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Morocco’s Chabat Calls on Benkirane to Clarify his Relationship with ISIS and Mossad

Fez -Following his ongoing attacks on the ruling Islamic party, Secretary General of the opposing party Istiqlal, Hamid Chabat asked the head of the Moroccan government, Abdelilah Benkirane to address his alleged relationship with the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIS). During Monday's joint parliament session, Hamid Chabat asked the Secretary General of the ruling Justice and Development party, Abdell ...

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Israeli Newspapers Highlight Moroccan Slain by Mossad in 1973

Fez- Amid the ongoing Israeli shilling on Gaza, some Israeli newspapers dedicated some lines in their July 21 issue to the Moroccan waiter who was gunned down on the same day of 1973 by the Israeli secret service. Several Israeli newspapers retold the story of Morocco’s Ahmed Bouchiki in their “Today in History” section on Monday. On July 21, 1973, Israeli agents in Lillehammer, Norway, killed Ahmed Bouchik ...

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After El-Khayat’s Offensive Remarks, Egypt’s FM Praises Relations with Morocco

Tinjedad, Morocco - Following the controversy caused by Egyptian news anchor Amany El-Khayat over her offensive remarks about Morocco, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry,  praised the bilateral relations between the two countries in a telephone conversation with his Moroccan counterpart Salaheddine Mezouar. The spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Badr Abdel-Atti said today that Shoukry stre ...

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Italian Court Clears Berlusconi Over “Robi Scandal”

By Wassima Boujrad Fez - An Italian appeals court reversed on Friday the conviction of Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi concluding the so-called “Robi Gate" scandal. The Milan court of appeals overturned the conviction in June last year of Berlusconi by a lower court which had sentenced him to seven years in jail a lifetime prohibition on the exercise of political action. The story revolves a ...

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Traffic accident kills 6 on Marrakech-Ouarzazate national road

Marrakech - Six people died, on Friday, in a traffic accident on the national road 9 linking Marrakech to Ouarzazate, local authorities said. A truck collided head-on with a car, killing on the spot its six passengers, two couples, a kid and a new born baby, they said. The corpses were transferred to the Marrakech morgue. ...

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Casablanca’s city council ready to support victims of Bourgogne Disaster

Casablanca - Following a meeting by its office on Tuesday, the city council of Casablanca voiced its willingness to continue efforts made to alleviate the consequences of the three buildings' collapse in the Bourgogne neighborhood. In a press release, the city council's office, which lauded the Royal solicitude and support for the victims, said it will endeavor to implement the necessary measures to prevent ...

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Morocco’s Economy to Grow 3.5 pc in 2014

Rabat- Morocco' economy will grow by 3.5 percent this year, Economy and Finance minister, Mohamed Boussaid, announced Thursday in Rabat. Despite a decline in agricultural value-added, all activity sectors excluding agriculture increased in the first half of 2014, notably the automotive industry, aviation, textile and electronics, Boussaid said before the cabinet meeting. In the tourism sector, tourist arriv ...

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FIFA rankings: Morocco down to 79th place

Zurich  -   The Moroccan football team fell two spots to number 79 of the world's rankings, issued on Thursday by the football federation (FIFA). Germany tops the 2014 world's rakings, followed by Argentina, and the Netherlands. The Oranje’s third-place finish at the World Cup has propelled them 12 positions up the table and back into the top ten.  All of the teams that exited the World Cup in the quarter-f ...

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Egyptian TV Presenter Apologizes to Moroccans for Offensive Remarks

Rabat - Amid a storm of controversy over offensive remarks made in her Daily TV show, Egyptian TV presenter, Amany El-Khayat, has apologized on the air to Moroccans and the Moroccan King.  On Thursday, 24 hours after having lashed out at Morocco’s King and the ruling Islamists party with claims that the Moroccan economy is based on “prostitution, Amany  El-Khayat, along with her news team, posted an apology ...

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Bab Sebta: Belgian national nabbed for possession of 13.5 kg of cannabis

Tétouan - A Belgian national was arrested, on Tuesday at the border post of Bab Sebta, for possessing 13.5 kg of chira (cannabis resin), customs services said on Wednesday. The members of the customs services found the illegal drug hidden in the engine and seats of a Belgium-registered car driven by the foreigner who is born in 1947. The accused was attempting to smuggle the drug into the occupied city of S ...

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Morocco to stage demo in solidarity with Palestinians next Sunday in Rabat

Rabat - Two Moroccan NGOs called for staging a march in solidarity with the Palestinian people, next Sunday in Rabat. The Moroccan Association for the support of Palestinian Fight (AMSLP) and the National action group for supporting Palestine called on political organizations, trade unions and humanitarian associations, as well as all Moroccan citizens to take to the streets. This protest will be an opportu ...

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Morocco Constructs Wire Security Fence Along its Border to Keep Out Terrorists

Casablanca - Morocco’s internal affairs minister, Mohamed Hassad, confirmed on Wednesday that a safety installation project along Morocco’s border is under construction. According to le360,  Minister Hassad stated, "Morocco will build a fence full of electronic sensors to offer protection against terrorist threats” along its border. The clear separation aims to prevent terrorists from passing across Morocco ...

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