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Morocco Faces Acute Shortage of Blood

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - The National Center for Blood Transfusion has made an urgent request that Moroccan citizens volunteer to make blood donations to meet the increased need for blood in certain Moroccan cities. The acute shortage of blood is mainly in big centers like Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech, Agadir and Fes.The center's drive was launched on Tuesday with the following statement: "Urgent, if you l ...

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Passengers Refuse to Board RAM Flight Leased from Infamous Spanish Company

By Ismail ElOuafi Casablanca- Eight passengers refused to board their scheduled flight from Casablanca to Brussels on Tuesday after they found out that Royal Air Maroc (RAM) leases the aircraft from Swift Air, the Spanish company whose plane crashed in the north of Mali during the first week of August, according to aeronautique.ma. The anticipated take off of the aircraft was delayed about one hour, when RA ...

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France: Mosque Desecrated for Second Time in a Year

Tinjdad, Morocco - A Mosque in the city of Cognac, France, was subject to racist and profane acts for the second time this year.  According to AFP, Swastikas, Celtic crosses, and slices of ham were found on the walls of the mosque in Cognac on Sunday. The same source said that the imam of the mosque discovered the misdeeds early Monday morning when the went to the mosque to perform the Fajr prayer, the firs ...

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Brussels: Chief of Protocol strips a Qatari princess of her Niqab

Fez- Qatar and Belgium are on the brink of diplomatic tensions after the Chief of Protocol of the city of Brussels was reported to forcibly removing the Niqab of a woman who happened to be a Qatari princess (Sheikhah) travelling to the Belgian capital. It all happened Last Thursday when the Qatari princess was making her way to the famous Grand Place in the center of Brussels with two other women. The three ...

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Israel: Jewish-Muslim Couple Marry Amid protesters Shouting “Death to Arabs”

Fez- A Jewish-Muslim couple marry in Tel-Aviv amid protesters shouting “Death to Arabs.” As they were getting ready to celebrate what was meant to be the best day of their lives, their weeding day, Maral Malka and Mahmoud Mansour, a Jewish-Muslim couple living in Southern Tel-Aviv had to marry under a siege formed by couple hundreds of far-right Israeli protestors who could not digest the idea that one of t ...

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Moroccan Singer Seeks to Obtain Algerian Citizenship

Rabat- Aziz Sahmaoui, a Moroccan artist who lives in France, has reportedly applied for the Algerian citizenship. Last Wednesday, the Moroccan-born artist performed at Algeria’s International Festival of music Diwan. On the sidelines of his concert, Aziz Sahamoui reportedly told his audience that he applied for the Algerian citizenship. In an interview with Algeria’s daily lexpressiondz, Aziz confirmed that ...

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Islamic State Jihadists Slaughter 700 Sunni Tribesmen in Syria

Rabat- Amid their ongoing massacres in Syria, the Islamic State’s militants have reportedly “massacred” at least 700 members of the Shaitat tribe in the last two weeks in the province of Deir ez-Zor, according to an NGO. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 600 of the dead were civilians, and the rest were fighters. AFP quoted the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Abdel Rahman Ra ...

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Truth Behind Alleged Marriage of ISIS Member with 7-Year-Old Girl

Casablanca- Social media across the world was abuzz in recent weeks with outrage and condemnation before a misleading picture linked to ISIS was proven to be a hoax. The picture shows an ISIS member, seemingly in his thirties, with a seven-year-old, crying girl, who had been interpreted as his bride. The photo sparked widespread condemnation on social media before a video on YouTube proved it to be a hoax. ...

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Morocco: Woman Denied Entry to Hotel’s Swimming Pool for Wearing Burqini

Casablanca- A Moroccan woman from Oujda was denied entry to a hotel’s swimming pool in El Jadida (100 km southeast of Casablanca) for wearing a burqini—a “halal” swimsuit designed for Muslim women—according to Akhbar Al Yaoum in its Wednesday issue. According to the same source, Ibis hotel’s lifeguards asked the woman to leave the swimming pool, stating, “burqinis are prohibited in our hotel”. The hotel’s d ...

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Morocco: Married Woman Jailed After Marrying a Second Man

Fez- A Moroccan woman has been tried by a Casablanca court for adultery after taking a second husband while still married to another man. According to the daily Assabah, a married woman was charged with adultery and is being tried the Criminal Chamber of the Court of First Instance of Ain Sebaâ after marrying a second husband. The second husband, who is also behind bars, discovered the prior marriage after ...

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Morocco: Khaoula Morchid Reverses Brain Drain through Entrepreneurial Leadership

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - Some amazing women come from Morocco and Khaoula Morchid is one of them. She is the founder of Future Moroccan Entrepreneurs, and is a 20-year old Moroccan girl. Born and raised in Marrakesh, she decided to take a special path outside of what is seen in Morocco as the norm for an outstanding student who has always been the first in her class, school and region of Marrakesh Tensift ...

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Kuwait Revokes Citizenship of Muslim Cleric over Gaza Statements

Tinjedad - The Kuwaiti government has reportedly revoked the citizenship of a well-known Muslim cleric along with nine more other citizens over their “statements in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.” Among the ten people affected by the government's decision, Nabil al-Awadhi, a prominent Islamic cleric who, is reportedly close to the Islamic brotherhood. Based on article 13 of the Kuwaiti citi ...

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