Egyptian Daily: Morocco Defeats Extremism Thanks to Moderate Islam

Cairo- Morocco has managed to defeat extremism thanks to its legacy of moderate religious thought, spiritual unity and openness on its regional environment, the Egyptian daily "Al-Ahram" wrote Saturday. Under the title "Morocco's strategy, moderation to confront extremism," the newspaper noted the pivotal role of the institution of the Commander of the Faithful as a spiritual authority in spreading moderate ...

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Over 450 kg of Cannabis Seized in Casablanca Port

Casablanca- Around 454 kg of cannabis resin locally known as chira was seized Friday by the customs services at the port of Casablanca. "Customs services have foiled an attempt to export a large amount of cannabis to a European country", Noureddine El Asri, officer in charge of exports at the port of Casablanca, told the press. The banned substance was carefully concealed in traditional Moroccan tiles, he p ...

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Moroccan NGO’s Mobilize Against Israel’s President’s Visit to Morocco

Rabat- Several local organizations are mobilizing against the planned visit of former Israeli President Shimon Peres to Morocco next month. Israel's former President is expected among attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East and Africa conference, which will be held in Marrakech on May 5-7. The high-profile conference is being organized by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The ...

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WB Supports Morocco to Increase Access to Healthcare, Boost Green Energy

Washington - The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on Friday approved two projects totaling US$248.95 million to support Morocco’s national health strategy and to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. In the health sector, the investment will finance increased access to and improved quality of public services for the benefit of poor and rural populations in disadvantaged regions, the Washington- ...

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UN: Morocco Kicks Polisario out of Third Meeting on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones

United Nations-  Morocco has kicked Polisario out of the Third Meeting on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones, which was held Friday at the UN headquarters in New York. "Despite the maneuvers of Algeria and its friends, the separatists were kicked out of the room where the Third Meeting on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones was held," a UN diplomat told MAP. Algeria counted on this meeting to "insidiously" introduce SADR repr ...

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Morocco, Genuine Reference in the Region: France’s Ambassador

Rabat- "Morocco is a genuine reference in the region, in terms of political and institutional stability, economic development and change dynamics under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI", France's ambassador to Morocco Charles Fries said Friday in Marrakech. Morocco and France are bound by "very strong" bilateral ties and a "strong and win-win" partnership, Fries said at a conference themed "France-Moro ...

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Morocco Ranks 92 in 2015 World Happiness Index

Rabat - Morocco has been ranked 92nd out of 158 countries in the 2015 World Happiness index which took into account data from 2012-2015. The third edition of the World Happiness index was produced by the Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN), an initiative under the United Nations. It bases its rankings on data from the Gallup World Poll and takes into account variables such as real GDP per capita ...

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Mauritania Expels Algerian Diplomats Over article Against Morocco

Rabat - Mauritania has reportedly expelled an Algerian diplomat for attempting to trouble the relations between Rabat and Nouakchott. On Wednesday evening, the First Counselor at the Algerian Embassy in Nouakchott, Belkacem Cherouati, was expelled from Mauritanian. Mauritanian government accused him of being behind the publication of  an article on a local news website, which "undermines the external relati ...

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Road Accident Claims One Life, Leaves Many Injured in Rabat

Rabat - One person was killed and several others injured when a truck and a car collided on Friday, reports say. The two vehicles collided around 6:00 A.M in the motorway linking Casablanca and Rabat. On Thursday, April 23rd, two people were also killed in another road accident in the Khouribga province. Road accidents in Morocco lead to more than 4000 deaths each year, an average of ten people every day, c ...

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Rabat’s Suspension Bridge, the Highest in Africa to Open in June

Rabat - The Construction of the Rabat-Bourgereg River Bridge is expected to complete in June, says General Director of Autoroutes Du Maroc (ADM), Morocco's highways company. Speaking on the sidelines of a visit to the construction site of the bridge that will connect the two banks of the Bourgereg River, ADM General Director Anouar Benazzouz said that construction work on the bridge should be completed in e ...

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Official Highlights Values Governing Morocco’s Policy Over Western Sahara

Rabat - Communication Minister and Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi highlighted, on Thursday in Rabat, the immutable values governing Morocco's policy over the “Western Sahara.” During a press briefing following the weekly cabinet meeting, held under the chairmanship of head of government Abdelilah Benkirane, the minister highlighted the autonomy proposal which constitutes the framework that would ...

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Moroccan Woman Fights Cancer With a Smile on Facebook

Rabat - Dalal, a young Moroccan girl, diagnosed with bone cancer, shared her story on Facebook, to raise awareness about this illness in Moroccan society. Dalal managed to combat her fears and concerns “to be judged and misunderstood,” by the society and decided to fight against her disease with a smiling photo profile posted on Facebook. The young Moroccan girl said that the aim behind creating a Facebook ...

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