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Boko Haram Murders 48 Fishermen

Marrakech- The Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram murdered forty-eight fishermen in northeastern Nigeria along the shores of Chad Lake on Sunday. "Dozens of Boko Haram fighters stopped fishermen on the shores of Lake Chad, who were going to the village of Doron Baga, and killed a group of forty-eight merchants who were on their way to buy the fish," said Abu Bakr Gmendi, an official in the group. The group ...

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Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome as Dalai Lama was denied Entry to South Africa

Rabat - The 14th annual summit of Nobel Peace laureates will take place in Rome, Italy. The Summit was originally scheduled to be held in Cape Town, South Africa in September, but it has been moved to the Italian capital after South African authorities refused to grant the Dalai Lama a visa to enter the country, organizers said. The event would have been the first summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to take pla ...

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Lionel Messi Plans Barcelona Exit

Rabat - Argentine forward Lionel Messi said that he wants to win major trophies with FC Barcelona this season, but admitted that he might leave the Camp Nou side in the near future. Speaking to Argentine sports paper Ole, the four-time FIFA Ballon D'Or winner said that it's not up to him to decide whether he would continue defending the colors of the Catalan giants in the long run. "I have said it many time ...

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Ebola-infected doctor from Sierra Leone lands in US: hospital

WASHINGTON - A doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in the United States on Saturday to be treated for the deadly virus, the hospital said. "Third Ebola patient has safely arrived in Omaha. Will now be transported by ambulance to Biocontainment Unit. #NebraskaMedEbola," the University of Nebraska Medical Center tweeted about patient Martin Salia, a legal US resident. ...

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Poll: Arabs Against ISIS, But not Supportive of USA Policy

Marrakech - The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies held a press conference at its headquarters in Doha on Wednesday, as the headquarters of the Center in Washington, D.C. announced the results of a poll on Arab public opinion regarding the international coalition that was mobilized during October 9 to 25, 2014, to act against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). The poll ...

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Catalans Back Independence in Symbolic Vote

Catalonia - Catalonia's nationalist government vowed to step up its secession drive after over two million people voted Sunday in a symbolic independence referendum which Spain's central government dismissed it as "useless". Catalan government head Artur Mas called the vote, not sanctioned by Madrid, "a total success" after a large majority of those who took part supported independence. The vote "made it ve ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo, World’s Second Richest Athlete

Rabat - Real Madrid ace and Portugal national team star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been named the second highest-paid athlete in the world by US Forbes Magazine with total earnings of $80 million a year. Ronaldo has also ranked best paid-footballer in the world beating his Barcelona rival Leo Messi, who came 4th with $64.7 million. According to Forbes Magazine, Ronaldo's pre-tax Real Madrid salary, including b ...

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Switzerland: ‘Halal’ Butcher Sold Pork to Muslim Customers For 3 Years

Rabat- For three years, a butcher in Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, deceived his Muslim customers by selling them pork falsely presented as calf. The butcher has reportedly sold 3.1 tons of pork making his customers believe that the meat is Halal, according to the Swiss version of 20Minutes, which revealed this scandal. In a routine control of food security, an inspector noticed that the meat pres ...

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Sweden Recognizes State Of Palestine

Stockholm  -  Sweden has officially recognized the state of Palestine, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom announced. The recognition is "an important step that confirms the Palestinians' right to self-determination", Swedish FM said in a statement. "We hope that this will show the way for others," Wallstrom said in remarks published in the Dagens Nyheter daily. With this unprecedented move, Sweden is ...

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Madrid Satisfied with Release of Sahrawi Woman Held Captive in Tindouf

Madrid - The Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry voiced, on Wednesday, its satisfaction with the release of young Sahrawi woman Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, held captive since last summer in the camps of Tindouf (south-western Algeria). A spokesperson of the Spanish ministry, quoted by "Europapress" news agency, said he was glad of the happy ending of this woman's story. Mahjouba is currently in Algiers waiting ...

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Canada raises ‘terrorism’ alert after soldier killed

Ottawa - Canada has raised its national "terrorism" alert, officials said, after a soldier run over by a suspected jihadist died in hospital. The alert level was raised from low to medium after authorities said a man they believed to be "radicalized" struck two officers with his car Monday, but authorities said the heightened alert was not "the result of a specific threat." "This level means that intelligen ...

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Bolivian man who abducted Moroccan girl living in Spain sentenced to 17 years

Madrid - A court in Bolivia imposed a 17-year prison sentence on a Bolivian man for abducting a ten-year old Moroccan girl living in Spain and holding her detained for 7 months, Spanish national TV TVE reported. The court in the central Bolivian province of Cochabamba found Grover Morales guilty of human trafficking and sexual abusem TVE added. The Moroccan girl, Nada, flew to Bolivia in August 2013 with Mo ...

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