been achieved, no matter how significant it is, remains insufficient for our country, as long as there is a category of the popula ...

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