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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Sandra Oh Poses in Moroccan Gandoura

By Myriam Ait Malk Rabat - Actress Sandra Oh, famous for portraying Dr. Cristina Yang on the American television series “Grey’s Anatomy,” shared a photo of herself in a Moroccan gandoura in Marrakech on May 25 on Instagram. While visiting a clothing boutique in the Red City, Oh posted a photo of herself wearing a bright pink gandoura and a sunhat on her Instagram. She captioned the picture with the hashtag ...

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16th Marrakech International Film Festival to Be Held on December 2-10

Rabat - The 16th Marrakech International Film Festival will be held on December 2-10, the Festival's Foundation announced Sunday in a statement. The Marrakech International Film Festival was created in 2001 by King Mohammed VI. The event is organized by the Marrakech Film Festival Foundation under the chairmanship of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid. A key cinema event in Morocco and on the international stage, the ...

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Morocco Ranks 113 Among Best Countries to “Meet Women”

Rabat - Morocco has been ranked 113 on the list of top countries to “meet women,” according to Ranker.com, a website for online ranking of various subjects. The ranking for top country to meet women was compiled through votes cast by people who had visited or lived in the countries. Sweden appears at the top of the list of 125 countries, followed by Ukraine in second position, and Estonia in third position. ...

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Cristina Aguilera to Perform at Closing Ceremony of Mawazine Festival

Rabat - Cristina Aguilera is due to perform at the closing ceremony of Mawazine Festival on Saturday night in Rabat. The American singer arrived in Morocco on Friday. This coach and judge on the American TV show "The Voice" arrived today with her husband, and published a picture on her Instagram account showing herself coming out of a plane in Morocco. #morocco ????? A photo posted by Christina Aguilera (@x ...

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Egyptian Diva Sherine Abd El Wahab Featured in Mawazine

Rabat - On May 26, 2016, 35-year-old Egyptian singer and actress Sherine Abd El Wahab performed on the Nahda stage of the 2016 Mawazine festival, "Rythmes du monde." She is considered to have one of the most beautiful voices in the Arab world. The Egyptian star has many songs such as Garh Tany (2003), Lazeem A’eesh (2005), Bataminak (2008), Habeat (2009) and Ana Kteer (2014). She was a judge on the the Arab ...

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Moroccan Chefs Bringing Exotic Flair to the U.S.

Connecticut - Morocco has recently made significant strides in inviting foreign investment to boost tourism but it is also leaving a tasteful footprint in the culinary art internationally. Moroccan chefs are achieving high recognitions for the best savory and sweet creations. The country recently won the prize for the best “main course” at the International Culinary Competition in Spain. The famous Lamb Tag ...

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Hundreds of Jews from around the World Celebrate Hilloula in Morocco

Ouazzane - Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims from around the world gathered on Thursday in the city of Ouazzane (north) to celebrate the Hilloula. On this occasion, a ceremony was organized by the Council of Jewish Communities in Morocco in the mausoleum of rabbi Amrane Ben Diwane and was attended by pilgrims from Morocco and abroad. The ceremony was held in the presence of several Moroccan officials as well as b ...

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Artist Uses Optical Illusion to Make Louvre Pyramid “Disappear” in Paris

By Myriam Ait Malk Rabat - In his most recent work, JR, a French street artist, chose his own hometown to create a large black and white photographic piece that covers a glass pyramid situated right in front of the Louvre Museum, causing it to “disappear” when the viewer is standing in front of it. JR told the Associated Press that he loves “people being destabilized and trying to find the point that scales ...

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“Urban Talent:” An Occasion When All Talents Mix

By Amine Mechaal Meknes - The city of Meknes is to host the 8th edition of the National Festival of “Urban Talent” on Friday, May 27 in Lahdim Square. The national festival of “Urban Talent” is an annual occasion in which a variety of talented people from different Moroccan cities meet, compete, and interact with each other in order to express their passion and love for the urban styles they represent. The ...

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Plastic Surgeon Congratulates Sara Belkziz on Winning Miss Morocco

New York - A plastic surgeon from California has congratulated Sara Belkziz on winning the title of Miss Morocco 2016. Sara Belkziz, 25, was crowned Miss Morocco 2016 on Saturday, May 21 in Casablanca. According to the Miss Morocco organizing committee, the winner was selected based on votes cast by Moroccan fans via SMS ahead of the contest and input from members of the jury. However, Belkziz’s selection h ...

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‘Vikings’ and ‘Sherlock’ to Feature Scenes Shot in Morocco

Rabat - The next seasons of the series "Vikings" and "Sherlock" will feature scenes shot in Morocco, according to the Huff Post Maroc, citing informed sources. The Irish-Canadian historical drama television series, “Vikings,” written and created by Michael Hirst will shoot some scenes for its fifth season in Erfoud, a city in the south east of Morocco, according to the report.  “Sherlock” series 4, the film ...

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A Moroccan Woman Crowned Miss Maghreb 2016

Rabat - A Moroccan woman was crowned Miss Maghreb in a ceremony that was held in Beyrouth, Lebanon last week. The young beautiful Hind Sdassi is the winner of the title “most beautiful woman” in Maghreb this year. Native of Casablanca, 24-year-old Hind has managed to make her way to the top among the 52 participants in the competition. Contestants came from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya. The ceremony ...

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