النسخة العربية
Latest News

Morocco Ranks 4th of African Countries in Numbers of Facebook Users

Taroudant- According to  Socialbakers.com, Morocco ranks fourth in the top ten African countries in the number of users it has on the social media network Facebook. The kingdom came in just ahead of Algeria and Tunisia, which were 5th and 6th respectively, thus becoming the top one of the North African countries that use FaceBook. Egypt came out on top for all African Facebook users, having experienced a ma ...

Read more

Morocco to play a friendly match against Gabon on March 5th

Rabat- Now, it is official. The Moroccan national team will play a friendly match against Gabon at the Marrakech Stadium on March 5th, Football Royal Federation said on Friday.  However, it hasn’t yet been officially confirmed who is going to be in charge of the Lions in their friendly encounter against the Gabonese Panthers. But sources quoted by Hespress website said that the Football Royal Federation is ...

Read more

Arab Spring Legacy in Tatters, Hopes Pinned on Tunisia

Tunis- With chaos in Libya, military takeover in Egypt and Syria's brutal conflict threatening to extinguish hopes fueled by the Arab Spring, only Tunisia stands out even as its stability hangs in the balance. By the end of 2013, the political forces that emerged from the tumultuous changes in the region nearly three years ago have yet to build the new democratic order or bring about the social transformati ...

Read more

The Great Maghreb: A nice yet elusive dream

Fez- Divided we fall, united we stand! This applies to the five countries of the Maghreb –Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania- which are currently wallowing in and bitterly grappling with various political, social and economic problems, yet tenaciously refusing to stand united. The five countries share almost everything but the strong political will to unite. They speak the same dialect, they sh ...

Read more

Moroccans stage ‘kiss-in’ to support accused teens

RABAT- A few dozen Moroccans staged a symbolic "kiss-in" Saturday in support of three teenagers arrested for posting pictures on Facebook of two of them smooching. Only around a dozen couples actually locked lips in the gathering outside parliament, but the demonstrators insisted they had defended the right to public displays of affection in Morocco's conservative society. The kissing case has sparked uproa ...

Read more

Algeria builds a highway, forgets fences, services stations, rest areas

Washington- Algerians are scandalized by the shortcomings of a mega highway aimed to connect Algeria's major coastal cities. The project is far cry from meeting international standards, as it does not include fences, services stations and rest areas. The East-West highway project in Algeria is a seemingly endless process. Having started in 2006, the Algerian highway meets roadblock after roadblock getting t ...

Read more

Morocco’s Central Bank Al Maghrib Injects MAD 75 billion to the financial Market

Casablanca- MWN Morocco’s central bank, Bank Al Maghrib injected MAD 75 billion in the period from the August, 8th and August, 13th according to the Moroccan daily Al Massae. Bank Al Maghrib had already injected an advance estimated to MAD 55 billion during seven days at an interest estimated to 3% whereas the remaining MAD 14 billion were injected later and MAD 6 billion were injected through a loan operat ...

Read more

The End of Ramadan and the meaning of Zakat Al Fitr in Islam

By Larbi Arbaoui Morocco World News Tinjedad, August 7, 2013 At the end of Ramadan, Muslims must pay Zakat al Fitr, purifying charity that every Muslim has to pay as Islamic legislation enforce it. “Take, [O, Muhammad], from their wealth a charity by which you purify them and cause them increase, and invoke [ Allah 's blessings] upon them.” God confirms in His holy book, Surat At-Tawbah, 109 This act of gre ...

Read more

Moroccans outraged after the royal pardon granted to a Spanish pedophile

Morocco World News New York, August 1, 2013 Many Moroccans have expressed on social media their outrage at the amnesty granted to a Spanish citizen named Daniel Fino Galván who allegedly appeared in a list of 48 Spanish prisoners who benefited from a royal pardon on the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the Throne Day. Daniel Fino Galván was sentenced in 2011 to 30 years in prison for sexual assault of 11 ...

Read more

Tunisia links two wanted jihadist groups to Qaeda

TUNIS, May 07, 2013 (AFP) Two jihadist groups the Tunisian army is pursuing on the border with Algeria belong to Al-Qaeda, interior ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said on Tuesday. "There are two groups, one in the Kef region with around 15 people and the other in Mount Chaambi with around 20 people," Aroui told a news conference, referring to the Islamist groups the army has been hunting since last we ...

Read more

Algeria police submit girls to virginity test

By Youssef El Kaidi Morocco World News Fez, April 14, 2013 In modern Algeria, in the twenty first century, a girl walking in the street, which is a male space par excellence in Arab societies in general, can likely be arrested by the police to find herself in a hospital for virginity test. This illegal traumatic act is very recurrent in Algeria today in total violation of personal privacy and human rights, ...

Read more

Libya simmers over law targeting ex-Kadhafi officials

by Ibrahim al-Majbari TRIPOLI, April 13, 2013 (AFP) A bill banning associates of former dictator Moamer Kadhafi from politics risks inflaming tensions in Libya and could see top officials including the premier and the assembly chief removed from their posts. The bill, first proposed in December, will target those who worked in 36 job categories during Kadhafi's four decades in power. Supporters of the new l ...

Read more

© 2011 - 2013, Morocco World News

Scroll to top