Russia Facing Drug Use & Doping Allegations

By Bernad Dito, New York- In the world of Olympic sports, there is one rule that cannot be broken without serious ramifications on an athlete's entire career. That rule is in regards to steroids. Athletes who fail to show up clean on their drug testing, and are found guilty of using these banned performance enhancing substances can face severe penalties. Medals and the prize money they have earned can all b ...

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EU Reiterates Support for Regional Integration in Maghreb

Rabat - The EU reiterated, on Thursday in Rabat, its full support for efforts aiming to achieve regional integration and inter-connectivity between Maghreban countries. Speaking at a conference on the place of Morocco in the European Neighborhood Policy, EU commissioner for enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy (ENP), Johannes Hahn, expressed the EU’s commitment to support efforts aiming at achieving ...

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UAE police Arrest suspect in American woman killing

The UAE police arrested the main suspect in the stabbing to death of an American woman in an Abu Dhabi mall, the Interior Ministry announced on Thursday. In a statement posted on the ministry's Twitter account, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, deputy prime minister and minister of interior, announced: “The face-covered suspect is now in police custody.” “With God’s grace & exceptional follow-up by UAE ...

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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 grou ...

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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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