Moroccan Authorities Destroy Large Quantity of Drugs

Casablanca - The Customs services of the Mohammed V International Airport destroyed a large quantity of drugs and smuggled products seized in different operations, customs services said. These include 274 kilograms of cocaine, 110 kg of chira, 500 kg of water pipe tobacco and 97,300 packs of cigarettes and smuggled cigars seized between 2012 and 2014 with a market value of 278 million dirhams, the same sour ...

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Morocco Raises €1.7 billion for Solar Plants Noor 2, Noor 3 in Ourzazate

Rabat - The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) said on Friday it has raised 1.7 billion euros to finance the next phase of solar energy projects Noor 2 and Noor 3 in Ouarzazate. The funds are being provided by international organization including the World Bank, the European Investment Bank and the German Development Bank. The first phase of Noor 1 project is already under construction in the southern ...

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Marrakech Nakhil Crossing to be avoided today between 6 to 7 p.m

Marrakech - The Moroccan National Highways Company (Société Nationale des Autoroutes du Maroc) has announced in a communiqué that the Marrakech Nakhil crossing will be congested between 6 p.m to 7 p.m on Saturday. Because of the final of the FIFA Club World Cup between Real Madrid and Argentina's San Lorenzo that will take place in Marrakesh today, the Marrakech Nakhil crossing is likely to undergo traffic ...

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Death Of Late Abdellah Baha Caused By Train Accident: Public Prosecutor

Rabat - The public prosecutor at the Casablanca appeal court said, on Friday, that the death of former minister of state, late Abdellah Baha was caused by a train accident. A statement by the public prosecutor's office said that "on the basis of investigations led by the judiciary squad of Bouznika royal gendarmerie and the judiciary identification squad in Casablanca and Settat, as well as the research and ...

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Rabat Hosts the First JCI Debating Cup

Rabat - La Jeune Chambre Internationale (JCI), or International Youth Chamber, of Rabat will host the first “Rabat JCI Debating Cup” on December 21, 2014 at the Center of Training and Expertise for Enterprise at The Faculty of Sciences of Education, Rabat. The Rabat JCI Debating Cup is a debate competition of eight teams. It aims at providing and creating opportunities for young people to develop and enhanc ...

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Nine Migrants Die Off Tangier’s Coast

Rabat - Nine migrants died, including 3 babies, when their inflatable boat sank off the northern coats of Tangier and Fnideq, local authorities said. Twenty-one other migrants, who were onboard the same boat, were saved, the Wilaya of Tangier said in a statement. Four units of the Royal Navy and two helicopters of the Royal Gendarmerie were mobilized during the rescue operations, the same source said. ...

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King Mohammed VI Prevents Minister of Sports from Attending Club World Cup Final

Rabat- Following the controversy sparked by the deplorable condition of the pitch of Rabat stadium last Saturday on the occasion of the quarter-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup, King Mohammed VI called on Prime Minister, Abdelilah Benkirane, to open a thorough investigation to determine those who should be held accountable for this scandal, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). “The sovereign also gave hi ...

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Belgium, willing to invest in Morocco’s maritime infrastructure- Ambassador

Rabat  -  Belgian Ambassador to Rabat Frank Carruet expressed, on Thursday, that his country is willing to further invest in Morocco’s maritime and ports infrastructure projects. "Belgian companies are very interested and involved in the large-scale projects carried out in Morocco, notably Tangier’s port, the new port of Nador and the port of Kenitra which will be built soon," said the Ambassador during a m ...

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Morocco: Russian Ambassador Speaks Fluent Arabic, Official Asks Him to Use French

Rabat- Russia’s Ambassador to Morocco, Valery Vorobiev, enthralled his audience during an official event on Thursday by presenting his speech in “fluent Arabic” until a Moroccan official asked that he speak in French. The incident coincides with the occasion of World Arabic Language Day celebrated every December 18 all over the Arab world. Speaking during the opening of workshops on the “Application of a Sy ...

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ISESCO: Arabs Should Promote Arabic Language in their Education Systems

Marrakech - On World Arabic Language Day on December 18th, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) called on the Islamic world to reinstate Arabic language and delegate it to a higher status. In their press release, ISESCO highlighted the importance of Arabic language and the necessity of its maintenance and global promotion so that it can become a global language. For Arabic ...

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Foreign Trade: Japan’s JETRO Opens Its First Maghreb Office in Rabat

Rabat - The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) opened, Thursday, its Rabat office, the first in the Maghreb and the 6th in Africa after Johannesburg, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi and Abidjan. The inauguration of this new office opens a new page in the history of cooperation between Morocco and Japan and reflects the common ambition of both countries to further strengthen economic relations and Moroccan-Japa ...

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Government Council Adopts Draft Strategy on Migration & Asylum

Rabat - The Government Council adopted, Thursday, the draft strategy on migration and asylum. This draft was adopted following a presentation by the Minister in charge of Moroccans expatriates and migration, Communication inister and Spokesperson for the government Mustapha El Khalfi said in a press conference following the weekly cabinet meeting. This strategy is based on the High Orientations of King Moha ...

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