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Pentagon Releases Images Showing Abuse of Detainees Held in Iraq and Afghanistan

Jonathan Walsh Rabat - The United States military released hundreds of images showing US soldiers abusing prisoners during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 198 images, part of a wider collection of 2000 images, document the suffering American troops subjected their prisoners to during the conflicts. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) requested the release of the photos, citing freedom to in ...

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Donald Trump Criticizes Barack Obama’s Mosque Visit

By Jonathan Walsh Rabat - Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, current front-runner in the race for nomination for the Republican Party received criticism for suggesting Obama had ‘apologized’ to Muslims by visiting a mosque last week. President Obama stated that his intention in visiting the mosque in Baltimore was to show solidarity with Muslim communities, who are being treated with increasing levels of ...

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A German Expert Advocates for Introduction of Arabic as Mandatory Language in German Schools

By Mohamed Lakdali Rabat - In the midst of the growing controversy that Germany witnesses regarding refugee issues, an educational expert urged the German authorities to teach Arabic as a compulsory subject, arguing that “when we call for Arab children to learn German, German children ought to learn Arabic too.” Thomas Strotute, the president of Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg suggested that Arabic b ...

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Morocco Is a ‘Major Force in The MENA Region’

By Mohamed Lakdali Fez - Morocco has become “a major force” in the MENA region, thanks to a series of fundamental reforms made under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, according to an article published on the Report. In an article entitled “The New African Ambition of Morocco,” published in collaboration with the International New York Times, the newspaper reported that the progress made at both the instit ...

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Obama to Visit U.S. Mosque for First Time Since Elected President

New York - United States President Barack Obama will reportedly visit a mosque for the first time since he was elected president nearly eight years ago. The White House announced on Saturday that President Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday According to a White House official statement, President Obama will address members of the Islamic Society in Maryland concerning the right o ...

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UNICEF Launches Funding Appeal

By Fatima Drar Meknes - On Tuesday, January 26, UNICEF launched a new funding appeal for children in humanitarian emergencies that amounted to $2.8 billion. UNICEF director of emergency programs in Geneva, Sikander Khan says that a quarter of this appeal will go to education, which is considered a “life-saving measure for children” at a time when war and conflict has shuttered many schools. This appeal aims ...

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Blizzard Blankets US East Coast, 11 States Declare State of Emergency

New York - A massive blizzard has blanketed the US eastern seaboard in snow, causing the death of of at least 14 people in road accidents, according to CNN. Up to 102cm of snow settled in parts, paralyzing highways, railroads and air routes, and cutting power to 200,000 people in New York City and in Washington D.C., the nation's capital. The blizzard pushed New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, to order a trave ...

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U.K. To Deport Muslim Women Who Do Not Learn English

New York - British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his government will begin to deport Muslim women immigrants who have not learned English after two and a half years of living in the United Kingdom. The British government announced a plan to facilitate the teaching of the kingdom’s official language to the hundreds of thousands of Muslim women residing in the U.K., according to a report by Spai ...

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Czech President Calls Muslim Integration ‘Practically Impossible” in Europe

Rabat - Czech President Milos Zeman, known for his outspoken anti-migrant rhetoric, said on Sunday that Muslim integration in Western Europe is “practically impossible.” President Zeman, 71, said that Islamic “culture” should not be taken into Europe, or else “it will end up like Cologne,” referring to the large number of sexual assaults on New Year's Eve in the German city. "The experience of Western Europ ...

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Lionel Messi Wins Ballon D’Or For Fifth Time

Rabat - F.C. Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has been declared the winner of the FIFA 2015 Ballon D’Or. The Argentinian player came ahead of his teammate Neymar Junior and his Real Madrid rival, Cristiano Ronaldo. This is the fifth time that the “Pulga” wins the FIFA Ballon D’Or, after 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2013 and 2014, Messi came second behind Portuguese striker, Cristiano Ronaldo. With this n ...

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Eight Moroccans Among 31 Suspects of Sexual Assaults in Germany on New Year’s Eve

New York - Germany’s New Year’s Eve celebrations were stained by nearly 170 criminal complaints of sexual assault and robberies in several German cities. Eight out of the 31 identified assailants are Moroccan nationals. A week after investigations began in search for the suspects, German authorities have identified 31 people, including 18 refugees involved in the attacks in the city of Cologne, in western G ...

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Donald Trump Campaign Manager Says Morocco’s Video Disguise Was Intentional

New York - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled his first campaign television ad on Monday. The 30-second “approved message” by Trump has everyone talking about it, but for a very particular reason. According to PolitiFact, some of the footage used in the billionaire’s ad in reference to immigrants crossing the Mexico-US border are actually images from African migrants crossing the Morocc ...

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