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Spanish Queen’s Sister Celebrates Her Birthday in Marrakech

Rabat- Telma Ortiz, the sister of Dona Letizia, the Queen of Spain and spouse of King Felipe VI, added her name to the long list of celebrities and important personalities who choose Marrakech to celebrate their parties, such as birthdays and weddings. The 41-year old woman, who is married with Jaime del Burgo, celebrated her birthday last weekend in Marrakech, according to El Confidencial. To celebrate the ...

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Saudi Man Offers Services of Moroccan Maid for Sale on Internet

Rabat- A Saudi citizen has reportedly offered to sell the services of his maid, originally from Morocco, over a shopping website apparently because he can no longer keep her in his house. Posting an ad for "Moroccan maid for sale,” the Saudi citizen who identified himself as Abou Badr wrote that he wants to give up the services of his maid. The Saudi man advertised the maid as if she were a slave on auction ...

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Moroccan Government to Grant Monthly Allowance to Indigent Widows

Rabat- After more than ten months since issuing the 2014 financial law, the government Council today finally approved the decree that provides direct support for widows fixed at MAD350 per month for each orphan. During a meeting Thursday, the Council of the government endorsed draft decree No. 2-14-791, which determines the conditions and criteria upon which widows in difficult situations can benefit from g ...

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ISIS Members Planned Attacks Against Banks, Multinationals in France, Morocco

Rabat -  The two ISIS recruits, arrested on October 27th in Morocco, planned attacks against banks and multinationals in France and Morocco, the Interior Ministry said Thursday. Investigations in the case of the French national (BF) and his French-Moroccan accomplice (AA), arrested on October 27 while attempting to join the terrorist organization of the Islamic State, have identified that they have posted b ...

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Calls for Statues to Be Erected in Honor of Moroccan Heroes, Thinkers

Marrakech- In a long and detailed letter to the Moroccan religious scholars, Mr. Bensalem Himmich, a philosopher, writer, and former Minister of Culture, launched an unprecedented appeal for the erection of statues and busts on Moroccan avenues, and in squares and gardens. In his letter, Mr. Himmich expressed his wonder and regret for not creating statues. . He said Morocco should s build statues of widely ...

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Marrakech: Three Members of Auxiliary Forces Arrested for Robbery

Rabat- Three members of the Moroccan Auxiliary Forces have been charged with robbery and were arrested on Wednesday in Marrakech after the mobilization of ordinary citizens. According to the daily Al Ahdath Al Maghribiya in its October 30 edition, police in Marrakech arrested on Wednesday three members of the Auxiliary Forces for robbery. People surrounded the three suspects near a supermarket in the Menara ...

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Rabat Calls for Investigation into Shooting of Moroccans by Algeria

Rabat- Amid the unprecedented strain in relations between Morocco and Algeria, Rabat called for an investigation to probe the shooting of a group of Moroccan citizens by the Algerian army at the countries’ border. Morocco’s foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, made the call before the parliament on Tuesday. “Morocco calls for an investigation commission to enable the international public to know who is te ...

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Moroccan Diplomacy Hacked: A blessing in Disguise

By Majid Morceli San Francisco- Although it is unfortunate that communications between Morocco’s diplomats have been hacked, it’s not all bad news. As of now we have not seen or heard something the public is not aware of. The leaks actually show clearly the vigilance of Mr. Omar Hilale, Morocco's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and the difficulty of his job defending the national cause. He h ...

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Unions: “the decision to strike is final”

Rabat - On a conference held Saturday, October 25, three Moroccan unions including Union of Moroccan Workers (UMT), Moroccan Confederation of Work (CDT), and Democratic Federation of Labour (FDT) confirmed that the expected general strike on October 29 will take place. Telquel, a French-language Moroccan weekly magazine, quoted Miloudi Moukharik, Secretary General of the Union of Moroccan Workers, as saying ...

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Moroccan Woman Caught Taking Pictures of Naked Women in Hammam

Rabat- Thirty-year-old woman was caught last Friday taking pictures of naked women in a Hammam (public bath) in the Oulfa neighborhood of Casablanca. According to the Moroccan daily Assabah in its October 28 issue, a young woman living in the old neighborhood of Lissassfa was caught taking shots of other women with a smartphone inside the steam room. The ritual of the Hammam and its relaxing atmosphere turn ...

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Joe Biden to lead US delegation to Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech

Washington - US Vice President Joe Biden will lead the American delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit slated in Marrakech on Nov. 19-21, the White House announced on Monday. Vice President Joe Biden to lead US delegation to Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, White House US president Barack Obama has announced the holding of this forum in Morocco, the first of its kind in the African con ...

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Morocco: A French, Moroccan and Algerian Wanting to Join ISIS Arrested

Rabat - As part of action to anticipate and prevent terrorist threats, the National judiciary police squad arrested on Monday, in collaboration with the general directorate for territory surveillance, two extremists, a French national (B.F) and a Moroccan with French nationality (A.A) while they were getting ready to join terrorist organization ISIS in the Syrian-Iraqi region, said the Interior ministry in ...

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