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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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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Belgium School Forces Muslims Students to Wear Mini Skirts

Rabat- The School of Ursuline, a Christian institution in the city of Mechelen, Belgium, prohibits Muslim students from wearing long skirts and long sleeve shirts. The school, which has already banned female students from wearing headscarves and any other religious signs, has reportedly forced students to roll up their sleeves and their long skirts. A few weeks ago, students were stopped at the entrance of ...

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Fundraising Launched in Sweden for Assaulted Moroccan Boy

Tinejdad – After Swedish security guards violently beat a nine-year-old Moroccan boy inside a train station in Malmö in February, people in the city have reportedly started a nationwide fundraising program to support him. According to the Swedish local newspaper Sydsvenskan, “a fundraising campaign was recently launched to help Sami,” the Moroccan boy who was violently assaulted by the Swedish security guar ...

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Exclusive: In Pictures Miss New York, Morocco’s Iman Oubou

New York - Moroccan American Iman Oubou was crowned last Sunday Miss New York 2015. Iman will represent the state of New York in the Miss United States, which will be held next July in Washington D.C. With the crowning achievement, New York has two beauty queens, each of them representing a different production organization: Thatiana Diaz who was crowned Miss New York USA 2015 last Janaury and Iman Oubou wh ...

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Moroccan Woman Wins the Title of Miss New York

New York- Iman Oubou, a 26 year-old Moroccan-born woman won the title of Miss New York on Sunday. Iman Oubou, who has moved to New York over a year ago, expressed her happiness to be elected Miss New York. “I can't believe I just won the Miss New York United States - dreams do come true and hard work pays off,” Iman told Morocco World News. Iman will represent the state of New York in the Miss United States ...

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RAM Pilot Avoids New York-Casablanca Plane Crash

Rabat - A Royal Air Maroc Dreamliner from New York came within seconds of disaster over the Atlantic Ocean after it began to descend too quickly on Thursday at around 7.50 pm Eastern Time. RAM flight number AT 201 was en route to Mohammed V International Airport From JFK International Airport and had just taken off about 15 minutes earlier when all of a sudden it started a free fall of about 500 meters whil ...

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Over 800,000 Moroccans Live in Spain: Official

Madrid - The number of Moroccan nationals in Spain was estimated at 800,000 by the end of 2014, Spanish general secretary in charge of immigration and migration, Marina Del Corral Téllez said on Wednesday. Moroccans are thus the largest legally residing non-EU community in Spain, Del Corral Téllez said at a meeting of the immigration network in Spain. The Brits came second with 270,000 nationals, followed b ...

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Belgium: Immigrants Retiring in Morocco to Benefit From Health Insurance

Rabat- Moroccans who lived and worked in Belgium and are now considering retiring in Morocco can still receive health benefits from the Belgian state, Telquel reported. Thanks to a Belgian-Moroccan agreement that was signed last year, Moroccans and Belgians of Moroccan origins can still enjoy their health benefits from the Belgian social security upon arrival in Morocco either for retirement or to start a n ...

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Moroccans, Most Affected by Unemployment in the Netherlands

Rabat - Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands are the most affected population by the rise in unemployment rates, says Dutch daily De Volkskrant quoting figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). More than half of the non-EU migrants in the Netherlands are sitting at home without paid work. OECD data has shown that only 49.5 percent of immigrants have access to employmen ...

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Moroccan Woman To Be Awarded Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling

Rabat - Aicha El Basri, former Moroccan spokesperson for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID, will be awarded the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling on April 29th in recognition for her testimony against the United Nations. Founded jointly by the Nation Institute and the Fertel Foundation, the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling is presented to a citizen, corporate or government ...

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