Moroccan Woman Banned from Entering Casablanca Lounge for Wearing Headscarf

Rabat - Sky Bar, a restaurant and bar in Casablanca, banned a Moroccan woman living abroad from entering because she was wearing a veil. Last Thursday, Sanaa, a young Moroccan living in France, visited Sky Bar, a subsidiary of Villa Blanca Hotel with three other girls, only to be rejected because one of her friends who lives in Spain was veiled. “We were in a restaurant when a friend who was staying at Vill ...

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Germany: Angela Merkel Stands Firm Against Hatred of Migrants

Casablanca - In the Saxon town of Heidenau in eastern Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a refugee camp and condemned the recent extreme right-wing violence against asylum seekers in the strongest terms. Germany is currently facing many difficulties regarding the increasing number of refugees, which has led to violent attacks and overextension of government services. A few days prior to Merkel’s visi ...

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Belgian Imam Calls for Not Observing Feast Sacrifice in Eid al Adha

Taroudante - The imam of Forest Mosque in Brussels called on Muslims in Belgium to not observe the feast of the sacrifice during the upcoming Eid Al Adha in protest of the Belgian government ban on religious slaughter. After the ban on religious slaughter without stunning the animal by the Ministry of Animal Welfare in Flanders and Wallonia in Belgium, the Muslim community began protesting in various ways f ...

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Morocco’s Municipal Elections: An Impending Battle

By Mohamed Alhayane Rabat - The Moroccan municipal elections, set to be held in September, will be the second use of the electoral process since the 2011 reformation of Morocco’s constitution, following the Arab Spring protests and the February 20 Movement. The importance of the next electoral process can be understood in light of the last municipal elections of 2009. The elections were distinguished by an ...

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US Orlando Airport to Offer Prayer Room for Muslims

Miami - Orlando, Florida is one of the top traveler destinations in the world welcoming hundreds of thousands of tourists from all cultures and religions. Most travelers arrive by air at the Orlando International Airport (MCO). As of September 1st, Dubai-based Emirates Airlines will be flying daily in and out of MCO on Airside 4. The affluence of passengers from the Middle East is expected to increase accor ...

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Morocco: PJD Seeks to Increase Maternity Leave to 16 Weeks

Rabat - The ruling Party of Justice and Development (PJD) is considering a proposal to increase the existing maternity leave available to working women from 14 to 16 weeks. The PJD wants the fourteen-week maternity leave currently available to working women under Article 46 of the Moroccan Public Service Law, to be increased to sixteen weeks, in order to enable mothers give their children the best start in ...

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Ad Promises ‘Customized’ Moroccan Maids to Saudi Arabian Families

Rabat - An advertising by an unknown home service recruitment company in Saudi Arabia offering services of Moroccan maids has sparked controversy for allowing families to know what their maids look like before hiring them. In the ad, the company says it provides families in Saudi Arabia “customized” Moroccan maids. “What sets us apart is that we allow you to know the look of the maid, call her and discuss w ...

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Steve Maman Campaign Funding Page ‘Suspended’

Meknes - The funding page of Steve Maman, the Moroccan-Canadian who saved more than 100 children who were sexual victims of ISIS, has been "suspended”, according to GoFundMe Media Director. ”It is 100% incorrect that hackers took down this campaign”, precised Kelsea Little, Media Director, at GoFundMe. For ”legal reasons”, GoFundMe has ”suspended the campaign and is working with regulators to resolve the ma ...

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The Political Frame of Reference of the September 4, 2015 Elections Campaign

Rabat - The core frame that rules the upcoming elections (September 4, 2015) is the August 20, 2015 King's speech in which he reminded everyone of the respective responsibilities of each institution and warned against the irresponsibility of elected individuals and bodies. For many observers, it was the harshest and most straightforward evaluation of the performance of the political community the Kings has ...

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Kasim Chihabi: Journey from Scratch to Business Success in Morocco

Rabat - Kasim Chihabi, is a 46-year-old Moroccan entrepreneur from Kebdana, east of Nador. He started from scratch to become a successful businessperson. In an interview with Morocco World News, the self-made entrepreneur describes his life and the most important events in his journey. “I moved to Belgium at the age of two with my parents to live and study there. I started my career from scratch at the age ...

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Interview With Moroccan Jew Who Rescued 128 Girls Enslaved by ISIS

Meknes - Steve Maman has rescued more than 100 children from danger in Iraq in the past few months with the support of Canon Andrew White, a world-renowned humanitarian figure. In order to grow support for his mission, he registered on June 26, in Canada "The liberation of Christian and Yazidi children of Iraq (CYCI)" organization. “We can act now or we can remain spectators,” announced its President, Steve ...

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Video: 6 Men Attack Staff at Emergency Department in Marrakesh

Rabat - Six men armed with sticks stormed the emergency department at the Ibno Tofail Hospital in Marrakesh over the weekend, turning the hospital into a place of violence. The attackers stormed the building on Sunday early in the morning around 02:00 am, causing slight injuries to several security guards at the hospital. A physician shot a video of the incident and handed it to the local news website Marra ...

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