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Moroccan Sentenced to 2 Year for ‘Plotting’ to Attack Harvard University

Rabat- A Moroccan accused of plotting to attack Harvard University and a federal building was sentenced to two years in prison in Connecticut, according to Reuters. The suspect was arrested by the FBI last April  in Bridgeport, Connecticut.   El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, a Moroccan residing in the U.S was allegedly plotting a terrorist attack deploying a radio-controlled, drone-like toy that he intended to use a ...

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Tindouf Camps: Morocco Slams Human Rights Watch’s Report As ‘Deliberate Confusion’

Rabat-  Mahjoub El Haiba, Interministerial Delegate for Human Rights, slammed the "deliberate confusion" caused by Human Rights watch’s latest report on human rights in Tindouf. "It is important to note the deliberate confusion caused by the report which provides little credible data and biased and incomplete conclusions", Mr. El Haiba said in an exclusive interview with MAP. For El Haiba, the report feeds ...

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2.4 Tons Of CannabisSeized At Tangier-Med Port

Tangier -  Moroccan authorities seized, on Wednesday at Tangier-Med port, 2.4 tons of cannabis resin (locally known as Chira) in a truck bound for Europe, customs sources said. The banned substance was carefully concealed in the form of platelets at the trailer of a truck bound for southern Spain, the same source pointed out. During this operation, the police arrested the truck driver and his assistant. ...

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Morocco Ranks Among Nations with Most Gender Inequality

Taroudant, Morocco - Despite the government’s huge efforts to empower women to fit in all the domains of life, Moroccan women still face some of the world’s worst inequality in terms of economic participation, access to political empowerment, health and survival rates, and enrollment in tertiary education and work, according to a survey of 142 nations released Tuesday. The annual Gender Gap Index of the Gen ...

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King Mohammed VI Accedes to the Request of the Wife of Moroccan Jihadist

Rabat – King Mohammed VI gave his instructions to the Moroccan diplomatic and consular services in France to take the necessary measures to facilitate access to Moroccan justice to Valérie Rhaba, whose husband was arrested on October 15 at the Casablanca airport while he was trying to board to join the terrorist organization “ISIS” together with two daughters, aged 4 and 2. A statement of Morocco’s embassy ...

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Italy: Moroccan Woman Allegedly Commits Suicide after Murdering Two of Her Children

Marrakech - A 42 year old Moroccan woman reportedly killed two of her three children, ages 3 and 9, and seriously injured her 5 year old daughter on Sunday, before hanging herself in the bathroom of the apartment where her family had lived for ten years in Rome, according to the Italian newswire ANSA. Ahdath daily reported that, according to investigators, the tragedy may have been the result of a domestic ...

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World Bank Lauds Morocco’s Trading Across Borders Progress

Washington - The World Bank lauded, in its report "Doing Business 2015" issued on Wednesday in Washington, the progress made by Morocco in terms of trading across borders. Entitled "Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency," the yearly report said that Morocco made trading across borders easier by reducing the number of export documents required. Globally, Morocco stands at 31 in the ranking of 189 econ ...

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Moroccans Devote 3h20 min to Their Professional Activities, More Than French People

Rabat - The professional time for goods and market services production accounts for 3 hours and 20 minutes of the day of a Moroccan aged 15 and up, that is 26 minutes more than a French of the same age, according to a national survey on time use conducted by the High Planning Commission (HCP). The time of professional activities for Moroccans aged 25-29 is 4 hours, for those aged 15-24 is 2 hours 22 minutes ...

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Morocco Doesn’t Face Direct Terrorist Threats: Interior Minister

Rabat - Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said, on Wednesday in Rabat, that Morocco does not face currently direct terrorist threats, underlining the general threats facing several countries "which should be taken into consideration in our security approach." The Moroccan counterterrorism policy is always procreative and based on available information, as testifies the smashing by security services of severa ...

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Rabat Town Council Receives Golden Shield of Social Responsibility

Beirut - The Arab organization for social responsibility and lasting development awarded on Tuesday its golden shield to the Rabat town council, on the sidelines of a conference on lasting development challenges at the local level held in Beirut. In addition to Rabat, several other Arab town councils, from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Egypt and Sudan also received the distinction. Presid ...

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Morocco’s Support to UAE in Counter-Terrorism, Part of Solidarity with Brotherly Country: FM

Rabat - Morocco’s active support to the United Arab Emirates’ fight against terrorism, in line with royal instructions, is a solidarity initiative towards a brother country, said on Wednesday Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar. "Morocco was itself listed as a target country by terrorist organizations. Its domestic vigilance plan as well as its solidarity-based action t ...

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QPR Coach Say Taarabt Has a ‘Great Talent’

Rabat - After accusing Queens Park Rangers (QPR) player Adil Taarabt of being "three stone overweight" and a “blatant liar,” QPR manager Harry Redknapp has told the player on Monday that he still has a future at the club, calling him "a great talent." Speaking after the QPR 2-0 win at home against Aston Villa on Monday, Redknapp told Sky Sports: "He can still play a part in the future if he gets himself fit ...

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