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UK Counts on Morocco as Ally to Promote Democracy Values: British minister

London  - The United Kingdom counts on Morocco’s role as an ally to promote the values of democracy, said Baroness of St Johns and minister of State at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Joyce Anne Anelay. Baroness Anelay told MAP she admires the way Morocco has worked hard and tirelessly over the past decade to promote democracy. As part of this process and with great courage, Morocco has dealt wi ...

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Suitcases of Ivoirian President, Other African Figures Stolen at Casablanca Airport

Rabat- According to the Moroccan news source Al Massae the suitcases of a number of public figures were stolen upon their arrival in Casablanca airport. In addition to the President of Cote D’Ivoire, a number of Mauritanian Ministers and a Mauritanian delegate for food security were also victims of theft at the airport. The airport authorities were taken aback when one of the victims reported the theft of h ...

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Joban Cosmetics Launches their Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care Line

New York- Joban Cosmetics, Inc, the nation’s natural skin care company, announced the launch of an all-natural anti-aging skin care line. To start the line will feature a day cream, a night cream and an eye serum. “Many people are understanding how important it is use natural products on their skin”, Joban’s Creative Director Raveena Kaur told MWN. “We felt there was a niche for a natural anti-aging skin ca ...

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Morocco: Teacher Sentenced to 1 Year for Sexually Abusing 7 Underage Girls

 Marrakech- A teacher at the primary school of “Al Mamoun”, in the region of Taroudant, was sentenced to one year in prison over child abuse and sexual harassment. Agadir’s Court of Appeal pronounced its judgment against the alleged sex offender after the victims’ parents brought an before the Court of First Instance in Taroudant last March. The teacher has reportedly sexually harassed seven minor students, ...

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Spain Demands Release of Sahrawi Woman Held Captive In Tindouf

Madrid  -  The Spanish government demanded a swift solution to the situation of young Sahrawi woman Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, who is held captive in the camps of Tindouf since last summer.  A statement by the Spanish foreign affairs ministry, issued on Thursday, said that the government is following "with a lot of interest" this issue and demands a swift and positive solution to the situation of young Sahr ...

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Saudi to deal ‘strictly’ with female drivers

Riyadh - Female drivers in Saudi Arabia will be dealt with “strictly”, authorities said on Thursday before a right-to-drive campaign culminates at the weekend. The kingdom is the world’s only country where women are not allowed to operate cars. Activists said in early October they were revving up their campaign using social media. But the interior ministry said it will “strictly implement” measures against ...

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Morocco’s AMDI and Chinese Foreign Investment Development Agency sign MoU

Beijing  - The Moroccan Investment Development Agency (AMDI) and the Chinese Foreign Investment Development Agency signed, on Thursday in Beijing, a memorandum of understanding to foster partnership on investment.  Inked by AMDI interim director Ali El Yaacoubi and secretary general of the Chinese agency Hu Weiping, in the presence of Morocco's ambassador to China Jaafar Hakim Laalaj, the agreement is meant ...

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Morocco: 3.1-magnitude quake hits Al Hoceima

Rabat  - An earthquake measuring 3.1-magnitude tremor on the Richter scale occurred on Thursday in the province of Al Hoceima, according to the National Geophysics Institute. The Institute said in a statement that the quake occurred at about 06.32 a.m. (GMT+1, adding that the epicenter is located in the commune of Moulay Ahmed Cherif. Since the earthquake is of low magnitude, no casualties or damages were r ...

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Morocco, FAO sign two agreements in agricultural sector

Rabat  - Morocco and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed Wednesday in Khemisset two agreements in the agricultural sector.  Signed by Agriculture and Marine Fisheries minister Aziz Akhannouch and the FOA representative in Morocco Michael George Hage on the sidelines of the world food Day, the first agreement is aimed at strengthening national capacities for assessing climate change economi ...

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Morocco’s Autonomy for Western Sahara “Serious, Realistic, Credible”: US Ambassador

Rabat  - US ambassador in Morocco, Dwight Bush, reiterated Washington's support to the Moroccan autonomy proposal in the ‘Western Sahara’, which it has repeatedly welcomed as "serious, realistic and credible". "We continue to consider as serious, realistic and credible the autonomy proposal made by Morocco to settle the dispute", the US diplomat said in an interview with Moroccan "Al Massae" daily. He insis ...

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American Pop Star Katy Perry to Celebrate Her Birthday in Marrakech

Rabat - American pop star Katy Perry chose Morocco’s main tourist destination to celebrate her 30th birthday. According to US Magazine, the American arrived in Marrakech earlier this week. The soon-to-be 30 year old star had initially scheduled to celebrate her birthday in Egypt, but decided to change her mind at last minute for security reasons, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In recent, Marrakech has ...

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Morocco Surprised by France’s Decision to Include it on Travel Warning List

Rabat - Morocco's Interior minister Mohamed Hassad said that France’s decision to include Morocco on its travel warning list is "incomprehensible", calling on French authorities to repair this "unfairness". "It is incomprehensible that the French foreign ministry publishes a warning list which includes only countries of the south", Hassad told the Moroccan daily L’Economiste, adding that instead of downgrad ...

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