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Doctors in India Removed 232 Teeth from 17-Year-Old Boy’s Mouth

Casablanca - Ashik Gavai, a 17-year-old boy from India, used to suffer from a tumor deep in his lower jaw. Since his successful operation, he can finally live without pain. Ashik’s father Suresh Gavai waited 18 months for his son to receive medical treatment for his swelling right jaw. “I was worried that it may turn out to be cancer so I brought him to Mumbai,” the father told BBC World news. According to ...

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Moroccan Scientist Rachid Yazami Decorated by King Mohammed VI

Rabat - Moroccan scientist, Rachid Yazami, was decorated on Wednesday by King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Throne Day. Rachid Yazami was among a large group of Moroccans, as well as foreigners who were decorated by the Moroccan monarch. The distinction of Yazami, a scientist based in Singapore, came after he was awarded earlier this year the Charles Stark Draper award from the ...

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Alleged Ex Member Claims Hamas is Responsible for the Deaths of Children

Rabat - In the midst of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas co-founder Hassan Yousef, appeared on CNN denouncing the ideology of Hamas and what he described as the organization’s “hidden agendas.” Speaking to CNN’s Don Lemon, Mosab Yousef said that Hamas’ “final destination” exceeds destroying Israel into building an Islamic Caliphate on “the rubble of every othe ...

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Madonna Supports Gaza Children, Calls for Ceasefire

Rabat - Shaken by images of Gaza children being shelled by the Israeli heavy artillery, American singer and songwriter Madonna, has voiced her condemnation of to the war machine that is taking the lives of innocent Gaza children, and called for a peace and ceasefire. Reacting to the Israeli massacre in Gaza, Madonna posted, on her Facebook, a picture of colorful roses with the following words on: “These flo ...

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Eid El Fitr on Tuesday in Morocco

Fez - According to the calculations made by the Moroccan Ministry of Religious Affairs, Morocco will celebrate the holiday of Eid El Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, on Tuesday July 29, 2014. Most Muslims countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Egypt, announced earlier on Sunday that they would celebrate Eid El Fitr on Monday. Unlike in previous years, Morocco starte ...

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Eid El Fitr in North America is Monday: FCNA

New York - According to the Fiqh Council of North America, Sunday is the last day or Ramadan and Eid El Fitr will be Monday July 28. Unlike Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, which count on naked eye sighting of the moon, the FCNA bases its decision on astronomical calculations. The Fiqh Council of North America recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’ia method for determining the begi ...

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Morocco: German Pedophile Receives Reduced Sentence After Agreeing to Marry One of His Victim

Fez - The Court of Appeal of Tetouan in northern Morocco has reduced a one-year jail sentence for German journalist to six months based on his agreement to marry one of the girls he was convicted of molesting, according to Spanish news agency EFE.   The journalist, who was convicted of attempting to seduce two underage teenage girls, reached an agreement with the family of one of the girls to marry her. The ...

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France: Self Proclaimed Moroccan ‘Imam’ Defends Israel

Fez - Taking advantage of his participation in a talk show about the war on Gaza on France 24 Arabic, Rachid Barbach, a Moroccan self-proclaimed Imam living in France, used all his wits and communication skills to argue the "right of Israel to defend itself against Hamas." Amid international outrage for crimes perpetrated against civilians Gaza by the Israeli war machine, a Moroccan imam in France adamantly ...

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The Slow-Food Movement Comes to Morocco

Rabat - The Slow Food movement coming to Morocco, by way of “Les Incroyables Comestibles,” or Incredible Edibles, an NGO founded by Moroccan native Mohamed Chafchaouni. Italian activist Carlo Petrini founded the Slow Food movement in 1986. The movement promotes family cooking, organic agriculture and small farms opposed to the global “McDonaldization” of food production and consumption. Mohamed Chefchaouni, ...

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India: City of Guwahati Launched Buses for Women Only

Casablanca - The Indian city of Guwahati now has eight buses that only women are allowed to ride. This aims to stop the constant harassment they face, such as groping and staring. The state chief secretary Jitesh Khosla and district transport officials provided eight buses for women in Guwahati. In addition, boys under the age of eight will also be allowed to use the special buses. There are also special bu ...

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Tramdeen: The Anger of Ramadan

By Chafik Mohamed Oujda - One of the great paradoxes that marks the Moroccan community is the phenomenon of Tramdeen. Tramdeen, derived from the word “Ramadan” (Islam’s holy month of fasting and praying) describes the anger and aggression that paradoxically accompanies the holy month. Countless videos, and forum posts attest to the phenomenon. Ramadan, a month that is supposed to promote fasting, peace and ...

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French Politician Allegedly Compares Dead Children in Gaza To Halal Meat

Fez - Jacques Renaud, Deputy Mayor of the town of Montreuil-Juigné in France, allegedly made an offensive comment in a tweet referring to a dead child in Gaza as a pice of “Halal meat.”  Claiming his account was hacked, Renaud has faced severe backlash. An indication of the level of anti-Muslim hatred and pro-Israel sentiment among France’s political elite, Jacques Renaud, the right wing deputy mayor affili ...

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