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Benkirane Says Hardworking Mothers Are Superwomen

Fez- In a new appearance during a meeting organized by the Regional Secretariat of Justice and Development Party (PJD), on Sunday morning, on "Women's work, a fundamental pillar in democratic building," Morocco's head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane, called upon men to apologize to working women for the hardships they endure. "We, men, must all offer a formal apology to woman who work," Benkirane said. B ...

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Over 3 kg of cocaine seized at Casablanca international airport

Casablanca - Three West African nationals, including a woman, travelling from Sao Paulo to Kotono, were arrested Saturday by the police of the Casablanca international airport for possession of 3.35 kg of cocaine. The drugs were concealed in women handbags, chief of the judicial police of the airport, Abdelhadi Siba told MAP. The defendants, two from Benin and one Sierra Leonean, were transferred to a Hospi ...

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Project for a New State-of-the-art Bus Station in Marrakech

Taroudant, Morocco - Architecture company Narrowminded Architects has teamed up with BOM Architects and presented a proposal for a new Marrakech Central Bus Terminal, according to Archdaily. In an attempt to address the problem of increasingly congested traffic, and to match the modern design that is characteristic of most buildings in Africa’s best tourist destination, Marrakech is likely to adopt a propos ...

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Dati Shows No Sympathy towards Belkacem, Says She Is Incompetent

Rabat - Rachida Dati, France’s former Minister of Justice, is refusing to defend Najat Vallaud-Belkacem against racist attacks she has been receiving after her appointment as Minister of Education. Both Dati and Vallaud-Belkacem are of Moroccan origin. During an interview with BFM TV on September 19, Dati was asked about racist attacks against the Minister of Education. Rachida Dati said she had experienced ...

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German Imams to Lead Friday Protests Against ISIS

Taroudant, Morocco - With the growing threat posed by the Islamic State known as ISIS or ISIL, the whole world is coming together to face the danger imposed by the radical group that calls itself Islamic State. German Muslims will rally together during the Jumuah prayers, a congregational prayer that Muslims hold every Friday, to protest against ISIS jihadists, and denounce the barbaric atrocities perpetrat ...

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Inauguration of Pro-gay Mosque in South Africa Sparks Controversy

Washington D.C. - Controversy surrounded the opening of what is proclaimed to be South Africa’s first ‘open mosque’ Friday, when a small group of people protested outside the gates at the mosque’s inaugural prayer.   The mosque, which welcomes people from all genders, religions and sexual orientations, was founded by Taj Hargey, a professor at the Muslim Educational Center of Oxford. “In South Africa 20 yea ...

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Ancelotti hails a devastating Real Madrid

Rabat- Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has said following the outstanding 8-2 victory on Saturday at the Riazor stadium against Deportivo La Coruna that his players have responded well to the critics, urging them to keep on improving and produce the same performance they had managed to demonstrate over the past seven days. "We played with a lot of energy and we tried to play well across the park. We've ...

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Moroccan Hostels Rank Third Best Hostels in the World

Taroudant, Morocco- The hostel reservation site HostelBookers.com has released a list of the top-rated lodgings around the world for backpackers and budget travelers looking to book their next accommodations. The site ranked Moroccan youth hostels among the best in the world. Using as reference the various reviews posted by travelers who stayed in them, HostelBookers, the well-known portal specialized in 'l ...

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UK and France agree on measures to deal with migrants in Calais

Marrakech - British and French authorities have agreed on measures to deal with the influx of illegal migrants who have gathered near the port of Calais. The mayor of Calais threatened to close the port unless the British government took action to help prevent the migrants trying to force their way onto vessels sailing to the UK. He blamed the migrant problem on the UK’s lenient welfare system. British Home ...

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Pamella Geller Launches Anti-Islam Ads on New York Buses

Marrakech - Pamela Geller, described by one journalist as the “Queen of the Islam-bashers”, is the founder of the organization Stop the Islamization of America with Robert Spencer. It is linked the organizations Stop Islamization of Nations and Stop Islamization of  Europe.  She has been widely criticized from propagating extreme anti-Islamic views and failing to distinguish between Jihadist radicals and ma ...

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Heavy thundery showers to hit several regions of Morocco

Rabat - Heavy thundery showers could hit, this weekend, several regions of the Kingdom mainly the middle, high and anti Atlas, as well as the southern provinces, the national weather service announced. The severe weather is forecast in the cities Ouarzazate, Taroudante, Boulemane, Azilal, Tinghir, Midelt, Chichaoua, Ifrane, Assa-Zag, Zagoura, Tata, Smara, Guelmime, Khénifra, Béni Mellal, Kalâa Sraghna, Tizn ...

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President Marzouki announces his candidacy for Tunisia’s November Presidential elections

Marrakech - Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has announced that he will stand for reelection for Tunisia’s President in November. Parliamentary elections will take place in October.  "My candidacy is an example of transparency," he said, according to an AFP report. "We must not allow corruption in this first democratic experience," he added after registering for the November 23 vote. The upcoming election ...

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