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King Mohammed VI Pardons 13,218 Convicts on Occasion of Throne Day

Rabat - On the occasion of the Feast of the Throne, King Mohammed VI pardoned 13,218 people, some of whom are still detained and others on parole, including 119 for humanitarian reasons, a statement from the Ministry of Justice and Freedoms said on Tuesday. This number adds to the 277 people who were pardoned on the occasion of the Eid El Fitr, a Muslim holiday that marks the end the holy month of Ramadan. ...

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King Mohammed VI to Chair in Rabat Throne Day’s Festivities, Address the Nation

Rabat - On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of King Mohammed VI's enthronement, the Sovereign will chair, in Rabat, the festivities marking the Throne Day and address a speech to the nation, the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery Ministry said on Tuesday. On Wednesday, King Mohammed VI will chair a reception at the Rabat Royal Palace, the ministry said in a statement. On this occasion, the Throne ...

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UN: Morocco Reiterates Commitment to Promote World Peace

New York - Morocco on Monday reiterated its commitment to promote international peace and security, stressing that the UN remains the "lead agency" to guarantee peace and security in the world. This is the place to "reiterate my country's commitment for peace and international security," Morocco's ambassador to the UN, Omar Hilale, said at the UN Security Council Open Debate on United Nations Peacekeeping: ...

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South-South Cooperation at the Forefront of Morocco’s Foreign Policy

Rabat - Since the accession of King Mohammed VI to the throne, relations with sub-Saharan countries have been placed at the heart of Morocco’s foreign policy in order to strengthen Morocco's position as a key player in south-south cooperation. The long-standing ties between Morocco and the African countries reflect the Kingdom’s privileged position in Africa based on Morocco’s solidarity towards its neighbo ...

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Spain’s Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Pedro Almodóvar Denounce Israel in Open Letter

New York - Amid the Israeli continuous attacks on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, a group of Spanish actors, led by Spanish Oscar-winning Javier Bardem, Penelope Crux and Pedro Almodovar, published an open letter on Tuesday to voice their concern about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. In the letter, they denounced the “crimes” perpetrated by Israeli against the Palestinians, which they des ...

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Moroccan Parliament: Lachgar to Relinquish Position as Leader of Socialist Group

Rabat - The first secretary of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces party (USFP) said on Friday in the House of Representatives that he may transfer the presidency of the Socialist Group to another member. Driss Lachgar, first secretary of the USFP, said that he is not ruling out the possibility of transferring the presidency of the parliamentary socialist group to another member, when Parliament goes back ...

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Alleged Ex Member Claims Hamas is Responsible for the Deaths of Children

Rabat - In the midst of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas co-founder Hassan Yousef, appeared on CNN denouncing the ideology of Hamas and what he described as the organization’s “hidden agendas.” Speaking to CNN’s Don Lemon, Mosab Yousef said that Hamas’ “final destination” exceeds destroying Israel into building an Islamic Caliphate on “the rubble of every othe ...

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King Mohammed VI Pardons 277 Convicts on Eid Al-Fitr

Rabat- King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 277 convicts to mark Eid Al-Fitr, the Justice ministry said in a press release.  The detained beneficiaries of the pardon are: - 242 prisoners had their prison terms reduced. The other beneficiaries of the pardon are 35: - Six prisoners benefited from pardon over their imprisonment term or remaining prison term. - Three inmates benefited from pardon over their p ...

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Madonna Supports Gaza Children, Calls for Ceasefire

Rabat - Shaken by images of Gaza children being shelled by the Israeli heavy artillery, American singer and songwriter Madonna, has voiced her condemnation of to the war machine that is taking the lives of innocent Gaza children, and called for a peace and ceasefire. Reacting to the Israeli massacre in Gaza, Madonna posted, on her Facebook, a picture of colorful roses with the following words on: “These flo ...

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ISIS is an American plot, Iran says

Rabat - Iran’s state-run News Agency (IRNA) ,based on a purported interview with former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, has described the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) taking over northern Iraq last June as part of a U.S. backed plot that "seeks to destabilize the region and protect Israel." The Iranian official news agency quoted Snowden, who was responsible for leaking ...

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Israel Kills 8 Children While Playing in a Refugee Camp

New York- Israel killed 17 civilians on the first day of Eid El Fitr, eight of whom were children. According to Al Jazeera Arabic, the Israeli military bombed a group of Palestinian children while they were playing in a refugee camp. In a separate attack, an Israeli missile targeted the main gate of Shifa hospital in Gaza City. These indiscriminate attacks come after a 12-hour truce and amid international e ...

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Messi: I Did not Donate Money to Those Who Kill Children

Rabat - Several days after the satirical website, lecompetiteur, claimed that Argentinian star Lionel Messi allegedly donated €1 million to Israel, the four-time best player of the world debunked the rumor and denied that he had donated money to the Hebrew state.  According to Hispan TV, Messi stated that he uses his money to help build schools and hospitals for the poor in Argentina, adding that he can’t d ...

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