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Morocco’s Aloula TV Fails to Attract Viewers in Ramadan

Ouassima Boujrad Fez - Every year, Moroccan TV channels launch new programs, films, documentaries, and sitcoms during the holy month of Ramadan hoping for success and fearing failure. 2014 marked a failure for the Aloula Moroccan TV channel, according to Faiçal Laraishi, the president of Société National de Radio diffusion. Laraishi announced that Aloula had experienced a record drop in viewers compared to ...

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A 4 magnitude earthquake shakes the Moroccan region of Nador

Rabat – A 4 magnitude tremor was felt earlier today in the province of Nador, 317 miles north east of Rabat. The epicenter of the earthquake, which took place at 5:15 p.m. and lasted for 10 seconds, was located in the rural area of Kariat Arkmane, 16 miles west of Nador city [Epicenter latitude is 35.16°N and longitude is 3.09°W]. Thankfully no casualties or material damages have been reported. The worst re ...

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American Report Calls on Morocco to Uphold Religious Freedom

Fez - The U.S. Department of State generally hailed Moroccan policies that protect religious freedom in a new report released on July 28. However, the report stated that Moroccan law gives “preferential treatment” to Islam from the Maliki Sunni School and to Judaism. Hailing Morocco for its constitutional, legal, and political protection of religious freedom, the 2013 International Religious Freedom Report ...

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Zapatero Says Morocco, “Example to Follow” in Reform, modernization

Madrid - Morocco is an example to follow in the Arab world in terms of reform and modernization, Former Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Wednesday. "When we see what is happening in the Arab region and the violence scenes, we can confirm that the Kingdom of Morocco is an example to follow to successfully carry out a reform process in a peaceful environment," former Spanish PM (200 ...

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Morocco King Grants National Medal of Merit to Excellent Students

Tinjdad, Morocco - On the occasion of Throne Day, celebrated  on Wednesday in Rabat , Morocco’s King Mohammed VI granted Royal Wissams (National Medal of Merit) to Moroccan high school students who achieved the highest Baccalaureate exam scores in Morocco. After applauding  Meriem Bourhail, the Moroccan high school student who received the highest Baccalaureate exam score in France, and honoring her with a ...

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Czech President Praises Morocco’s Significant Democratic Reforms

Prague – Czech President Milos Zeman on Wednesday praised the significant democratic reforms and the progress made by Morocco in the field of socio-economic development. “Morocco represents a genuine model of development, stability, security and openness to Europe and the West”, underlined the Czech president, who was attending a ceremony held by Morocco’s Embassy in Prague on the occasion of the 15th anniv ...

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Egyptian Soap-Opera Shows Belly Dancer Wearing Moroccan Flag Costume Outrages Moroccans

Casablanca - A scene in an Egyptian television series recently stirred up controversy on Moroccan social media when it showed a “sexy” belly dancer with an unmistakably Moroccan flag design on her dance costume. Although the dust has barely settled on Egyptian TV presenter, Amany El-Khayat’s disparaging remarks about Morocco in her daily show, a new “affront" to Morocco by Egyptian media has surfaced, seemi ...

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Former US Ambassadors Highlight King Mohammed VI’s Role in Promoting Stability, Peace

Washington - King Mohammed VI's commitment to promoting stability, peace, interfaith dialogue, and sustainable development at home and beyond Morocco’s borders "is recognized and greatly appreciated around the world", wrote a group of former US ambassadors to Morocco in a letter to the Sovereign on the 15th throne day anniversary. "We commend you for all these accomplishments, and for your achievement in ma ...

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Full text of the throne day speech delivered by King Mohammed VI

Rabat - Here follows the full text of the speech delivered b King Mohammed VI to the nation on Wednesday July 30, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the throne day "Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon  the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Dear Citizens,  Today, we are proudly celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of my accession to the glorious Alawite throne. This annual celebration is ran op ...

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King Mohammed VI Decorates Meriem Bourhail, Top High School Student in France

New York - In a move that attests to the importance he gives to Moroccans who achieve excellence and honor Morocco inside their home country and overseas, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI bestowed a Royal Wissam on Meriem Bourhail, a Moroccan high school student who who received the highest Baccalaureate exam score in France.  As soon as the news on her great achievement was reported by French and Moroccan media ...

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King Mohammed VI Reiterates His Resolve to Build Strong Maghreb Union

Rabat - King Mohammed VI on Wednesday reiterated His resolve to see a strong Maghreb Union built on the firm foundation of solid bilateral relations and integrated economic projects, noting that the situation is such that Maghreb citizens do not understand or accept such a state of affairs. “As regards the Maghreb, I should like to say, once again, that I keenly look forward to seeing a strong union built o ...

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French Store Sells Moroccan Babouches Made in China

New York - While the Moroccan government looks away and Moroccan members of the parliament fight each other to preserve their interests, they seem to be forgetting to discharge the mission they were elected for: fight for the interest of the Moroccan people and preserve their interests and their cultural heritage, including its handicraft. After the failure of the Moroccan government to register Argan Oil a ...

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