Three Moroccan Universities Among Africa’s Top 30

Rabat - Three Moroccan universities have been ranked among Times Higher Education’s top 30 African Universities. On Friday, the internationally recognized weekly British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) released its new ranking of the top 30 universities out of Africa’s approximately 2,600 higher education institutions. The announcement was made during THE’s Africa Universities Summit being held at the ...

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Egypt’s Zamalek Chairman Accuses Moroccans of Sorcery

Rabat - Chairman of the Egyptian Club Zamalek, Mortada Mansour has portrayed Morocco as a country that practices sorcery by accusing a Moroccan “sorcerer” of using his alleged supernatural powers to help Al-Ahly defeat Zamalek in Cairo’s derby last week. Mortada Mansour made this controversial statement while interviewed on a broadcast of  “El-liaabaHilwa” which aired on Egypt’s LCT TV. He claimed that the ...

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Women in Hijabs denied entry at several Egyptian resorts

Rabat - Many Egyptian resorts and restaurants have adopted Hijab-free zone policies, turning women in headscarves away upon entrance. In a country where 90 percent of its population is Muslim, many feel that these bans are “discriminatory” against practicing Muslim women. The ban is reportedly popular at upscale resorts and restaurants often visited by foreigners, in cities such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurgh ...

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UAE is the Arab World’s Most Reputable Country: Survey

Rabat - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the Arab World’s most reputable country in 2015, a new survey has found. Last week, Forbes published the results of the 2015 Country Reptrak Survey, conducted by the US-based Reputation Institute which ranks the world’s 55 most reputable countries. According to the results, the UAE came in first above all the Arab World’s countries included in the list, as it ranked ...

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Massive Explosion Hits Italian Consulate in Egypt

Rabat - A massive explosion has reportedly rocked the Italian consulate Saturday morning in Egypt’s capital Cairo, killing at least one person. After an explosion that killed the Egyptian chief prosecutor near his home two weeks ago, violence continues in Egypt, claiming more lives. Health Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffa announced earlier this morning that a car bomb blast outside the Italian consula ...

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ISIS Urges Its Followers to Destroy Egypt’s Pyramids and Sphinx

Rabat - As tension rises in Egypt, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS), Abu Bakral-Baghdadi, has reportedly urged followers of his terror group to destroy Egyptian cultural icons such as Pyramids and the Sphinx, saying, “it’s a religious duty.” After having smashed statues in the museum of Mosul, demolishing the ancient cities of Hatra and Nimrud, and looting the city of DurSharrukin ...

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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 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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Yusuf al-Qaradawi Says Egypt Death Sentences Violate Islam

Rabat - Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi said on Sunday that the death sentences ruled against himself in absentia and against Mohamed Morsi, the deposed Egyptian president, violated Islamic legislation. The Egyptian Islamic theologian and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars said that the death sentences handed on by the Egyptian court against more than 100 defendants are not i ...

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Egyptian President Receives Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane

Sharm el-Sheikh- Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Sissi received Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane on Sunday, on the sidelines of the 26th Arab Summit which is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Benkirane said, after the talks with Egypt's head of state, that the friendly meeting was an occasion to discuss the Moroccan-Egyptian ties, the latest developments in the Arab World as well as the two coun ...

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Three Egyptian Officers Rape Girl in Custody

Rabat- The testimony of an Egyptian girl who says she was raped in custody by three police officers at Al-Marj police station in Cairo has sparked uproar in Egypt. In a phone call, the 18 year-old young woman, who identified herself as Fatima, told her tragic story to Haitham Abu Khalil in his TV show entitled "Our Rights" aired on Al-Sharq TV channel. Fatima said that she was arrested from her home on Janu ...

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Egypt: What Happened To The Cradle of Civilization?

Toronto - A couple of weeks ago, Shaima El Sabbagh, an Egyptian young activist and mother, fell under the bullets of security forces in Cairo. The gut-wrenching pictures of her slow death made world headlines from France’s Le Monde to the iconic New York Times. Her crime? She wanted to lay a wreath of roses in honor of those who gave their lives in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution. Visiting Egyp ...

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