Air Arabia Maroc to Launch Two Naples-Casablanca Weekly Flights

Rome  -  Low cost airline, Air Arabia Maroc, announced that it will be operating two weekly flights linking Casablanca to Naples as of March 30. The launch of this air route aims at meeting the growing demand by Italian tourists and the Moroccans living in Italy, the airline said. Air Arabia Maroc was established in April 2009, has its main hub in Casablanca Mohammed V Airport where it links to several airp ...

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Moroccan Economy Shows Resilience To External Shocks in 2014: Minister

Rabat - The Moroccan economy showed resilience to external shocks in 2014 despite the unfavorable international context, Economy and Finance Minister said on Thursday in Rabat. Speaking to the press following the weekly government meeting, the Minister said that the preliminary results of the national economy performance in 2014 indicate that growth stood at 3% while inflation was maintained at 0.4%. During ...

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UNCTAD Ranks Morocco 16th in Liner Shipping Connectivity Index

Tangier - Morocco came first in Africa taking the 16th position in the global 2014 Liner Shipping Connectivity Index conducted by the UN trade and investment body (UNCTAD). Morocco’s liner shipping connectivity improved significantly from the 84th rank before the opening of Tanger-Med port to the 16th position in 2014, Tanger Med port authority (TMSA) said. With the latest Liner Shipping Connectivity Index, ...

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King Mohammed VI Rejects Request to Hold Phone Call with Nigerian President

Rabat - King Mohammed rejected a request made by Nigerian authorities to hold a phone conversation with the Nigerian President. In a communique released on Friday, Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that “the request by Nigerian authorities for a phone conversation between HM King Mohammed VI and Nigerian President was refused by the Monarch who deemed it inappropriate on grounds of the upcoming ele ...

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Morocco: Up to 5 Years in Jail for Two People on Terrorism Charges

Salé - The criminal court in charge of terrorism affairs at the Salé appeal court's annex on Thursday passed sentences ranging from two years to five years imprisonment against two people sued in cases related to terrorism. The defendants are a father, a former member of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and his son, sentenced respectively to five and two years in prison. The court sentenced the t ...

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Holding Inter-Libyan Political Talks in Morocco Reflects Trust in Kingdom: FM

Rabat- Holding the fourth round of inter-Libyan political talks in Morocco reflects the trust and credibility by all Libyan stakeholders in the Kingdom, Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar said Thursday. In a presentation before the cabinet, the Minister noted that holding these talks in Morocco reflects the trust and credibility by all Libyan stakeholders in the Kingdom given its permanent and tangible su ...

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New Round of Inter-Libyan Political Talks Begins in Morocco

Rabat - Stakeholders in the Libyan crisis started, Thursday afternoon in Skhirat (suburbs of Rabat), a new round of talks under the supervision of the UN support mission in Libya (UNSMIL). UNSMIL announced on Tuesday that the next round of the political dialogue will be held next week in Morocco, after all invited parties agreed to participate. The UN mission said in a statement that parties formally inform ...

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Moroccan Shiite Group Denies Receiving Authorization to Open Office in Tangier

Rabat - In response to the communiqué issued on Wednesday by the city of Tangier in which it denied widely circulated rumors suggesting that it authorized a Shiite group called Al-Khat al-Rissali to operate in the city, Essam Al Hassani, a member of the aforementioned Shiite group said that they had not made any authorization request to the city of Tangier. Speaking to various local media outlets, Al Hassan ...

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Marrakech’s Djmaa El Fna Among the World’s Most Beautiful Squares

Rabat - Djemaa El-Fna square in Marrakech is ranked amongst the most beautiful squares in the world in a rating made by world's largest travel-guide publisher Lonely Planet.  Marrakech's Djemaa El-Fna ranked tenth most beautiful Square in the world. It was ranked third in previous rankings by Lonely Planet. Djemaa El-Fna was founded by Moroccan Amazigh dynasty the Almoravids between 1070 and 1072. It is one ...

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Morocco’s CNDH Calls For National Debate On Death Penalty

Geneva  -  The National Human Rights Council (CNDH) called, on Wednesday in Geneva, for a large national debate on the abolition of death sentence. "CNDH is aware that the abolition of the death sentence stirs controversy within society which stresses the importance of opening a national debate on this issue," CNDH Secretary General Mohamed Sebbar said at a panel hosted by the EU delegation to the UN office ...

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Aksal Group to Build New Morocco Mall in Rabat

Rabat - A new 6 hectares shopping mall featuring a big screen, a luxury hotel is set to be built in the capital Rabat. Aksal group, a group that holds exclusive rights in Morocco to distribute various fashion brands, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Wessal Capital, a Moroccan private equity investment fund with key partners from Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, for the ...

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New Children’s Library Opens in the Heart of Fez

Fez - Many reports indicate a poor reading average in the Arab world. Morocco is no exception; thirty-three percent are illiterate.  Adding injury to insult is the lack of public libraries (only 313 in the entire country), a detriment to the Kingdom’s project to fight illiteracy and increase economic opportunities. The New Page Foundation conducted a survey in 2007, and found that fifty-one percent of Moroc ...

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