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France Warns Its Citizens Against Travelling to Algeria

Taroudant, Morocco - France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a warning on April 15 advising its citizens to avoid traveling to some regions of Algeria because of "the persistence of a high risk of terrorism." "The utmost caution is required for all of our citizens residing in Algeria or planning to go there," and "we strongly advise our citizens not to travel Algria, especially to the south and east of ...

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Saudi Princess Ameera al-Taweel Enchanted by the Moroccan Caftan

Casablanca - The glamorous Moroccan Caftan enchants exceptional women all around the world.  This time, Saudi Arabian Princess Ameera al-Taweel has fallen for the Moroccan attire’s magical spell, according to the website Yabiladies. Many international female celebrities made the Moroccan Caftan as their favorite garment, wearing it on the occasion of the most celebrated events, fashions converge. Akin to ma ...

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Only 15% of Moroccans Approve of US Global Leadership

Rabat- The Meridian International Center and Gallup released a new U.S.-Global Leadership Project this week, which found that the U.S.  Leadership approval rating lost 15 points in Morocco in 2013. It seems like Moroccans’ opinions on US leadership fluctuate from year to year. Although Moroccan approval of US global leadership decreased in 2013, it is still the highest of any Arab country after Mauritania. ...

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Will the EU CAP Affect Its Agricultural Agreement with Morocco?

Marrakech- While EU Commissioner Stefan Fule in 2012 hailed the EU-Morocco agreement on the liberalization of trade in agricultural products, fish and fishery products as a sign of the EU’s credibility in advancing relations with its southern neighbor, hat credibility now seems to be in doubt. Moroccan press today carried reports that yesterday the Council of Europe endorsed the adoption of the Common Agric ...

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Casablanca Among “10 Most Disappointing” Destinations in the World

Casablanca- Travel website Smarter Travel has recently published a list of 10 places it considers as the “most disappointing” destinations in the world. Casablanca has made it to the list. Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital is a “soulless” city, according to Smarter Travel. According to the website, Casablanca is only a transitory station, unlike other places in the Northern African kingdom, and is thus ...

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‘Tchermil’ in Casablanca: Arrest of 2 Chinese for Arms Trafficking

Casablanca- Casablanca’s National Brigade for Judicial Police (BNPJ) arrested two Chinese nationals for trafficking of white arms, especially swords on Thursday. According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), Police investigators raided a business located in Derb Omar, wherein they found a stock of 167 swords and other white arms of different sizes. The same source said the two Chinese, who run the same business, w ...

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Algeria and the Polisario are attempting to torpedo Morocco’s autonomy plan

Rabat - The Polisario separatists and their Algerian sponsors are endeavoring by all means to torpedo the autonomy plan in the southern provinces, presented by Morocco in order to reach a political, final and mutually-accepted solution to the artificial Sahara conflict, said president of the Royal Consultative Council for Sahara affairs (CORCAS), Khalihenna Ould Errachid. Ould Errachid, who was guest to MAP ...

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King Mohammed VI ‘s Message to UN Chief : Firm Warning Against Deviation Of Process in Sahara : French Expert

Paris  -  The message conveyed by King Mohammed VI to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is "a firm and clear warning against any deviation of the process in the Sahara", said head of the French observatory of geopolitical studies, Charles Saint-Prot. The French expert who was reacting to a phone call between the King and the UN chief, noted that the Sovereign "recalled that the UNO should not yield to manipu ...

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Africa needs to adopt integrated policies to ‘attractive market’ in energy, Minister

Hamburg - Africa is called to adopt coherent and integrated policies to be an "attractive market" for companies operating in the energy sector, said Monday in Hamburg, Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment, Abdelkader Amara. Speaking at the opening session of the 8th German-African Energy Forum, the Minister stressed the special relations of Morocco with sub-Saharan Africa and their role in t ...

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Morocco’s democratic experience presented to NATO Parliamentarians

Rabat - The democratic experience of Morocco in the light of the Constitution of 2011 was presented Monday in Rabat to parliamentarians of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Representing the Sub-Committee on Democratic Governance (CDSDG) and the Sub-committee on Transition and Development (ESCTD) under the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the parliamentarians had the opportunity to learn, during a r ...

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An earthquake of low magnitude shakes the Moroccan region of Fez

Taroudant, Morocco- An earthquake of low magnitude shook the Moroccan city of Fez at about 9 am today. Reporters from the city told MWN that the earthquake was of low magnitude, but as of the time of publication, the National Institute of Geo – physics of the National Centre for Scientific and Technical Research had not announced the measurment. "Everybody felt the earth shaking under their feet," said a re ...

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Morocco WTCC 2014: Mehdi Bennani Excluded From the Second Race

Rabat - After he had an accident with Tom Coronel in Marrakech, driver Mehdi Bennani of Morocco was disqualified from the race on Sunday for being underweight. This is big disappointment for Moroccans who were expecting their superstar to shine in the World Touring Car Championship that kicked off on Sunday in Marrakech. Bennani crashed into Tom Coronel at the startline, and Coronel’s Chevrolet was destroye ...

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