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INJAZ Al-Arab Launches Initiative To Fight Youth Unemployment In MENA

Marrakech - INJAZ Al-Arab, Regional Office of Junior Achievement Worldwide, announced the launch of Expand Your Horizon Initiative to fight youth unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). "Expand Your Horizon," which brings together a consortium of global entities from industrial sectors and whose purpose is to highlight job opportunities and internships offered in the region, will pro ...

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Bouteflika: Honor Algeria and Step Down with Dignity

San Francisco- Bouteflika’s reign over Algeria is undoubtedly coming to an end. But instead of leaving on his own term and do the honorable thing, to simply call for an early free and fair presidential election, he chose to defy nature and stay in office for life. At 77 years old, ill, frail, and absent minded, the right thing for him to do is to think about those Algerians who put their trust on him to lea ...

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Algeria’s Bouteflika in French hospital

Rabat - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose health has been degrading since he suffered a stroke last year, is now hospitalized in France.  "He was taken into care at Grenoble clinic yesterday," a source told Reuters on Friday. No one at this time knows the details for his hospitalization. Algerian authorities are not making any statement at this time. In the last few weeks, Bouteflika has met ma ...

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Algerian Soldiers Enter Moroccan Territory, Arrest Three Moroccans

Rabat-Soldiers in the Algerian army entered Moroccan territory at the border between the two countries and arrested three Moroccans, according to the Moroccan daily Al Massae in its Friday edition. According to the same source, a child was among the three people arrested in a small village near Figuig at the frontier between Morocco and Algeria. The Algerians also confiscated the livestock owned by the thre ...

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Algeria Rejects UAE’s Offer of Mediation With Morocco

Rabat- Algeria has reportedly rejected a mediation proposal by the United Arab Emirates seeking to ease the ongoing tension between Morocco and Algeria. Emirati media reported that Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan had contacted Algerian officials last Thursday offering his mediation between the two neighbors. The relations between Morocco and Algeria have recently witnessed an e ...

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IDEA to organize Regional Youth Forum 2014 in Tunisia

Rabat- Association Internationale pour L'éducation en Débat (IDEA) Middle East and North Africa is set to organize its first Regional Youth Forum (RYF) which will take place from 22 to 27 December 2014 in Tunis, Tunisia. Young people aged 18 to 28, stakeholders and experts from the MENA countries are expected to be part of the event which aims to "rethink the future of the region through viable public polic ...

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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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Rabat Calls for Investigation into Shooting of Moroccans by Algeria

Rabat- Amid the unprecedented strain in relations between Morocco and Algeria, Rabat called for an investigation to probe the shooting of a group of Moroccan citizens by the Algerian army at the countries’ border. Morocco’s foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, made the call before the parliament on Tuesday. “Morocco calls for an investigation commission to enable the international public to know who is te ...

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Morocco Praises ‘Calm Atmosphere’ Of Tunisia’s Elections

Rabat -  Morocco praised, Tuesday, the calm atmosphere that marked Tunisia's parliamentary elections, which took place last Sunday. Morocco extends its congratulations to Tunisia, government and people, for the success of the electoral process which constitutes an important stage in the democratic transition process, the Foreign ministry said in a statement. "Praising this milestone in the history of modern ...

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Family of Moroccan Shot at Algerian Border Tells What Happened

Marrakech- After the recent shooting of a Moroccan citizen in Oujda (525 km northeast of Rabat) by an Algerian soldier, the family of the victim, Salhi Rizki Allah, has clarified how the incident occurred. In a video posted Oujda city local news site, the brother and father of Rizki Allah expressed their distress and despair at what happened to their son. Rizki was shot from across the border by a soldier o ...

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Adoptive family of woman detained in Tindouf fears for her life

Madrid - The adoptive family of Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a young Spanish woman of Sahrawi descent held in captivity since last summer in the Tindouf camps (in Algeria) by the Polisario, said they fear for her after she received death threats in case she attempts to escape, as voices in Spain and elsewhere are raising to call for her immediate and unconditional release. "Mahjouba is held against her will. ...

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Former Tunisian Soccer Player Dies After Joining ISIS

Rabat - A former Tunisian player died on Thursday, while he was fighting in the ranks of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Nidhal Selmi used to play for the Etoile Sportive of Tunis with which he won the Tunisian Cup last season. He quit soccer and joined ISIS. According to Tunisian radio station Nagham FM, the family of the former player was informed of his death by his brother, who is also a mem ...

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