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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France: Saudi King to Arrive at Cote d’Azur Accompanied with Thousand People

Rabat - Amid a wave of outrage among locals, Saudi Arabia’s King is due to arrive over the weekend for a private visit to Cote d’Azur in France accompanied with at least a thousand people. While this is good news for local trade in Cote d’Azure, it is an inconvenience for local bathers as the French authorities have decided to close the Riviera in Cote d’Azure to assure the Royal family’s safety. The Saudi ...

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Eid al Fitr: Did Saudi Arabia Mistake Saturn for the Shawwal Moon?

Rabat - An information reported by a number for news website claimed that Saudi Arabia has reportedly made a mistake in the announcement of Eid al Fitr, which was celebrated last Friday in most Muslim countries. An investigation conducted by Morocco World News showed that the alleged mistake was nothing more but a hoax. According to Yabiliadi, which based its report on an unverified report published by an E ...

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Iran Nuclear Deal Sparks More Concern for Arab States

  Rabat - Gulf countries have remaining concerns that the nuclear deal with Iran will spark unwanted instability within the region, despite the deal’s intentions to improve relationships among the several world powers. Iran’s adversaries are concerned that the nuclear deal, which includes sanctions relief for Iran, will give the country greater resources to fund and assist with it’s military projects. ...

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Snapchat Streams Ramadan Prayers Live From Mecca

Rabat - Ramadan prayers from Mecca began streaming live on Snapchat on Monday, allowing millions of worshippers in Mecca to upload video content of Mecca through Snapchat’s 24-hour live story feature. Millions of videos and pictures from inside Mecca have been shared by worshippers, using snap chat’s live story feature. The service collects submitted clips and splices them together before releasing the best ...

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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank eyes acquisition in Morocco

Rabat - Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) announced that it is looking for new opportunities in Morocco as it focuses on expansion through acquisitions and greenfield investment. A report by Bloomberg confirmed that the bank which is the United Arab Emirates’ second-largest Shariah-compliant lender,  has “looked closely” at Morocco, Algeria, and Jordan as well as Indonesia and Malaysia.  “We are actively visiti ...

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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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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 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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