Will Nabil Ayouch’s Film Encourage Sex Tourism in Morocco?

Rabat - Nabil Ayouch's film "Much Loved (Zine li Fik)" about prostitution in Morocco's tourism hub Marrakech has divided the internet into two camps even before it hits movie theaters. The debate over the film rages on between those who praise the film based on what they claim is an accurate portrayal of prostitutes' life and those who criticize it because of its nudity scenes and use of shocking and vulgar ...

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King Mohammed VI’s Visit to Dakar to Strengthen Bilateral Ties: Senegal’s FM

Dakar - King Mohammed VI's visit to Dakar will significantly strengthen bilateral relations, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad Mankeur Ndiaye. "Morocco is not only a brotherly country, a friendly country, it is an ally of Senegal," the minister told the press following the signing ceremony, chaired by HM King Mohammed VI and President Macky Sall. The partnership with Morocco is strategic, "i ...

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Rabat Expresses Discontent over London’s Deportation of Terrorism Convict

Rabat - The Moroccan Interior Minister expressed to his British peer Morocco’s discontent over the decision of Great Britain to deport a Moroccan terrorism convict, the ministry said on Thursday. The individual, deported Wednesday from Great Britain where he had served prison for terrorism-related charges, set fire in his family's house in Rabat, and refused to surrender to police, threatening them with an ...

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Minister Criticizes Clothing of Some Artists Who Perform at Mawazine Festival

Rabat - Transportation Minister Aziz Rabbah does not appear to be happy with the "clothing habits" of some of the artists invited to take part in Morocco's flagship festival, Mawazine.  Speaking at a forum on Tuesday, the PJD Minister criticized the clothing of some artists who will perform at the Mawazine Festival, saying their dress does not respect "Moroccan values.” "Morocco is an open country (…), but ...

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Yassine Bahti’s Brother Allowed to Leave Prison to Attend His Brother’s Funeral

Rabat - Moroccan authorities allowed Yassine Bahti’s brother, who is in prison on charges of drug possession, to attend his brother's burial. Under tight control and security presence, Bahti’s brother attended the burial with members of his family and friends, and received condolences on the loss of his brother. The Moroccan pilot, who died when his F-16 crashed in Yemen, was buried in the cemetery of marty ...

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Fes Festival of World Sacred Music: Celebrating Africa

Rabat - The 21st edition of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music celebrates Africa. The theme for this year’s edition of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music is Fes in the Mirror of Africa. This 2015 edition will showcase concerts and forums that will evoke the travels of Hassan al Wazzan, also known as Leo Africanus, an Andalusian Berber diplomat and North African explorer. The forums will also involve ...

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King Mohammed VI, Senegal’s President Chair Signing Ceremony of 13 Bilateral Agreements

Dakar - King Mohammed VI and President of the Republic of Senegal Macky Sall chaired, on Thursday at the presidential palace in Dakar, the signing ceremony of thirteen bilateral agreements on the different cooperation fields between the two brotherly countries. HM the King and Senegalese head of state chair signing ceremony of 13 bilateral agreements These agreements are in line with the royal integrated ap ...

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Run to the Rhythm of Sacred Music

Fez - The 21st Annual Fes Festival of World Sacred Music will kick off this weekend with a variety of events and concerts that draw thousands of visitors from around the world to Morocco’s spiritual capital every year. The nine-day music festival will provide patrons with a chance to experience the enchantment of curated music concerts while exploring some of the city’s historical venues. Visitors looking t ...

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Ramadan in France to Start on June 17 or 18 :Source

Rabat- The holy month of Ramadan, the most sacred month in Islam, when Muslims abstain from food, sex, and immoral behaviors, will start in France on either June 17 or 18, 2015. In a communique published in their official website, the Grand Mosque of Paris has set the "Night of the doubt" for the 29th day of Sha'ban in the Hijri year 1436, which corresponds to Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Like previous years, a ...

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Casablanca to Host Second Annual Half Marathon

Fez - The coastal city will welcome thousands of runners on a 21-kilometer race around the city this Sunday, May 24. Following the success of Casablanca’s half marathon last year, the Casablanca Athletics League hopes to provide runners with another international marathon set to the streets of Morocco’s largest city. The athletics association launched the initiative for this race to further develop the spor ...

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US Military Delegation Visits Cap Draa on Sidelines of 2015 African Lion military Exercise

Cap Draa (Tan Tan) -  A high-level US military delegation led by commander of U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) General David Rodriguez visited the site of the Cap Draa wargames on the sidelines of the US-Morocco 2015 African Lion military exercise. High-level US Military Delegation Visits Cap Draa on Sidelines of 2015 African Lion military Exercise. Senior officials of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) received t ...

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Moroccan Suspect Was in Italy during Tunisia’s Museum Attack

Rabat - The Moroccan man arrested in Italy in connection with the attack on the Bardo Museum was in Italy at the time of the attack, according to Italian police. But Tunisian authorities have yet to be convinced by the finding provided by the Italians. A Tunisian official said on Thursday that the Moroccan suspect “provided” attackers with weapons. "(He) is a weapons smuggler…he brought weapons for the Bard ...

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