Yusuf al-Qaradawi Says Egypt Death Sentences Violate Islam

Rabat - Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi said on Sunday that the death sentences ruled against himself in absentia and against Mohamed Morsi, the deposed Egyptian president, violated Islamic legislation. The Egyptian Islamic theologian and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars said that the death sentences handed on by the Egyptian court against more than 100 defendants are not i ...

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King Mohammed VI to Visit Saudi Arabia Sunday

Rabat - King Mohammed VI will start a working and fraternity visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery said in a statement. This will be the King’s first official visit to Saudi Arabia since the enthronement of King Salman bin Abdelaziz following the death of his brother late King Abdellah bin Abdelaziz last January. The Moroccan monarch wi ...

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Military campaign in Yemen: Saudi Prince Offers 100 Bentleys to Pilots

Rabat - Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia promised to offer Bentley luxury cars to the 100 Saudi fighter pilots who participated in Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen. Bin Talal made the promise in a tweet published on Tuesday in the wake of his country's announcement of a new phase in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. ???? ????? ?? ?????? #?????__????? ????????. #????? pic.twitter.com/Yja4Ow ...

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Two Moroccans Among 100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40

Rabat - Two Moroccans were included on the Arabian Business Magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40. Most of the personalities selected for this year's list were from Gulf States, while only a few names from North Africa made it to the list. The first Moroccan on the list is Moroccan National Team defender Mehdi Benatia, who ranked 55th. Benatia, who turned down offers from Manchester ...

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Delivery of Public Services in MENA Fails to Meet Citizens’ Needs: WB

Rabat - A new report released Thursday by the World Bank has shown that the delivery of essential public services in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) "is failing to meet the needs of citizens and continues to be a source of widespread dissatisfaction." The report, titled "Trust, Voice and Incentives, learning from local success stories in service delivery in the Middle East and North ...

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Yarmouk: A Catastrophe Made in Israel

London - The news and social media is suddenly filled with people who want to highlight the plight of the Palestinians in Yarmouk. Many of these ‘concerned’ writers however, are drawing parallels between what is happening in Yarmouk now and last summer’s bombings in Gaza. According to some mainstream media, the pro-Palestine community is shamefully silent ‘when Israel is not to blame’. BBC reports from #Yar ...

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Morocco’s Jamal Benomar Steps Down as UN Envoy to Yemen

New York- According to a note sent to UN correspondents, Jamal Benomar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen, has expressed an interest in moving to another assignment after spending four years mediating between Yemeni factions.  According to a note sent to UN correspondents, Morocco’s Jamal Benomar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen, has expressed an interest in moving ...

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Rabat, Doha to Promote Judicial Cooperation

Doha - Minister of Justice and Freedoms Mustapha Ramid held, here Monday, talks with several senior Qatari officials on the means to promote bilateral judicial cooperation. The Moroccan minister met with Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, his peer Hassan bin Lahdan al-Mohannadi, Qatar's Attorney General Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri and President of th ...

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Saudi Grand Mufti Denies Issuing Fatwa Allowing Husbands to Eat Wives’ Body

Rabat - Saudi Arabia’s grand Mufti has denied issuing a fatwa allegedly allowing a husband to chop up his wife and eat her body in the event of extreme hunger. In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi Arabia’s grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh stressed that the fatwa attributed to him was “false.” Several media reports had stated that he allegedly issued a fatwa that would per ...

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France’s SNCF: Moroccan Workers Demand Equal Rights with French Colleagues

Rabat -  More than 823 Moroccan railway workers and others of Moroccan origin called on the France's national state-owned railway company (SNCF) to end the discrimination they suffer at the workplace. According to Le Monde, the Moroccan workers are complaining about the railway company’s discriminatory treatment and their lack of equality with their colleagues of French nationality. These railway employees ...

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Morocco Advocates Political Solution to Syrian Crisis- FM

Kuwait   -  Morocco advocates an adequate political solution to the Syrian Crisis and spares no effort in bringing humanitarian assistance to Syrian citizens affected by the conflict, Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar said on Tuesday in Kuwait city. Speaking at the third international donors conference for Syria, Mezoaur stressed the need for more humanitarian assistance and called the international comm ...

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Egyptian President Receives Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane

Sharm el-Sheikh- Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Sissi received Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane on Sunday, on the sidelines of the 26th Arab Summit which is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Benkirane said, after the talks with Egypt's head of state, that the friendly meeting was an occasion to discuss the Moroccan-Egyptian ties, the latest developments in the Arab World as well as the two coun ...

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