Young Moroccan Girl Reads Poem About Islam Before Ban Ki-moon

Taroudant - A young Moroccan girl read a touching poem she wrote about peace in the world before Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Douaa Abou Kabouss, a nine-year-old little Belgian girl of Moroccan origin, seized the opportunity of meeting with Secretary General of the UN to read a poem about peace and Islam, as she “learned about it from her parents”. Upon his arrival, Ban Ki Mon g ...

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Rotterdam Mayor Silent in Wake of Mohamed Morsi Sentencing

Utrecht, Netherlands - On Tuesday, political party NIDA Rotterdam requested a formal response from the mayor and city alderman in regards to Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb’s silence on the execution sentence of a democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi of Egypt. NIDA party officials understand that Mayor Aboutaleb’s authority doesn’t extend beyond the city limits of Rotterdam, however, Mayor Aboutaleb previo ...

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Moroccan Regularization Program: A Gender Approach

Fez - On 9 February 2015, Minister-Delegate for the Interior, Mr. Charki Drais, announced the end of the regularization program that began in January 2014. In his press conference organized in Sale, the minister announced that, “Out of a total number of 27,332 applications received for special regularization of foreigners in Morocco as of the December 31, 2014 deadline, 17,916 were approved, an approval rat ...

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Dutch-Moroccan Businessman Denies He Will Open ‘Halal’ Sex Shop in Mecca

Rabat - Dutch-Moroccan Abdelaziz Aouragh has denied rumors that his Al Asira shop specializing in sensual oils is planning to open a "halal sex shop" that sells "Islamically-approved" sex products in the cradle of Islam, Mecca. International media have been reporting extensively on the matter saying that Abdelaziz Aouragh, a second-generation Amsterdammer of Moroccan descent, is expected to open what they d ...

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Moroccan Man Sets Himself on Fire as Germany Refused to Grant Him Asylum

Rabat - A Moroccan citizen set his body on fire in the streets of the state of Saxony, Germany on Saturday after German authorities refused to grant him political asylum in the country and decided to deport him. According to the BBC, some passers-by rushed to extinguish the fire as the Moroccan man attempted to immolate himself, before the police arrived and put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. The ma ...

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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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