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Morocco jails British paedophile for 20 years: NGO

Rabat (AFP) - Morocco Tuesday jailed a British man, previously convicted of child sex offences, for 20 years for kidnapping and attempting to rape three young girls, a rights activist at the trial said. Robert Bill, 59, a former teacher from North Wales, was found guilty by the court in Tetouan at a hearing attended by his victims, Mohammed Benaissa, who heads the Northern Observatory for Human Rights, told ...

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Panama’s Vice Foreign Minister Travels to Morocco to Open Diplomatic Representation

Rabat - Panama's Vice-Foreign Minister Mayra Arosemena will visit to Morocco this April 16-19 to officially open her country's diplomatic representation in Rabat. Arosemena told MAP her country grants prime importance to consolidating cooperation ties with Morocco in various priority fields and aspires to sign with the Kingdom a framework agreement to launch cooperation programs in economic, trade, scientif ...

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Only 15% of Moroccans Approve of US Global Leadership

Rabat- The Meridian International Center and Gallup released a new U.S.-Global Leadership Project this week, which found that the U.S.  Leadership approval rating lost 15 points in Morocco in 2013. It seems like Moroccans’ opinions on US leadership fluctuate from year to year. Although Moroccan approval of US global leadership decreased in 2013, it is still the highest of any Arab country after Mauritania. ...

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King Mohammed VI ‘s Message to UN Chief : Firm Warning Against Deviation Of Process in Sahara : French Expert

Paris  -  The message conveyed by King Mohammed VI to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is "a firm and clear warning against any deviation of the process in the Sahara", said head of the French observatory of geopolitical studies, Charles Saint-Prot. The French expert who was reacting to a phone call between the King and the UN chief, noted that the Sovereign "recalled that the UNO should not yield to manipu ...

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Morocco’s democratic experience presented to NATO Parliamentarians

Rabat - The democratic experience of Morocco in the light of the Constitution of 2011 was presented Monday in Rabat to parliamentarians of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Representing the Sub-Committee on Democratic Governance (CDSDG) and the Sub-committee on Transition and Development (ESCTD) under the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the parliamentarians had the opportunity to learn, during a r ...

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King Mohammed VI Appoints Omar Hilal Morocco’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York

Tetouan - King Mohammed VI received on Monday at the Royal Palace of Tetouan, Omar Hilale and entrusted him with the position of Ambassador, permanent representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations Organization, says a release of the Royal office. "The appointment of Mr. Omar Hilale, upon a proposal of the head of government and at the initiative of the minister of foreign affairs and cooper ...

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Moroccan Woman March in Rabat for the Implementation of Gender Equality

Rabat- Moroccan women organized a March in Rabat to denounce the government’s lack of will to implement the provisions of the constitution on gender equality. Between 1,000 and 1,200 people marched on Sunday morning in Rabat in response to the call launched by Civil Coalition for the Implementation of Article 19 in the Moroccan Constitution. Demonstrators, who came from all corners of the country, including ...

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U.S Calls on Morocco, Turkey to Train Libya’s Military

Taroudant, Morocco - The Obama administration has called on Morocco and Turkey to train the Libyan military. More than two years after the toppling of former Libya’s strong man Moamar Gaddafi and the constitution of a new transition government, the North African country is still grappling with a fragile security situation. This is compounded by a weak military that has so far failed to extend its grip throu ...

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Morocco Dismantles ‘Terrorist cell’ That Recruits Combatants for Syria

Rabat- The Moroccan police have recently dismantled a terrorist cell that allegedly worked to recruit Moroccan combatants for Syria in coordination with other terrorist organizations affiliated with Al Qaeda, says the Moroccan police department. "The cell members used to collect donations given by sympathizers of their jihadist orientations to finance the travel of volunteer combatants to Syria, after enrol ...

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Morocco, Chad sign several cooperation agreements

Rabat - Morocco and Chad signed Friday in Rabat, on the sidelines of the first High Joint Commission, several agreements on cooperation in the political, cultural, education and training sectors. Signed by Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar and his Chadian counterpart Moussa Faki Mahamat, the first agreement provides for the establishment of a mechanism for political consultations between the Foreign Mini ...

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Algerian Ali Benflis Wants to Reopen Algeria’s Borders With Morocco

Rabat- During a meeting in Annaba,Algeria Algerian Former Prime Minister and the independent candidate for Algeria’s presidential election, Ali Benflis, promised on Wednesday to re-open Algeria’s borders with Morocco if he is elected president. Using normalization of relations with Morocco as a tool ahead of the April 17th presidential election, Benflis  promised to achieve an open Moroccan-Algerian border ...

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