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King Mohammed VI thanks Emir of Qatar After Visit To Doha

Rabat - King Mohammed VI sent a message of thanks and gratitude to Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani following the fraternity and working visit he paid to Qatar. In this message, the King extends to Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani his heartfelt gratitude and recognition for the Qatari Emir's warm welcome and hospitality during his stay in Qatar, along with the delegation accompanyi ...

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MINURSO: Morocco Takes Note of Security Council Resolution

United Nations - Morocco takes note of Security Council Resolution 2285 extending the mandate of the MINURSO until 30 April 2017, Morocco's Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, said Friday at United Nations headquarters. "Morocco takes note the resolution, which reiterates the five fundamentals of negotiations to reach the settlement of this regional confli ...

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Western Sahara: UNSC Highlights Morocco’s Achievements in Human Rights

United Nations – The United Nations Security Council adopted on Friday its annual resolution on the renewal of the United Nations Mission for the Organization of a Referendum in Western Sahara, known as MINURSO.  In the resolution, which received the yes of 10 members, two against and three abstentions, the UN Security Council highlighted Morocco's achievements in human rights, notably through the National ...

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Morocco’s University of Al Qarawiyyin Library to Open to Public

Taroudant - King Mohammed VI is expected to soon inaugurate the reopening of Morocco’s University of Al Qarawiyyin library in Fez, according to The National. Founded 12 centuries ago by Fatima Al Fihri and nestled in the old medina of Fez, the library will open to the public for the first time in its history. Fez native architect Aziza Chaouni, who specializes in restoring old buildings in a sustainable man ...

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Morocco’s Kalaat Megouna Rose Festival to Start on May 12

By Abdelhak   El Ouargui Rabat - Kalâat M’gouna is a small city located in the southeastern Moroccan province of Tinghir, in the Drâa-Tafilalt region.  It is situated approximately 85 km east of Ouarzazate, and 78 km West of Tinghir on the M-10, the main road that connects Marrakech and Errachidia. The town is famous – nationally and internationally – for its high quality roses and for its annual Rose Festi ...

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Security Council Adopts Resolution on Western Sahara, Consensus Broken For First time

New York - The Security Council has adopted on Friday morning in New York the draft resolution to renew the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Organization of a Referendum in the Western Sahara, known by its French acronym as MINURSO. Unlike in previous resolutions, this year’s resolution did not enjoy the consensus of the 15-member body. The resolution received 10 votes in favor, two against and ...

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US, Morocco ‘Collaborate Very Closely’ in Aerospace: US Ambassador

Marrakech - “Aerospace is an area in which the United States and Morocco collaborate very closely,” the US ambassador to Morocco Dwight Bush said on Thursday. Speaking during the opening of the American pavilion at 2016 Marrakech Air Show, the diplomat noted that “Morocco has determined that the aviation sector is an important one for its regional economic growth strategy.” “The Kingdom of Morocco encourage ...

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EU Supports ‘Important’ Reform of Moroccan Judiciary, EU Official

Brussels - The EU supports the important reform of the Moroccan judiciary, said High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. Answering a question by a Euro-deputy on the reform of the judiciary system in Morocco, Mogherini said that the political dialogue goes hand in hand with the important support provided by the EU through its financial cooperation ...

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Benkirane Laughs at USFP Claims That U.S. Rigged 2011 Elections

Rabat - Moroccan Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane refuted claims that the United States rigged general elections in 2011, according to a report by Medias24 on Friday. Earlier this week, Idriss Lachgar of the Socialist Union of Populist Forces said, at an event in Sale organized by an association from Tetouan, a former American ambassador to Rabat participated in election fraud that favored the PJD in ...

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Marrakech to Host Africa Think Tank Conference on Sustainable Future in May

Marrakech - More than 70 think tanks and institutions from over 40 countries will be taking part in the Africa Think Tank Conference, scheduled for May 2-4, 2016, in Marrakesh, under the theme "Building a Sustainable and Secure Future for the People and Institutions of Africa". OCP Policy Center, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Penn ...

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Morocco: Dismembered Cell Planned to Start Colony for “Islamic State” in Nador

Rabat - The General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST) confirmed the arrested of a three-member terrorist cell in the northern city of Nador in Morocco on Friday. The cell had claimed allegiance to the so-called “Islamic State.” A statement by the Ministry of the Interior said evidence suggests that the suspects had obtained information and orders from their leaders to establish an ISIS-associa ...

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Venezuela, Angola Fail to Amend Draft Security Council Resolution on Western Sahara

New York - Venezuela and Angola have failed in introducing new amendments to the UN Security Council draft resolution on the Western Sahara, which was submitted by the United States to the members of the Council on Wednesday evening, a source from inside the Security Council told Morocco World News. The new version draft resolution, which is prepared every year by Washington, the penholder for resolutions o ...

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