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Morocco Surprised by France’s Decision to Include it on Travel Warning List

Rabat - Morocco's Interior minister Mohamed Hassad said that France’s decision to include Morocco on its travel warning list is "incomprehensible", calling on French authorities to repair this "unfairness". "It is incomprehensible that the French foreign ministry publishes a warning list which includes only countries of the south", Hassad told the Moroccan daily L’Economiste, adding that instead of downgrad ...

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Morocco: 3.1-magnitude quake hits Al Hoceima

Rabat  - A 3.1-magnitude tremor on the Richter scale was felt on Thursday in the province of Al Hoceima, the National Geophysics Institute said in a statement. The quake occurred at about 06.32 a.m. (GMT+1), the same source added in a statement, noting that the epicentre is located in the commune of Moulay Ahmed Cherif. ...

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Spain hails ‘exemplary and coordinated’ cooperation with Morocco against jihadist terrorism

Madrid- Spain praised the "exemplary and coordinated" cooperation between Moroccan and Spanish security services in fighting the jihadist terrorism threat. "Morocco police of Spanish national police have been doing an exemplary, coordinated and reinforced job over the last years against the jihadist terrorism threat", Spanish interior ministry said in a release published after the distinction-awarding cerem ...

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Morocco awarded two prizes by World Finance

London- The financial magazine "World Finance" awarded Morocco two prizes of excellence for the Wessal Capital initiative. They are the 2014 "Social Deal" for the Wessal Casablanca port project and the 2014 "Sovereign Wealth Fund Deal" for the Moroccan Fund for Tourism Development (FMDT). The prizes were handed to economy minister Mohamed Boussaid on the sidelines of the Conference on Investment in Morocco, ...

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Morocco’s FM in Mauritania to convey verbal message from the King to President Ould Abdelaziz

Nouakchott  -  Morocco's FM in Mauritania to convey verbal message from the King to President Ould Abdelaziz The visit, which comes upon an invitation of Mauritanian foreign minister Ahmed Ould Takdi, is part of the excellent brotherhood relations that have always united the peoples of the two countries, Mezouar told MAP at the Nouakchott airport. The Moroccan chief diplomat highlighted the two countries' s ...

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Oxygen Academy to Hold a National Competition in Public Speaking

Fez - The Oxygen Academy will Hold competition for public Speaking on November 23 in Casablanca.  After two months of preparation, Oxygen Academy is launching a competition whose objective is to motivate youth to excel in public speaking and brush up on their conversational skills. Anas Mubarak, the founder of the project, said “I have diligently worked for more than two months to bring the competition to l ...

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Spain decorates DGST officials in recognition of Morocco’s role in world’s peace, security

Madrid - Spain awarded, on Wednesday, decorations to officials from the General Directorate for Territory Surveillance (DGST) in recognition of Morocco's role in world's peace and security.  During a ceremony in Madrid, Spanish Security state secretary Francisco Martinez Vasquez handed the "Honorary Cross of Police Merit with Red Distinction," one of the top honorary medals granted to foreigners, to Directo ...

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London stock exchange and Morocco’s Maroclear sign cooperation agreement

London - London stock exchange group (LSEG) and Maroclear, Morocco's central securities depositary, signed, on Wednesday in London, a cooperation agreement to expand LSEG services to the Moroccan stock market's affiliated members. The agreement was inked by LSEG Chief Executive Xavier Rolet and CEO of Maroclear Fethia Bennis, in the presence of minister delegate to the minister of industry, trade, investmen ...

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“Banana Spleen” Solo Exhibition by Alëxone Dizac kicks off on Oct. 31 in Marrakech

Marrakech - On October 31, the David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech will present the solo exhibition of the French artist Alëxone Dizac entitled "Banana Spleen." The exhibition will be held until November 22, 2014. Featuring works on fabrics and paper, Alëxone Dizac arrived at the David Bloch Gallery as if it was his playground. Using different fabrics, expert Moroccan craftwork, and the world of his characters ...

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CAF Slams Platini For Supporting Morocco’s Decision to Postpone CAN 2015

Rabat - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has criticized UEFA president Michel Platini's latest media appearance with Qatari network beIN SPORTS in which he addressed the legitimacy of concerns raised by Morocco to call off next year's edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the continent's biggest football event scheduled to be held between January 17 and February 8, over fears of the Ebola epidemi ...

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Moroccan-Dutch social security agreement, Moroccans’ acquired rights are red line: Minister

Rabat  - The acquired rights of Moroccan citizens concerned by the 1972 Moroccan-Dutch agreement on social security are a "red line", minister delegate for Moroccans Abroad and Migration Affairs Anis Birou said. "The issue of Moroccans abroad is a defining factor of Morocco’s policies in its relations with third countries", the minister made it clear. Birou, who was answering a question in the House of Repr ...

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Morocco is a ‘Model’ of Development, Stability in MENA Region: President of Spanish Senate

Madrid  - The president of the Spanish Senate Pio Garcia-Escudero welcomed the various reforms engaged in Morocco under the leadership of King Mohammed VI. Escudero, who met Tuesday at the Senate's headquarters with Morocco’s ambassador to Spain, Mohammed Fadel Benyaich, stressed that the kingdom is a "model" of development and stability in a region in turmoil. On this occasion, the Moroccan diplomat congra ...

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