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UNSC Resolution on the Sahara Won’t Include Human Rights Monitoring Mechanism

New York- As was the case in recent years, the United States drafted the annual resolution that will extend the mandate of the United Mission in the Sahara, known as MINURSO, until April 2015. The draft resolution, which has been circulated to the 15 members of the Security Council, does not include any provision for the establishment of a human rights monitoring mechanism in the Sahara and the Tindouf camp ...

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Morocco, USA Closely Collaborating in Aerospace Field: US Ambassador

Marrakech- Morocco and the United States are very closely collaborating in the aerospace field, said US ambassador in Rabat Dwight L. Bush on Wednesday in Marrakech. US aerospace technologies are helping Morocco to become a regional hub in the sector for Europe and Africa, he said during the inauguration of the American stand at the fourth Marrakech Air Show 2014, which was attended by head of government Ab ...

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Campus of University of New England inaugurated in Tangiers

Tangiers - The campus of the University of New England was inaugurated, on Tuesday in Tangiers, in the presence of US and Moroccan figures mainly the new American ambassador in Rabat Dwight Bush, and governor of the State of Maine Paul LePage. The facility, the first of its kind in Morocco, was built over a surface area of 15,000 m2 on the land of the Tangiers American School. The campus, worth 54 million d ...

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Holland: Wilders’ personal political advisor quits party over anti-Moroccan statements

Amsterdam - The personal political advisor to the far-right politician Geert Wilders has quit the Party for Freedom (PVV), as a reaction to racist and xenophobic statements against Moroccan expatriates in the Netherlands. Stephan Jansen, who has been an active member of the PVV party since 2006 and his representative at the provincial council of South Holland, said in a letter to the party members that his ...

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Mimouna: The Moroccan Holiday Celebrated by Politicians In Israel

Rabat- Mimouna, the Moroccan Jews’ traditional holiday has become a national celebration in Israel, in which politicians attend events nationwide, reported Israeli media. Every year, as the Passover holidays are closed, Jews from Morocco don traditional dress and get ready to start celebrating Mimouna, a festival that features sweets, music, and visits to family members and to the homes of community dignita ...

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Morocco, an investment and finance hub in Africa, chairman of US trade chamber

Washington - Morocco is poised to becoming a hub for investment and finance in the African continent and beyond thanks to an integrated and anticipatory policy and an infrastructure that meet international standards, said, Tuesday in Washington, chairman of the US trade chamber in the Kingdom Walter Siouffi. Thanks to a reforming dynamic tailored to the needs of foreign investors and cutting edge infrastruc ...

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4th Marrakech Air Show 2014 opens

Marrakech- The fourth Marrakech Air Show 2014 opened, on Wednesday at the school base of the Royal Air Forces, with the attendance of head of the government Abdelilah Benkirane and General Abdelaziz Bennani, Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) and Commander of the Southern zone. The opening ceremony of the Show, held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of Gener ...

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7th National Agriculture Conference kicks off

Meknes - The 7th National Agriculture Conference, held under the theme "Family Farming", opened on Wednesday in Meknes in the presence of Guinean president Alpha Condé and Mali head of state Ibrahim Boubacar Keita . Held in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), this event is attended by prominent figures as Spanish agriculture and food minister Miguel Arias Canete, French minister ...

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King Mohammed VI and Ban Ki-moon’s Report on the Sahara

New York- The latest diplomatic bout over the issue of Sahara involving the United Nations Secretary-General and King Mohammed VI himself proves that when the country's leadership and government is proactive concerning the Sahara, things can move in accordance with Morocco's interests. One case in point is what happened last year when the United States circulated a draft Security Council resolution on the S ...

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Morocco Receives Three Fighter Jets from France

Rabat- The French Air Force has recently handed the Moroccan Royal Air Force three Mirage F1- B, which are France’s most successful fighters. Boosting the military corporation between the two strategic partners, France put three Mirage F1- B jet fighters in the service of the Moroccan Royal Air Force after the French Air Force tested them. Moroccan pilots will deploy the old fighter aircrafts in Royal Air F ...

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Rabat: Protestors Take to the streets to Protest Against Economic Conditions

Rabat-The Democratic Labor Organization (ODT) led over 1500 protesters on Sunday in the march of “the black spring” in Rabat, against the “dire” economic and social conditions. On April 6th, the three main Moroccan trade unions protested against the deterioration of the social and economic conditions of the working class wage earners. A few days later, the International Trade Union urged president Abdelilah ...

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Gabon seeks to learn from Moroccan experience in management of expats’ affairs, Gabonese Minister

Rabat - Gabon's Minister of Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and the Gabonese Expatriate Community, Alexander Désiré Tapoyo, expressed Monday in Rabat, the willingness of his country to cooperate with Morocco and his wish to learn from the experience of the Kingdom in the management of expats' affairs. The Gabonese official expressed such will during his talks with Minister in charge of the Moroccan expatr ...

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