Canadian Actress Shay Mitchell in Love with Morocco

Casablanca - The Pretty Little Liars (PLL) star, Shay Mitchell was left fascinated of what Marrakech had to offer during her short stay in Morocco. Shay Mitchell, born Shannon Ashley Mitchell (28), is a Canadian actress and model. She is best known for her role as Emily Fields in the successful American mystery television series called “Pretty Little Liars”. Before her fame, Shay’s first job was at a Canadi ...

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US Orlando Airport to Offer Prayer Room for Muslims

Miami - Orlando, Florida is one of the top traveler destinations in the world welcoming hundreds of thousands of tourists from all cultures and religions. Most travelers arrive by air at the Orlando International Airport (MCO). As of September 1st, Dubai-based Emirates Airlines will be flying daily in and out of MCO on Airside 4. The affluence of passengers from the Middle East is expected to increase accor ...

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Morocco: Circle Oil Abandons Second Well in One Month Over Disappointing Results

Rabat - After abandoning the NFA-1 well located in Lalla Mimouna earlier this month, Irish energy company Circle Oil announced on Wednesday that it has plugged and abandoned the Ksiri South (KSS-A) exploration well on the Sebou permit in Morocco. In a press release, the Limerick-based company said the KSS-A well encountered unexpected rock composition, and as a result was plugged and abandoned in order to a ...

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Eight Moroccan Artists Take Part in a Program in the US

Rabat - Eight of the best young Moroccan artists are participating in an artistic program in the United States co-organized by the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE) and the U.S. Embassy in Rabat. The program aims to teach the Moroccan artists about U.S. culture and contemporary art through the experience of American artists and their major role in the development of ...

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China Wants to Translate Over 25 Moroccan Books

Rabat - China is moving forward to translate 25 Moroccan books to Chinese, announced Hassan El Ouazzani, director of the Book Department at Morocco’s Ministry of Culture. Ouazzani made this announcement on the sideline of Morocco’s first participation in China’s International Book Fair 2015, hosted in Beijing. He said that Morocco’s ministry of culture will soon sign an agreement with China’s General Admini ...

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France’s Police Arrest French Journalist for Blackmailing King Mohammed VI

Rabat - French journalist Eric Laurent reportedly tried to blackmail King Mohammed VI of Morocco. French authorities on Thursday arrested 68-year-old Eric Laurent who attempted to extort King Mohammed VI of Morocco by threatening to publish a new book about the monarch, unless he was paid a whopping three million Euros to remain silent. Laurent, a former reporter of Radio France and the writer of many books ...

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Number of Tourist Arrivals in Morocco Drops 2.9% in First Quarter of 2015

By Yasyn Mouhir Marrakech - According to the Directorate of Studies and Financial Projections of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, approximately 4.3 million tourists visited Morocco during the first quarter of 2015, a drop of 2.9 percent from the same period in 2014. The Directorate published a memorandum about Morocco’s economic status in August 2015. It showed that the decline in the number of French t ...

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RAM Denies that Fight Broke Out Between Its Flight Attendants

Rabat - Morocco's national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has denied reports that a dispute between flight attendants led to trays and bottles to be scattered in the plane's aisle. Media outlets reported that a 'fight' between two flight attendants on board a flight from Casablanca to Lisbon in Portugal caused meal trays and cutlery to be scattered on the plane's floor. In a communiqué published Wednesday, R ...

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Leon Reiterates Gratitude to Morocco for Supporting Inter-Libyan Peace Talks

New York (UN) - UNSG special representative for Libya Bernardino Leon reiterated, on Wednesday before the UNSC, his gratitude to Morocco for supporting the inter-Libyan dialogue process which led to the initialing, in June in Rabat, of a political agreement to put an end to the Libyan crisis. "I would like to express my heartfelt thanks and sincere gratitude to the Libyan leaders, as well as to countries wh ...

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Video: Violent Fight Between Members of Morocco’s Professional Chambers

Rabat - Members of professional chambers in the capital Rabat were involved in a physical altercation during their elections which took place earlier this month. Instead of settling their issues reasonably, wannabe representatives of professionals operating in the industry, agriculture, the craft industry, commerce, services, and marine fishing fields were filmed in a bizarre punch-up hurling slurs and thro ...

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IAAF: Morocco’s Rababe Arafi Advances to 800m Final

Rabat - Middle-distance runner Rababae Arafi from Morocco has booked her spot in the final of the 800m at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Arafi finished first in the semifinal at the 'Bird's Nest' on Thursday in 1:58:55, qualifying automatically to the 800m final. The 24-year-old finished ahead of Nataliia Lupu (Ukraine) 1:58.57, Selina Buechel (Switzerland) 1:58.63, Fabienne Kohlmann (Germany) 1:5 ...

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Morocco: PJD Seeks to Increase Maternity Leave to 16 Weeks

Rabat - The ruling Party of Justice and Development (PJD) is considering a proposal to increase the existing maternity leave available to working women from 14 to 16 weeks. The PJD wants the fourteen-week maternity leave currently available to working women under Article 46 of the Moroccan Public Service Law, to be increased to sixteen weeks, in order to enable mothers give their children the best start in ...

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