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Paris Terror Attacks Suspect Salah Abdeslam Handed Over to France

Brussels - Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in the Paris terror attacks, has been handed over to French authorities, Belgian prosecutors said on Wednesday. Abdeslam, who arrested in Belgium last month after four months on the run, is wanted by France for his role in the attacks targeting the capital on November 13 last year in which 130 people were killed. According to a statement from the Belgium Federal Pros ...

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Celebrating the legacy of William Shakespeare

By Safae Kajouane Rabat – April 23 marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Events and performances around the globe are being held to honor him and his great work. William Shakespeare (1564-1616, Stratford) was an English poet, playwright and actor, commonly regarded as the finest master of the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is frequently called England’s national poet, ...

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The True Scale of Modern Slavery in Suburban Britain

London - Britain’s Modern Slave Trade, a new documentary from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, premiered yesterday on Al Jazeera.  Following six months of undercover filming, Al Jazeera can reveal the true scale of modern slavery in Britain, and the possible links with big businesses. During the investigation the reporters confront a car wash owner accused of slavery; they go inside an active cannabis farm; ...

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Ecuador: Flash Appeal Seeks US$ 72.7 Million to Assist 350,000 People

New York - The Government of Ecuador and the United Nations are launching an urgent appeal to respond to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck coastal provinces of north-west Ecuador on 16 April. The appeal requests US$72.7 million in funding to kick-start life-saving assistance, protection services and early recovery support to assist approximately 350,000 people over the next three months, the United N ...

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Over 180,000 Migrants Entered Europe by Sea in 2016: OIM

Geneva - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that an estimated 180,245 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 20 April. Latest fatalities stand at 1,232, including nearly 500 believed to have died off Libya earlier this month, the organization added. IOM estimates that some 25,586 migrants and refugees arrived in Ita ...

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How does the Forex market trade 24 hours a day?

Rabat - Foreign exchange is the largest financial market in the world. Around $5 trillion is traded in Forex every day. This is because markets around the world participate in trading Forex. The consequence of which is that the Forex market is open 24 hours a day. How is it open 24 hour a day? The stock market has very specific opening and closing times - usually 9:30 to 16:00. But this is because the marke ...

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Egypt To Transfer Two Egyptian Islands to Saudi Arabia

Rabat - The Egyptian cabinet announced on Saturday that it will return the sovereignty of two islands called Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia after almost seven decades. The two pieces of land - both arid and uninhabited islands in the Gulf of Aqaba - turned Egyptian in 1950 when Saudi Arabia transferred their soveriegnty to the Cairo government amid fears that Israel would seize them during negotiations f ...

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Belgium Arrests Belgian-Moroccan and Four Others Related to Paris and Brussels Attacks

Rabat - International media reports say Belgian forces arrested five terror suspects on Friday, including a Belgian Moroccan named Mohammed Abrini - the last known fugitive responsible for the deadly attacks in Paris last November. Belgian prosecutor, Eric Van der Sypt told reporters that it remains unclear whether the “man in the hat” seen on a surveillance video taken at the Brussels airport minutes befor ...

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Air France Requires Female Staff Crew to Wear Hijab on Iran Flights

Rabat - Air France announced that female flight attendants must wear a headscarf and long-sleeved jackets and pants on arrival in Iran’s capital Tehran. After the airline decided to restart its flights to the Iranian capital on 17 April, Air France management circulated a note last week asking female staff to wear trousers on the route and put on a headscarf when they leave the plane. The decision upset som ...

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Older People Join Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Growing Prevalence of Diabetes

Rabat - On World Health Day (7 April), older campaigners in more than 50 countries will be calling for diabetes, a leading cause of death, to be tackled early through screening, testing, treatment and education. The actions are part of HelpAge International’s Age Demands Action campaign, bringing older people together to draw attention to the challenges they face. At least nine percent of the world’s adults ...

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Charlie Hebdo Blame Unaffiliated Muslims for Terrorism Attacks 

Rabat - French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo’s latest controversial editorial places blame for the Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks on the complicity of unaffiliated Muslims.  Just over a week after attacks in Brussels killed 35, the newspaper is making attempts to answer how we ended up in the situation we find ourselves in today. The newspaper, which was targeted by terrorist attacks last year, c ...

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FC Barcelona “Supports” Messi Family Against Panama Papers-based Accusations

Rabat - The Barcelona Football Club released a statement on Monday that says the soccer organization "supports" the arguments presented by Lionel Messi’s family against the findings of the international team of journalists that simultaneously released articles on the contents of the Panama Papers - a nearly complete set of almost 40 years worth of financial documents, emails, and other files from Mossack Fo ...

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