Messi best forward in 2015, Ronaldo far behind

Rabat - Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been named the best forward in 2015 on a list of top attackers, according to a CIES Football Observatory study. The Dutch Arjen Robben, who plays for German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, and his fellow striker, Bas Dost, who plays for Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg, came second and third respectively. The study, which listed the players according to their performance ...

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King Mohammed VI Wants Moroccans to Respect Him: Minister

Rabat- Minister of Justice Mustapha Ramid said that King Mohammed VI ordered him to refrain from pressing charges against any citizen, "even those who talk ill of him." "The King does not want to suppress Moroccans, but he wants them to respect him," he said. Mustapha Ramid, who was speaking at a workshop on "the reform of the justice system in the Arab world: the experience of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt," ...

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Morocco, Guest of Honor at Abidjan’s International Agriculture Fair

Abidjan- Morocco will be the guest of honor at Abidjan's 3rd international agriculture and animal resources fair "SARA-2015" to be held next April 3 through 12 in Cote d'Ivoire's capital city, organizers announced. Themed "promoting lasting agricultural investment", the fair, to showcase investment possibilities in the sector, will be a platform for experience trading, exchanges on agricultural development ...

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Dubai: Morocco Wins 2nd Prize of 2014 Best Investment Project in MENA

Dubai- Morocco won the 2nd prize of 2014 best investment project of the Middle East and North Africa region, during Dubai's Annual Investment. The prize rewards Morocco's efforts to support investments in aeronautics, said general manager of the Moroccan Agency for investment development, Hassan Belfadil, which organized Morocco's participation in the meeting. The prize was handed on Monday to Belfadil by U ...

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Morocco, S. Korea Sign Bilateral Agreement on Civil Aviation

Rabat - Morocco and South Korea signed recently a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and a bilateral agreement on air services and civil aviation security. The agreement will give new momentum to trade partnership between the two countries as it includes clauses on commercial cooperation which will enable Moroccan companies, namely Morocco's carrier RAM, to explore new markets, promote Morocco's connectivity ...

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Morocco-EU Make Progress in implementation of Partnership for Mobility

Brussels - The European Commission noted progress in the implementation of the Partnership for Mobility, inked with Morocco in June 2013, said European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos. Following the establishment of the Partnership for Mobility, important EU-funded projects were launched in the field of immigration while others are still under way, said Avramop ...

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Moroccan Woman Wins the Title of Miss New York

New York- Iman Oubou, a 26 year-old Moroccan-born woman won the title of Miss New York on Sunday. Iman Oubou, who has moved to New York over a year ago, expressed her happiness to be elected Miss New York. “I can't believe I just won the Miss New York United States - dreams do come true and hard work pays off,” Iman told Morocco World News. Iman will represent the state of New York in the Miss United States ...

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Egyptian President Receives Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane

Sharm el-Sheikh- Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Sissi received Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane on Sunday, on the sidelines of the 26th Arab Summit which is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Benkirane said, after the talks with Egypt's head of state, that the friendly meeting was an occasion to discuss the Moroccan-Egyptian ties, the latest developments in the Arab World as well as the two coun ...

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Morocco to host 27th Arab Summit in 2016

Sharm el-Sheikh  -  Morocco will host the 27th Arab Summit in 2016, it was announced at the closing on Sunday of the 26th ordinary Arab Summit which was held in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Speaking at the closing session, Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane reaffirmed Morocco's readiness to host the 27th ordinary Arab Summit, under the chairmanship of HM King Mohammed VI. Benkirane, who is representing HM ...

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Inter-Libyan Dialogue: UN Chief thanks Morocco for ‘Important Support’

New York (UN) - UNSG Ban Ki-moon thanked Morocco for its important support in the inter-Libyan dialogue conducted under the UN aegis, as well as for Morocco's close cooperation with his special representative for Libya Bernardino Leon, said on Saturday a statement by the UN Spokesperson's Office. During a meeting with Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane, on the sidelines of the 26th Arab Summit which is ...

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King Mohammed VI Inaugurates Institute for the Training of Imams, Female Preachers

Rabat- King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, inaugurated, on Friday in Rabat, the Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams, Morchidines and Morchidates (religious preachers), a pilot project that will further enhance Morocco’s religious influence and anchor the Kingdom’s attachment to the precepts and fundamentals of Islam. The new institute, completed for a total cost of 230 million dirhams, ...

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26th Arab Summit Kicks off in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) -  The 26th ordinary Arab Summit opened, on Saturday in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, with pressing issues on its agenda as the crises in the Arab World, security issues and the need to reinforce joint Arab action. The Summit, held under the chairmanship of Egypt, is attended by Kings, Emirs and Presidents of 14 countries, while 6 other states will be represented by their heads of state, ...

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