Turkish Airlines Makes Emergency Landing Over Bomb Threat

Rabat - A Turkish Airlines flight en route to Basel in Switzerland on Tuesday forced to make an emergency landing in Ataturk Airport in Istanbul due to a bomb threat, the Dogan News Agency reported. The same source said that the plane, Boeing 738, with 151 passengers on board, was recalled while it was in the Bulgarian airspace to return to the airport. This incident is the third in less than a month that h ...

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British Museum’s Director Visits Mohammed VI Museum

By Amine Mechaal Rabat - The National Foundation of Museums (FNM) in Morocco hosted a visit by the Director of the British Museum in London, Neil MacGregor, on Monday, April 13th in Rabat. During this unprecedented visit to Morocco, Mr. MacGregor visited the Mohammed VI Museum (MMVI) of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat, accompanied by Mehdi Qotbi, the president of FNM, and Abdelaziz El Idrissi, the dire ...

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France Launches 100-Million-Euro Program to Fight Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism

Taroudant - French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, presented a plan on Friday to fight against the "unbearable" rise in racism and anti-Semitism in France. The plan features a budget of 100 million euros ($108 million) over three years. "Racism, anti-Semitism, hatred of Muslims, of foreigners, and homophobia are increasing in an unbearable manner," Manuel Valls said in the Paris suburb city of Creteil. The pr ...

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Spanish Authorities Expel Moroccan Mother of two From Her Apartment

Rabat - A Moroccan woman was expelled from her apartment in southern Spain, Spanish daily La Opinion de Malaga reported on Thursday. Hannan Tibai, a 33-year-old Moroccan woman living in Spain, was evicted on Wednesday from an apartment where she lived with her two children aged 8 and 6 years in the city of Estepona, Southern Spain. Authorities seized her apartment despite the insistence of anti-eviction ass ...

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Morocco Turns Southern Provinces into Sustainable Development Model: International Expert

New York - Morocco has turned southern provinces into a model of sustainable development, based on a fresh and innovative approach to integrated global development, French economist Henri-Louis Vedie said Thursday in New York. During a panel discussion on the occasion of the publication of the English version of his book "Emergence and Global Development: will stronger than crises," Vedie said that Morocco ...

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Dieudonné’s Performance in Casablanca Canceled

Rabat - A Performance by controversial French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala scheduled for April 29th in Casablanca has been canceled. The organizers of Dieudonné's act " La Bête immonde " (The Filthy Beast) have been contacted Thursday morning by representatives from the Mohammed V complex, the event's planned venue, who told them that hall was not available due to "technical reasons". The Casablanca sho ...

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Moroccan Man massacres His Family Members in Phoenix, Arizona

Rabat - A Moroccan in Phoenix (Arizona) killed his two brothers, his 75-year-old mom and his sister-in-law before killing himself after a dispute over family business. On Thursday, April 16th, police said five people of Moroccan origins were found dead inside their north Phoenix home. The victims – all adults between the ages of 28 and 75 – were three brothers, their mom and one of the men's wives. It is be ...

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EU Commissioner: Morocco, Strategic Partner for Europe

Rabat- "For Europe, Morocco is a strategic partner especially to address common challenges, such as immigration and security", European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday in Rabat. This visit to the Kingdom seeks to further strengthen cooperation between the EU and Morocco, the European Commissioner told the press following his meeting with Interior ...

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Morocco Hails Dutch Initiative to launch Global Forum on Cyber Expertise

The Hague- Morocco hailed the initiative of the Dutch government to launch the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, on the sidelines of the 4th Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCC), held in The Hague on April 16-17. This forum, in which Morocco participates as a founding partner, seeks to be a global platform that contributes to cyber capacity building and stimulates new funding streams and the sharing of expe ...

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Anti-Terrorism: French, Moroccan MPs Call for Stepping up Bilateral Partnership

Paris - The participants in the 2nd French-Moroccan Parliamentary Forum, held here Thursday, stressed the need to step up bilateral partnership to fight terrorism and develop a comprehensive approach against this phenomenon. In the final statement adopted at the end of this forum, Moroccan and French parliamentarians noted that France and Morocco share a tradition of openness that condemns all forms of radi ...

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Driss Bamous, Former Morocco’s Soccer Squad Captain, Dies

Rabat- Driss Bamous, former president of the Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) and captain of national soccer squad, passed away Thursday. He was 73. The deceased will be buried Friday in the Chouhada Mosque in Rabat. Born on December 15, 1942, Driss Bamous was the captain of the Moroccan squad during the 1970 world cup in Mexico. Bamous played for FAR Rabat from 1963 through 1975. He also played for the ...

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Polisario Militiamen Behind Attack on Moroccan Embassy in Libya: Newspaper

Rabat - Polisario militiamen who fought alongside Muamar Gaddafi during the latter's government crackdown on protestors in 2011 are believed to be responsible for the bombing attack at the Moroccan embassy in Libya earlier this week. According to daily newspaper Al Sabah, preliminary conclusions of an investigation into the attack have revealed that former members of a Polisario militia codenamed "Sakia el ...

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