Three Moroccan Universities Among Africa’s Top 30

Rabat - Three Moroccan universities have been ranked among Times Higher Education’s top 30 African Universities. On Friday, the internationally recognized weekly British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) released its new ranking of the top 30 universities out of Africa’s approximately 2,600 higher education institutions. The announcement was made during THE’s Africa Universities Summit being held at the ...

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Egypt’s Zamalek Chairman Accuses Moroccans of Sorcery

Rabat - Chairman of the Egyptian Club Zamalek, Mortada Mansour has portrayed Morocco as a country that practices sorcery by accusing a Moroccan “sorcerer” of using his alleged supernatural powers to help Al-Ahly defeat Zamalek in Cairo’s derby last week. Mortada Mansour made this controversial statement while interviewed on a broadcast of  “El-liaabaHilwa” which aired on Egypt’s LCT TV. He claimed that the ...

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Women in Hijabs denied entry at several Egyptian resorts

Rabat - Many Egyptian resorts and restaurants have adopted Hijab-free zone policies, turning women in headscarves away upon entrance. In a country where 90 percent of its population is Muslim, many feel that these bans are “discriminatory” against practicing Muslim women. The ban is reportedly popular at upscale resorts and restaurants often visited by foreigners, in cities such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurgh ...

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UAE is the Arab World’s Most Reputable Country: Survey

Rabat - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the Arab World’s most reputable country in 2015, a new survey has found. Last week, Forbes published the results of the 2015 Country Reptrak Survey, conducted by the US-based Reputation Institute which ranks the world’s 55 most reputable countries. According to the results, the UAE came in first above all the Arab World’s countries included in the list, as it ranked ...

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Saving Susiya: The Latest Village Scheduled for Demolition

Jerusalem - On Friday afternoon, local Palestinians were joined by Israelis and international activists for a march to save Khirbet Susiya, the latest village scheduled to come under the Israeli bulldozers. The village which sits on rocky hills in south Hebron is home to over 300 Palestinians, who have already faced many expulsions in the past. In 1983, the Israeli settlement Susiya was established near the ...

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France: Saudi King to Arrive at Cote d’Azur Accompanied with Thousand People

Rabat - Amid a wave of outrage among locals, Saudi Arabia’s King is due to arrive over the weekend for a private visit to Cote d’Azur in France accompanied with at least a thousand people. While this is good news for local trade in Cote d’Azure, it is an inconvenience for local bathers as the French authorities have decided to close the Riviera in Cote d’Azure to assure the Royal family’s safety. The Saudi ...

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Eid al Fitr: Did Saudi Arabia Mistake Saturn for the Shawwal Moon?

Rabat - An information reported by a number for news website claimed that Saudi Arabia has reportedly made a mistake in the announcement of Eid al Fitr, which was celebrated last Friday in most Muslim countries. An investigation conducted by Morocco World News showed that the alleged mistake was nothing more but a hoax. According to Yabiliadi, which based its report on an unverified report published by an E ...

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Iran Nuclear Deal Sparks More Concern for Arab States

  Rabat - Gulf countries have remaining concerns that the nuclear deal with Iran will spark unwanted instability within the region, despite the deal’s intentions to improve relationships among the several world powers. Iran’s adversaries are concerned that the nuclear deal, which includes sanctions relief for Iran, will give the country greater resources to fund and assist with it’s military projects. ...

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Snapchat Streams Ramadan Prayers Live From Mecca

Rabat - Ramadan prayers from Mecca began streaming live on Snapchat on Monday, allowing millions of worshippers in Mecca to upload video content of Mecca through Snapchat’s 24-hour live story feature. Millions of videos and pictures from inside Mecca have been shared by worshippers, using snap chat’s live story feature. The service collects submitted clips and splices them together before releasing the best ...

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The Syrian Struggle and the Surge in Terrorism

By Yassin Zyani Milan - The Syrian "Thawra" revolution started alongside street demonstrations on March 15, 2011. Initially, it began as a civil revolution aiming to give a democratic legitimacy to the state. Syrian people were pushed by a strong desire to breathe the smell of freedom. The straw that broke the camel’s back took place when some children were arrested, condemned for writing on the wall of a s ...

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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank eyes acquisition in Morocco

Rabat - Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) announced that it is looking for new opportunities in Morocco as it focuses on expansion through acquisitions and greenfield investment. A report by Bloomberg confirmed that the bank which is the United Arab Emirates’ second-largest Shariah-compliant lender,  has “looked closely” at Morocco, Algeria, and Jordan as well as Indonesia and Malaysia.  “We are actively visiti ...

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Massive Explosion Hits Italian Consulate in Egypt

Rabat - A massive explosion has reportedly rocked the Italian consulate Saturday morning in Egypt’s capital Cairo, killing at least one person. After an explosion that killed the Egyptian chief prosecutor near his home two weeks ago, violence continues in Egypt, claiming more lives. Health Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffa announced earlier this morning that a car bomb blast outside the Italian consula ...

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