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Morocco’s Support to UAE in Counter-Terrorism, Part of Solidarity with Brotherly Country: FM

Rabat - Morocco’s active support to the United Arab Emirates’ fight against terrorism, in line with royal instructions, is a solidarity initiative towards a brother country, said on Wednesday Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar. "Morocco was itself listed as a target country by terrorist organizations. Its domestic vigilance plan as well as its solidarity-based action t ...

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Egypt Denies that an Official Egyptian Delegation Visited Tindouf Camps

Taroudante -The Egyptian Embassy in Rabat has denied  allegations that an Egyptian official has paid an official visit, at any level, to the Tindouf camps in Algeria. Contrary to what some media outlets have claimed, the Egyptian embassy in Morocco refuted the claims that “An Egyptian delegation led by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture of the country paid an official visit to the Tindouf camps.” The ...

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Morocco Condemns Terrorist Attack in Northern Sinai in Egypt

Rabat - Morocco condemned the terrorist attack perpetrated on Friday in northern Sinai in Egypt and which claimed the lives of many innocent victims, voicing its solidarity with the Arab Republic of Egypt. "Morocco condemns this despicable attack which runs counter Islam's tolerant teachings and constitutes a blatant violation of universal human and moral values which defend the right to life," said the min ...

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LIBC Launches Fellows Program for Young Professionals from North Africa

Marrakech - Legacy International in the U.S. and Bridges Center in Morocco Launches Professional Fellows Program for Young Professionals from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. Both entities has announced the launch of a new Professional Fellows Program (PFP) as part of an NGO Development Program. According to Legacy International and Bridges Center, (both considers community service their major goal and ...

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UK Parliament Votes for Recognition of Palestinian State

Marrakech - On Monday, Labor MP Grahame Morris' House of Commons motion passed by 274 votes to 12. The motion read, "That this House believes that the government should recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution." Less than half the House of Commons voted on the motion, which was supported by the Labor Party Leader Ed Miliband ...

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Kurds battle for Syria town, suicide bomber hits Islamic State

France- Kurdish militia fought off a fresh assault by the Islamic State group on a key Syrian town early Monday, after one desperate woman defender carried out a suicide attack against the jihadists. IS militants attempted to storm the town of Kobane on the Turkish border from both east and west of a strategic hill to the south, but Kurdish fighters repulsed the attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human Righ ...

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Israel Chides Swedish PM over Palestinian State

Jerusalem- Israel has hit out at Sweden’s newly elected prime minister Stefan Loefven over his decision to recognise a Palestinian state. “Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that he regrets that the new prime minister was in a hurry to make statements on Sweden’s position regarding recognition of a Palestinian state, apparently before he had time even to study the issue in depth,” Lieberman’s office qu ...

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Sweden to Be Fourth EU Member to Recognize State of Palestine

New York- The Center-left Swedish government said on Friday that it will recognize the State of Palestine to become the fourth European Union country to have done so after Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. The Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, announced earlier Friday his government’s intention to recognize the State of Palestine and pointed out that that the two-state solution is the only way to resolve t ...

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2 Million Muslims Flock to Arafat on ‘Day of Arafat’

Rabat - More than two million prospective Hadjis who poured out of the Muslim holy city of Mecca to begin the annual Hajj, have flocked Arafat for the Waqfa Prayer. Mount Arafat is a granite hill in east of Mecca. It is also known as the Mount of Mercy (Jabal ar-Rahmah). The hill is the place where the Islamic prophet Muhammad stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims who had accompanied him fo ...

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66% of Arabs Say Israel Is Threat to Arab Security

By Nouh Anajjar Nador, Morocco - The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, Qatar, announced on September 24th the results of the Arab Index for 2014, a survey carried out in 14 Arab countries to gauge public opinion on various topics. The countries included in the survey were Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Palestine, Jordan, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritania, an ...

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World leaders urge Egypt to release Al Jazeera staff

By Kevin Kriedemann London - World leaders at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) have highlighted the importance of press freedom and called on Egypt to release the three jailed Al Jazeera staff. The wrongful imprisonment of Baher Mohamed, Peter Greste and Mohammed Fahmy was raised by US President Obama in his first meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. According to the Deputy ...

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Risks for US Advisers and the Need for Boots on the Ground

Marrakech - President Obama insists that he will not have “boots on the ground”in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but the line between a combat and an advisory role is perilously close, and memories of Vietnam still reverberate. Some 1,600 U.S. troops are being sent to Iraq, and they could become both targets and victims of kidnapping. They could also find themselves victims of ...

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