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IEA Recommends That Morocco Increase Energy Efficiency

Rabat - The International Energy Agency (IEA) has recommended that Morocco increase its energy efficiency through clear regulations and financial incentives. In a report entitled "Thorough review of the national energy strategy," presented Friday in Rabat, the IEA also urged to maintain the recent progress in reducing fuel subsidies and optimize the use of solar energy. The document also stresses the need t ...

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Morocco: Oil Products’ Prices Down As of Nov. 1, Diesel Fuel Unchanged

Rabat - The prices of premium gasoline, fuel oil n2, fuel oil n2 ONEE and special fuel will go down starting November 1, 2014, while the price of diesel fuel will remain unchanged at MAD 9.69/litre, The ministry of General Affairs and Governance announced Tuesday. Premium gasoline will hence decrease to MAD 11.97/litter (-83 cents), while the price of fuel oil n2 ONEE will fall by MAD 626,29/ton to reach MA ...

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Morocco Denounces Terrorist Attacks in West Niger

Rabat - Morocco strongly denounced on Friday Thursday's terrorist attacks in the region of Tillabery, western Niger. "The Kingdom of Morocco strongly denounced the terrorist attacks perpetrated on Thursday in the region of Tillabery, western Niger, that killed nine persons among Niger's security forces," a release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said. Morocco also expressed solidarity wit ...

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EasyJet Inaugurates Glasgow-Marrakech Flight

Marrakesh - The British low-cost airline EasyJet inaugurated its new route connecting Glasgow (Scotland) to Marrakesh, airport sources said. The new route, which was open on October 29, will be flying three times a week, the same source added. In addition to this new route, EasyJet operates flight services to Marrakesh from Bristol, Stansted, Manchester, Basel-Mulhouse, Berlin-Schonefeld, Bordeaux, Geneva, ...

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Morocco Enjoys Exceptional Political, Economic Stability in Arab World: Financial Times

Rabat  -  Morocco is an exceptional case in the Arab region and investors are confident in its political and economic stability, Financial Times writes. The country’s economic and political stability – rare commodities in the region – have already brought returns, as tourists numbers were up by 7 per cent in 2013, the business daily said. Noting that investment in the automobile sector has grown, with car e ...

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Moroccan Government to Grant Monthly Allowance to Indigent Widows

Rabat- After more than ten months since issuing the 2014 financial law, the government Council today finally approved the decree that provides direct support for widows fixed at MAD350 per month for each orphan. During a meeting Thursday, the Council of the government endorsed draft decree No. 2-14-791, which determines the conditions and criteria upon which widows in difficult situations can benefit from g ...

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ISIS Members Planned Attacks Against Banks, Multinationals in France, Morocco

Rabat -  The two ISIS recruits, arrested on October 27th in Morocco, planned attacks against banks and multinationals in France and Morocco, the Interior Ministry said Thursday. Investigations in the case of the French national (BF) and his French-Moroccan accomplice (AA), arrested on October 27 while attempting to join the terrorist organization of the Islamic State, have identified that they have posted b ...

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Western Sahara: Morocco’s Muffled Diplomatic Voice in Washington and New York

Washington DC - Every year, as time approaches the UN Security Council consultations on the Western Sahara conflict, Moroccan officials start a flurry of diplomatic activities to counter any “possible” negative outcomes. Unfortunately, seldom do these actions succeed in finding a lasting resolution to this simmering regional dispute. It may be time for Rabat to go back to the drawing board and review its in ...

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Moroccan Women Contribute 34.5 % To National GDP: Survey

Rabat  -  Moroccan women's contribution to national wealth creation nears 21 %, and they spend an amount of time equivalent to 34.5 % of GDP in work and housework, said the High Commissioner for Planning Ahmed Lahlimi Alami. "Women have significantly increased their presence in the workplace and reduced their household activities. The combination of these two activities reveals interesting results," Lahlimi ...

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Moroccan Sentenced to 2 Years for ‘Plotting’ to Attack Harvard University

Rabat- A Moroccan accused of plotting to attack Harvard University and a federal building was sentenced to two years in prison in Connecticut, according to Reuters. The suspect was arrested by the FBI last April  in Bridgeport, Connecticut. El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, a Moroccan residing in the U.S was allegedly plotting a terrorist attack deploying a radio-controlled, drone-like toy that he intended to use as ...

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Tindouf Camps: Morocco Slams Human Rights Watch’s Report As ‘Deliberate Confusion’

Rabat-  Mahjoub El Haiba, Interministerial Delegate for Human Rights, slammed the "deliberate confusion" caused by Human Rights watch’s latest report on human rights in Tindouf. "It is important to note the deliberate confusion caused by the report which provides little credible data and biased and incomplete conclusions", Mr. El Haiba said in an exclusive interview with MAP. For El Haiba, the report feeds ...

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2.4 Tons Of CannabisSeized At Tangier-Med Port

Tangier -  Moroccan authorities seized, on Wednesday at Tangier-Med port, 2.4 tons of cannabis resin (locally known as Chira) in a truck bound for Europe, customs sources said. The banned substance was carefully concealed in the form of platelets at the trailer of a truck bound for southern Spain, the same source pointed out. During this operation, the police arrested the truck driver and his assistant. ...

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