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Moroccan Engineer Arrested at JFK Airport Over Sexual Harassment

New York - A Moroccan engineer was arrested last Friday at New York JFK airport after a woman accused him of sexually molesting her on a Casablanca-New York bound flight, according to the New York Daily News. As soon as the Royal Air Maroc airplane landed in New York, the woman filed a complaint before the American authorities. The woman claims that the 45-year old man placed his hands under her blouse on h ...

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Members of Jihadist Recruiting Cell for ‘Islamic State’ Before Rabat Public Prosecutor

Rabat - The National Judiciary Police Squad (BNPJ) brought, on Tuesday, before the public prosecutor at Rabat appeal court, nine members of a cell specialized in recruiting Moroccans and foreigners to join terrorist organization "The Islamic State," a legal source said.  The offenders, natives of Tetouan, Fnideq, Martil and Fez, are sued for forming a criminal gang to prepare and commit terrorist attacks wi ...

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Moroccan-born Myriam El Khomri appointed Minister in Newly Formed French Government

Rabat - Moroccan-born Myriam El Khomri has been appointed State Secretary to the Minister for Urban Affairs, Youth and Sports, responsible for urban policy, in the newly formed French government that was appointed on Tuesday by President Francois Holland. El Khomir was born in Rabat in 1978. She was elected twice as councilor in Paris’ city council. The appointment of El Khomri adds to the other Moroccan-bo ...

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Marrakesh Airport to install high-speed hold baggage explosives detection system

Tinjdad- The international Marrakesh Menara Airport will install the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, a high-speed hold baggage explosives detection system, which willdetect explosives in luggage, according to AsiaTraveltrips. The same source said that the Smiths Detection Group has just been awarded a contract by the Morocco Civil Aviation Authority (ONDA) to install this new security system in the international airport ...

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Morocco: Young man raises ISIS flag on roof of his house

Rabat - Authorities in the city of Al Hoceima in northern Morocco released a young man who was held in custody over raising the flag of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on the roof of his house, Alyaoum24 reported. The 18-year-old was released the same day he was arrested after police investigations proved there was no connection whatsoever between the young man and the terrorist organiz ...

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FM meets OIC envoy on means to promote peace and security in Central Africa

Rabat - Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar met, on Monday, with the envoy of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to Central Africa, Sheikh Tidiane Gadio, on means to promote peace and security in the country as laid in OIC's plan. In a statement to the press after the talks, Mezouar said that, as of next September, Morocco will foster the UN force in the said country by increasing its peacek ...

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Spanish Civil Guards Apprehend King Mohammed VI on the Waters of Ceuta

Rabat - According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, King Mohammed VI called the king of Spain Felipe VI to express his displeasure with the treatment he received by Spanish Civil Guard while on his boat near the Spanish enclave, Ceuta, in northern Morocco. The same source said that a patrol of the Civil Guard approached the boats, and the officers inquired about the identity of the boat and its destination ...

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Qatar donates USD 136 mln to fund agricultural projects in Morocco

Rabat  -  Qatar granted Morocco a donation of USD 136 million to fund two agricultural projects in the Ouezzane province (north) and in the regions of Sous Massa Derâa and Guelmim-Es Smara (south). The first project concerns the irrigation of the Asjen zone in Ouezzane while the second one aims at organizing transhumance in the semi-Saharan and Saharan zones of Sous Massa Derâa and Guelmim Es-Smara.  The do ...

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General Bouchaib Arroub receives Commander of US AFRICOM

Rabat - Upon the instructions of King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), General de Corps d'Armée Bouchaib Arroub, inspector general of the FAR and commander of the southern zone, received, on Monday at the headquarters of the FAR General Staff in Rabat, General David M. Rodriguez Commander of the United States Africa Command (US AFRICOM), on a visit t ...

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Stabilization force in preparation for Libya, Morocco considered to be part of it

Rabat - The situation in Libya is truly alarming. The State is into a shambles and chaos is everywhere. Many people regret the era of the dictator Khaddaffi, they argue that, undoubtedly, he was ruthless but law and order reigned and Libya was respected and feared worldwide. Today, everyone is pitying the country and its people and parliamentarians are praying Western countries, openly, to come to their res ...

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Violence in Libya: Dozens of Moroccans Stuck in Misrata Airport

Rabat - Amid the ongoing battle between militias in Libya, several Moroccans have been trapped in Misrata airport because Tunisia canceled flights to or from Libya on Thursday for security and safety reasons. Alyaoum 24 quoted a source as saying that over 140 Moroccans are still trapped in Misrata airport. They are waiting hopefully for a Tunisian flight to carry them away from the hell of conflict in Libya ...

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Morocco takes part in 1st Arab-Indian Conference on ICT

New Delhi - The first Arab-Indian Conference on Information and communications technology (ICT) was organized, on Thursday in New Delhi, with the participation of 14 states including Morocco. This meeting was held in accordance with the recommendations by the Arab-Indian partnership Congress aimed to explore prospects for strengthening relations between the Arab world and India in the field of information a ...

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