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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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A Moroccan Jew Heads the Israeli Attack on Gaza

By Yassine Makhou Rabat - According to Alahram Al-Arabi Magazine, the commander of the Israeli attack on Gaza, Sami Turdjeman, is of Moroccan origin. Turdjeman leads of the so-called ‘Southern Command’ of the Israeli Defense Force. He was appointed successor of Rousseau, who spent 20 years in the position. Sami Turdjeman bears the full responsibility for the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza after being appoin ...

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Italian Court Clears Berlusconi Over “Robi Scandal”

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - An Italian appeals court reversed on Friday the conviction of Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi concluding the so-called “Robi Gate" scandal. The Milan court of appeals overturned the conviction in June last year of Berlusconi by a lower court which had sentenced him to seven years in jail a lifetime prohibition on the exercise of political action. The story revolves ...

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NSA and the FBI spy on Muslim-American leaders

Rabat - New documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden confirm that the NSA and the FBI spy on Muslim-American leaders, including Republican Party politicians and military veterans. The article describes an NSA spreadsheet that “shows 7,485 email addresses listed as monitored between 2002 and 2008.” The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans under ...

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Morocco King Invites Meriem Bourhail to the Throne Ceremony

Tinjdad, Morocco - Meriem Bourhail, a Moroccan high school student in Dumas city, who received the highest Baccalaureate exam score in France, have received an invitation from the King Mohammed VI to attend the celebration of the feast of the throne, which will be held on July 30.  "I am very happy to receive this invitation to attend the celebrations of the throne day. I'll will attend this event before I ...

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