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Air Algerie plane with 119 passengers missing over Mali

Algiers (AFP) - An Air Algerie plane with around 120 people on board including French and Spanish nationals went missing Thursday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, company sources and officials said. Aviation sources told AFP the aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 leased from Spanish company Swiftair carrying passengers of different nationalities. Its six-member crew were all Spanish, said S ...

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Swiss Brokers Used Luxury Villa, Prostitutes in Morocco to Win Business in Libya

Rabat- A recent investigation revealed that London-based brokers from Switzerland’s Tradition Financial Services were taking their Libyan clients on lavish trips to Marrakesh, Morocco to impress them and attempt to win business deals. Prostitutes were among the "services" provided to the Libyans.  The men spent their days “lounging poolside” and nights “partying at clubs in Marrakesh”, reported The Wall Str ...

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Should Moroccans Support Algeria in the World Cup?

By Majid Morceli San Francisco- Moroccans are divided between those who are for and those who are against Algeria in the World Cup, and both have their reasons. There are those who are willing to look at it strictly from an Arab perspective: they see it as Algeria is an Arab nation and a victory for Algeria is a victory for all Arabs. Many others consider Algeria and Morocco the same: they share the same va ...

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Mauritanian leader set to win new term amid poll boycott

Nouakchott - Mauritanians on Saturday cast ballots in a presidential election that incumbent Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was expected to win handily as main opposition rivals boycotted the vote in the largely desert nation. The ex-army general, who seized power in the northwest African nation in a August 2008 coup, has campaigned strongly on his success in fighting armed groups linked to Al-Qaeda at home and in ...

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U.S. Commandos Capture Suspected Ringleader in Benghazi Attack

Libya - US commandos have captured the suspected ringleader of the deadly 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, in a raid hailed by the White House as a triumph for “justice.” Special forces, working with FBI agents, carried out Sunday’s operation and the suspect, Ahmed Abu Khatallah, was en route to the United States, where he will face criminal charges, officials said Tuesday. The raid represen ...

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Morocco, Tunisia, Libya Organize a Regional Workshop on Public Policy

Casablanca- Supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), the Moroccan Center for Civic Education (MCCE) and the Tunisian Social Development and Empowerment Center organized a regional workshop on public policy in Hammamet, Tunisia from June 5 to June 7, 2014. The event sought to engage youth and civil society organizations (CSOs) from Morocco, Tunisia and Libya to discuss the best ways to address ...

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King Mohammed VI Stresses Need To Preserve Libya’s Territorial Integrity

Rabat - King Mohammed VI stressed on Thursday the need to preserve Libya’s national unity and territorial integrity, according to a statement issued by the Royal Office. During a phone he received from Nouri Aboussahmain, president of the Libyan General National Congress, King Mohammed VI further emphasized that he national dialogue, including all segments of the Libyan people, is “the right way” to overcom ...

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Morocco Denies Reports Over Alleged Spat Between King Mohammed VI and Tunisian President

Rabat - Morocco flatly denied this Sunday reports by some news outlets over an alleged spat between King Mohammed VI and Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, says a release of the Royal office according to Maghreb Arab Press. "The absurd and unfounded information, reported by some ill-intentioned press, over an alleged divergence between HM King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, and Tunisian President, His Ex ...

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Tunisian President Hosts Dinner in Honor of King Mohammed VI

Tunis- Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, hosted this Saturday at the Presidential palace of Carthage in Tunis, a dinner banquet in honor of King Mohammed who is paying an official visit in Tunisia. The King, who is accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid, was welcomed at the presidential palace by the Tunisian head of state. On this occasion, the King awarded to the Tunisian ...

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King Mohammed VI to pay official visit to Tunisia

Rabat - King Mohammed VI will pay, on May 30 to June 1, 2014, an official visit to the Republic of Tunisia, at the invitation of president Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announced on Tuesday in a statement. During this royal visit, the King will hold official talks with the president of Tunisia. The two heads of states will chair the signing ceremony o ...

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French Ambassador of Algerian Origin Resigns Over “Racism”

Fez- A French Ambassador of Algerian origin stepped down from his post on Tuesday on allegations of racism. Zair Kedadouche, who was French Ambassador in Andorra, said he was victim of racism within the ranks of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs because of his Algerian origins. In a letter sent to the French President last March and made public on Tuesday, the former football player claimed that he can ...

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Algerians versus Moroccans: Why Do They Hate Us?

By Majid Morceli San Francisco- On the surface, we are brothers and sisters: we have a common culture, language, traditions, religion, history of colonization, and sooner or later, a common future. We are so similar that anyone examining our two countries would think that Morocco and Algeria are one nation. But sadly, that is sadly not the case. We are very separate, and impressions are deceiving. As far as ...

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