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Morocco, Spain to Consolidate Cooperation in Energy

Rabat - Morocco and Spain reiterated, on Monday, their determination to reinforce cooperation in the energy field. Rabat and Madrid emphasize "the importance of cooperation in the energy sector" to reinforce the momentum underway between the two countries in various fields, Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, told the press following a meeting with the Minister of Energy, Mi ...

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Morocco Elected Member of UNHRC Advisory Committee

Rabat - Morocco's Mohamed Bennani was elected, Friday in Geneva, member of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Advisory Committee, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. The election of Mohamed Bennani reflects the international community's recognition of the substantial contribution of Morocco to the work of the UNHRC in the codification and progressive development of the human rights international law, the min ...

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Spain Orders Detention of Alleged Member of ISIS

Madrid - The Spanish justice ordered on Sunday the detention of the suspected head of a terrorist cell, associated with the "Islamic State" organization, disbanded on Friday by Moroccan and Spanish security services. A judge of the Spanish highest penal jurisdiction, Javier Gomez Bermudez, heard on Sunday the suspect, Mohamed Said Mohamed, who holds the Spanish nationality, and decided to put him in detenti ...

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Morocco: British Council and World Bank to Launch Joint Social Enterprise Program

Rabat - The World Bank (WB) and the British Council (BC) announced today that they will sign a memorandum of understanding on September 30 to promote the importance of social enterprises and launch a new incubation program for social entrepreneurs in Morocco. With the assistance of a multi-donor trust fund, WB ad BC will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) involving $330,000 US in Rabat, the headquarte ...

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Morocco, Spain for joint development strategy

Rabat - Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy Moulay Hafid El Alalmy met, on Monday in Rabat, with Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism José Manuel Soria on the development of partnership the in sectors of car industry, renewable energy, shipbuilding and industrial technical centers. During this meeting, the two sides hailed the positive evolution of bilateral economic ties ...

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Morocco Arrests Ansar of Islamic State in Maghreb Al Aqsa

Rabat - The investigation conducted following the dismantling of a terrorist cell, whose members were operating in Nador and Melilia to recruit Moroccan fighters willing to join the Islamic State Organization in Syria and Iraq, revealed that the cell's members named themselves the Ansar (supporters) of Islamic State in Maghreb Al Aqsa, said on Sunday Morocco's Interior Ministry. The cell's members have rece ...

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Moroccan-American Musician Rachid Halihal: Ambassador of Music and Culture

New York -Rachid Halihal is one of Morocco’s best ambassadors of music and culture. Rachid plays what he refers to as organic music —authentic music that reflects the real spirit, art, and traditions of North Africa and the Maghreb. Rachid Halihal is a world class musician specializing in the music of Morocco, North Africa, and Andalusia.A classically trained vocalist and instrumentalist, he is a virtuoso o ...

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In Unprecedented UN Speech King Mohammed VI Denounces Colonialism

Marrakech- In an unprecedented speech delivered on his behalf by Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, King Mohammed VI made an impassioned plea for Africa and denounced the long-term consequences of colonialism in the continent. King Mohammed’s speech at the UN General Assembly opened with a statement that sustainable development depends upon economic, social, environmental, security, and political considera ...

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US Lists Moroccan Jihadist Group as Terrorist Organization

Fez - The U.S. Department of State has declared Harakat Sham al Islam a terrorist organization, according to a communiqué. The group is led by a Moroccan and mainly composed of Moroccan citizens. Harakat Sham al-Islam (HSI) is an organization operating in Syria under the leadership of a Moroccan citizen nicknamed Abou Ahmad Al Mouhajir, whose real name is Brahim Benchekroun. Benchekroun is a former Guantana ...

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Morocco, key player in Africa, model for whole continent: Liberian FM

New York (UN)  -  The Development model initiated by Morocco, a " major player in Africa", is a "case study" for the whole continent, said Friday in New York Liberian Foreign minister Brownie Samukai. "Morocco is a major player in the African continent and the world. We appreciate the changes taking place in the Kingdom, which has become today a model for all African countries", Samukai told MAP. The Liberi ...

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Rabat Confirmed as Second Host City to 2014 FIFA Club World Cup

Zurich - The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) confirmed, here Friday, Rabat as a second host city to the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, slated forDecember 10- 20 in Morocco. This decision was made at a meeting of the Executive Committee in the headquarters of the governing body of world football. Preparations for this global event, which will take place in Marrakech and Rabat, were the fo ...

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King Mohammed VI’s UN Speech, Evidence of Sovereign’s Leadership in Africa: Expert

New York (UN) - King Mohammed VI’s speech to the 69th UN General Assembly is, "beyond its strategic significance, one more eloquent piece of evidence of the leadership of the Sovereign in Africa, thanks to a pragmatic vision dedicated to sustainable development on the basis of win-win partnerships," said Thursday in New York Peter Pham Director of the Africa Center, at the US think tank The Atlantic Council ...

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