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King Mohammed VI Launched Projects in Oued Laou to Boost its socio-economic development

Oued Laou, Morocco - King Mohammed VI launched, on Friday in the urban commune of Oued Laou, several structuring projects meant to boost the city's socio-economic and urban development. The Sovereign launched works for the building of a football stadium, the reconstruction of a central market, as well as the generalization of drinking water and liquid purification networks worth 57 million dirhams. Mirrorin ...

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Ebola: Guinea lauds before UNSC Morocco’s solidarity and brotherhood

New York (UN) - Guinean Minister of State for foreign affairs Lounceny Fall lauded, on Thursday before the UNSC, Morocco's solidarity and brotherhood towards his country which was affected by the Ebola epidemic. "We should thank once again countries like Morocco and Mali which embraced from the beginning the principle of solidarity, brotherhood and friendship," said the Guinean Minister of State, on the sid ...

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Morocco: a New Law Criminalizes Traveling to Tension Zones

Rabat- Amid the growing number of Moroccans who travel to Syria and Iraq in order to join the Islamic State’s ranks, the Moroccan government has passed a new law, on Thursday that criminalizes traveling to the tension areas. In a press conference on Thursday, Minister of Justice and Liberties Mustafa Ramid stated that the new bill aims at protecting the Moroccan youth from “being lured to the tension areas, ...

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Moroccan Private Schools to be Equipped with Tablets

Marrakech - Many young Moroccan children are now receiving their first tablet computers, now that they are widely available. The devices offer the chance to explore the world with only a Google connection, as well as being able to play games. The touch screen offers kids a new world of learning, which has important implications. The BBC reports that tablets are now being used in schools in Cote D’Ivoire and ...

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Morocco Slams Algeria’s Attitude on Human Rights in Western Sahara

Geneva- Morocco condemned, here Thursday, Algeria's position on human rights in the Western Sahara, criticizing its "hostile and irresponsible attitude". "We reject Algeria's false allegations concerning alleged violations of human rights in the Sahara," chargé d'affaires of Morocco in Geneva Hassan Boukili said before the UN Human Rights Council in a reaction to the statement of the Algerian ambassador, in ...

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Chellah Jazz Festival Opens with a Fusion of European Jazz and Moroccan Music

Rabat - The 19th Chella Jazz Festeval kicked off in Rabat on Wednesday. This major event combined melodies from Moroccan and European artists, to use music as a vehicle for communication and dialogue between peoples. According to the festival's press release, the 19th session hosts 15 bands and 53 musicians coming from 15 European countries and from Morocco carefully selected for their high musical quality. ...

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Morocco Reaffirms Firm Commitment to Fighting Drug Trafficking

Addis-Ababa - Morocco reaffirmed its firm and resolute commitment to fight drug trafficking which is a national priority. "Pursuant to its international commitments in this area, Morocco reaffirms its firm commitment to the goals and principles laid down in the 2009 political declaration and action plan on international cooperation for an integrated and balanced strategy against this global issue, within th ...

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Morocco: Hamid Chabat Promises To Be the Next Head of Government

Rabat - Secretary General of the opposing party Istiqlal, Hamid Chabat has reportedly promised that his party will defeat the Justice and Development Party, in the next Parliamentary elections scheduled in 2015, stressing that he will be the next head of government. Hamid Chabat told Hespress that it is impossible for the Justice and Development party to win another five-year term as the ruling party, since ...

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Western Sahara: Morocco Says Algeria should Be Involved in Search for Solution

Madrid - “Algeria is a direct party to the conflict over the Moroccan Sahara and should involve itself in the search for a solution to this problem,” said Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida. "There is a direct party to this conflict which is Algeria and it should admit it and get involved in the search for a solution to this problem," Bouaida told Spanish new agency "EFE" on the sidelines ...

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Morocco’s Ambassador to the Netherlands Threatens to Sue Dutch Police in The Hague

Rabat - The Moroccan Ambassador to the Netherlands, Abdelouahab Bellouki, is moving forward to fill an official complaint against the Dutch police in The Hague for their aggressive actions against Moroccans in the Schilderswijk, one of the poorest neighborhoods of the Netherlands. On September 6, two Dutch police officers reportedly wrestled a 14-year-old Moroccan boy to the ground without any apparent reas ...

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21 Killed, 1,494 Injured in Road Accidents in Moroccan Cities in a Week

Rabat - Twenty-one people were killed and 1,494 injured, including 75 seriously, in the 1,121 road accidents that occurred in Morocco's urban districts on September 8-14. The main reasons behind these accidents are attributed to failure to control vehicle, lack of attention to pedestrians and drivers, excessive speeding, not respecting the stop sign and change of lanes without signal among others, the Gener ...

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Because of ISIS Morocco Asks Turkey to Require Visa For Moroccans

Fez - To tighten its grip on extremists who seek to join the ranks of the Islamic State (IS), the Moroccan government reportedly asked Turkey to require a visa for Moroccans wishing to visit or pass through Turkey, Moroccan newspaper Akhbar Al Youm said in its Thursday edition. According to the same source, the Moroccan authorities aim to curb the flow of Moroccans joining IS, most of whom travel to Syria a ...

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