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New Barcelona’s Prodigy: Son of a Former Moroccan ‘illegal’ Immigrant

Rabat- Barcelona have decided to curb the media hype around their recent La Masia graduate Mounir El Haddadi in order for him to concentrate more on playing football than giving interviews. Yet the Spanish media, which is madly in love with the Barcelona forward, was not easily deterred by the Blaugrana decision and therefore continued to track back the beginnings of the 19-year-old starlet and his family. ...

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Morocco’s Exception for Jewish Family Law Courts

Marakech- Morocco is the world’s only country that permits Jewish family courts to operate within its legal system.. The Jewish court in Morocco can only deal with inheritance and family issues such as marriage, divorce, wills, probate estates, and gifts between Moroccan Jews. They are not permitted to deal with other legal matters, which remain within the domain of the Moroccan legal system and deal with c ...

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Saudi Arabia Considers Destroying Prophet’s Tomb, Moving Remains to Anonymous Grave

Taroudant, Morocco- The tomb of the Prophet Mohamed, under the Green Dome in the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, could be “destroyed and his body removed to an anonymous grave”, according to U.K.'s Independent. The same source said that a 61-page consultation document, by a leading Saudi academic, has been circulated among the supervisors of al-Masjid al-Nabawi Mosque in Medina. The cont ...

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Islamic State claims to behead second US reporter

Washington- The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday showing a masked militant beheading another American journalist and threatening to kill a British captive. The footage, identified by private terrorism monitor SITE and seen by AFP, shows 31-year-old freelance writer Steven Sotloff dressed in orange and on his knees in a desert landscape. The masked militant condemns US attacks on the Islamic State a ...

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Spain lauds cooperation with Morocco to fight jihadist terrorism

Madrid  - Spanish Interior minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz lauded, on Tuesday, cooperation with Morocco to fight jihadist terrorism. The Spanish minister, who was speaking at a meeting in Madrid with a delegation from the US senate, highlighted cooperation with Morocco to fight jihadist groups which pose a threat to international security, said the Spanish ministry in a statement.  The proof of such cooperati ...

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Moroccan delegation in Beijing to discuss cultural relations with China

Rabat - Moroccan officials from the Culture Ministry paid, on Aug. 29-31, a working visit to Beijing during which they discussed with their Chinese counterparts ways to strengthen cultural relations between Morocco and China.  This visit, at the invitation of the state administration for the press, publishing, radio, film and television in China, a government-run regulatory body, was marked by talks on mean ...

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Members of US Congress Laud Reforms Carried out in Morocco

Rabat - Members of the US congress lauded, Tuesday in Rabat, reforms carried out by Morocco while underlining steps taken by the Kingdom to uphold the rule of law and democracy. During a meeting with foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar, the members of the delegation, led by Timothy Michael Kaine, senator of the state of Virginia and chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and Sout ...

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Mission Impossible 5: Cars Race through Casablanca Narrow Streets in High Speed

Taroudant- Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise, who is in Morocco for the fifth installment of Mission Impossible 5, was seen in the Derb Sultan neighborhood in Casablanca. Before getting into the car, Cruise waved to the onlookers who were there on the scene taking shots with their smart phones. In an amateur video posted on YouTube, cars spinning in the narrow streets of the old medina of Casablanca at full sp ...

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Morocco: San Leon Energy finds shale oil in its Timahdit permit

Marrakech - San Leon Energy reported encouraging signs for shale oil extraction at its Timahdit permit which is 240 kms  south East of Rabat. This is the second largest shale oil  deposit in Morocco. The company is still carrying out tests in the area and updating its feasibility study on its options for extracting the shale oil. Timahdit site is located near Ifrane National Park and Haut-Atlas Oriental Nat ...

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New Picture of King Mohammed VI Onboard his Boat Goes Viral

Rabat- A new photo posted on Facebook on Tuesday shows King Mohammed in a casual look on board his boat Lalla Khaddouj. The new picture appears 24 hours after a picture of the Moroccan monarch in a selfie with a Moroccan citizen from Paris was posted on social media. Like other pictures of the Moroccan head of state, the picture is being widely circulated and commented on social media. For the past 3 years, ...

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Marrakech Hosts the Africa International Model United Nations on Sept. 26-28

By  Abderrahim Boualy - Ouarzazate Africa International Model United Nations (NAIMUN) is organizing the 2nd edition of the annual conference which will be held from the 26th-28th of September 2014 at the Faculty of Letters and Humanity in Marrakech, Morocco. The event will bring together 300 bright young students from all over the world with the aim of building a foundation for open dialogue in the spirit o ...

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Egyptian President expected on September 21 in Morocco

Taroudant- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is expected on Sept. 21 in Morocco for an official three-day visit, according to Le360. This visit will be al-Sisi’s first trip to the kingdom as the country's head of state since his election last June, almost a year after the ouster of the former president Mohamed Morsi. King Mohammed VI addressed, on July 7, a message to Egyptian President in which he ex ...

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