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Displacement of Peoples Threatens World Security and Stability

Marrakech - The European Border agency, Frontex, is responsible for protecting Europe’s borders from the growing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Africa, who are fleeing violence, genocide and poverty, in search of a better life in the European Union (EU). Thousands are dying in unseaworthy boats, victims of unscrupulous people traffickers. Off the coast of North Afri ...

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President Obama’s Call to Action Against ISIS

Marrakech - Last night President Obama laid out a strategy calling for a coalition against the group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS). The American people, weary of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, have apparently given the president their support to degrade the capability of ISIS forces and to destroy them. Bombing raids have already been taking place on ISIS forces in Iraq, and the President announced ...

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Morocco Congratulates Iraq on Appointment of New Government

Rabat - Morocco deems that earning the trust of parliament by the new Iraqi Government is a very important step towards political stability and restoring peace and security in the country, urging the international community to bring financial and humanitarian support for its reconstruction and integration in its Arab and regional environment, said a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Kingdom ...

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Former British Rock musician joins ISIS, threatens to behead Christians with a blunt knife

Rabat - A British mom of two and once an aspiring rock singer, who is believed to have joined the ranks of ISIS militants in Syria, has vowed via her Twitter account to "behead Christians with a blunt knife," according to media reports. The woman, who calls herself Umm Hussain al-Britani, has been identified by investigators as Muslim convert Sally Jones, 45, a former member of an all-girl rock band from Ch ...

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Turkey Denies Buying Kurdish Oil from the Islamic State

Rabat- Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz has allegedly denied reports that accused Turkey of buying the smuggled Kurdish oil, from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), known also as ISIL. Less than two weeks ago, CNN reported that the ISIS smuggles the Kurdish oil from the marginal fields it controls in northern Iraq, and sells it in the black market in southern Turkey. ...

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Moroccan ISIS-Jihadists Want to Return to Morocco

Rabat - The Moroccan jihadists who fight among the ranks of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) have reportedly expressed their intention to come back to Morocco in case the Moroccan authorities promised not to detain them over terrorism charges.  Dozens of Moroccans who joined ISIS directly from Morocco have allegedly expressed their desire to return to their motherland. However, they raised fears o ...

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Morocco condemns ‘despicable terrorist crimes’ against innocents in Iraq, Syria

Rabat - Morocco denounced and condemned, in the strongest terms, the despicable terrorist crimes committed by terrorist groups against innocents of all nationalities, religions and professions, including journalists mainly in Iraq and Syria, said the Ministry of foreign affairs. These terrorist acts run counter Islam teachings and are a blatant abuse of universal human values, said the ministry in a stateme ...

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ISIS Allegedly Beheads American Journalist

Washington D.C.- The so-called Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday allegedly showing the beheading of an American journalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The video was uploaded on YouTube and the victim was identified as James Foley, a freelance photojournalist who disappeared in Syria in November 2012. The graphic video has since been removed. The White House said that U.S. ...

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Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Retake Biggest Dam in Iraq with Support of US Military

By Ismail Elouafi Fez -The Kurdish Peshmerga has retaken Iraq’s biggest dam in Mosul from the ISIS forces after 10 days of control, according to Agence France Press (AFP). After its last offensive on the town of Mosul on August 7, the Peshmerga has seized its control over the region which will facilitate supplies of water and electricity in the north of Iraq. The location of the Mosul dam, along with its ri ...

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Iraqi army launches operation in Ramadi

Baghdad - The Iraqi army launched a major operation Sunday on the crisis-hit city of Ramadi, swathes of which have for weeks been controlled by anti-government fighters, officials said. Troops were backed by helicopter cover and imposed a ban on movement within the city, military spokesman Mohammed al-Askari told state television. A police lieutenant colonel in Ramadi city, speaking on condition of anonymit ...

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28 killed, 200 injured in army operations in Iraq’s Fallujah: hospital official

FALLUJAH - A total of 28 civilians were killed and 200 others injured in the western Iraqi city of Anbar since the start of military operations there weeks ago, a senior medical official told Anadolu Agency. "Most of the casualties were caused by the army shelling of homes, government buildings and worship places in the city," said Abdel-Sattar Lawas, director of Fallujah General Hospital. The tally, howeve ...

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13,000 families flee Fallujah amid Iraq standoff

Fallujah (Iraq)- More than 13,000 families have fled Fallujah, NGOs said Wednesday, warning of a "critical" humanitarian situation as masked gunmen locked in a days-long standoff with Iraqi troops hold the city. And though traffic police returned to its streets, some shops reopened and more cars could be seen, Fallujah was still hit by clashes and shelling, after an Al-Qaeda-linked group urged Sunnis to kee ...

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