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Spanish Police Bust Drug Traffickers Who Laundered Money in Moroccan Real Estate

Rabat- Spanish police have dismantled a network of Moroccan drug traffickers who laundered millions of euros in dirty money, by investing in Moroccan real estate. The Spanish Guardia Civil arrested 36 members of a gang of Moroccans in Catalonia and seized an amount of heroin estimated at over $2 million euros ($2,5 million), according to the Spanish website El Periodico. The gang, composed of the numbers of ...

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Morocco’s Internet Population Hits 8.5 Million at End September 2014

Rabat - Morocco is now home to over 8.5 million Internet users, which represents a penetration rate of 25.6 percent. According to the latest stats from the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT), the overall number of Web users climbed 62.8 percent year-on-year to 8.5 million at the end of September 2014. The rapid growth in smartphone owners fuelled the use of mobile Internet, whose subscribe ...

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Spanish Queen’s Sister Celebrates Her Birthday in Marrakech

Rabat- Telma Ortiz, the sister of Dona Letizia, the Queen of Spain and spouse of King Felipe VI, added her name to the long list of celebrities and important personalities who choose Marrakech to celebrate their parties, such as birthdays and weddings. The 41-year old woman, who is married with Jaime del Burgo, celebrated her birthday last weekend in Marrakech, according to El Confidencial. To celebrate the ...

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Saudi Man Offers Services of Moroccan Maid for Sale on Internet

Rabat- A Saudi citizen has reportedly offered to sell the services of his maid, originally from Morocco, over a shopping website apparently because he can no longer keep her in his house. Posting an ad for "Moroccan maid for sale,” the Saudi citizen who identified himself as Abou Badr wrote that he wants to give up the services of his maid. The Saudi man advertised the maid as if she were a slave on auction ...

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IEA Recommends That Morocco Increase Energy Efficiency

Rabat - The International Energy Agency (IEA) has recommended that Morocco increase its energy efficiency through clear regulations and financial incentives. In a report entitled "Thorough review of the national energy strategy," presented Friday in Rabat, the IEA also urged to maintain the recent progress in reducing fuel subsidies and optimize the use of solar energy. The document also stresses the need t ...

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Morocco: Oil Products’ Prices Down As of Nov. 1, Diesel Fuel Unchanged

Rabat - The prices of premium gasoline, fuel oil n2, fuel oil n2 ONEE and special fuel will go down starting November 1, 2014, while the price of diesel fuel will remain unchanged at MAD 9.69/litre, The ministry of General Affairs and Governance announced Tuesday. Premium gasoline will hence decrease to MAD 11.97/litter (-83 cents), while the price of fuel oil n2 ONEE will fall by MAD 626,29/ton to reach MA ...

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Morocco Denounces Terrorist Attacks in West Niger

Rabat - Morocco strongly denounced on Friday Thursday's terrorist attacks in the region of Tillabery, western Niger. "The Kingdom of Morocco strongly denounced the terrorist attacks perpetrated on Thursday in the region of Tillabery, western Niger, that killed nine persons among Niger's security forces," a release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said. Morocco also expressed solidarity wit ...

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King Mohammed VI Inaugurates Social Projects In Casablanca

Casablanca- King Mohammed VI inaugurated Friday in Casablanca new social and sportive projects, an illustration of the constant royal solicitude for the human element as a true wealth of the Kingdom and a key component of its intangible capital. The King inaugurated the Mohamed Zerktouni socio-sports community centre in the urban commune of Dar Bouazza (Nouaceur province) and a Human Development Centre for ...

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Tangiers’ Renault Plant Targets Production Of 180,000 Units In 2014

Paris - The Tangiers' Renault plant is planning to produce 180,000 units in 2014 and is heading to an annual rhythm of 200,000 units, said General manager of Renault-Morocco, Jacques Prost. The car-maker general manager told French weekly "L'Usine Nouvelle", the 2014 production is inferior to the plant's actual production capacity of 340,000 units annually, as a result of the European market slow growth. Pr ...

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EasyJet Inaugurates Glasgow-Marrakech Flight

Marrakesh - The British low-cost airline EasyJet inaugurated its new route connecting Glasgow (Scotland) to Marrakesh, airport sources said. The new route, which was open on October 29, will be flying three times a week, the same source added. In addition to this new route, EasyJet operates flight services to Marrakesh from Bristol, Stansted, Manchester, Basel-Mulhouse, Berlin-Schonefeld, Bordeaux, Geneva, ...

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Disaster Management: Morocco First African Country To Receive UN INSARAG Certification

Geneva - Morocco received Thursday in Geneva the UN INSARAG certification of classification for complying with the Unite Nations standards on disaster management, delivered by the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG). The award ceremony of the UN prestigious certification took place in Geneva following three days of high-level exercise on intervention in case of earthquake in the presenc ...

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Morocco’s Date Output Expected To Reach 92,000 Tons In 2014

Erfoud  -   Morocco expects its dates output to reach 92,000 tons in 2014, down by 12 pc compared to 2013 as a result of low rainfall, said on Thursday agriculture and sea fisheries minister, Aziz Akhannouch. However, he went on in a press briefing on the sidelines of the 5th international dates fair in Morocco (Sidattes 2014), top quality varieties destined to export will post a surplus in the 2016-2017 se ...

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