TIZI Initiative Awards 13 Exemplary Moroccan Women

By Zineb El Mechrafi Rabat - Organized by The Tariq Ibnou Ziyad Initiative, the Tizi Awards Ceremony has granted 20 awards to distinguishable leaders. Among these, thirteen are women. The 20 potential prospects, including thirteen women, were awarded during the Tizi Award ceremony on the third edition of the Tizi Leadership Day, which promotes feminist leadership and stimulates the growth of young Moroccan ...

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Was Moroccan Terrorist Younes Tsouli Sexually Abused in British Prison

By Lina Mernissi Rabat - The case of Younes Tsouli, the former British detainee charged for terrorism and extremism, has exposed several hidden factors. These factors have been revealed as Moroccan law enforcement and the Rabat judiciary police, under the supervision of the public prosecutor, conduct their investigation. Younes Tsouli, a Moroccan citizen who obtained both an American and British education, ...

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#DrawDisability’s Art Campaign Reaches Morocco

Rabat - “Where words fail, art speaks.” Art has been used to understand the world and the people in it through many forms.  #DrawDisability is a global campaign launched online in 2014 on December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and the ...

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Development in Children Under Five Is Being Hampered

Rabat - Children under five are being negatively affected by too much time spent in front of the television and other electronic screens, says Dr. Madeleine Portwood, one of the UK's top educational psychologists and spokesperson for the British Psychology Society on Child. Development. According to Dr. Portwood, too much time spent in front of the television limits a child's ability to engage in imaginativ ...

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Mosque in Florida Offers Free Medical Care to the Poor

Rabat- The Masjid Maryam Islamic Center in Debary, Florida, has started providing medical services for low-income people in the region and those who do not have health insurance regardless of religion. Following in the footsteps of many Islamic health institutions in the U.S., such as the “Rahma” Clinic in New York, the Red Crescent clinic in Alabama, and the Muslim clinic in Memphis, the medical clinic at ...

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Wisconsin Governor: Moroccans Come to the US for ‘Other Motives’ Than work

Rabat- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker called on Americans to “wake up” and to be careful with Moroccan and Indonesian immigrants who “do not come to America to work and live peacefully but for other motives.” Speaking on Thursday, May 21 at the headquarters of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, the Republican governor said that more and more immigrants, namely Moroccans and Indonesians, do not ...

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Moroccan Journalist Meryem Bouzaachane Gives Voice to Those With No Voice

By Youssef Igrouane Meknes - Meryem Bouzaachane, a 24-year-old Moroccan journalist at Al Akhbar newspaper, has won the youth journalist award in Dubai as part of the 14th annual Arab Media Forum. In an exclusive interview with Morocco World News, youth journalist award winner Meryem Bouzaachane described her life journey and the troubles and triumphs she experienced along the way. Bouzaachane prides herself ...

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Fatima Zahra El Hor Crowned Miss Morocco

Rabat - Fatima Zahra El Hor, 23, was crowned on Saturday night in Tangier, Miss Morocco 2015, as part of the 2nd edition of the national beauty pageant Miss Morocco, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). Following a competition that put 27 contenders vying for the title Miss Morocco, selected from 1,500 applicants, Fatima Zahra El Hor, a Master student of "Business Law and Taxation in Marrakech”, managed t ...

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Netherlands Bans Full-face Veil in Public Institutions, Public Transport

Rabat- The Netherlands has partially banned the full-face Islamic veil in its public institutions, as well as on public transport, education and health institution. "Face-covering clothing will in future not be accepted in education and healthcare institutions, government buildings and on public transport," the Dutch cabinet said in a statement carried by AFP news agency. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the ...

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Combating Cancer: WHO Pays Tribute to Princess Lalla Salma

Geneva - The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, paid, Friday in Geneva, tribute to Princess Lalla Salma for her efforts in combating cancer. Speaking on the sidelines of the 68th World Health Assembly, Magaret cited in particular the introduction of human papillomavirus infection (HPV) vaccine, at the initiative of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Tre ...

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First Gay ‘Imam’ in USA Says ‘Quran Doesn’t Call for Punishment of Homosexuals’

Rabat- Daayiee Abdullah is believed to be the only openly gay imam in the United States. The 61-year-old Abdullah was born and raised in Detroit. He came out as gay at the age of 15 and converted to Islam at 33 while studying in China. He studied the religion in Egypt, Jordan and Syria. He now serves as the Imam and educational director of the Light of Reform Mosque in Washington, D.C. "Nowhere in the Quran ...

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Ramadan in France to Start on June 17 or 18 :Source

Rabat- The holy month of Ramadan, the most sacred month in Islam, when Muslims abstain from food, sex, and immoral behaviors, will start in France on either June 17 or 18, 2015. In a communique published in their official website, the Grand Mosque of Paris has set the "Night of the doubt" for the 29th day of Sha'ban in the Hijri year 1436, which corresponds to Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Like previous years, a ...

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