Italy: Moroccan Hailed as Hero for Saving Man Who Fell Into River

Rabat- A Moroccan man was hailed as a hero by the Italian media on Friday, May 22nd, after he saved the life of a tourist who fell off Florence's Ponte Santa Trinita (Holy Trinity Bridge) into the Arno River. Taoufik Chtouki, 28, dove into the Arno River to rescue a 25-year-old French tourist from the murky Florentine waters, according to Italy's ANSA news agency. The tourist is said to have fallen as he wa ...

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Morocco’s Major Opposition Party Calls for Legalization of Cannabis

Rabat- Hamid Chabat, Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, one of Morocco’s major opposition political parties, has once again called for the legalization of Cannabis. Chabat called over weekend for the legalization of cannabis and the reorientation of its cultivation to the pharmaceutical industries. He called for the outright legalization of cannabis, calling the government's proposal to replace the cu ...

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Africa, Strategic Priority for Morocco’s Foreign Policy: Minister

Rabat- Under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, Africa has become a "strategic priority for Morocco’s Foreign Policy," Minister Delegate to the Foreign Minister Mbarka Bouaida said on Sunday in Rabat. In an address read out on her behalf by Culture Minister Mohamed Amine Sbihi at the Africa day in Morocco, Bouaida recalled that Morocco’s constitution stresses the African belonging of Morocco. "Morocco a ...

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Morocco’s Aicha Ech-chenna Recieves WB’s Social Accountability Award

Washington - Aicha Ech-chenna, President and Founder of the Solidarité Féminine Association, received the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Award for the region of the Middle East and North Africa region. The award is presented to individuals in government and civil society organizations in six regions for their outstanding contributions, influence and impact in the field of s ...

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Tiken Jah Fakoly: “I Am Full of Hope”

Fez - Sunday’s concert at Bab al Makina, unfortunately postponed due to unseasonal storms, was to have featured two famous singers on the African continent: Tiken Jah Fakoly from Côte D’Ivoire and Oumou Sangaré from Mali. With this year’s festival being dedicated to Africa, the two singers will perform this concert to convey the “African Spirit.” The singers gave a press conference on the eve of their perfo ...

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Fez Sacred Music Festival: Storms Cause Postponement of Tonight’s Concert

Fez - Heavy rain and storms today in Fez have forced the organizing committee of the 21st annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music to postpone tonight’s Spirit of Africa concert scheduled at Bab al Makina. “The Spirit of Africa concert scheduled tonight at Bab Makina at 21h has been postponed due to weather conditions (rain and thunderstorms),” a press communique obtained by Morocco World News stated.  “We ...

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Fez Festival: Saber Rabaï Concert Marred By Technical Difficulties

Rabat - While the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music got off to a good start in its opening concert on Friday, the concert Saturday night of popular Tunisian singer Saber Rabaï at Bab al Makina ran into problems with rain and technical difficulties. Unanticipated heavy rain during the day and an apparent lack of any rain contingency planning caused technical difficulties with the sound equipment on the unco ...

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Morocco Participates in Cairo in Arab Armies Chiefs of Staff Meeting

Cairo - Morocco participates in the Arab armies Chiefs of Staff meeting, which is held in Cairo this weekend. Major General El Houcine Benmimoune on Saturday took part in the second meeting of the Chiefs of staff of Arab armies, to discuss the formation of a joint Arab military force in implementation of the relevant resolution of the Arab Summit hosted by Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh last March. The chiefs of s ...

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World Masters Judo Mohammed VI Kicks Off in Rabat

Rabat  -  World Judo Masters Mohammed VI kicked off, Saturday at the Prince Moulay Abdellah sports complex in Rabat, with the participation of top 250 world judo players, including Olympic champions representing sixty countries. This event, held Saturday and Sunday under the aegis of the International Judo Federation (IJF), is listed in the World Judo Tour and qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de ...

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Princess Lalla Salma Chairs Opening Ceremony of Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

By Elisabeth Myers and Amjad Hmidach Fez - Princess Lalla Salma, consort of King Mohammed VI, chaired on Friday the opening ceremony of the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music. Honoring Fes’ history and spirit of tolerance and transcendence, Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma, wife of King Mohammed VI, opened the 21st Annual Festival of World Sacred Music yesterday in Fes with a spectacular opening concert, in e ...

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Hachim Mastour to Play With Morocco Against Libya

Rabat - The Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF) said it has received guarantees that AC Milan's wonderkid Hachim Mastour will join the Moroccan national team once his name is included in Badou Ezzaki's official squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Libya on June 12 in Agadir, in southern Morocco. Mastour, who has already played for the Italian under-16s, has been included i ...

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Netherlands Bans Full-face Veil in Public Institutions, Public Transport

Rabat- The Netherlands has partially banned the full-face Islamic veil in its public institutions, as well as on public transport, education and health institution. "Face-covering clothing will in future not be accepted in education and healthcare institutions, government buildings and on public transport," the Dutch cabinet said in a statement carried by AFP news agency. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the ...

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