Moroccans Mobilize to Buy a House for a Disabled Woman Victim of Rape

Taroudant - Moroccan activists launched a fundraising campaign to buy a house for a physically and mentally disabled woman who gave birth to a baby girl last week in the Mohamed V Hospital in Eljadida, after being subject to repeated rape. After the tragic story of 31-year-old Fouzia went viral on social media, Moroccan activists called on philanthropists to donate in order to provide health care and a home ...

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HACA Refuses Benkirane’s Request to Take Action against 2M TV’s Jennifer Lopez Concert

Rabat - Morocco’s High Authority for Audio-visual Communication, known by its French acronym HACA, has refused the request of head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, to take legal provisions against the Moroccan channel 2M TV for broadcasting Jennifer Lopez concert. In a statement released on Tuesday, HACA’s Higher Council of Audiovisual Communication (CSCA) refused the head of government's request, saying ...

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Ahmed Mansour’s Offensive Remarks Are an Insult to Morocco: Mezouar

Rabat - Morocco’s Salaheddine Mezouar, Secretary General of the National Gathering of Independents Party has allegedly slammed Ahmed Mansour over his offensive remarks directed at Moroccan journalists, saying that his comments were “grubby” and proves how  “arrogant” he is. The Secretary General of the National Gathering of Independents Party, Salaheddine Mezouar, released a statement on Tuesday in which he ...

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Croatia: Three Moroccans Burned in a Prison, One Survivor Tells Their Story

Rabat - Three Moroccan illegal immigrants allegedly gave their lives away for their fellow prisoners when a prison in Croatia caught on fire last March, so the survivor could live to tell their story. Last March, a fire in a prison in Croatia reportedly killed three Moroccan illegal immigrants who had been left locked-up in their cell. Ayoub Loudifa (22), Hicham Boutara, (27), and Boujamaa (27), were all bu ...

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Sit-ins in Several Moroccan Cities to Defend Individual Freedoms

Rabat - Several sit-ins are to be held on Monday across Morocco to denounce the "violation" of individual freedoms following a recent wave of controversies sparked by a series of events (two girls facing charges for wearing miniskirts, a mob attacking a gay man in Fez, authorities banning a film on prostitution, etc.), that divided the Moroccan society. Members of the "wearing a dress is not a crime" Facebo ...

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Ahmed Mansour Apologizes to Moroccan Journalists Over Offensive Remarks

Rabat - Amid a storm of controversy over his offensive remarks directed at Moroccan journalists, Ahmed Mansour, a journalist for the Qatar-based network Al Jazeera, has apologized to Moroccan media professionals and journalists. After labeling some Moroccan journalists as “pimps, bastards, corrupt, and insects,” Ahmed Mansour said that he has “the courage to apologize” to all Moroccan journalists and to the ...

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Wealthy Moroccan Women Victims of a Turkish Gang in Marrakech

Rabat - Members of a Turkish gang have allegedly sold fake jewelry to several wealthy Moroccan women in Marrakech. Several costumers who fell in the trap have reportedly filled a lawsuit against the Turkish jewelry sellers, who are believed to be members of a Turkish gang, for selling them fake jewelry in return for large sums of money. Victims tricked by the Turkish gang were mainly Moroccan women from aff ...

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The “Farraga”: The Traditional Moroccan Pediatrician

By Fatima-Ezzahra Metkal Casablanca - In Morocco, traditional folk medicine is alive, well and coexistent with more modern medicine. Folk medicine is especially prevalent with respect to the health of women and children and used as a remedy when sorcery is at work. Those who practice folk medicine have a special place in Moroccan society. A “farraga,” for example, is the original pediatrician. She is a woma ...

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Moroccans Represent Majority of Recipients of EU Citizenships: Report

Rabat - Naturalization data indicates that citizens of Morocco make up the largest group of recipients of citizenship from European Union member states. Eurostat’s latest release revealed that in 2013 Moroccan nationals made up the largest group of foreigners acquiring citizenship of an EU Member State, with over 86,500 new citizenships granted through naturalization. Moroccans ended up primarily in Spain, ...

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Saudi Arabia’s Al-Waleed Bin Talal to Pay Official Visit to Israel

Rabat - Saudi Arabia’s Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal has allegedly announced his intention to pay a seven-day visit to Israel in order to “mark the new age of peace and fraternity” in the Middle East, Saudi media outlets reported. Prince Al-waleed Bin Talal has made headlines worldwide as he announced on Thursday his plan to embark on a seven-day visit to Israel and pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located on top o ...

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Prince Alwaleed to Grant Saudi Citizens 10, 000 cars, 10,000 Houses

Rabat - A few days after pledging to donate his entire wealth, Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal announced on Friday that his foundation, the Alwaleed Philanthropies will grant over 10, 000 cars and 10, 000 housing units to Saudi citizens. This is good news for thousands of Saudi Arabian families with limited means who struggle to afford a home in Saudi Arabia. In a tweet, Prince Alwaleed called upon ...

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Morocco Arrests Two Men for Assaulting Two Women Over Their ‘Indecent’ Attire

Rabat - Two young men were arrested on Friday in the city of Inezgane over an incident wherein two girls were subject to a public offense for being dressed “inappropriately” at the town souk last month. The General Directorate of National Security of the provincial district of Inezgane , a town about 10 kilometers away from Agadir, announced in a press release that the two suspects, one of whom has a crimin ...

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