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Associated Press Confuses Morocco with Monaco

New York - The Associated Press confused the principality of Monaco with Morocco, erroneously saying that the North African country is expecting to celebrate the birth of royal twins. Most Moroccans living in the United States will tell you that they have come across Americans who confuse Morocco with Monaco. While this confusion is common among the average citizen and can be blamed on the ignorance of peop ...

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Lionel Messi, La Liga’s All-time Goalscorer

Rabat - Lionel Messi has broken La Liga's long-standing goalscoring record held by Telmo Zarra thanks to his three goals on Saturday against Sevilla. The Argentine netted three goals during the Sevilla game at Camp Nou which Barcelona won 5-1. Messi scored at the 21, 72 and 78th minutes to break La Liga's top scorer record long held by former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra. Zarra scored 251 goals in 27 ...

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In Pictures, Southern Morocco Bridge Collapses after Heavy Rain

Taliouine - A new bridge in Taliouine, about 200 hundred kilometers from Agadir, collapsed partially on Sturday morning after the heavy rain that fell in the region. The big bridge, which was inaugurated only four months ago, failed its first test. The road traffic was blocked for more than five hours, as part of the bridge linking the river Zagmozen to the national road 10 collapsed. Thankfully, no casualt ...

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Marrakech: French Paedophile Says Parents Knew He Abused Their Children

Fez - The alleged French paedophile Jean Marie Guillaume, who is accused of molesting two underage children without using violence, revealed shocking new information about his crimes. The defendant, who was caught groping child of fourteen, denied allegations of sexual assault during a police investigation. Instead, the 66-year-old French national bluntly confessed that he hosted two minor boys and their pa ...

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UN: Moroccan MPs Condemn Israeli practices in Al Quds

New York (United Nations) - A Moroccan parliamentary delegation condemned Friday at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York Israeli practices in Al Quds, calling on the international community to take action and support the Palestinian people's rights, including their right to an independent State with Al-Quds al-Sharif as its capital. "Israel has trampled all UN resolutions and international con ...

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Sheikh Sar: Moroccan Women Are to Blame For Street Harassment

Rabat - In response to the video of a Moroccan woman being harassed in Casablanca 300 times over the course of 10 hours, Islamic rapper and YouTube celebrity, Sheikh Sar, released a new video on his YouTube channel. The video footage shows him following women in skinny jeans and miniskirts and filming them, suggesting that women harass men, as well. Sheikh Sar entitled his new video “a man harassed 100 time ...

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Morocco ranks Most Peaceful Country in North Africa

Marrakech - Morocco ranked 63 out of 162 countries based on the degree of peace in the country, according to the 2014 Global Peace Index (GPI), which was conducted by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). Morocco advanced 6 ranks in comparison to last year, coming in first in North Africa and seventh in Middle East following, Qatar (22), Kuwait (37), the United Arab Emirates (40), Jordan (56), and Om ...

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The Morocco WE Want: Delayed Hopes (Part 1)

Nador - We are born Moroccans, whether we like it or not. We desire to live freely in our country. No matter how far we travel, we aspire, at least, to have our bodies buried right here in this nation. Morocco is one of the oldest countries in the world, according to history. Morocco is one of the most strategically well-placed countries in the world. Morocco is a melting pot of the European, African, Arab, ...

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Mohamed is Israel’s Most Popular Name for Boys: Survey

Rabat- After the Israeli government denied the validity of multiple reports that claimed that Mohamed is the most popular boys’ name in Israel, a new study conducted by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics confirmed that Mohamed, indeed, is Israel’s most common name given to newborn boys. A new Israeli official survey revealed that Mohamed, the name of Islam's prophet, was the most common name given to ...

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Tunisian Woman Wins Muslims Beauty Pageant

PRAMBANAN (Indonesia) – A Tunisian woman called for a free Palestine as she won a pageant exclusively for Muslims in Indonesia Friday, seen as a riposte to Western beauty contests. Eighteen finalists, who include a doctor and a computer scientist, paraded in glittering dresses against the backdrop of world-renowned ancient temples for the contest in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. Compute ...

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40 Percent of Moroccans Are Against Polygamy: Survey

Marrakech - Polygamy is a legitimate right in Islam, but about 40 percent of Moroccans are against it. 46 percent of women object to polygamy at a great extent, while only about 22 percent of men share them the same attitude, according to an opinion poll accomplished by TNS Foundation for Tel Quel magazine. 40 percent of men are in favor polygamy and expressed their objection to the idea of banning polygamy ...

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83 percent of Moroccans Reject Homosexuality: Survey

Rabat- Moroccan society is known for its openness to the outside world and its adoption of many trends coming from the West. But when it comes to topics that are considered taboo, the overwhelming majority of Moroccans still hold conservative views. According to a survey conducted by the TNS Foundation for Morocan magazine Telquel, 83 percent of Moroccans hold negative views regarding homosexuals. The surve ...

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