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Eid El Fitr on Tuesday in Morocco

Fez - According to the calculations made by the Moroccan Ministry of Religious Affairs, Morocco will celebrate the holiday of Eid El Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, on Tuesday July 29, 2014. Most Muslims countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Egypt, announced earlier on Sunday that they would celebrate Eid El Fitr on Monday. Unlike in previous years, Morocco starte ...

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Moroccan film Adios Carmen wins first prize Yaounde festival

Tinjdad, Morocco - The film "Adios Carmen", made by young Moroccan director Mohamed Amine Benamraoui won 1st Prize in the 18th edition of the Festival of Black Screens, which concluded Saturday in Yaounde, Cameroon. Shot in Amazigh (Rif variant), the movie "Adios Carmen" takes the audience to to the complicated life of Amar, a young boy in the Northern region of Morocco, Rif. The 104-minute film tells the s ...

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Egyptian Media to Cover 15th Anniversary of Moroccan King’s Coronation

Fez - The head of the state Radio and Television Union of Egypt (ERTU) Essam El-Amir has called upon Egyptian TV channels to cover the ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of King Mohamed VI’s coronation. Amid the controversy stirred up in Morocco following Egyptian anchor, Amany El Khayat's anti-Moroccan remarks, Egyptian state television is to provide broad coverage of the upcoming celebrations scheduled ...

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Casablanca: Woman Delivers on Floor of a Hospital

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - A video shows a woman giving birth on the ground, without any medical equipment has gone viral. The video was shot on smart phone cameras and is being circulated on social networks since yesterday, July 23. The 54*second video was filmed inside an Urban Health Center in Hay el Mohammadi, ain sba’a in Casablanca. The recorder was one of the woman’s siblings who insisted on taping th ...

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Morocco’s House of Representatives Adopts Law on Military Courts

Rabat - The House of Representatives (lower house) unanimously adopted, on Wednesday during a plenary session, a draft bill on military courts meant to carry out a deep and comprehensive reform of the law governing military courts dated 1956. This draft bill has four broad lines namely reforming the military court's competences to make it a specialized not an exceptional court, defining the legal status of ...

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Morocco’s Air Passenger Traffic Up 10.64 pc in 1st Half of 2014

Casablanca - Morocco's Air Passenger Traffic increased by 10.64 pc in the first half of 2014, the Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) said Thursday. The number of international passengers flying into and out of Morocco amounted to 8.4 million passengers during the first half of 2014 compared to 7.5 million passengers during the same period in 2013, ONDA pointed out. Mohammed V International Airport and Marra ...

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Sahara Issue: solution neither in New York nor Tindouf but in Algiers, Omar Hilale

New York (UN) - Any breakthrough in negotiations over the Moroccan Sahara issue requires a "sincere and good faith" commitment by all parties, especially by Algeria. This country, in particular, must show the necessary political will to break the deadlock over the process, said Moroccan ambassador to the UN, Omar Hilale. Morocco has met its obligations in the search for a political, lasting and mutually-acc ...

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Are Private Medical Schools a Solution for Morocco’s Health System ?

Casablanca — Morocco’s private education sector is planning to construct more and more private medical facilities in Morocco. The answer and acceptance of these new projects are two-sided. The soon to be launched private multidiscinaplary university, l’Univesité des Sciences et de Santé de Casablanca (USSC), is one of the first universities to open its doors to medical students and professionals in Casablan ...

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Moroccan planes carrying humanitarian aid to Palestinians arrive in Egypt

Ismailia (Egypt)  -  Two Moroccan military planes carrying humanitarian aid dispatched by Morocco to Palestinians in the Gaza strip, arrived Thursday morning at the Ismailia airport in Egypt. This aid, ordered by King Mohammed VI, will be transported overland to Gaza. Raised by the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation and the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, the r ...

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El Khayat Likely to Face Imprisonment or Dismissal

Fez - Television host Amany El Khayat continues to face repercussions for her incendiary remarks concerning Morocco. Moroccan press has reported that the board of ONTV substituted Mrs El Khayat with young animator Ramy Radwane for the program ‘Sabah TV’, customarily hosted by El Khayat. Akhbar Lyaoum newspaper has reported that Moroccans’ political and social discomfort following the Egyptian TV host’s atta ...

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Salafist Jihadist Criminal Gang Dismantled in Morocco

Rabat - Security services in Fes, in coordination with the services of the Directorate General for Territorial Surveillance (DGST), have dismantled a Salafist jihadist criminal gang. Following investigations, security services have arrested five members of the criminal gang, who put hoods to assault citizens using cutting weapons in the Bensouda neighborhood, Fes, the Interior ministry said Wednesday in a s ...

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Morocco Dispatches Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Population

Rabat - As part of support ordered by King Mohammed VI for the benefit of the Gaza population, a humanitarian aid worth MAD 10 million was raised by the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation and the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity. The relief includes 155 tons of medicines, powdered milk for kids, rice, hygiene products, tents, blankets, mattresses and generators. ...

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