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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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Morocco’s Chabat Calls on Benkirane to Clarify his Relationship with ISIS and Mossad

Fez -Following his ongoing attacks on the ruling Islamic party, Secretary General of the opposing party Istiqlal, Hamid Chabat asked the head of the Moroccan government, Abdelilah Benkirane to address his alleged relationship with the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIS). During Monday's joint parliament session, Hamid Chabat asked the Secretary General of the ruling Justice and Development party, Abdell ...

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Israeli Newspapers Highlight Moroccan Slain by Mossad in 1973

Fez- Amid the ongoing Israeli shilling on Gaza, some Israeli newspapers dedicated some lines in their July 21 issue to the Moroccan waiter who was gunned down on the same day of 1973 by the Israeli secret service. Several Israeli newspapers retold the story of Morocco’s Ahmed Bouchiki in their “Today in History” section on Monday. On July 21, 1973, Israeli agents in Lillehammer, Norway, killed Ahmed Bouchik ...

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After El-Khayat’s Offensive Remarks, Egypt’s FM Praises Relations with Morocco

Tinjedad, Morocco - Following the controversy caused by Egyptian news anchor Amany El-Khayat over her offensive remarks about Morocco, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry,  praised the bilateral relations between the two countries in a telephone conversation with his Moroccan counterpart Salaheddine Mezouar. The spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Badr Abdel-Atti said today that Shoukry stre ...

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Italian Court Clears Berlusconi Over “Robi Scandal”

By Wassima Boujrad Fez - An Italian appeals court reversed on Friday the conviction of Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi concluding the so-called “Robi Gate" scandal. The Milan court of appeals overturned the conviction in June last year of Berlusconi by a lower court which had sentenced him to seven years in jail a lifetime prohibition on the exercise of political action. The story revolves a ...

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Traffic accident kills 6 on Marrakech-Ouarzazate national road

Marrakech - Six people died, on Friday, in a traffic accident on the national road 9 linking Marrakech to Ouarzazate, local authorities said. A truck collided head-on with a car, killing on the spot its six passengers, two couples, a kid and a new born baby, they said. The corpses were transferred to the Marrakech morgue. ...

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Casablanca’s city council ready to support victims of Bourgogne Disaster

Casablanca - Following a meeting by its office on Tuesday, the city council of Casablanca voiced its willingness to continue efforts made to alleviate the consequences of the three buildings' collapse in the Bourgogne neighborhood. In a press release, the city council's office, which lauded the Royal solicitude and support for the victims, said it will endeavor to implement the necessary measures to prevent ...

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Morocco’s Economy to Grow 3.5 pc in 2014

Rabat- Morocco' economy will grow by 3.5 percent this year, Economy and Finance minister, Mohamed Boussaid, announced Thursday in Rabat. Despite a decline in agricultural value-added, all activity sectors excluding agriculture increased in the first half of 2014, notably the automotive industry, aviation, textile and electronics, Boussaid said before the cabinet meeting. In the tourism sector, tourist arriv ...

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FIFA rankings: Morocco down to 79th place

Zurich  -   The Moroccan football team fell two spots to number 79 of the world's rankings, issued on Thursday by the football federation (FIFA). Germany tops the 2014 world's rakings, followed by Argentina, and the Netherlands. The Oranje’s third-place finish at the World Cup has propelled them 12 positions up the table and back into the top ten.  All of the teams that exited the World Cup in the quarter-f ...

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Egyptian TV Presenter Apologizes to Moroccans for Offensive Remarks

Rabat - Amid a storm of controversy over offensive remarks made in her Daily TV show, Egyptian TV presenter, Amany El-Khayat, has apologized on the air to Moroccans and the Moroccan King.  On Thursday, 24 hours after having lashed out at Morocco’s King and the ruling Islamists party with claims that the Moroccan economy is based on “prostitution, Amany  El-Khayat, along with her news team, posted an apology ...

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