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London Woman Climbs Morocco’s Highest Peaks “In Memory of Her Dad”

Taroudant, Morocco - Away from the fever of international “bucket challenge,” which has swept the world recently, Julie Twydell, from Bromley, London, has issued a challenge to climb Morocco’s highest peaks “in memory of her dad.” According to Newsshopper, the 32-year-old graphic designer landed in Morocco on Friday, September 12, “to face the tough challenge of clambering up the Atlas Mountains.” Since she ...

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2 Emirati Officers Given 3 years in Prison for Blackmailing a Moroccan Woman Into Having Sex

Rabat - Two Emirati officers sentenced to three years in prison for trying to blackmail a Moroccan woman into having sex Two Emirati police officers were sentenced by the Dubai Criminal court to three years in prison after being accused of trying to blackmail a Moroccan woman into having sex with them in return for not arresting her, according to Emirati website The National. The incident dates back to Febr ...

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Italy: A Moroccan Immigrant Faces Jail for Kissing a Little Child

Rabat - A Moroccan immigrant in Italy is reportedly facing jail for pedophilia, after he allegedly cheek kissed a 7-year-old girl on her face. In Morocco, cheek kissing a child may be an act to show kindness. But, the same act can lead you to prison, in Italy. The police of Treviso, Northern Italy said officers have detained a 50-yearo-old Moroccan immigrant on suspicion of sexually abusing minor children, ...

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Moroccan Woman Joins ISIS with Her Four Children and French Husband

Rabat - The French police are investigating the case of a Moroccan woman who is believed to have left the country with her French husband and four children including a 1 and a half month old infant in order to join the ranks of Jihadis in war-torn Syria.  The woman, identified as Jihane Makhzoumi from the Villefontaine town in the region of Rhone-Alpes, reportedly left France with her husband Eddy Leroux, h ...

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22 Moroccas Injured in Road Accident in Southern France

Paris - Twenty-two Moroccan nationals were slightly injured in a road accident that occurred early Sunday near Aix-en-Provence (South of France), consular sources indicated. The accident occurred on a highway at the district of Ventabren when a heavy truck, "probably travelling at high speed," hit a coach with 47 passengers on board, all Moroccans, the same sources added. The coach, owned by an Italian comp ...

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Manuel Valls Mispronounces the Name of Myriam El khomri

Taroudant - French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, does not seem to know the name of one of his ministers, namely Myriam El Khomri, State Secretary to the Minister for Urban Affairs, Youth and Sports, Responsible for Urban Policy, who is originally from Morocco. The name of the Moroccan minister has been mispronounced by the Prime Minister as Myriam El Kahoui, meaning brown color in Moroccan Arabic. The mispr ...

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Spain: Moroccan workers up 11% in first half of 2014

Madrid - The number of Moroccan autonomous workers in Spain increased by 11.1% (+1,508 autonomous workers) during the first half of the year 2014, according to figures published on Wednesday by the Federation of autonomous workers associations in Spain (ATA). Moroccans rank second among non-EU foreigners with 15,055 people affiliated with the autonomous workers system (RETA) following the Chinese (43,927), ...

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Moroccan British Singer Cleared of Charges of Funding ISIS

Meknes- Moroccan British young singer Nawal Massad, was cleared by a London court of charges of funding the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Nawal, 27, a student and would-be singer of Moroccan origin, was arrested last January at Heathrow airport with 20,000 euros ($27,000) hidden in her underwear. She was accused of trying to smuggle the money to “terrorists fighting in Syria.” But after a tri ...

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Saudi Men Banned From Marrying Bengali, Pakistani, Chadian, Burmese Women

Meknes - A new law in Saudi Arabia bans men from Marrying Bengali, Pakistani, Chadian and Burmese women, while it sets new restrictive rules on marrying Moroccan women. According to the Saudi daily Makkah newspaper, any Saudi man who wishes to marry a Moroccan woman has to prove that her profile is free of any crimes and serious diseases, and that she is not a drug addict. Even though a Moroccan woman’s pro ...

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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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AMPA and MENACA Co-Host Ramadan Iftar in Washington

Washington D.C - The Association of Moroccan Professionals in America (AMPA) and the Middle East and North African Consultants Association (MENACA) joined forces in co-hosting a well attended iftar dinner at Mazagan Restaurant on the outskirts of Washington D.C. on Tuesday. The event was MENACA’s first iftar event, and one of eight concurrent iftar events held by AMPA around the U.S. and in Morocco on the s ...

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Israeli Newspapers Highlight Moroccan Slain by Mossad in 1973

Fez- Amid the ongoing Israeli shilling on Gaza, some Israeli newspapers dedicated some lines in their July 21 issue to the Moroccan waiter who was gunned down on the same day of 1973 by the Israeli secret service. Several Israeli newspapers retold the story of Morocco’s Ahmed Bouchiki in their “Today in History” section on Monday. On July 21, 1973, Israeli agents in Lillehammer, Norway, killed Ahmed Bouchik ...

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