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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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Moroccan Child Born Without Face to Undergo Life-Saving Operation in Australia

Fez - A Moroccan boy born without a face, is being saved by the intervention of a Moroccan living in Australia. Yahya, a little three year old boy, born near Tangier, was the main topic of an Australian TV show that was aired on Sunday. The child was born without eyes, nose and upper jaw because without the bones in his face, they were not able to merge whilst he was still in his mother’s womb. Yahya's fath ...

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Canada: New Law Makes it Harder To Obtain Passport, Work in Gulf Countries

Marrakech- The conservative Canadian government is introducing a new law changing the rules for applying for citizenship. Obtaining a Canadian passport and then returning to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to work will now be more difficult. Traditionally, Canada has welcomed immigrants of all nationalities, but now the Bill C-24 is placing conditions on the issuing of Canadian passports. The Canadian ad ...

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American Man Speaks Fluent Moroccan Arabic

Rabat - It looks normal to hear Moroccans speak standard Arabic, French English or other foreign language because most of these languages are being taught in Moroccan schools. Yet, to hear a foreigner speaks Moroccan Darija, a Moroccan Arabic dialect, is somehow funny and challenging at the same time for the sole reason that the only way to learn Moroccan Darija is through the integration into the Moroccan ...

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Obama to Preside over UNSC Resolution to Halt Movement of Terrorists

Marrakech - United States President, Barack Obama, will preside this week over a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as America has the rotating presidency of the UNSC. The session will be attended by over a dozen head of states. The motion introduced by the U.S. on Wednesday for countries to adopt a legally binding resolution that would compel all countries under Chapter VII of the UN Cha ...

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Dati Shows No Sympathy towards Belkacem, Says She Is Incompetent

Rabat - Rachida Dati, France’s former Minister of Justice, is refusing to defend Najat Vallaud-Belkacem against racist attacks she has been receiving after her appointment as Minister of Education. Both Dati and Vallaud-Belkacem are of Moroccan origin. During an interview with BFM TV on September 19, Dati was asked about racist attacks against the Minister of Education. Rachida Dati said she had experienced ...

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Morocco’s Ambassador to the Netherlands Threatens to Sue Dutch Police in The Hague

Rabat - The Moroccan Ambassador to the Netherlands, Abdelouahab Bellouki, is moving forward to fill an official complaint against the Dutch police in The Hague for their aggressive actions against Moroccans in the Schilderswijk, one of the poorest neighborhoods of the Netherlands. On September 6, two Dutch police officers reportedly wrestled a 14-year-old Moroccan boy to the ground without any apparent reas ...

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London Woman Climbs Morocco’s Highest Peaks “In Memory of Her Dad”

Taroudant, Morocco - Away from the fever of international “bucket challenge,” which has swept the world recently, Julie Twydell, from Bromley, London, has issued a challenge to climb Morocco’s highest peaks “in memory of her dad.” According to Newsshopper, the 32-year-old graphic designer landed in Morocco on Friday, September 12, “to face the tough challenge of clambering up the Atlas Mountains.” Since she ...

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2 Emirati Officers Given 3 years in Prison for Blackmailing a Moroccan Woman Into Having Sex

Rabat - Two Emirati officers sentenced to three years in prison for trying to blackmail a Moroccan woman into having sex Two Emirati police officers were sentenced by the Dubai Criminal court to three years in prison after being accused of trying to blackmail a Moroccan woman into having sex with them in return for not arresting her, according to Emirati website The National. The incident dates back to Febr ...

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Italy: A Moroccan Immigrant Faces Jail for Kissing a Little Child

Rabat - A Moroccan immigrant in Italy is reportedly facing jail for pedophilia, after he allegedly cheek kissed a 7-year-old girl on her face. In Morocco, cheek kissing a child may be an act to show kindness. But, the same act can lead you to prison, in Italy. The police of Treviso, Northern Italy said officers have detained a 50-yearo-old Moroccan immigrant on suspicion of sexually abusing minor children, ...

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Moroccan Woman Joins ISIS with Her Four Children and French Husband

Rabat - The French police are investigating the case of a Moroccan woman who is believed to have left the country with her French husband and four children including a 1 and a half month old infant in order to join the ranks of Jihadis in war-torn Syria.  The woman, identified as Jihane Makhzoumi from the Villefontaine town in the region of Rhone-Alpes, reportedly left France with her husband Eddy Leroux, h ...

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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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