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President Marzouki announces his candidacy for Tunisia’s November Presidential elections

Marrakech - Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has announced that he will stand for reelection for Tunisia’s President in November. Parliamentary elections will take place in October.  "My candidacy is an example of transparency," he said, according to an AFP report. "We must not allow corruption in this first democratic experience," he added after registering for the November 23 vote. The upcoming election ...

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Arab League: Morocco Calls for Promoting Joint Arab Action

Cairo- The Arab world shall promote its joint action because of its shared fate, Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar said Sunday in Cairo. The situation in the Arab world requires implementing the decisions taken by the Arab League and cementing solidarity and consensus, Mezouar said at the opening session of the 142nd Arab League Foreign Ministers meeting. He underlined the need to adopt urgent measures t ...

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Mysterious Airstrike in Tripoli Carried out by Algeria, Not UAE & Egypt: Expert

Rabat- Contrary to the reports of US officials saying that the United Arab Emirates and Egypt were behind the mysterious airstrike in Libya’s Tripoli, an Algerian geostrategic and defense expert reportedly revealed that the operation was implemented by Algeria. On Tuesday, US officials said that Egypt and the UAE had secretly launched airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripo ...

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France: Moroccan, Algerian Retirees Face Expulsion from their Residence

Taroudante-  Nearly forty Moroccan and Algerian retirees are facing the threat of expulsion, according to Libération. Most of the retirees arrived in France in the 1960s and are currently living in a low-furnished hotel in Paris. After living in this poorly maintained hotel for 45 years, many Moroccan and Algerian elders may find themselves homeless. "I was very young when I came here. I grew accustomed to ...

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Germany To Construct New Arms Factory in Algeria

By Ismail Elouafi Fez - Germany has announced its decision to construct for the first time a production factory for one of its most important industrial sectors, the armaments industry, in Algeria. Germany's decision is the result of an agreement between the German Ministry of the Economy and the German government and Rheinmetall AG, a German Fuchs armor production specialist. The company will soon begin co ...

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United Arab Emirates and Egypt Involved in Libya’s Capital Tripoli bombardments

Rabat - Four senior American officials reportedly said that United Arab Emirates was behind the unidentified war plane that bombarded the Libyan capital Tripoli on August 18, leaving five militants killed and several others injured. Egypt and United Arab Emirates allegedly teamed up to carry out an air attack against Islamist-allied militias that were on the verge of victory over anti-Islamist forces based ...

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Traveling Without Moving: AIESEC Global Village Brings the World to Bizerte, Tunisia

By Sarra Jouini Tunis - A Global Village was organized on Saturday, 9th of August 2014 in Bizerta Resort Hotel. This Global Village is an exposition of diversity and a celebration of cultures. It brought together young people from China, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, Indonesia, Serbia, Romania, Italy, Taiwan , Croatia and South Korea. Each represented their countries with culturally distinct items, flags, dance ...

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Stabilization force in preparation for Libya, Morocco considered to be part of it

Rabat - The situation in Libya is truly alarming. The State is into a shambles and chaos is everywhere. Many people regret the era of the dictator Khaddaffi, they argue that, undoubtedly, he was ruthless but law and order reigned and Libya was respected and feared worldwide. Today, everyone is pitying the country and its people and parliamentarians are praying Western countries, openly, to come to their res ...

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Moroccan Consulate in Libya Attacked

Fez- An armed group targeted the Moroccan consulate in Tripoli, Libya on Tuesday. The consulate was reportedly caught in the crossfire between rival Libyan armed factions, but no casualties were reported. The premises were affected by rockets, which caused fires at the edges area of the Moroccan consulate, according to Moroccan news outlet Le360. The same source added that armed groups intruded the Moroccan ...

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Unidentified Warplane Bombards Libya, Morocco Worries About a Similar Attack

Rabat - An unidentified war plane has bombarded the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Monday. Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia are required to be more alert than ever before to face foil similar terrorist attacks. Explosions were heard in Tripoli, according to Reuters and Egypt decided to cancel its flights to Libya after the Libyan government decided to close the country's airspace. China’s Xinhua News Agency qu ...

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Over 143,000 psychotropic pills from Algeria seized since early 2014: Minister

Rabat - Over 143,000 psychotropic pills were seized since early 2014 by the security services, said, on Wednesday in Rabat, Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad, underlining that Algeria “remains the primary drug supplier.” The year 2013 was marked by the seizure of over 450,000 pills, which made the Moroccan authorities intensify their efforts to eradicate this plague coming from Algeria, the minister recalled ...

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Moroccan Victims of Arbitrary Deportation Sue Algeria in International Court of Justice

Rabat- The victims of arbitrary expulsion from Algeria have asked the International Court of Justice in The Hague to take action against Algeria over crimes against humanity allegedly committed by the Algerian regime in 1975. A statement issued by the Association for the Defense of Moroccan Victims of Expulsion from Algeria (ADEMA), said that it has filed a lawsuit against the Algerian authorities in the In ...

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