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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Moroccan Songs Banned From Radio Stations in Algeria

Rabat - In an unprecedented move, Algeria’s General Directorate of National Radio has reportedly ordered all radio stations across the country to stop playing Moroccan songs. A report from the Algerian news website Algerie Patriotique said that local radio stations found in their headquarters a note from the General Directorate of National Radio that reads: “We’d like to bring to your attention that all the ...

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Is Saïd Bouteflika the new Unelected President of Algeria?

Washington DC - The latest abrupt changes at the helm of Algeria’s Presidential security apparatus add to the mounting fears that a developing power struggle among ruling clans in Algeria could plunge the country into political and security chaos. As concerns grow over the health of President Bouteflika, the succession rivalry between the Presidential camp led by Bouteflika’s brother Saïd and the Military c ...

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Four Moroccan Tourists Arrested in Algeria on Suspicion of “Terrorism”

Rabat - The Algerian Police announced the arrest of four Moroccan tourists on suspicion of terrorism after taking pictures of “security headquarters.” Multiple Algerian media reports said the Moroccan nationals were arrested in the security barrier of 'Ighil El Bordj outside Bejaia City, Northern Algeria, as they were driving toward the touristic zone Boulimat. After inspecting the car and the bags, the Alg ...

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Morocco Bans Moroccan Youth From Traveling to Tunisia

Rabat - After the terrorist attacks that hit Tunisia three weeks ago, the Moroccan government has imposed a travel ban to Tunisia for youth, citing safety reasons. Moroccan youth who have booked summer travel programs in Tunisia are facing a last-minute scramble to rearrange their trips. The Ministry of Youths and Sports issued a press release announcing that all youth trips to Tunisia this summer are cance ...

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France lauds initialing Skhirat agreement by Libyan parties

Paris - France lauded the initialing by the Libyan parties, on Saturday, of the Skhirat agreement, adding that this accord is the outcome of several months of UN-brokered talks. "We laud the work done by UNSG special representative Bernardino Leon and thank Morocco for hosting these talks," said French foreign minister Laurent Fabius in a statement on Sunday. The Libyan parties have a historic responsibilit ...

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British Government Urges Its Citizens to Leave Tunisia Immediately

Rabat - The United Kingdom Foreign Office has reportedly urged all British tourists in Tunisia to leave the North African country immediately, citing safety reasons. Following the terrorist attack in Sousse that claimed the lives of 38 people, including 30 Britons, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond urged all the British nationals to leave Tunisia, saying, “a further terroristic attack is highly likely.” The ...

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Algerian TV Accuses Morocco of Fomenting Sectarian Clashes in Ghardaia

Rabat - In what appears to be an attempt by the Algerian authorities to divert people's attention from the real issues that are facing the country, Algerian Television Annahar said an “investigation” launched into the violent clashes in the oasis city of Ghardaia has “revealed that Morocco is behind the ethnically motivated attacks between Arab and Amazigh communities,” which left at least 22 people dead. A ...

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Algeria: 22 Dead in Ethnic Clash Between Arabs and Amazigh

Rabat - An ethnic clash between Arabs and the Amazigh community has allegedly left over 22 people dead in Ghardaia, Southern Algeria. The bloody unrest between the Chaamba (Arabs) and the Mozabite (Amazigh,) which broke out on Tuesday, continued in the M'zab valley, leaving more victims. Around 4 am on Wednesday, armed groups from the Chaamba attacked three neighborhoods of the Mozabite in Guerrara, located ...

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