We Received no Financial Compensation from Saudi Arabia: Father of Moroccan Pilot

Rabat- The father of the Moroccan pilot Yassine Bahti denies rumors that Saudi Arabia has given his family any financial compensation following the death of his son in Yemen. Contrary to media reports suggesting that Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered 1 million Riyals to the family of Lieutenant Yassine Bahti, the pilot's father said he has not received any money from ...

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Profiles of New Ministers Appointed by King Mohammed VI

Rabat- King Mohammed VI appointed, Wednesday in the Royal Palace of Casablanca, four new ministers of the third version of the Benkirane government. The King has appointed some unfamiliar faces and shuffled named another to a new post. In addition to Mohand Laenser, former Minister of Urbanism, who replaced Mohammed Ouzzine as the new Minister of Youth and Sports, the Moroccan monarch appointed four new min ...

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Morocco Condemns ‘Biased, Subjective Amnesty International Report

Rabat  -  Morocco condemned, on Tuesday, the “biased and subjective” report released by Amnesty International (AI), which included Morocco among countries targeted by the global anti-torture campaign "Stop Torture", in a “clear will to point an accusing finger at the Kingdom.” During a press conference, organized by the Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights following the release of AI's report on to ...

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Moroccan Polygamous Man Condemned for Burning His Wife Alive

By Zineb El Mechrafi Rabat- The Ksar El Kbir region near Tangier has been shocked by tragedy, where a man burned his wife alive for not allowing him to have a second wife. He has been prosecuted and sentenced to life in prison with a 200,000 DH fine. As debates surrounding polygamy have made headlines the past few weeks, a dramatic story has unleashed more important questions about the topic. A man who want ...

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Only 5.8% of Moroccans Are Able to Save Money: HCP

Rabat - According to recent research, it is almost impossible for Moroccans to save any money.  A study on household confidence conducted by the Moroccan Planning Authority (HCP) has shown that only 5.8 per cent of Moroccan households can save part of their income. The study has found that Moroccan households remain pessimistic about their ability to save money in the coming months. In the first three month ...

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Casablanca’s Crime Rate is Dropping: Police Commissioner

Rabat - Crime in Casablanca has fallen sharply in recent years, according to Abdellatif Mouaddib, the police commissioner of the Grand Casablanca region. Speaking during the ceremony commemorating the 59th anniversary of the establishment of the Moroccan National Security, Mouaddib said that all of the main categories of crime have fallen, with robbery cases down from 24,651 in 2012 to 21,884 in 2013 and 20 ...

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Ahlam: ‘#We are all Yassine Bahti’

Rabat- Emirati singer Ahlam Ali Al Shamsi, commonly known as Ahlam, expressed her solidarity with the Moroccan pilot who has reportedly died after his F-16 warplane crushed last Sunday in Yemen. The diva of the Gulf music posted on her Facebook page a photo of the deceased Moroccan Pilot with a hash tag #we_are_all_Moroccan_Pilot. In her message of solidarity, the artist asked her fans to pray for the retur ...

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Benkirane Wants to Eliminate the Monarchy: Opposition Leader

Rabat - The Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane "wants to eliminate the monarchy in Morocco," the main opposition Istiqlal Party (IP) leader Hamid Chabat said. During an appearance on 'Fi Kaffas Al Ittiham' programme on Med Radio, the Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, Hamid Chabat, seized the opportunity to lash out at his political rival Abdelilah Benkirane, calling once again for his resignation ...

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Casablanca’s Sindibad Amusement Park To Reopen May 25

Rabat- Casablanca's mayor, Mohamed Sajid, said in a statement that Sindibad Amusement Park, Morocco’s only amusement park, will officially reopen on May 25. The Sindibad Amusement Park originally opened in 2006, before it had to close its doors for refurbishment. It was set to reopen earlier this year, but local authorities were forced to delay the reopening several times because the modifications were not ...

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MAD1,200 Tickets on Sale for Jennifer Lopez Mawazine Concert

Rabat - Tickets are on sale for a performance by American singer Jennifer Lopez at Mawazine Festival at OLM Stage in the capital Rabat. Ticket prices will start at MAD1200. J LO's concert on May 28th will see the 'Jenny from the Block' star performing her famous songs and hits alongside musicians and dancers, including her 28-year-old dancer boyfriend Casper Smart. He is expected to join Lopez during the pe ...

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Moroccan F-16 Warplane Goes Missing in Yemen

Rabat - A Moroccan F-16 jet-fighter that is taking part in the Saudi-led coalition against the Houtis in Yemen has gone missing on Sunday, the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces said in a statement. The warplane was hit at 6 pm local time, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). It is unclear whether the pilot has ejected himself form the jet. A pilot of the same squadron could not confirm if the pilot ejected hims ...

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Morocco: Disabled Student Banned from Defending His Ph.D.

Rabat- He walks with a limp, but never thought of himself as disabled as he struggled to fulfill his father’s wish, getting a PhD. However, the Ministry of Higher Education’s new policy “torpedoed” his dream, as it banned him from submitting his PhD thesis. His name is Adil Outnil, a 38-year old PhD student at Dher Al Mehraz who lives in a humble tin-room in one of Fez’s poor slums. He has suffered from a p ...

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