WB Grants Morocco $251.95 Million in Support of Healthcare, Energy Projects

Rabat - The World Bank (WB) approved, on Thursday, two loans and a grant totalling 251.95 million dollars to support Morocco’s national health strategy and to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. The first 100 million dollar loan aims specifically to strengthen primary healthcare in rural areas, while the second loan, worth 148.95 million dollars aims at supporting the clean energy and energy efficie ...

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Morocco Dismantles New Terrorist Cell Affiliated with ISIS

Rabat - Morocco’s Central Bureau for Judiciary Investigations (BCIJ), arrested on Thursday nine people in the cities of Nador, Laayoune, Tetouan, Meknes, Sidi Ifni, Beni Mellal, Saidia, Dakhla and Tangiers, for claiming their adherence to ISIS and spreading, via websites, extremist ideas adopted by this terrorist organization, said the Interior Ministry in a statement. In addition to their allegiance to the ...

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I would Rather Resign Than Decriminalize Sexual Relations out of Marriage: Minister

Rabat- Following the demands of a group of activists to repeal Penal Code Article 490, which prohibits sexual relations outside of marriage in Morocco, Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid said he’d rather resign than repeal that article. Co-chairing a news conference organized by the French-language newspaper L’Economiste on Monday, Mustapha Ramid made it clear that he has no intention to amend the article in o ...

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Morocco Strongly Condemns ‘Despicable’ Terrorist Attacks Against Egypt

Rabat - Morocco strongly condemned the despicable terrorist attacks, which targeted the Arab Republic of Egypt during the past three days, claiming the lives of several victims among high-ranking civil servants, and army and police members. While extending its heartfelt condolences and sincere compassion to the victims' families, Morocco expressed its full solidarity with Egypt against all attempts to under ...

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No to the Cultivation of Cannabis in Morocco: Interior Minister

Rabat - Moroccan Minister of Interior, Mohamed Hassad said that the Moroccan government will not authorize the cultivation of cannabis in the country.  “The cultivation of kif and its commercialization are and will remain illegal,” he said. During the weekly meeting of the Chamber of Counselors on Tuesday, one of the representatives from the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) called for the legalization ...

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Marrakech: Morocco Arrests Three Afghans for Terrorism

Rabat - Moroccan police at the Marrakech Menara International Airport arrested three Afghan nationals in possession of "letters with jihadist content," announced Wednesday the Ministry of Interior. The arrest of the three Afghans has uncovered an "international migration network" designed to feed the Jihadist, the source said. The three Afghans, one of whom is of Pakistani origin, were arrested as they atte ...

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Fostering Cooperation Ties with Africa, One of Morocco’s Main Goals: El Pais

Madrid- Fostering cooperation ties with African countries is one of the main goals of Morocco, wrote on Wednesday Spanish daily "El Pais" in a special issue on Morocco. The seven-page issue, drawn up by "theworldfolio.com" agency which specializes in economy and finances, underlined that King Mohammed VI has reiterated the Kingdom's commitment towards African countries to set up a coherent and adequate poli ...

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Picture: King Mohammed VI Gets Stuck in Traffic in Casablanca

Rabat- King Mohammed VI and his wife Princess Lalla Salma were seen on Sunday around 7:00 pm in a Mercedes sport on the “Corniche Ain Diab,” in Casablanca. The Moroccan sovereign was reportedly stuck in traffic on the coastal road near Sindibad Park, an hour before Iftar, a meal served to break the day of fasting during Ramadan. According to the Facebook page dedicated to the monarch, when seeing, passersby ...

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Moroccan Opposition Parties Denounce Arrest of Women for Wearing Mini-skirts

Rabat - Opposition parties PAM and USFP have joined forces to denounce the arrest of two women in Inezgane who are facing charges for "gross indecency" after having been arrested for having worn miniskirts last week. Deputies of the two parties gathered at the House of Representatives on Tuesday and declared that the arrest of the two young women might feed extremism and cause acts of terrorism in the count ...

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King Mohammed VI Launches Professional Training Centers in Casablanca

Casablanca - King Mohammed VI laid, here Tuesday, the foundation stone for a multidisciplinary professional training center and inaugurated a vocational training center in the service sector. Carried out by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity for a total investment of 22 million dirhams, these projects reflect the High Royal solicitude towards youth, particularly those living in a vulnerable environmen ...

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Morocco Calls for Respecting Human Rights in Fight Against Terrorism

Geneva- Morocco stressed, on Tuesday in Geneva, the need for respecting human rights in the fight against terrorism. This came in an address by Morocco’s permanent representative to the UN office in Geneva, Ambassador Mohamed Aujjar who was speaking at a panel in the UN Human Rights Council on the protection of human rights in the fight against terrorism. The panel was held following the adoption of the Cou ...

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Moroccan University Professor Suspended For Sexually Harassing His Students

Rabat - The University Ibn Tofail was rocked by a scandal involving a university professor, who allegedly promised his students good marks in exchange for sexual favors. The Moroccan teacher was suspended from office by the Ministry of Higher Education Scientific Research and Professional Training for sexually harassing his students. Offended by his “heinous acts,” a student was able to catch the teacher on ...

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