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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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Advancing State-Civil Society Relationships in Morocco

Rabat - The Faculty of Law of Mohammed V University at Souissi in Rabat was the locus of an engaging workshop hosted by the Marti Ahtisaari Centre (a Presidential initiative of Former Finland President & Nobel Prize Winner Marti Ahtisaari), in conjunction with the Ministry in charge of Relations with Civil Society & Parliament, on September 26-27, 2014. Under the theme “Public Participation in Polic ...

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Journals of a Moroccan Fulbrighter in America (9): On the bus

Austin - When studying exotic communities in remote places, foreign anthropologists always face the problem of how to get beyond observable behavior and fathom the inner life of individuals, that is, their worldview. It usually takes years of close contact with a community before an anthropologist can achieve any reasonable understanding of their worldview. My situation in America is not very different from ...

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Bolivian man who abducted Moroccan girl living in Spain sentenced to 17 years

Madrid - A court in Bolivia imposed a 17-year prison sentence on a Bolivian man for abducting a ten-year old Moroccan girl living in Spain and holding her detained for 7 months, Spanish national TV TVE reported. The court in the central Bolivian province of Cochabamba found Grover Morales guilty of human trafficking and sexual abusem TVE added. The Moroccan girl, Nada, flew to Bolivia in August 2013 with Mo ...

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Journals of a Moroccan Fulbrighter in America (8): The story of an American convert to Islam

Austin - Kevin is a young American who converted to Islam more than a year ago. I had noticed that, whenever he mentioned the name of the Prophet Mohammad in class, he would always utter the expression: “Peace be upon Him”. For some time, I thought he did that out of respect for the Muslim audience rather than for the Prophet. I didn’t find out about his conversion until the day of the Eid when he joined us ...

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Journals of a Moroccan Fulbrighter in America (7): Happy Eid

Austin - The Eid is undoubtedly one of the occasion in which you will be reminded that you are a stranger, no matter how used you may be to your new life. If there were no Arab Muslims around you and you had no connection with home, you might be able to forget about the Eid altogether, but that was not the case with me. The first thing that strikes me about Muslims in America is the relation they make betwe ...

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Eid Celebration as Experienced in and outside of Morocco

By Zahra Astitou Granada – It is the day of Eid Al Adha; all the family members have woken up early and the spirits are high. The women are preparing a delicious, elaborate breakfast and the men make their way to the mosque for the Eid prayer and the sermon afterwards. When the men come back from the mosque, a member of the family or a butcher then sacrifices the ram. Sometimes you can even see a butcher ro ...

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Govt. Concerned Over Netherlands’ Intention to Cancel Social Security Agreement with Morocco

Rabat - The Moroccan government voiced its concern over Netherlands' intention to unilaterally cancel the social security agreement with Morocco that was signed back in 1972. The cabinet, which convened on Thursday, expressed its concern over Netherlands' intention to unilaterally cancel social security agreement with Morocco, said Communication Minister, Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi at a pres ...

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Geert Wilders summoned for questioning over anti-Moroccan chants

Taroudant, Morocco - Netherlands ‘Public Prosecutor has summoned Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders for questioning on suspicion of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans. According to a statement made by the Prosecutor’s department, Wilders is “suspected of having insulted a population group with respect to their race and of incitement to discrimination and hatred.” During a meeting ...

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Moroccan Pleads Guilty for Sexually Abusing American Woman on RAM Flight

New York: Thami Drissi, a Moroccan engineer, pleaded guilty for sexually abusing an American woman while traveling on a Casablanca-New York flight last August. According to the New York based Daily News, the defendant admitted before Brooklyn Federal Court that he had sexual contact with the victim without her consent. He faces up to one year in jail and registration as sex offender. The 45-year old was arr ...

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General Information about Diversity Visa Program

Rabat - Morocco World News plans to publish a series of articles about the DV Lottery program to highlight all the aspects that applicants and DV Lottery Visa winners should know. The articles will serve as a valuable reference to our audience who would like to know more about the process of immigrating to the United States through DV Lottery Visa program. What Is the DV Program? The Diversity Immigrant Vis ...

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