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Western Sahara: GCC Countries, Jordan Support Morocco’s Autonomy Plan

Rabat- The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Jordan reiterated Tuesday in Doha, their support for the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco to resolve the conflict of the ‘Western Sahara.’ In a communique released at the end of the 4th Ministerial meeting of the GCC, Jordan and Morocco, the foreign ministers of these countries reiterated their "support for the serious and credible autonomy ...

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Southern African Football Associations Boycotts FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco

Marrakech- The Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) decided to reject Morocco’s invitation to attend the opening of the Club World Cup 2014, which will be held in Morocco from December 10 through 20. The main reason behind Cosafa’s decision was Morocco’s request to postpone the African Cup of Nations (CAN) 2015 because of the spread of the Ebola virus, which has affected several countr ...

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Rabat Holds Model United Nations in Africa

Rabat - Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, hosted from November 16 to 19 the only Model United Nations conference in Africa.  The theme of the second annual Model United Nations (MUN) Morocco was new challenges of human rights. The conference was organized by National Observatory of Children’s Rights in collaboration with World Human Rights Forum and the International University of Rabat. The conference fe ...

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Spain Offers to Help Flood-Stricken Morocco

Madrid - The Spanish government has offered "emergency aid" to Morocco following the heavy rains that ravaged this weekend some southern regions in the Kingdom, the Spanish Foreign Ministry said Monday. This assistance is part of the military cooperation between the two countries, the ministry said a statement. Spain deplores the serious damages caused by the torrential rains that ravaged last weekend the s ...

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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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Top 10 Influential Moroccan Businesswomen

Taroudant - Many of the bright Moroccan women who became influential in the world of business are heirs of great capitalists and daughters of powerful political families. But whether wives of businessmen, heirs or self-made women, they have one common link: a strong presence and influence in the business world in the kingdom. Seven out of the top 10 most influential Moroccan businesswomen were chosen in May ...

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Are Moroccan Women to Blame for Street Harassment?

Marrakech- When will some Moroccan men stop looking at women as objects of sexual satisfaction? Why do some Moroccan men, including the so-called Sheikh Sar, think that the way a woman dresses can constitute sexual harassment? What is the real reason behind harassment in Moroccan streets? Throughout the history of the Arab and Islamic countries, women have always been under men’s custody. Allegedly, it is a ...

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New Picture of King Mohamed VI and Prince Moulay Rachid Goes Viral

Rabat - A new picture of king Mohamed VI of Morocco and Prince Moulay Rachid is going viral on social media among Moroccan users. This old and rare picture was posted by Soufiane El Bahri, the owner of a Facebook page devoted to the King Mohammed VI and the Royal family. The picture in which king Mohamed VI and his brother Prince Moulay Rachid appear in their childhood while having breakfast, has already be ...

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Sheikh Sar: Moroccan Women Are to Blame For Street Harassment

Rabat - In response to the video of a Moroccan woman being harassed in Casablanca 300 times over the course of 10 hours, Islamic rapper and YouTube celebrity, Sheikh Sar, released a new video on his YouTube channel. The video footage shows him following women in skinny jeans and miniskirts and filming them, suggesting that women harass men, as well. Sheikh Sar entitled his new video “a man harassed 100 time ...

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Navigating the Maze of the Marrakech Medina

By Lynn Sheppard Essaouira- One of the most exciting aspects of a trip to Marrakech is rooting through the souks for an elusive bargain. However, it can also be one of the most daunting as the labyrinthine alleyways start to all look the same and the road you thought would lead you back to the main square (Place Jmaa el Fna) turns into a dead end. There are signs, maps and guides, but my advice would be to ...

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83 percent of Moroccans Reject Homosexuality: Survey

Rabat- Moroccan society is known for its openness to the outside world and its adoption of many trends coming from the West. But when it comes to topics that are considered taboo, the overwhelming majority of Moroccans still hold conservative views. According to a survey conducted by the TNS Foundation for Morocan magazine Telquel, 83 percent of Moroccans hold negative views regarding homosexuals. The surve ...

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Moroccan Ambassador to the US Named ‘Arab Ambassador of the Year’

New York - The Moroccan Ambassador to the United States, Rachad Bouhlal, has been named 'Arab Ambassador of the Year' by the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce. The Moroccan diplomat, who was named Ambassador to Washington in 2011, will be honored during a luncheon gala that will be held on Friday December 12 at the Willard Intercontinental hotel in Washington D.C. Before being appointed by King Mohammed ...

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