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First Day of Islamic Year on Sunday, October 26

Rabat – Muharram 1st of the new Hegira year 1436 will correspond to Sunday, October 26, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs has announced on Friday. In a statement, the ministry said that it has contacted Friday evening its delegates and the Royal Armed Forces units which confirmed the non-sighting of the lunar crescent of the month of Muharram. The month of Dhu Al Hijjah will complete 30 days an ...

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Morocco “Very Concerned” By Israeli Escalation In Al Quds Asharif

Rabat - Morocco is "very concerned" by the Israeli escalation in Al Quds Asharif and calls the international community to take up its responsibilities and make pressures to lead Israel to stop its assaults on Al Aqsa mosque and end the judaization acts and construction of settlements in the holy city. "The Kingdom of Morocco is following with great concern Israel's escalation regarding the issue of Al Quds ...

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First Electric Powered 4×4 Vehicle: A Global Invention Unveiled in Morocco

Rabat - Morocco unveiled the world’s first electric powered 4x4 vehicle at Morocco’s solar festival in Ourzazate Earlier this week. The vehicle, invented by a group of Spanish participants in the festival and designed to contribute to sustainable environmental tourism, amazed the attendees. Elber Woulsh, a Spanish driver who was part of the design team, said that the 4x4 is “the result of years of work and ...

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Seventh Annual Horse Show Opens in Morocco

Marrakech - The 7th annual horse show opened on October 21, 2014, in El Jadida, a coastal town located about 106 km north of Casablanca.  Under the theme of “Equestrian tourism in Morocco,” the show is an occasion for craftsmen and lovers of the equestrian world to know more about the chivalric culture. The show will run until Oct. 26th. The organizers devised a program that combines the exploration and dis ...

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Spanish NGO’s Call for Release of Sahrawi-Born Spanish Woman Held in Tindouf

Tarragona (Spain) – Moroccan and Spanish NGOs staged Thursday in Tarragona (south of Catalonia) a new demonstration in solidarity with Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent held in captivity since last summer by the Polisario in the Tindouf camps in Algeria. Dozens of Spanish human rights activists took part in this sit-in which is part of a series of demonstrations scheduled b ...

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2015 Appropriation Draft Bill Is Not An Austerity Budget: Finance Minister

Rabat - The appropriation draft bill for 2015 is not an austerity budget and does not include any cuts or new taxes, said Thursday in Rabat Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Boussaid. "The 2015 finance draft bill is not an austerity budget and does not provides for new taxes or cuts," Boussaid told journalists at a press briefing dedicated to the presentation of the draft bill. On the contrary, added ...

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A Call for Acknowledging Problems Facing Single Mothers

Marrakech - On the occasion of the last National Day of Women on October 10, 2014, the National Institute of Solidarity with Women (INSAF) called for addressing the problems facing single mothers. Figures from the group’s 2010 study show that more than 200,000 women gave birth out of wedlock between 2003 and 2009 in Morocco, a significant number. According to INSAF, single mothers still suffer from discrimi ...

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Inside the Archeological Museum in Rabat

Marrakech - The archeological museum in Rabat, which is located exactly next to Alssunnah Mosque, Bab Rwah, is a priceless and appealing artistic space. It was built during the French colonization of Morocco in the last century. The museum deserves to be seen and discovered. I had the fortune of visiting, and thoroughly enjoying just a short while ago. The museum is small, but it includes various appreciabl ...

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UK Counts on Morocco as Ally to Promote Democracy Values: British minister

London  - The United Kingdom counts on Morocco’s role as an ally to promote the values of democracy, said Baroness of St Johns and minister of State at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Joyce Anne Anelay. Baroness Anelay told MAP she admires the way Morocco has worked hard and tirelessly over the past decade to promote democracy. As part of this process and with great courage, Morocco has dealt wi ...

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Morocco Surprised by France’s Decision to Include it on Travel Warning List

Rabat - Morocco's Interior minister Mohamed Hassad said that France’s decision to include Morocco on its travel warning list is "incomprehensible", calling on French authorities to repair this "unfairness". "It is incomprehensible that the French foreign ministry publishes a warning list which includes only countries of the south", Hassad told the Moroccan daily L’Economiste, adding that instead of downgrad ...

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Spain hails ‘exemplary and coordinated’ cooperation with Morocco against jihadist terrorism

Madrid- Spain praised the "exemplary and coordinated" cooperation between Moroccan and Spanish security services in fighting the jihadist terrorism threat. "Morocco police of Spanish national police have been doing an exemplary, coordinated and reinforced job over the last years against the jihadist terrorism threat", Spanish interior ministry said in a release published after the distinction-awarding cerem ...

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Morocco awarded two prizes by World Finance

London- The financial magazine "World Finance" awarded Morocco two prizes of excellence for the Wessal Capital initiative. They are the 2014 "Social Deal" for the Wessal Casablanca port project and the 2014 "Sovereign Wealth Fund Deal" for the Moroccan Fund for Tourism Development (FMDT). The prizes were handed to economy minister Mohamed Boussaid on the sidelines of the Conference on Investment in Morocco, ...

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