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Moroccan Keeps Promise for 70 years to Clean Grave of His Friend’s Jewish Ancestors

Rabat- A Moroccan man from Arazan, a small village located at few kilometers from Taroudant in southern Morocco, has kept a promise for over 70 years to cleaning the grave of his friend’s Jewish ancestors. The man’s name is Lahcen. One winter day in the early 1950s, his friend Moshe, a Moroccan Jew, and his family were forced to leave Morocco for Israel. Moshe asked his friend, Lahcen, to take care of the g ...

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Marrakech: Three Members of Auxiliary Forces Arrested for Robbery

Rabat- Three members of the Moroccan Auxiliary Forces have been charged with robbery and were arrested on Wednesday in Marrakech after the mobilization of ordinary citizens. According to the daily Al Ahdath Al Maghribiya in its October 30 edition, police in Marrakech arrested on Wednesday three members of the Auxiliary Forces for robbery. People surrounded the three suspects near a supermarket in the Menara ...

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Idir: Amazigh Ambassador of Music and Peace

Marrakech - Hamid Cheriet, better known by his stage name Idir, was born in 1949 in Kabily, in the village of Ait Lahcen, in Algeria, is famous throughout the world for his Amazigh music. But before becoming a very famous singer and ambassador of Amazigh music, he devoted all his time to studying geology. Idir, the Professor of Biology, moved to the desert of Algeria in 1973 to work in the Algerian oil and ...

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Morocco Ranks Among Nations with Most Gender Inequality

Taroudant, Morocco - Despite the government’s huge efforts to empower women to fit in all the domains of life, Moroccan women still face some of the world’s worst inequality in terms of economic participation, access to political empowerment, health and survival rates, and enrollment in tertiary education and work, according to a survey of 142 nations released Tuesday. The annual Gender Gap Index of the Gen ...

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King Mohammed VI Accedes to the Request of the Wife of Moroccan Jihadist

Rabat – King Mohammed VI gave his instructions to the Moroccan diplomatic and consular services in France to take the necessary measures to facilitate access to Moroccan justice to Valérie Rhaba, whose husband was arrested on October 15 at the Casablanca airport while he was trying to board to join the terrorist organization “ISIS” together with two daughters, aged 4 and 2. A statement of Morocco’s embassy ...

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Italy: Moroccan Woman Allegedly Commits Suicide after Murdering Two of Her Children

Marrakech - A 42 year old Moroccan woman reportedly killed two of her three children, ages 3 and 9, and seriously injured her 5 year old daughter on Sunday, before hanging herself in the bathroom of the apartment where her family had lived for ten years in Rome, according to the Italian newswire ANSA. Ahdath daily reported that, according to investigators, the tragedy may have been the result of a domestic ...

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Moroccans Devote 3h20 min to Their Professional Activities, More Than French People

Rabat - The professional time for goods and market services production accounts for 3 hours and 20 minutes of the day of a Moroccan aged 15 and up, that is 26 minutes more than a French of the same age, according to a national survey on time use conducted by the High Planning Commission (HCP). The time of professional activities for Moroccans aged 25-29 is 4 hours, for those aged 15-24 is 2 hours 22 minutes ...

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Sahrawi-Born Spanish Woman Escapes From Tindouf Camps

Rabat - Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, the young Saharawi who was held against her will in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, managed to escape from the camps on Tuesday, according to El Mundo. As soon as she left the camps, the young Spanish citizen took refuge in the Spanish consulate in Algiers. She is expected to return to Spain later today. Mahjouba retrieved her freedom with the help of a group of friends who ...

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France: Blind Moroccan Student Wins First Prize of Spelling competition

Rabat- A 12-year-old Moroccan student won first prize in a French spelling competition, despite being blind. On October 19, the European Coordination Centre 'Autonome Sahara Marocain' (CESAM) in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, where the father of the brilliant student works, celebrated the talented student’s success. The representatives of the association awarded the student in June. Anas El Filali, a student at the ...

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Moroccan Woman Caught Taking Pictures of Naked Women in Hammam

Rabat- Thirty-year-old woman was caught last Friday taking pictures of naked women in a Hammam (public bath) in the Oulfa neighborhood of Casablanca. According to the Moroccan daily Assabah in its October 28 issue, a young woman living in the old neighborhood of Lissassfa was caught taking shots of other women with a smartphone inside the steam room. The ritual of the Hammam and its relaxing atmosphere turn ...

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Largest Moroccan Mosque Opens in the Netherlands

Marrakech- The largest Moroccan mosque in the North Brabant (southern Netherlands) opened its doors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Roosendaal in the Netherlands on Friday, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). Morocco’s Ambassador to The Hague, Abd Al Wahhab Al Balqui, and the Mayor of Roosendaal, Jack Nidiri, attended the ceremony. The mosque, named the "Islamic Moroccan Center for Roosendaal,” has over ...

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Morocco: Over 14.8 kg of Cocaine Seized, 5 Drug Dealers Arrested

Rabat - Kenitra judiciary police, in close collaboration with the General Directorate for Territory Surveillance, arrested Saturday five members of a criminal network for cocaine trafficking and seized 14 kg and 875 g of cocaine in addition a large sum of money, said on Sunday a statement by the National Police (DGSN). The investigation by the security services enabled to nab two of these people in the subu ...

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