Algerian national arrested in eastern Morocco for belonging to terrorist group

Rabat   - The Moroccan police arrested an Algerian national suspected of belonging to the terrorist group of Jund Al Khilafa which claimed responsibility for the beheading of French hostage Hervé Gourdel, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. The Algerian national was arrested in eastern Morocco between Beni Drar and Ahfir in possession of large quantities of dangerous substances, wireless communication too ...

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Ban Ki-moon Rejects Manoeuvres Attempting to Exploit UN Mission, French Expert

Paris - The guarantees provided by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to the nature of the UN mission in the Moroccan Sahara show that he "rejects the manoeuvres of some parties who attempted to exploit the UN mission, making it lose its neutrality and objectivity," Director of the Centre for Geopolitical Studies (OEG), Charles Saint-Prot, said. In an analysis entitled "Morocco's Diplomatic Success", Sa ...

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Algeria’s refusal of population census encourages aid embezzlement in Tindouf

Brussels - Algeria's obstinate refusal to allow a census of population held captive in the camps of Tindouf encourages mass and organized embezzlement of international humanitarian aid, Euro-deputy Gilles Pargneaux said on Friday. "We should be aware that the overestimation of population in the camps of Tindouf helped to set up this European food aid embezzlement and resale system," said Pargneaux in respon ...

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Morocco: Two Policemen Promoted for Declining a Bribe

Rabat- In an attempt to combat corruption among Morocco's law enforcement apparatus, the General Administration for National Security has promoted two policemen who refused to accept bribes. The two policemen, who are working in Hay Hassani district in Casablanca, have been promoted to the rank of officers after declining a MAD 100,000 bribe from a drug dealer. According to police, the drug dealer was about ...

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Two Moroccan Actors Receive Death Threats For Participating in ‘Son of God’

Rabat - Two Moroccan actors have received death threats following their participation in American Christian movie 'Son of God' which retells the life of Jesus. The actors, Rafik Boubker and Said Bay, are reported to have received death threats from anonymous over the phone and on social media platforms, describing them as "apostates" after they were featured in the movie 'Son of God' which was filmed in Mor ...

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German FM Says Berlin Seeks Close Ties with Rabat

Marrakech - Germany has a great interest in conducting dialogue with Morocco and seeks close ties with the Kingdom which has, for years, taken the path of reforms and modernization, German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Thursday.  "We have a great interest in conducting dialogue with Morocco, a country that has, for years, taken the path of reforms and modernization," Frank-Walter Steinmeier ...

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King Mohammed VI Receives Phone Call From UN Secretary General

Rabat - King Mohammed VI received, on Thursday, a phone call from UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, said a statement by the Royal Office. During the phone conversation, Ban Ki Moon thanked the King for Morocco's active role and constructive commitment in support of the UN agenda whether concerning peacekeeping, human development promotion or the fight against extremism and radicalization, said the statement ...

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Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire to set up strategic committee for economic development

Marrakech  -  Morocco and Côte d'Ivoire agreed to set up a strategic committee for economic development to give new impetus to their partnership. In a joint statement issued at the end of the official visit of the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara at the invitation of HM King Mohammed VI, the two countries agreed to consolidate the legal framework of their ever-growing economic relations by signing 17 ins ...

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‘Western Sahara’ : Ivorian President Reiterates ‘full Support’ for Morocco’s Autonomy Proposal

Marrakech  -  President of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara reiterated the "full support" of his country for Morocco’s proposal to grant autonomy to its southern provinces in the so-called Western Sahara, under the kingdom’s sovereignty. President Ouattara "reiterates the full support of Côte d'Ivoire for Morocco’s proposal to grant substantial autonomy to the Sahara region within the framework of the sover ...

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King Mohammed VI, Ivorian Pres. for Comprehensive Strategies to Fight Terrorism

Marrakech  - King Mohammed VI and Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara called for comprehensive and integrated strategies to fight terrorism. The two leaders underlined that the fight against such plagues requires comprehensive and integrated strategies that include security aspects, combatting radical ideologies and sustainable development, wrote the joint statement issued following the official visit by th ...

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King Mohammed VI Côte d’Ivoire’s President Chair Signing Ceremony of 16 Cooperation Agreements

Marrakech  - King Mohammed VI and President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, His Excellency Alassane Dramane Ouattara, chaired, Tuesday at the Marrakech Royal Palace, the signing ceremony of several bilateral cooperation agreements in various fields. The first agreement, which provides for promoting cooperation in security, was signed by Interior Minister Mohamed Assad and Charles Koffi Diby, Minister of S ...

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Casablanca: Taxi Owners to Change Their Taxis’ Meters

Fez- The ministry of commerce has ratified six models of new meters for small taxi drivers to promote transparency and quality service for clients. During a meeting to announce the initiation of marketing new meters certified by government departments, Hassan Jalal, representative of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment and the digital economy in Casablanca, said the initiative aims at increasi ...

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