Germany: Angela Merkel Stands Firm Against Hatred of Migrants

Casablanca - In the Saxon town of Heidenau in eastern Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a refugee camp and condemned the recent extreme right-wing violence against asylum seekers in the strongest terms. Germany is currently facing many difficulties regarding the increasing number of refugees, which has led to violent attacks and overextension of government services. A few days prior to Merkel’s visi ...

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Police in Macedonia’s border Stop 3,000 Refugees with stun grenades and tear gas

Miami - Europe’s Migrant crisis in Macedonia results in frightened and injured refugees held back by police. Thousands of migrants were dispersed by the use of force by the Macedonian riot police when trying to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Police threw stun grenades and tear gas into the crowd leaving both children and adults injured and terrified. The British Daily Mail reports in detail the events t ...

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Moroccan Man Opens Fire Aboard French High Speed Train, Two Injured

Miami - On August 21 around 6:00 pm a man later identified as Moroccan opened fire onboard a high-speed train with destination to Paris, resulting in two people injured, and French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade who suffered a small injury. The train had departed from Amsterdam. The alleged shooter known to police is a 26 year-old man of Morocco. He was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and an automatic pistol with ...

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Lina, Aya, and Mohamed Among Most Popular Baby Names in Brussels

Rabat - Lina, Aya, Mohamed, and Adam were among the top ten popular names for newborn babies in Brussels last year, according to figures from Belgium’s economy ministry. The figures revealed that Lina was the most popular name for girls and Adam for boys. Adam moved ahead of Mohamed as the most popular boys’ name last year. Mohamed remains in second place, followed by Rayan. Amir ranked seventh. Lina moved ...

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Syrian Refugee Appeals to King Mohammed VI to Grant Him Visa to Morocco

Rabat - 10-year-old Syrian refugee Haider Jalabi has appealed to King Mohammed VI to allow him join his father in Morocco after he was declined a visa for a third time. According to the Middle East Eye, the Syrian refugee has been trying to join his father, 38-year-old Bashar Jalabi, a former soldier in the ranks of the Assad military, in Morocco since June. The father has legal residency in Morocco and is ...

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Asylum Seekers: Refugee Crisis Overwhelms German Authorities

Casablanca - This summer in Germany has turned into the summer of refugees. This issue is a priority of Germany’s political agenda and feeds their local newspapers on a regular basis. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled to Germany for protection and support. The German authorities have nearly reached their limits: personally, physically, and emotionally. The situation in German refugee camps is curr ...

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Dutch-Moroccan Actor Receives Threats For Playing Jesus

Rabat - A Dutch-Moroccan has sparked controversy among the Moroccan community in the Netherlands by signing on to play Jesus, news website Yabiladi reported, citing Dutch media. 35-year-old Abbie Chalgoum, an Economics teacher and an art enthusiast, accepted to play Jesus, the prophet of Christianity, in a play called 'Passion' in the city of Venlo. While he has won praise from Dutch spectators who have dec ...

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Morocco Lifts Restrictions to Name Newborns on Moroccans Living Abroad

Rabat - The Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs and Cooperation have issued a joint directive allowing Moroccans living abroad to name their children pretty much whatever they want. Moroccans living abroad are now free to choose any name they want for their newborns as the administrative obstacles limiting parents' choices have been lifted. Parents-to-be can name their children a name they both like ...

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An Account of the Last Days Before the Exodus of Moroccan Jews

Miami - On August 10th, a rarely seen vintage video from 1965 surfaced on YouTube under the name “The Last Jews of Morocco Rare Archive 2015 HD.” The sepia-toned video is “an account of the last days of an ancient Jewish community” presented by The United Jewish Appeal (UJA). Produced and directed by Arnan Zafrif, fully narrated by Herbert A. Friedman, Executive Vice-Chairman of the UJA, the video seems to ...

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Moroccans in Canada Urge the King to End Their Suffering with Royal Air Maroc

Rabat - A group of Moroccans living abroad known as the "Anti-RAM Group Canada & USA" took to the streets to protest the expensive tickets and unprofessional services of Royal Air Maroc in front of the company’s office in Montreal, Canada. In response to its “excessive prices and disappointing services," the organizers hope through this sit in to voice their sufferings and convince the community to stan ...

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Cuban Tony Awaits a Revolution in London Taxi

By Mariam Aite-Ouakrim London - On 20 July 2015, USA and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations; the American embassy in Havana and the Cuban embassy in Washington were re-opened. However, the U.S. embargo placed on Cuba in 1960, is still active. Whether this will be lifted, remains unanswered. Amongst those waiting for a revolution is London cab driver, Tony Caccavone. With roots in Italy, Camden-born To ...

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Moroccan King Warns Against Proselytism

Meknes - King Mohammed VI warned against any religious influences from elsewhere. "Do not accept anyone’s invitation to embrace a different rite or faith," the King said on the occasion of Throne Day on July 30. Faced with the threat of terrorism, many countries have focused on the security aspect. While in Morocco arrests of supporters of the so-called Islamic State are increasing every day, the religious ...

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