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Casablanca airport officer attacked by French national

Rabat- A French national had been reportedly arrested on August 26th at Mohammed V international airport in Casablanca for having assaulted a police officer, according to Le360.ma news website. The person in question, a retired French national who was on his way to Basel, Switzerland from Mohammed V airport, was arrested following his assault against a police officer in charge of the completion of border fo ...

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Mission Impossible 5 Closes the Marrakech Highway for 14 Days

Rabat- The Moroccan national highways company (Société nationale des Autoroutes du Maroc) has announced in a communiqué on Thursday that the highway bypass section of Marrakech will be closed between the junction towards the city of Agadir and the Tamansourt exchanger starting Sunday 08/30/2014 until Friday 09/12/2014 in order to leave space for the shooting of an international film. Media outlets reported ...

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Over One Million Foreign Tourists Visited Marrakech in 7 Months

Marrakesh  -  The tourism sector in Marrakesh exceeded, late July, the threshold of one million arrivals in classified hotels. Data from the Tourism Regional Center (CRT) of Marrakesh show that the first seven months of 2014 (Jan.-Jul.) totaled 1,084,305 tourist arrivals in the city's classified hotels, an increase of 9.06% compared to the last year.  The indicator of nights in hotel rooms also rose by 11% ...

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World Bank Approves $100 Million Loan to Morocco to Support Employment

Washington - The World Bank (WB) board of executive directors approved last Tuesday a USD 100 million project in support of Morocco’s ongoing efforts to boost employment and improve the quality of jobs.  The project will focus on ensuring the skills taught in universities and vocational training programs match the needs of the labor market, increasing the efficiency of employment services and broadening the ...

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Tangier: A Group of Salafists Attack a Man for Drinking Alcohol

Rabat - A Tangier citizen was sent to the emergency room in critical condition on Monday after being viciously beaten by a group of salafists who call themselves "Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice," in the Beni Mekkada district, according to local media reports. The self-appointed promoters of virtue reportedly intercepted the man who was supposedly under the influence of alcohol ...

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Head of Govt. in Ankara for the Inauguration of Turkish President-Elect

Ankara - Morocco's Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane arrived, on Wednesday, in Ankara to represent King Mohammed VI in the inauguration ceremony of Turkish president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a statement to MAP upon his arrival at the Esbonga International Airport, Benkirane said that he is carrying a message from the King to the Turkish head of state. "king Mohammed VI  takes great interest in re ...

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Bayern Munich complete signing of Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia

Berlin - German champions Bayern Munich completed Wednesday the signing of Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia from Italian AS Roma for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old, who helped Roma finish second in Serie A last season, joined German club for five seasons. Moroccan international had been a target for Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City earlier in transfer window, but the the Bundesliga giant h ...

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Morocco: Eight Died in a Tragic Road Accident Near Settat

Taroudant, Morocco - Local authorities reported that eight people were killed in a road accident early Thursday morning at Khmisset Chaouia, in the province of Settat, according to Maghreb Arab Press. According to the same source, the accident occurred at 6 o'clock on the national road linking Settat to Marrakesh in Khmisset Chaouia, following a collision between a refrigerated truck and a large taxi. The s ...

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Benatia: “I’m delighted to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world”

Rabat - Moroccan international Mehdi Benatia passed a medical on Wednesday evening to complete a move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich from Serie A side AS Roma on a five-year-deal. "It's a great opportunity for me, I'm delighted that I'm here" said Benatia who finally joins the Bavarian giants after weeks of speculations and rumors. "I'm delighted to be here" - Read what @MedhiBenatia had to say after ...

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5 Animals That Once Roamed Morocco but No Longer Exist

Rabat - Moroccan forests and mountains once harbored many animals that are now extinct, some due to natural causes, but many caused by humans. According to the High Commission for Water and Forests, many remaining species are considered endangered and in the years to come, could face the same unfortunate fate as their extinct predecessors. Other threatened species are already considered extinct in the wild, ...

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Saudi Arabia: Moroccan Woman Flagellated Over Prostitution Charges

Rabat -A Moroccan woman has been sentenced to flogging and imprisonment after she has allegedly been caught by Saudi Arabian police while offering sex services for money. The court in the Province of Taif has reportedly sentenced the Moroccan woman, a current resident of Saudi Arabia, to four months in prison, flogging and a fine estimated at  SAR1000 ($267 U.S. ), as well as the seizure of her cell phone a ...

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Morocco commends ceasefire agreement between Palestinians and Israelis

Rabat  - Morocco commended the ceasefire agreement, concluded on August 26 between the Palestinian and Israeli parties which put an end to the sufferings of Gazans that lasted 51 days and caused a tragic, unprecedented humanitarian situation, said on Wednesday a statement by the ministry of foreign affairs. Morocco also insisted on the need to ensure that the agreement is durable, final and brings the neces ...

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