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Zaatari Camp: Over 371,000 Syrian Refugees Treated at Moroccan field hospital

Al Mafraq (Jordan) –  A total of 371,562 Syrian refugees have benefited, until July 10, 2014, from services at the Moroccan medical-surgical field hospital set up at the Zaatari camp, in Al Mafraq region north-eastern Jordan. Infants and children top the beneficiaries (159,060), followed by women (113,182) and men (99,320), according to figures released Friday by the said hospital. The various departments o ...

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Morocco’s Fatiha Mejjati Joins ISIS

Rabat - Fatiha Mejjati, one of the most notorious Moroccan Islamic radicals, has joined the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Fatiha Mejjati, or “the black widow of Al-Quaeda”as she is known in the Arab world, posted a picture on July 9, on Twitter in which she poses in front of the court of Jarabulus, a small town located near the borders between Turkey and Syria, controlled by Al-Baghdadi force ...

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Syria children under great threat

Bethesda, Maryland- As political instability foments crisis after crisis in Syria, a different kind of resistance is emerging - a resistance against poverty and conflict. The war in Syria has killed 200,000 Syrians and displaced a million more, according to Syrian opposition numbers and UN. What is worse,  the children of Syria are suffering the brunt of this war. UNICEF announced that “5.5 million Syrian c ...

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Moroccan police arrests three people allegedly involved in jihadist plans in Syria

Rabat - Three individuals involved in jihadist plans in Syria were arrested in Casablanca and Fnideq by the National Brigade of the Judicial Police, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), said Wednesday a statement of the Ministry of the Interior. These arrests, the source added, is part of the efforts by the security services to address the terrorist threats. The ...

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China, Russia Veto UN Action to refer Syria to ICC

Tangier - On May 22, 2014, the United Nations Security Council was unable to adopt a resolution to transfer the issue of serious human rights abuses in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) because Moscow and Beijing both used vetoes to oppose it. More than 10 days after the Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative on the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi, resigned, there is still a fail ...

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King Abdallah on a Private visit to Morocco

Fez - King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia is set to start a private visit to Morocco, Saudi media reported on Tuesday. According to Saudi website, Arab News, King Abdalllah left Jeddah on Tuesday on a private visit to the Kingdom. The same source added that Saudi monarch appointed Prince Salam Bin Abdelaziz, deputy of the custodian of the two holy mosques before his departure for Morocco. The Saudi royal family o ...

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Morocco reiterates solidarity with Syrian people and Jordan, ambassador

Vienna - Morocco supports the Syrian people and the State of Jordan which hosts nearly one million refugees, said Ali El Mhamdi, Morocco's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna. Speaking on Friday in Vienne at the meeting of the Contact Group with the Mediterranean Partners for Cooperation, initiated by the organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on the situatio ...

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Ban ki-moon regretfully announces Lakhdar Brahimi’s resignation

Tangier - On May 13, 2014, at a daily press briefing, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the resignation of the joint United Nations-League of Arab States Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi. The international community is vastly divided over how to end the bloodshed that has been running for more than three years in Syria. Yesterday, Ban Ki-moon announced that he has regretfully accepted ...

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Three Years After, Have the Syrians Accomplished What They Set out to Do?

Washington D.C. - As the Syrian uprising passes its third year with no resolution in sight, there is no doubt that everything has changed rapidly and radically since the first year of the uprising that erupted in Daraa on March 18, 2011.   I recorded this conversation with two activists from Daraa to see how they view the results after three years of continuous struggle against the most dynastic dictatorshi ...

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A musical concert in Fez to help Syrian Refugees

Fez- The Student Ambassadors for Peace club in Fez will organize a musical concert on Saturday, March 15, at 15h.30 in Alif Riad, Batha in Fez, to gather support for Syrian refugees residing in the city. The main objective of the event is to cooperate with Syrian refugees to aid them in affording their basic needs in Fez and coping with the difficult circumstances and trauma of their situation. Tickets are ...

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Morocco orders the monitoring of Syrians in mosques

Rabat - Syrians in Morocco use mosques in many cities to raise topics that disturb the holiness of the place, according to Moroccan daily Sahifat Annas. Syrians who fled the Levant looking for peace and stability chose Morocco as a safe destination where they could live away from the war. However, the psychological impact of the crisis seems to make them want to vent to everybody and talk about their suffer ...

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Expulsion of Syrian refugees: Morocco summons Algerian Ambassador

Rabat – Algeria’s Ambassador to Rabat was summoned Tuesday to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, which conveyed to him Morocco’s “strong disapproval,” following the alleged expulsion by the Algerian authorities to Moroccan territory of more than 70 Syrian nationals, said a ministry statement. Ms. Mbarka Bouaida, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, summoned the ...

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