Morocco receives first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Casablanca-  Morocco’s flag carrier, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner which landed Saturday morning at Mohmmed V international airport in Casablanca. With this delivery RAM becomes the first Mediterranean airline to acquire such mid-size, wide-body airplane employing state-of-the art civil aviation technology. This new acquisition, part of a delivery of five B787, brings RAM’s ...

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Morocco in List of the Arab World’s Most Useful Passports

Rabat- Moroccan passport holders have visa-free access to over 55 countries in the world, new research study claims. Moroccan passports were listed among the ten most powerful in the Arab world, allowing its holders to enter 55 countries either without a visa or visas on arrival, according to The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index. Morocco’s passport ranks 8th in the Arab world and 73rd worldwide ...

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Mohammed Ouzzine: A Vivid Example of Morocco’s Failed Governance

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - Moroccans understand that their reputation needs protection especially with regards to tourism. As tourism is a significant contributor to Morocco’s economy, any blemish on Morocco’s record could be costly. An example of such a letdown is the fiasco at the FIFA Club World Cup. In this incident, the Moulay Abdellah Stadium's drainage system did not function properly even thou ...

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Morocco: Report Warns About Disastrous Effects of Privatization of Education

Fez — A report recently released by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) indicates that private schools will dominate the field of education and warns about the disastrous effects of privatization of education in Morocco. The report, conducted by the Coalition Marocaine pour l’Éducation pour Tous, the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and Sylvain ...

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Club World Cup: FIFA Considers Moving Real Madrid Match to Marrakech

Rabat - The FIFA World Cup’s semi-finals game between Cruz Azul and Real Madrid scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Rabat may be transferred to the Grand Stadium in Marrakech due to the deluge of rain experienced at the Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah, according to news reports. A source from the Royal Football Federation (FRMF) has said that the organizing committee of FIFA Club World Cup along w ...

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Club World Cup: Moroccans Sing About Moroccaness of Sahara During Algeria Match

Marrakech- Thousands of Moroccans attended the quarter-final match between the Algerian team Wifaq Stif and New Zealand’s Auckland City at Club World Cup 2014 in Rabat on Saturday. During the match, the crowd sang Moroccan national songs from the stands. Moroccan spectators sang famous Moroccan national songs, including “Niadae Alhassan” and “A’yun Einiya,” as well as the Moroccan national anthem during the ...

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Morocco: Egypt’s CBC Channel Fixes What Amany Al Khayat Ruined

Rabat- Following the intense controversy over the offensive remarks about Morocco made by the Egyptian news anchor Amany Al Khayat, Egypt’s CBC channel broadcasted on Friday a special program about Moroccan-Egyptian ties. According to Masr Al Aarabya, the program featured many archaeological and touristic destinations in Morocco. It was broadcasted on Egypt’s CBC channel on Friday at 8 pm Moroccan time. In ...

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Morocco: MP Caught in a Cybersex Blackmail Trap

Rabat- Morocco Parliamentarian and member of the opposition’s Istiqlal Party Adil Tchikitou was allegedly being blackmailed with cybersex footage. Blackmailers threatened to post video of the Member of Parliament masturbating, unless he sends a huge sum of money. Multiple reports said that the trap was set by an organized criminal group specializing in blackmailing rich Gulf men for large sums of money by t ...

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EU Donates MAD 17 Million to Help Moroccan Single Mothers

Marrakech - In an agreement signed on Thursday in Casablanca, the European Union donated MAD 17 million to l’Institution Nationale de Solidarité avec les Femmes en Détresse (INSAF), the National Institute of Solidarity with Women, an organization that works to eradicate problems facing single mothers. Morocco, along with the general world community, has recently highlighted the issue of single mothers due t ...

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Moroccan Teacher Souad Belcaid Finalist in The Global Teacher Prize

Taroudante- Moroccan teacher at the American School of Tangier Mrs. Souad Belcaid is among the top 50 finalists in an international competition to find the world's best teacher. Belcaid is the only teacher in North Africa shortlisted for The Global Teacher Prize, a competition established by the Varkey GEMS Foundation with a grand prize of one million dollars, “to celebrate one outstanding teacher.” In 2007 ...

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Sidi Ifni: Humanitarian Relief Diverted on its Way to Emergency Areas

Fez- Representatives of local NGOs have denounced the diversion of food aid carried by boats to Sidi Ifni, while some remote small villages are still without help. Citizens in Sidi Ifni were isolated as a result of severe rain falls that deluged parts of southern Morocco from November 22 through December 1st. On Monday, December 1, authorities sent ships containing milk, flour, sugar, tea and vegetables, as ...

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Cheb Khaled to Algerians: I’m Moroccan & it’s None of your Business

Marrakech - After frequent and fierce criticism from Algerians, Algerian singer Cheb Khaled made his Moroccan identity clearer by saying to an Algerian audience, “I’m Moroccan and it’s none of your business”. The singer, who obtained the Moroccan citizenship by royal decree in August 2013, strongly defended his Moroccan nationality in front of a large audience at a recent concert in Algiers, according to Mo ...

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