Frenchman Converted to Islam Thanks to Late Abdellah Baha

Rabat- Oussama Benkirane, son of the head of government Abdelilah Benikirane, has reportedly revealed that a French national has converted to Islam thanks to the late Abdullah Baha, who died in a train accident in Bouznika last Sunday. Oussama Benkirane wrote in a post on his Facebook account that he went with the son of Abdullah Baha on Thursday to visit Baha’s grave. He said that they found a man, who the ...

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Floods in southern Morocco: Spain Condoles Morocco

Madrid- The Spanish government has expressed its condolences to Morocco following the floods that ravaged this weekend some southern regions of the kingdom, causing the death of 32 people. "Spain regrets the serious damage caused by intense storms over the weekend in southern Morocco, particularly in the region of Guelmin, leading to the loss of at least 8 lives, the disappearance of several dozen people an ...

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Morocco’s Head of Govt. Escapes Death While in Plane

Rabat- Head of Government and Secretary General of the Development and Justice Party (PJD) Abdelilah Benkirane held his breath last night as the plane that was taking him from Rabat to Oujda, went through strong winds. Speaking to his party members during the opening of PJD’s regional council being held today in Oujda, Abdelilah Benkirane said that strong winds dangerously shook the aircraft that was carryi ...

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Tunisia ‘Deeply Grateful’ To Morocco For Continued Support To its Transition Process

Rabat - Tunisian Foreign minister Mongi Hamdi expressed Thursday in Rabat his country's "deep gratefulness" to King Mohammed VI and Morocco for their continued support to Tunisia's democratic transition process. "I express my deep gratefulness to HM the King and to the government and people of the Kingdom of Morocco for their continued support to the democratic transition process in Tunisia", Hamdi told jou ...

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Prime Minister Benkirane and his Harira

By Majid Morceli San Francisco- I think that Morocco’s Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane is a decent, honest man. I especially like - and I think many Moroccans do as well - that he speaks our language when we are sitting in coffee shops sipping extremely sweet mint tea. For example, when he was asked if the killing of the French tourist in Algeria will affect tourism in Morocco, his simpleminded response ...

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Morocco: Advisor to Head of Government Elected Leader of Unity and Reform Movement

Fez - Abderrahim Chikhi has been elected as the new head of the Movement of Unity and Reform after a long debate Saturday in the fifth general national assembly. The Movement for Unification and Reform is the ideological arm of Morocco’s ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD). Chikhi succeeds engineer Mohammed El Hamdaoui. According to Attajdid, the Arabic media outlet of the Movement of Unity and Refor ...

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Benkirane Promises to Guarantee Representation of Moroccan Immigrants in Parliament

Fez- Abdelilah Benkrane, Head of the Moroccan Government, said on Sunday evening in Rabat that the Moroccan government will spare no effort to guarantee the representation of Moroccans living abroad in the Moroccan parliament. The Moroccan official added that Moroccans living abroad will be represented in the parliament sooner or later, but stopped short of giving any deadline for the fulfillment of this pr ...

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Benkirane Uses Power to Boost His Party’s Rating: American Scholar

Rabat- American Academic says that Morocco’s PM Uses Power to “Direct Public Consciousness at Particular Concerns” to Boost Party Ratings. Following the speeches of the Secretary General of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) and Morocco’s prime minister, Abdelilah Benkirane, in which he called upon Moroccans to boycott Danone yogurt for ten days, an op-ed in the Washington Post opined that Benkirane’s ...

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Morocco: Destitute 90-Year-Old Woman Relinquishes Retirement Pension to Head of Government

Casablanca-Mi Fettouma, a 90-year-old Moroccan woman who receives only 179 DHs ($21) a month in a retirement pension from the government, recently decided to relinquish it and give it to the Head of the Moroccan government, Abdel-illah Benkirane. Mi Fettouma, in a video recently uploaded to YouTube by Andalouss news outlet, said that with her meagre retirement pension of just 179 DHs, she cannot afford even ...

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Foreign Direct Investments in Morocco Increased 24% in 2013: Benkirane

El Jadida-  Head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane said despite the impact of the global economic crisis, Morocco's economic appeal was strengthened thanks to the increase by 24% in foreign investment in 2013. In a speech given on his behalf by minister of state, Abdellah Baha at the opening of the 3rd Arabs Business Forum, held Monday in El-Jadida, the head of government said that over 20 billion dollars ...

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Survey: 55% Of Moroccans Approve of Benkirane’s Handling of the Government

Rabat- A majority of the public believes that head of parliament Abdelilah Benkirane guides the government well,  and Minister of Health El Houssein Louardi is the most popular minister in the government, according to a new survey. In a new survey for L’economiste of over 1000 people from different regions in Morocco, SUNERGIA Group finds that Abdelilah Benkirane is viewed as a good leader, close to the peo ...

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Benkirane Asks Moroccan Teachers To “Stop Kissing Pupils”

Casablanca- “Stop kissing pupils,” the head of the Moroccan government, Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane said, addressing Moroccan teachers on Monday, during the first national debate on the draft of the integrated public policy for the protection of children. According to daily Al Massae, Benkirane he asked in outrage Moroccan teachers to “stop kissing pupils and respect their bodies.” During the debate, the head o ...

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