Ouarzazate to Host the 4th edition of the National Festival of Ahouach Art

By Youssef Igrouane   Meknes- The 4th edition of the National Festival of Ahouach Art will take place from August 10 to 12. The festival aims at preserving Ahouach art as an immortalized heritage that reflects the region’s culture and fosters the development of Ouarzazate. The festival will include a conference which will operate under the theme of “immaterial heritage in Morocco and Ahouach as a Model ...

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Moroccan Hind Tahiri Laroussi Sings for Peace and Tolerance

By Youssef Igrouane Meknes -  On July 22, 2015, Moroccan singer Hind Tahiri Laroussi released a new song, “Salam Salam”, to demonstrate peaceful values, tolerance and do away with hatred. Hind Tahiri Laroussi, a  31-year-old Moroccan singer in the Netherlands, born to a Moroccan father and a Dutch mother, started her journey with many public performances and singing lessons starting at just eight years old. ...

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Two Moroccan Sisters Drown to Death in Italian River

Miami - On Tuesday, the province of Modena in Italy witnessed a tragedy. Modena’s Secchia River, in the town of Sassuolo, tragically dragged down three Moroccan-Italian sisters who were bathing. Two of the sisters fatally drowned and the third one was rescued and remains in critical condition. Despite rescue attempts, the two sisters, Hajar Louhabi, 18 years old, Khadija, only 9 years old – both drowned dow ...

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Casablanca Authorities Announces Uber Taxi Illegal

Rabat - According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), Uber Morocco is not allowed to continue with their business, and in case of resistance, both the drivers and those responsible will be prosecuted and punished by law. In addition, Casablanca’s waliya will take “all necessary measures to ensure social peace in the national transport sector.” Moreover, Telquel.ma has had the chance to talk to the  manager of Uber ...

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Arrival of King Salmane in Morocco: Hand-kiss greetings spark Criticism

Miami - Saudi Arabia’s King Salmane is once again the hot topic of the week. His vacation in Côte d’Azur, France had the locals and the authorities raging. The King and his entourage of 1,000 people cut their trip to the French Riviera short and decided to visit Morocco. Upon his arrival in Tangier last Sunday, King Salmane was welcomed by a large number of Moroccan officials, Heads of State, Moroccan milit ...

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Mission Impossible Trailer Depicts Casablanca as a Desert Village

Miami - Ever since the latest Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation premiered in North America on July 31st, it has been subject of many conversations. Reviews are raving for this American action spy film – 5th in the series by the same name. Filming began late in the summer (2014) and the Kingdom of Morocco was chosen to host several of the movie’s scenes. Tom Cruise was spotted arriving in Rabat on August 30th ...

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Casablanca Buses to Be Equipped With Wifi

Rabat - M'dina Bus, a company in charge of urban transportation in Casablanca, will reportedly equip its city buses with free Wi-Fi service. According to Telquel, tests are currently underway in a dozen of city-buses circulating the economic capital city of the Kingdom. The company said it has initiated on Monday the pilot broadcast of Wi-Fi service in a limited number of buses, including the lines 7, 23 an ...

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Morocco’s Largest Art Canvas by Artist Fadoua Berrada

Casablanca - Fadoua Berrada, Moroccan designer and painter, unleashed her recent masterpiece on the largest canvas in Morocco’s history of art. At 50 meters by 2 meters, the work carries a clear message: hope for Morocco’s youth. On July 28, artist Fadoua Berrada unveiled her artwork to a variety of political and economic public figures and other artists during a ceremony in Casablanca. Dedicated to King Mo ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Morocco

Malta - Morocco is a country that suits every type of traveller. There’s plenty to explore, learn and taste in this magical destination, whatever your interests. Here are some of the reasons why you should put Morocco on your bucket list. Stunning Landscapes Morocco’s diverse landscapes are a paradise for trekkers and photographers alike. The High Atlas Mountains offer astounding views of Berber villages ne ...

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Benkirane Under Fire After He Bowed and Kissed King Salman’s Shoulders

Rabat - Video footage of Abdelilah Benkirane, Head of Moroccan Government, receiving Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz upon his arrival to Morocco on Sunday went viral on social media, causing widespread controversy among Moroccans. Social media users expressed their anger at the way the Head of Government bowed and kissed both shoulders of the Saudi Monarch. Many Moroccans saw Benkirane’s bow and kisses as ...

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Morocco Tops Africa’s UNESCO Heritage Sites

Rabat - Morocco is among the top six countries with most UNESCO heritage sites in Africa. The kingdom and Ethiopia are home to the most with nine heritage sites, followed by South Africa and Tunisia at eight sites each and Egypt and Algeria follow with seven heritage sites. The UNESCO heritage sites in Morocco are: Rabat, Fes, Marrakech, Meknes, Volubilis, Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou, Tetouan, Essaouira and Mazagan ...

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Moroccan Student Discovers Security Loophole in WhatsApp

By Tarik El Barakah and Youssef Igrouane Rabat - A Moroccan student discovered a loophole in the cross-platform mobile messaging app WhatsApp. 19-year-old Ahmed Lekssays illustrated how WhatsApp messages can be accessed via iOS system, which operates Apple's phones and tablet devices, if the application file is transferred to a device running on Linux operating system. "I knew that the bug is in Android, so ...

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