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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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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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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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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