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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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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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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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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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La Mamounia of Marrakech Home to 4th Best Gardens in the World

Rabat - The British newspaper The Independent has ranked the garden of La Mamounia Hotel of Marrakech the fourth best Garden Retreat in the World. The garden of La Mamounia was listed among the top 5 hotel gardens in the world after the Villa d'Este in Italy, Les Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac in France, and the Biltmore Estate, in North Carolina, USA. “With towering palm trees, orange trees, 700-year-old oli ...

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Sara Belkziz Crowned Miss Morocco 2016

Casablanca - Sara Belkziz was crowned Miss Morocco 2016 on Saturday evening in a ceremony held in Casablanca. Sixteen candidates took part in the final of the third edition of Miss Morocco, which was held at the Morocco Mall in the presence of large audience and significant media coverage. The lucky winner received the highest number of votes of Moroccans, who were called to choose their favorite candidates ...

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In Pictures: Miss Morocco 2016 Candidates

Rabat - The organization of Miss Morocco beauty pageant 2016 has posted on its official Facebook page sixteen young women who will compete this year for the title of Miss Morocco. The organization said on its Facebook page that the 2016 edition of Miss Morocco contest was launched “under the leadership of a group of Moroccan and Maghreb youth of the world,” through a concept “combining tradition and moderni ...

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UAE Launches Camel Races in Sahara, Vows to Help Tan-Tan Build its Own

Rabat - As part of an effort to preserve bedouin culture in the Sahara Desert, the United Arab Emirates’ Camel Federation Committee (CFC) has opened a new camel race track in the Southwestern region of the world’s hottest desert.  The track's inauguration took place during the Tan-Tan Moussem festival in Morocco, where the UAE participated as guest of honor this year after two years of contribution by the A ...

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Rabat ‘Arab Youth Capital’ Starting May 20, 2016

Rabat - Rabat will be the "Arab youth capital" from May 20, 2016 to April 19, 2017, under the theme "For a co-existing and creative youth," the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced. The event, held under the Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, in accordance with the decision of the 38th Council of Arab Ministers of Sports and Youth, held in Cairo in April 2015, will be attended by 3,200 young people from di ...

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