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Morocco, Spain to Consolidate Cooperation in Energy

Rabat - Morocco and Spain reiterated, on Monday, their determination to reinforce cooperation in the energy field. Rabat and Madrid emphasize "the importance of cooperation in the energy sector" to reinforce the momentum underway between the two countries in various fields, Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, told the press following a meeting with the Minister of Energy, Mi ...

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Risks for US Advisers and the Need for Boots on the Ground

Marrakech - President Obama insists that he will not have “boots on the ground”in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but the line between a combat and an advisory role is perilously close, and memories of Vietnam still reverberate. Some 1,600 U.S. troops are being sent to Iraq, and they could become both targets and victims of kidnapping. They could also find themselves victims of ...

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Israel Hides That Mohammed Is Most Popular Name in Jewish State

Marrakech - Israeli newspaper Haaretz has called out the Israeli Population, Immigration, and Borders Authority (PIBA) for failing to publish Arab children’s names in its most recent list of facts on the state of Israel. On PIBA’s list of most popular children’s names, Yosef, Daniel, Uri, Itai, Omer, Adam, Noam, Ariel, Eitan, and David are present, but Mohammed is not. However, Mohammed is the most popular ...

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Muslims Use Sarcastic Hashtag to Dissociate Themselves from ISIS

By Radia Benabbou Rabat -  Muslims around the world are using the hashtag #MuslimApologies as a way to defend Islam as a peaceful religion and that ISIS’s violent acts do not represent their faith. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Islam has been a target for several different types of accusations that associate it with terrorism. Muslims around the world have been persecuted and discriminated against just ...

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Outcry After Le Figaro Asked a Question About ISIS and Muslims of France

Fez - In a reaction to the marches staged by Muslims of France to denounce the beheading of French tourist Hervé Gourdel by Algerian militants, the French newspaper Le Figaro  conducted — and then deleted — on Thursday September 25th its “Question of the Day” gauging the reaction of Muslims to the decapitation.  As reported in the media, the Islamist group Jund al-Khilifa captured Hervé Gourdel, on Sunday S ...

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Former candidate for Miss Belgium converts to Islam

Rabat - Lindsey Van Gele, a candidate for the Miss Belgium contest 2012, has reportedly converted to Islam after marrying Mamoutou N'Diaye, a midfielder for Zulte Waregem, a Belgian football team. Van Gele now calls herself "Aisha," has given up alcohol and pork, and no longer wears short skirts. She refuses to show her body uncovered in events such as the Gala Golden Shoe. This week, Lindsey was a guest on ...

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Obama urges world to fight IS ‘network of death’

United Ntions- President Barack Obama called on the world Wednesday to join the US-led coalition to defeat extremists in Iraq and Syria. “The United States of America will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death,” Obama told the UN General Assembly. “Today I ask the world to join in this effort.” US President also denounced the Russian aggression in Europe on Wednesday, but said Washi ...

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ISIS Beheads French Man Abducted in Algeria

Rabat - Herve Gourdel, the French mountain guide who was kidnapped last Sunday in Algeria has been beheaded by his captors, AFP reported.  A video released by an ISIS-linked group known as Jund al-Khilafah, filmed the beheading of the 55-year-old French man. In a video released on Monday, the Kidnappers had threatened to execute him in twenty-four hours if France led new raids in Iraq. The group called on f ...

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President Obama: No One Gets a Free Pass on Climate Change

Marrakech - On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama attempted to rally 125 world leaders at the UN summit on climate change, saying that they were “the last generation” with the ability to take action to avert a global catastrophe, the Congressional site the Hill reported. He said that every nation had a responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that “no one gets a free pass.” He outlined the acti ...

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Meeting Heralds Possible Thaw in Iranian Saudi Relations

Marrakech - The Foreign Ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia met on Monday in New York. It was the first such meeting of the two great Islamic powers since the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013. An article by Iran’s official press agency IRNA reviewed by the UK Guardian newspaper quoted  Mohamed Javed Zarif as saying: “Both my Saudi counterpart and I believe that this meeting will be the fi ...

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Five Arab Countries Participate in US-led Coalition Against ISIS

Marrakech - In a press conference on the Whitehouse lawn today, President Barack Obama confirmed that five Arab nations had participated in or supported the United States action in Syria against ISIS training areas and command and control centers storage bases and a finance center. "We're going to do what's necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group," Obama said in remarks from the White House lawn ...

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Kim Kardashian’s nude photos leaked in celebrity hacking

France - More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulated social media Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month, U.S. media reported. The pictures, which also included nude shots of actress Vanessa Hudgens and U.S. soccer star Hope Solo, appeared briefly on 4chan and Reddit, before being removed, celebrity gossip s ...

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