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Morocco hosts second informal meeting on foreign fighters in Syria

Rabat - Rabat is hosting this Tuesday the second informal meeting on foreign fighters in Syria, co-sponsored by Morocco and the European Union. The meeting, held after the Brussels session held last February, is co-chaired by secretary general of the Moroccan ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and the EU counterterrorism coordinator Gilles De Kerchove. Several EU member-states, Ara ...

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Morocco Absent from Paris Conference on ISIS

Rabat- Morocco will not take part in a conference scheduled to be held in Paris on Monday to devise a strategy to destroy the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS). The conference, which is being convened by French President, Francois Hollande, will be attended by 30 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emi ...

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David Cameron Says Murder of David Haines ‘Act of Pure Evil’

New York - Immediately after the release of the a new video in which the ISIS claims it has beheaded a British Hostage, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, said on Saturday night his murder “in an act of pure evil.” Reacting to the news on killing of the British citizen, said on his Twitter. “The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil. My heart goes out to his family who have shown extraordinary c ...

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ISIS Allegedly Beheads British Hostage

Rabat - The ISIS has allegedly released a new video in which it claims that it has beheaded a British man, who had been held hostage in Syria since his abduction by the terrorist the group last year, according to Al Jazeera English. According to the same source, David Haines, 44, was killed by the ISIS following the British government's decision to arm Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Iraq against the Islamic ...

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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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Scottish Woman Joins ISIS, Wants to Become a ‘Martyr’

Taroudante-  Aqsa Mahmood, a Muslim woman from Scotland, left her Glasgow home in November and joined Isis in Syria. The 20-year-old woman, who traveled to Syria to join the extremists, told her parents that she wanted to be a “martyr.” Khalida Mahmood and Muzaffar Mahmood were shocked at their daughter’s apparent radicalization. Since she left, their heart were broken. Speaking to CNN, the father cannot ho ...

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Anti-Islamic State Hashtag Campaign, #BurnISISFlagChallenge, Goes Viral

Rabat- Three Lebanese activists launched a political version of the Ice Bucket Challenge under the hashtag #BurnISISFlagChallenge. The trio of teens called upon the world to burn the flag of the Islamic State (IS). The challenge was accepted worldwide! On Saturday, three anonymous teens from Lebanon posted a video online of them burning the flag of the Islamic State (IS), and nominated the whole world to ta ...

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Seven ISIS Members Remanded in Custody in Salé Prison, Legal Source

Salé  - The examining magistrate in charge of terrorism affairs at the Salé appeal court ordered, on Wednesday, to remand in custody, in Salé's local prison, seven members of a network linked to the terrorist organization of the Islamic State, following their preliminary interrogation, a legal source said on Thursday. The culprits, from the city of Fez, were brought on Wednesday before the public prosecutor ...

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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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ISIS Eliminates Music, History From Curriculum in Syrian Schools

Taroudant, Morocco- The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Thursday issued a circular to the schools under its control in Syria in which it ordered the exclusion from the educational curricula a number of subjects, namely music, history and Islamic education, according to the Turkish Anadoulu agency. The Islamic state also deleted and replaced a number of concepts that are not in line with its approa ...

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