Over 2,000 Jews Live in Morocco: Report

Rabat - A new report by the Jerusalem-based think tank Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) who keeps count of the worldwide Jewish population revealed that as of 20152,400 Jews live in Morocco. The report shows that Morocco and South Africa are among the few African countries where Jews live. Hosting over 2,400 Jews, Morocco ranks first in the list of Arab countries with the highest Jewish population and ...

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Saudi Arabia’s Al-Waleed Bin Talal to Pay Official Visit to Israel

Rabat - Saudi Arabia’s Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal has allegedly announced his intention to pay a seven-day visit to Israel in order to “mark the new age of peace and fraternity” in the Middle East, Saudi media outlets reported. Prince Al-waleed Bin Talal has made headlines worldwide as he announced on Thursday his plan to embark on a seven-day visit to Israel and pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located on top o ...

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Prince Alwaleed to Grant Saudi Citizens 10, 000 cars, 10,000 Houses

Rabat - A few days after pledging to donate his entire wealth, Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal announced on Friday that his foundation, the Alwaleed Philanthropies will grant over 10, 000 cars and 10, 000 housing units to Saudi citizens. This is good news for thousands of Saudi Arabian families with limited means who struggle to afford a home in Saudi Arabia. In a tweet, Prince Alwaleed called upon ...

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Morocco Strongly Condemns ‘Despicable’ Terrorist Attacks Against Egypt

Rabat - Morocco strongly condemned the despicable terrorist attacks, which targeted the Arab Republic of Egypt during the past three days, claiming the lives of several victims among high-ranking civil servants, and army and police members. While extending its heartfelt condolences and sincere compassion to the victims' families, Morocco expressed its full solidarity with Egypt against all attempts to under ...

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Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed to Donate $32 bln to Charity

Rabat - Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, one of the world’s richest men, can now also lay claim to be one of the most generous. The Saudi Prince reportedly plans to give  $32 billion to charity. On Wednesday, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal revealed in a news conference in Riyadh that he will donate his entire wealth, estimated at $32 billion, to charity in coming years via Alwaleed Philanthr ...

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Morocco Condemns Terrorist Attack on Kuwaiti Mosque

Rabat - Morocco on Friday condemned "in the strongest terms" the "despicable" terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in the capital of Kuwait, killing and injuring scores of people. "Following the criminal terrorist attack that targeted Friday one of the mosques in the Essawaber region in Kuwait, killing several innocent victims, the Kingdom of Morocco condemns in the strongest terms this despicable terror ...

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Ramadan: Over 100 People Hospitalized for Overeating in Dubai

Rabat- More than 100 people suffering from abdominal pain were admitted to hospitals in the United Arab Emirates after overeating during the first five days of Ramadan, according to the Arabian Business website. "Such numbers are normal during Ramadan," said Dr. Magdi Mohamed, a specialist in emergency medicine at Burjeel Hospital.  "This is roughly what we expect, it happens every year,” he told Arabian Bu ...

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Saudi Arabia Offered $10 Billion for the release of Hosni Mubarak: Wikileaks

Rabat - A recent document leaked by Wikileaks claims that Saudi Arabia was willing to pay $10 billion for the release of the ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. WikiLeaks has so far published roughly 60,000 documents, but the ‘Top Secret’ memo claims that the Gulf countries were ready to pay $10 billion in order to secure the freedom of the toppled president Hosni Mubarak. The "top secret" memo added t ...

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Saudi Grand Mufti Allows Soldiers Participating in War in Yemen to Eat in Ramadan

Rabat - The Saudi Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdulazizbin Abdullah al-Sheikh, said that soldiers participating in the war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen are allowed to eat during Ramadan and make up for the missed days at a later time. The Saudi scholar based his “fatwa” on the fact that the soldiers are fulfilling their duty, and may, therefore, eat if they are unable to fast during this holy month, which sta ...

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Outsourcing Torture: Denmark and Lebanon’s Secret Deal

By Kevin Kriedemann Al Jazeera speaks to three Danish citizens of Arab origin, two of whom say that when they refused offers to work for the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET), they were arrested and tortured in Lebanon. They allege Lebanon was acting on Danish orders; a new form of rendition, an outsourcing of torture. Al Jazeera understands these are just three of dozens of Danish citizens of ...

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Ramadan in Saudi Arabia to Begin Thursday

Rabat - The holy month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Saudi authorities announced on Tuesday. Saudi Supreme Court called on Saudi citizens who sight the moon by naked eyes or with the aid binoculars to report it to the nearest competent authorities. Egypt, Palestine and Jordan also announced that Thursday will be the first day of Ramadan. Like many other Arab countries, Saudi Arabia stil ...

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Four Dead After Sectarian Bombing Near Saudi Arabia Mosque

Rabat - Four people are dead in Saudi Arabia after an attempted terrorist attack, reports state media. The explosion near a Shiite mosque occurred just one week after the Islamic State terrorist group took responsibility for a similar suicide bombing in the area that killed 21 people during midday prayer. The bombings have raised suspicions that the sectarian differences fueling conflicts across the Middle ...

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