Muslim Community Sets up Television Studio to Promote Islam in Australia

Rabat- As part of a media campaign about Islam all over the world, members of Sydney, Australia’s Muslim community have set up a $1 million television studio to counter the mainstream media's bias and promote Islam in Australia. Based in western Sydney, the One Path Network provides the Muslim and non-Muslim community all over the world “authentic Islamic knowledge using a professional and contemporary appr ...

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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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France Launches 100-Million-Euro Program to Fight Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism

Taroudant - French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, presented a plan on Friday to fight against the "unbearable" rise in racism and anti-Semitism in France. The plan features a budget of 100 million euros ($108 million) over three years. "Racism, anti-Semitism, hatred of Muslims, of foreigners, and homophobia are increasing in an unbearable manner," Manuel Valls said in the Paris suburb city of Creteil. The pr ...

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Spanish Authorities Expel Moroccan Mother of two From Her Apartment

Rabat - A Moroccan woman was expelled from her apartment in southern Spain, Spanish daily La Opinion de Malaga reported on Thursday. Hannan Tibai, a 33-year-old Moroccan woman living in Spain, was evicted on Wednesday from an apartment where she lived with her two children aged 8 and 6 years in the city of Estepona, Southern Spain. Authorities seized her apartment despite the insistence of anti-eviction ass ...

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Moroccan Man massacres His Family Members in Phoenix, Arizona

Rabat - A Moroccan in Phoenix (Arizona) killed his two brothers, his 75-year-old mom and his sister-in-law before killing himself after a dispute over family business. On Thursday, April 16th, police said five people of Moroccan origins were found dead inside their north Phoenix home. The victims – all adults between the ages of 28 and 75 – were three brothers, their mom and one of the men's wives. It is be ...

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Moroccan Minister of Health to Close Bouya Omar Shrine

Rabat - Moroccan Minister of Health Houcine El Ouardi said on Wednesday that the Mausoleum of Bouya Omar, a facility 50 kilometers outside Marrakech where hundreds of mentally ill are often kept in chains and completely cut off from the outside world, will be replaced with a modern institution. The Minister presented, the results of a survey conducted on the Mausoleum of Bouya Omar on Wednesday at Kelaât Sr ...

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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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Little girl to King Mohammed VI: ‘My Uncle the King, I want to Live in Safety’

Rabat - A Moroccan little girl posted a video to YouTube in which she expressed her feelings in the wake of the Tan Tan tragedy last week that claimed the lives of 34 people, including little children between the age of eight and fourteen. She asked King Mohammed VI to fulfill a wish she shares with a number of her peers which is to live a life free of fear. The girl said that children her age now fear bein ...

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A Chinese Father Sells His Dignity to Save His Sick Son

By Amine Mechaal Rabat - With a horse-head helmet and a sign reading: “Five yuan ($0.80) per ride. Good Samaritans, please ride on me,” a 38-year-old Chinese father tries to raise money for his sick son in the streets of China. Since last Wednesday, Chinese social media has been shedding light on Chen Yuntao after he offered rides-for-money to passengers on a street in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Provi ...

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Minister Choubani Denies His Mother Refused His Engagement With Another Woman

Rabat - Habib Choubani, Minister Delegate in Charge of Relations between Parliament and Civil Society, reacted to the rumor regarding his engagement with his colleague in the government, Soumia Benkhladoun, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Executive Training. While the minister did not deny that he asked for the hand of his colleague, he denies that he wanted t ...

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Morocco’s Driss Sekkat Wins Bronze World Medal at New York Festivals

Rabat - Moroccan-American media producer Driss Sekkat has been awarded the Bronze World Medal at the 2015 New York Festivals held on Tuesday in Las Vegas, the United States. Sekkat has been honored at the 2015 New York Festivals as the executive producer of a documentary for Alhurra Television's 'Street Pulse' Show on Egyptians living in cemeteries. "[I am] very proud as a Moroccan to be recognized among su ...

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Kuwaiti Prince Offers All Guests Diamond Rings as His Wedding Gift

Rabat - A Kuwaiti Prince celebrated his wedding with a mind-boggling splendor. The grandson of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Fahd Bin Nasser Bin Sabah Al Ahmad, has wed the daughter of wealthy local businessman Al-Kharafi in a lavish ceremony in which guests received diamond rings as wedding gifts. The ceremony was also marked by the presence of a number of Arab performers and artists, including Mohammed Abdu, ...

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