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18 Killed, 1,340 injured in road accidents in Moroccan Cities

Rabat - Eighteen people were killed and 1,233 injured, including 79 seriously, in 962 road accidents in Morocco's urban districts during the week from August 18th to 24th. The main reasons behind these accidents are attributed to lack of attention to pedestrians, not respecting the right of precedence, excessive speeding, change of lanes without signal, and not respecting stop sign among others, Police serv ...

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Morocco, Japan to strengthen cooperation in infrastructure, transport, logistics

Rabat - Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics Aziz Rabbah held talks with senior Japanese officials and private sector operators on means of strengthening Moroccan-Japanese cooperation in the areas of infrastructure, transport and logistics.  The minister notably met with Japanese minister delegate for Foreign Affairs, minister of Spatial planning, infrastructure, transport and tourism, minister of ...

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Mahmoud Abbas Thanks King Mohammed VI for His Support to Palestinian people

Ramallah (West Bank), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed, Thursday, his thanks to King Mohammed VI for his support to the Palestinian people. The Palestinian president has expressed his gratitude to the King "for all the support and solidarity that the Sovereign and the Moroccan people have shown for the Palestinian people," Secretary-General of Morocco's Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS), Mo ...

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MAD 900 million budget for 2014 general population census: HCP

Rabat - Morocco's 2014 general population census, slated for September 1- 20, will cost a total of about MAD 900 million, High Commission for Planning (HCP) said.  The overall budget of the 2014 general population census amounts to MAD 897,082,984, according to figures released Wednesday by HCP during a press conference. This large-scale operation includes three major phases: cartographical works and data r ...

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Morocco: British woman attacked in Marrakech, left severely wounded

Rabat - A British woman was viciously attacked in Marrakech by a man armed with a machete causing a gaping wound to her left thigh, according to the BBC. The woman, 22-year-old Naomie Greenslade from Wales, was on her way home in the Rmila neighborhood in the ancient Medina of Marrakech after volunteering in a local orphanage when she was attacked. Ms. Greenslade was heading to her accommodation with friend ...

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Polisario Front Attempts to Incite Chaos in Morocco

Rabat - The Polisario Front is hoping to drag Morocco into an atmosphere of chaos and crisis through urging separatist students to escalate their struggles against the Moroccan government as well as increase their mobilization across universities in the country. Along with the Human Rights card it uses against Morocco in the Western Sahara conflicts, the Polisario Front strives to use separatist students to ...

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Casablanca airport officer attacked by French national

Rabat- A French national had been reportedly arrested on August 26th at Mohammed V international airport in Casablanca for having assaulted a police officer, according to Le360.ma news website. The person in question, a retired French national who was on his way to Basel, Switzerland from Mohammed V airport, was arrested following his assault against a police officer in charge of the completion of border fo ...

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Mission Impossible 5 Closes the Marrakech Highway for 14 Days

Rabat- The Moroccan national highways company (Société nationale des Autoroutes du Maroc) has announced in a communiqué on Thursday that the highway bypass section of Marrakech will be closed between the junction towards the city of Agadir and the Tamansourt exchanger starting Sunday 08/30/2014 until Friday 09/12/2014 in order to leave space for the shooting of an international film. Media outlets reported ...

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Over One Million Foreign Tourists Visited Marrakech in 7 Months

Marrakesh  -  The tourism sector in Marrakesh exceeded, late July, the threshold of one million arrivals in classified hotels. Data from the Tourism Regional Center (CRT) of Marrakesh show that the first seven months of 2014 (Jan.-Jul.) totaled 1,084,305 tourist arrivals in the city's classified hotels, an increase of 9.06% compared to the last year.  The indicator of nights in hotel rooms also rose by 11% ...

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World Bank Approves $100 Million Loan to Morocco to Support Employment

Washington - The World Bank (WB) board of executive directors approved last Tuesday a USD 100 million project in support of Morocco’s ongoing efforts to boost employment and improve the quality of jobs.  The project will focus on ensuring the skills taught in universities and vocational training programs match the needs of the labor market, increasing the efficiency of employment services and broadening the ...

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Tangier: A Group of Salafists Attack a Man for Drinking Alcohol

Rabat - A Tangier citizen was sent to the emergency room in critical condition on Monday after being viciously beaten by a group of salafists who call themselves "Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice," in the Beni Mekkada district, according to local media reports. The self-appointed promoters of virtue reportedly intercepted the man who was supposedly under the influence of alcohol ...

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Head of Govt. in Ankara for the Inauguration of Turkish President-Elect

Ankara - Morocco's Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane arrived, on Wednesday, in Ankara to represent King Mohammed VI in the inauguration ceremony of Turkish president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a statement to MAP upon his arrival at the Esbonga International Airport, Benkirane said that he is carrying a message from the King to the Turkish head of state. "king Mohammed VI  takes great interest in re ...

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