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Saudi Arabia Jails Takfiri Supporters for 13 Years for Fighting Overseas

Marrakech - Last February, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia confirmed that Saudi citizens who fight in foreign conflicts could be jailed for up to 20 years, reported Middle East Eye. A court in Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced 13 defendants for up to 10 years in prison on charges that included joining an Islamist group and fighting overseas. The 13 were part of a larger group of 32 defendants and were convicte ...

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Rabat: Morocco, Russia Hold 5th Joint Intergovernmental Commission

Rabat - The 5th Joint Russian-Moroccan Intergovernmental Commission, held Wednesday in Rabat, has given new impetus to cooperation between Morocco and Russia and further consolidated bilateral relations in political, economic and strategic fields. Speaking on this occasion, Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar hailed the positive momentum that has made Morocco the first trading partner of Russia in Africa a ...

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Marrakech to Host 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Nov. 20-21

Rabat - Held under the High patronage of King Mohammed VI, Morocco will host the 5th Edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, in Marrakech on November 20-21st, 2014, under the theme "Harnessing the Power of Technology for Innovation and Entrepreneurship," said on Tuesday a statement by the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As a result of the Royal visit conducted by King Mohammed VI of Morocco to Washingt ...

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Islamic state fighters are near Israel border, says Free Syrian Army

Rabat - The Islamic State (IS), the terror group that is wreaking havoc across Syria and Iraq is reportedly making its way quietly into Israel. According to the Israeli newspaper Times of Israel and based on sources from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) with good knowledge of the situation on the ground, some 6000 Islamist fighters previously thought to be Syrian jihadists from al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front ...

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British Government to Curb Muslim Brotherhood Activities in London

Marrakech - In an exclusive article The Daily Telegraph reported that the British government will curtail Muslim Brotherhood activities and visits to London by activists following a report by Sir John Jenkins, Britain’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, which was commissioned by Prime Minister David Cameron. The report highlighted Muslim Brotherhood links with terrorists and armed groups in the Middle East. The D ...

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Morocco Calls for ‘More Efficient Strategies’ to Fight Torture

Geneva-  Morocco called, here Monday, for "more efficient strategies" to fight torture that would promote a collective approach based on mutual assistance. "No state is alone in the fight against torture. Nobody can claim that we do not have the duty to implement the UN Convention against Torture", said the inter-ministerial delegate for Human rights, Mahjoub El Hiba, before the Human Rights Committee in Ge ...

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Joan Rivers Banned American First Lady From Attending her Funeral

Taroudant, Morocco - American Comedian Joan Rivers Died on Thursday 6 September after she went into cardiac and respiratory arrest following a throat procedure a week earlier in a New York hospital. But before her death, it seems that the controversial native said that she did not want First Lady Michelle Obama to attend her funeral. The list of people who were not welcome to the funeral ncluded also two mo ...

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UK: “Sharia” Loan Launched for Muslim Students

Taroudant, Morocco - The British government announced that students from Islamic confession now have the opportunity to receive financial loans in accordance with Islamic law, according to the Huffington. The high tuition fees are forcing many British students to borrow money from banks, which they repay at the end of their studies, but Muslim students who could not afford education fees were forced to eith ...

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Marrakech becomes a Hub for Major International Conferences

Fez - Marrakech, Morocco to Host Major International Conferences: GES, World Forum on Human Rights, Japan Arab Economic Forum Morocco, increasingly an attractive destination in which to hold conferences, events, and forums, will host three of the most significant events in the world this year. Morocco’s geographical location and climate make it ideal to host events during November and December, and that has ...

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Displacement of Peoples Threatens World Security and Stability

Marrakech - The European Border agency, Frontex, is responsible for protecting Europe’s borders from the growing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Africa, who are fleeing violence, genocide and poverty, in search of a better life in the European Union (EU). Thousands are dying in unseaworthy boats, victims of unscrupulous people traffickers. Off the coast of North Afri ...

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FGM survivors may regain the ability to experience an orgasm due to new surgical technique

London - Lack of orgasm for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) may now be a thing of the past thanks to new surgery Women who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) may be able to regain the ability to experience an orgasm through a reconstructive surgery offered by a surgeon in France. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is defined by the World ...

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Indigenous people of Vancouver fight eviction

London - Poor housing rights for aboriginal people in Canada have come to a head with over 200 people fighting eviction from land they claim to own. Oppenheimer Park, in Vancouver, Canada has been host to a number of protests recently as the indigenous population of Vancouver fight for ownership of the land. The aboriginal people of the city have been fighting against poor housing for a number of years now; ...

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