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Agadir Hosts the Second Symposium on Media and Citizenship

By Safae El Herraz - Agadir The second special annual gathering of the International Symposium of Media and Communication organized by the Laboratory of research in language and communication, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, of Ibn Zohr University, in partnership with the Laboratory "MIGRINTER" from the University of Poitiers in France, will be held Tuesday 23 April 2014 in Agadir, Morocco. Experts represen ...

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Morocco, Japan to implement innovative synergies in tripartite cooperation

Rabat - Morocco and Japan are urged to further their cooperation and implement innovative synergies mainly at the level of tripartite cooperation, said, Monday in Rabat, Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida. Morocco, drawing on its African environment, mirrors its commitment in a concrete way through active solidarity actions mainly within the framework of tripartite cooperation with Japan a ...

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Nepal lauds dynamic of change under way in Morocco

Kathmandu - Nepal's Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey lauded the dynamic of change taking place in Morocco under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, describing the ties between Kathmandu and Rabat as "amicable and harmonious." The changes undertaken in Morocco under the leadership of the King deserve to be applauded, Pandey said in an interview with MAP. Morocco and Nepal share the same vision and pr ...

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Can Moroccan Jews Join the Justice and Development Party?

Rabat - Can Moroccan Jews join the Justice and Development party (PJD)? The Islamic party’s officials have to answer this question, as a Moroccan Jew sent an open letter to them this week requesting to join the party. In an unprecedented and unusual move, Isaac Charia, a Moroccan Jewish lawyer in Rabat, sent a request to join the Islamic party PJD. Isaac questions in his letter if the PJD welcomes Moroccan ...

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Spain: Moroccan Arrested for ‘Sexually Abusing’ his 11-Year-Old Daughter

Casablanca- A Moroccan from Nador was arrested in Ronda (a city in the Spanish province of Malaga) for sexually abusing his 11-year-old daughter, according to Spanish website El Faro Digital. According to the same source, the police had intervened during a family argument at the suspect’s home, the cause of which was the father’s alleged abuse of his daughter. The police then carried out a secret investigat ...

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France Won’t Use its Veto on the Sahara: Gérard Araud

New York- Gérard Araud, France’s Ambassador to the United Nations, said in a Tweet on Friday that his country would not use its veto power in the Security Council against any resolution on the Sahara. The French diplomat was apparently answering the Polisario and its supporters, who accused France of its willingness to use its veto to block any resolution that doesn’t take into account Morocco’s interests. ...

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Marrakech Air Show To Take Place on April 23-26

Taroudant, Morocco- Under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, the fourth edition of the International Exhibition of Aerospace Industries "Marrakech Airshow 2014" will take place from April 23 to 26 at the Royal Air Force military base in Marrakech. “The fourth Marrakech Airshow will be hosting once more, African and Mediterranean civil and military delegations as well as senior corporate executives in order ...

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Opening of Embassy of Panama in Morocco

 Rabat- The headquarters of the Embassy of the Republic of Panama in Morocco was inaugurated Friday in Rabat, in the presence of the Panamanian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mayra Arosemena and several Moroccan officials. The inauguration of Panama 's diplomatic mission in Rabat, was attended by Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister-delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida, ...

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Sahara: Hilale hands a message from King Mohammed VI to Ban Ki-moon

New York- Omar Hilale, who was entrusted by King Mohammed VI with the position of ambassador, Morocco's permanent representative to the United Nations Organization, handed on Thursday to UN secretary General Ban Ki-Moon a message from the Sovereign, on the latest UNSG report on the Sahara. During the meeting, the Moroccan diplomat underlined Morocco's fundamentals regarding the Sahara issue and pointed out ...

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King Mohammed VI pays Historic Visit to the Sahara

Fez- King Mohammed VI of Morocco started on Wednesday a historic visit to the Saharan provinces. Today, the Moroccan monarch attended the Friday prayer at the Asslam mosque in the city of Dakhla, the region’s second largest city after Laayoune. The visit comes a week after the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon released his annual report on the “Situation in the Western Sahara” and less than two w ...

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Ifrane hit by 3.8 magnitude earthquake

Rabat - A 3.8 magnitude tremor was felt Thursday in the province of Ifrane, the National Geophysical Institute said. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at 5:13 p.m., was located in the town Dayat Aoua, the same source said in a statement. On Tuesday morning, a 4.9 magnitude quake hit the same province. ...

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Five dead, seven injured in road accident near town of Lâattaouia

Kelâat des Sraghna - Five people were killed and seven others injured, including three seriously, in a road accident that occurred on Thursday near the town of Lâattaouia (the central province of Kelâat Sraghna). According to local authorities, the accident happened early morning on the provincial road No. 2125 between Kelaât Sraghna and Lâattaouia near the locality of Messnaoua. A Grand Taxi, a bus carryin ...

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