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Pakistani Man with Forged Moroccan Passport Arrested in Dubai

By Jonathan Walsh Rabat - A Pakistani man has been arrested in Dubai for attempting to use a forged Moroccan passport to board a flight to Brazil, the Dubai Criminal Court of First instance has said. The man, named only as MS, hid the passport in his underwear but was caught by airport security forces at the boarding gate and later arrested. He will now serve a three-month jail sentence before being deporte ...

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Much Loved Wins Best Francophone Film at Lumières Award in France

Rabat - Much Loved, the latest controversial film by Franco-Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch won the Best Francophone Film Award at the 21st annual’s Lumières Award ceremony in Paris yesterday. Nabil Ayouch took the stage and described his happiness. “It is amazing to achieve what we wanted to thanks to this movie. It sometimes a bit costly compared to the film’s reality and the tenderness these women use to ...

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King Mohammed VI Inaugurates Aquaculture Farm in Oued Ed-dahab

Dakhla, Morocco - King Mohammed VI inaugurated, Tuesday in the El Argoub municipality (southern province of Oued Ed-dahab), the "Azura Aquaculture" farm. This aquaculture project, which required an overall budget of MAD 81 million, is part of the national Halieutis strategy, developed in accordance with the guidelines of King Mohammed VI and aimed at upgrading the different stages of the value chain of the ...

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Moroccans Outraged with Air France for Listing Western Sahara as Independent Country

Rabat - French airline carrier Air France is under heavy criticism for listing the Moroccan territory of Western Sahara as an independent country. According to a video posted by a Moroccan customer who recently travelled onboard a Paris-Los Angeles flight, the geolocation screen found on the back of the passengers’ seats described Western Sahara as an independent country. The video posted by the Casablanca- ...

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King Mohammed VI Inaugurates New Fish Market in Dakhla

Dakhla -  King Mohammed VI inaugurated on Monday a new fish market in Dakhla. The MAD 26-million-dirham market, part of the implementation of the national Halieutis strategy which provides for organizing the traditional and coastal fishing industry in Morocco, is in line with the development momentum in the southern city of Dakhla. Built on an area of 3,070 square meters, the new market includes a refrigera ...

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King Mohammed VI Launches Mega Development Programs in Dakhla Region

Dakhla - King Mohammed VI chaired Monday the ceremony to launch the development programs of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab and Guelmim-Oued Noun regions, and sign their related program contracts. These two development projects are part of the implementation of the new development model in the southern provinces, which was launched on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Green March to promote the integration of ...

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Nizar Baraka Explains the Sahara’s Development Model at Brookings Institution

By Zainab Calcuttawala Rabat - Nizar Baraka, former Minister of Economy and President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council explained last Wednesday in Washington the efforts that the Moroccan government has exerted in recent years to promote the economic development of the Sahara. Rabat - The constitution adopted by Morocco as a result of the 2011 Arab Spring puts citizens “at the heart of all ...

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Reading Between the Lines of King Mohammed VI’s New Ambassador Appointments

New York - For several weeks, Moroccans have been awaiting the changes in ambassadors announced by the Foreign Ministry a couple of months ago. Few Moroccans could have anticipated the significance of the new appointments. For the first time in Morocco’s diplomatic history, King Mohammed VI appointed 78 ambassadors. While some have been appointed for the first time, others were simply transferred from one c ...

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King Mohamed VI Calls on Govt. to Review Textbooks to Promote Religious Coexistence

Meknes - King Mohammed VI has called on the Moroccan government to review Moroccan textbooks and make them in line with the precepts of Islam and the Maliki Sunni rite, which advocates moderation, tolerance and coexistence with other religions and cultures. On Saturday, King Mohamed VI chaired the Council of Ministers in the southern city Laayoune. He called on both the Minister of National Educational and ...

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MEP Rachida Dati: King Mohammed VI’s Visit to the Sahara, Decisive Step for Region’s Future

Rabat - King Mohammed VI’s visit to the southern provinces is "a decisive step for the future of the region and of the Kingdom,'' stressed Member of European Parliament (MEP) Rachida Dati. As part of an ambitious land use and economic development strategy, "His Majesty the King gives to the southern provinces every means to build a new development model that will bring significant economic, technological an ...

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Sahara: Dakhla Reserves Warm Welcome for King Mohammed VI

Dakhla - The population of the of Dakhla in the Sahara reserved a warm welcome for King Mohammed VI upon his arrival Saturday to the city for a visit during which the Moroccan monarch is expected to launch and inaugurate several multi-million dollar socio-economic projects. ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? Posted by ?Hassan ll King of the smartest l ????? ?????? ???? ???? on Saturday, 6 Febru ...

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King Mohammed VI Chairs Council of Ministers in Laayoune

Laayoune, Morocco - King Mohammed VI chaired, Saturday in the southern city of Laayoune, a council of ministers, the Royal Palace's Spokesperson Abdelhak Lamrini said in a statement. During this meeting, the council adopted a draft organic law, a bill, two draft decrees relating to the military, new appointments to high office and several international agreements. In the beginning, the Minister of National ...

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