Morocco Ranks 4th in Africa’s Science and Technology Index

Rabat - Morocco has showed the most progress between 2001 and 2011, according to the new rankings of Science and Technology Index. The recently released Index’s new ranking was developed by RAND Science and Technology for the World Bank. It noted that while African nations are still far behind and most remain near the bottom of the list, Morocco has considerably advanced the rankings by 2011. The new study ...

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Morocco: Son of Algerian Politician Arrested for Circulating Counterfeit Currency

Rabat - On Saturday afternoon,  Police Department in Oujda, North-East of Morocco, arrested an Algerian national as he was trying to exchange fake 100 Euro banknotes. The police were alerted about the Algerian tourist, 19, after a money exchange employee realized that he had handed him counterfeit 100 Euro bills. A police unit was dispatched to Moulay El Hassan Avenue in Downtown Oujda where the currency ex ...

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Algerian Born Tennis Star Defends Decision to Play for Morocco

Rabat - Moroccan tennis player of Algerian origin Lamine Ouahab said that he has no regrets about choosing to play for Morocco and compete for his wife's country. Ouahab said that he did not resort to choosing Moroccan nationality because it is the only choice, but because he is happy to belong to the kingdom. Morocco gave him a passport in 2013 at his request to become a Moroccan citizen like his children ...

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Morocco Arms Purchases Worries Neighboring Algeria

Rabat - Morocco's arms purchases and its efforts to bolster its army have seemingly worried neighboring Algeria. Upon hearing the news that Morocco has acquired Russian-made missile batteries, Algerian newspaper Al-Shorouq was quick to attack Morocco, accusing the kingdom of fueling conflict and of threatening its neighbors, according to daily newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum. Algeria has also expressed worries af ...

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AU to Invite Polisario’s Self-Proclaimed RASD to Participate in Pan African Games

Rabat - The African Union has invited Polisario's so-called the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to participate in the 11th edition of the 2015 African Games, scheduled from 4 to 19 September, in the Republic of Congo Brazzaville. This will be the first time that Algeria-backed Polisario Front is invited to compete in the African Games. Morocco participated in the games from the first edition held in ...

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Terrorism Risk in Morocco is Lower Than in Algeria and France: Report

Rabat - Aon, the United Kingdom’s largest insurance broker and provider of risk management services, has ranked Morocco among countries where the risk of terrorism is “low”. On Thursday, Aon published its latest index of political violence and terrorism risks by country through an interactive map. The report revealed that Morocco’s overall score has been lowered from medium to low in 2015, and ranked the ki ...

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Bouteflika Seeks to Weaken Algeria’s Department of Intelligence and Security

Rabat - French daily newspaper Le Figaro on Tuesday wrote about the measures taken by Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to weaken the DRS, the French acronym of the country's spy network called the Department of Intelligence and Security. According to the French newspaper, Bouteflika sacked a number of major generals responsible for internal security, presidential security, as well as the head of the ...

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Qaddafi Planned to Assassinate Hassan II: Former Palestinian Politician

Rabat - Former Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi was plotting to assassinate Morocco’s late King Hassan II, according to Atif Abu Bakr, the former head of the political department ofthe Palestinian movement Fatah. In an interview with Saudi Arabiantelevisionchannel Al Arabya news, Atif Abu Bakr said the late Libyan president sought, with the help of the Palestinian leader Sabri Al-Banna, known as Abu Nidal, to ...

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Video: Tunisian Police Assault Moroccan Players

Rabat - Tunisian police assaulted the players of the Moroccan national team following the match that pitted it against Tunisia on Saturday night in Tunis. The incident took place after the Moroccan players vented their frustration at the referee who were too generous with the Tunisians and was instrumental in helping them win the match. Tunisia beat Morocco 2-0 during the second leg of the qualifiers of the ...

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Three Moroccan Universities Among Africa’s Top 30

Rabat - Three Moroccan universities have been ranked among Times Higher Education’s top 30 African Universities. On Friday, the internationally recognized weekly British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) released its new ranking of the top 30 universities out of Africa’s approximately 2,600 higher education institutions. The announcement was made during THE’s Africa Universities Summit being held at the ...

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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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