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An Earthquake of Low Magnitude Shakes Marrakech

Rabat- An earthquake of low magnitude was recorded earlier on Sunday in Marrakech, an eyewitness told Morocco World News According to the same source, the tremor sparked a state of panic among residents of the city, and a number of tourists who flock to the city for the holiday. So far, no communique has been issued by the competent authorities to determine the magnitude of the earthquake. ...

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22 Moroccas Injured in Road Accident in Southern France

Paris - Twenty-two Moroccan nationals were slightly injured in a road accident that occurred early Sunday near Aix-en-Provence (South of France), consular sources indicated. The accident occurred on a highway at the district of Ventabren when a heavy truck, "probably travelling at high speed," hit a coach with 47 passengers on board, all Moroccans, the same sources added. The coach, owned by an Italian comp ...

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Algeria-Morocco: Peace it Up Now!

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - Thank God It’s Friday. It’s time to take a deep breath and unwind. I don’t feel like doing anything tonight, I just want to stay home and do some “Chromecasting”: streaming content from YouTube to an LCD TV using a $35 basic device, which I consider one of the many great inventions of Google in the last few years. I was not sure what I wanted to stream, but one thing I did k ...

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Morocco’s RAM keeps flying to Ebola-hit West Africa to show ‘solidarity’

Rabat- While several international air carriers have decided to stop flying to Ebola-hit countries in Western Africa, including Air France and British Airways, Royal Air Maroc decided to maintain its regular scheduled flights to the three worst hit countries with the Ebola pandemic (Sierra Leon, Guinea and Liberia) to show solidarity with them. "This step is through solidarity and is not commercial, reflect ...

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Morocco and the Challenge of Climate Change

By Hind Touissate Kenitra, Morocco- The World’s climate is changing on a daily basis and it will continue to change into the coming century at rates projected to be unprecedented in recent human history. Morocco is no exception to this worldwide metamorphosis. The major impacts of climate change in Morocco will be higher temperatures, with marked regional variations, reduced rainfall and an increase in the ...

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Is Mounir El Haddadi the Next Bojan?

Rabat- F.C Barcelona is afraid the media will affect their starlet, limiting his public appearances. The Catalan giants are reportedly worried by the fact that their recent La Masia graduate Mounir El Haddadi, whose meteoric rise has baffled the football world, making him a media sweetheart, will face the unfortunate fate of Bojan Krikic. Once hailed as the next Messi and once described by former Barcelona ...

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Tangier: One Immigrant Killed in Fighting Between Sub-Saharan Immigrants & Moroccans

Rabat- One illegal immigrant from Senegal was reportedly beaten to death while 14 others were injured in a fight that broke out late Friday night in Tangier between sub-Saharan African immigrants and dozens of Moroccans. According to a press release from the urban authority of Tangier, the confrontation began after a misunderstanding between a sub-Saharan African immigrant and a Moroccan.It turned a fierce ...

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Morocco’s Nordin Amrabat Close to Reach Agreement with Malaga

Rabat- According to Spanish sports daily AS, Malaga officials are in Turkey to finalize a deal with Galatasaray in order to bring Moroccan international Nordin Amrabat back to La Rosaleda side on loan, with an option to make the move permanent in June 2015. The Turkish side are reportedly asking for 1.5 million euros for a season-long loan with a 2.5 million purchase option. 27-year-old Dutch-born Moroccan ...

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Israel Prevents Moroccan Minister from Entering Gaza

Taroudant, Morocco- Israel turned down the request of the Moroccan political delegation, led by Nabil Ben Abdallah, Secretary General of the Progressive Socialist Party (PPS) and Minister of Housing, to enter to the Gaza strip on Friday. As part of their visit to Palestine, the delegation of the PPS was expected to visit the Gaza Strip in order to "ascertain the level of the human tragedy caused by the Isra ...

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Morocco, Spain Interior Ministers Hold Meeting on Fight Against Terrorism

Rabat - Moroccan minister of the Interior and his Spanish counterpart held on Wednesday in Tetouan a working meeting dedicated to fight against terrorism, the 2014 transit operation, illegal immigration, fight against drug trafficking and regional security and stability. This meeting was an opportunity for both officials to recall strong brotherly relations uniting King Mohammed VI and King Felipe VI, the q ...

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ISIS Beheads its “Almaghribi” Leader Over Espionage

Rabat- Militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly beheaded a group of prominent leaders including Abu Ubaida Almaghribi, because of doubts regarding their allegiance and work for foreign entities.  According to Alyoum24, Ubaida Almaghribi, who is originally from Syria of Kurdish origins, and served as the head of intelligence services of the ISIS organization in the city of Aleppo, ...

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Morocco takes part in 1st Arab-Indian Conference on ICT

New Delhi - The first Arab-Indian Conference on Information and communications technology (ICT) was organized, on Thursday in New Delhi, with the participation of 14 states including Morocco. This meeting was held in accordance with the recommendations by the Arab-Indian partnership Congress aimed to explore prospects for strengthening relations between the Arab world and India in the field of information a ...

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