Morocco’s Religious Leadership: Allocation of €3 Million to Train Malian Imams

Taroudant - In its leading role in the fight against religious extremism that has emerged in Africa, Morocco has established a religious center in the capital of Rabat to train imams in the teachings of tolerant Islam. A group of Malian Imams arrived recently in Rabat on to study tolerant Islam. In addition to Quranic studies, the Malian imams will learn about the life of the prophet Mohammad, study Arabic ...

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Florentino Perez Says Playing in Morocco is Like Playing in Madrid

Rabat- Real Madrid Florentino Perez said that playing in Morocco is similar to playing in the club's stronghold of Santiago Bernabeu, adding that in Morocco, there are a lot of Moroccan supporters of Real Madrid 'who make you feel like in your country'. The Los Blancos President has reportedly taken full advantage of his stay in Marrakech to remind his players just how important Saturday's FIFA Club World C ...

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Sorry, You Are Moroccan

Mohamed Akklouch Agadir - You, Moroccans who were being watched on the screens asking and begging for help while the floods were surrounding your homes and kids. Nobody answered your shouts. You, Moroccans who were helpless, and who were waiting for a never-coming helicopter to throw a rope of hope to take you away from the floods and ruins, you are but Moroccans. You are not that worthy. I wonder what you ...

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In Pictures, Winter Wonderland Ifrane Gains its Picturesque Snow

Taroudant - Light to heavy rain hit several parts of Morocco last week but Ifrane, or little Switzerland, was battered by heavy snowfall leaving the town with its typical picturesque winter image. Perched on the heights of the Middle Atlas Mountain range in Morocco more than 1,700 meters above sea level, Ifrane is a cool resort for Moroccan families and tourist during summer and a popular winter destination ...

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Frenchman Converted to Islam Thanks to Late Abdellah Baha

Rabat- Oussama Benkirane, son of the head of government Abdelilah Benikirane, has reportedly revealed that a French national has converted to Islam thanks to the late Abdullah Baha, who died in a train accident in Bouznika last Sunday. Oussama Benkirane wrote in a post on his Facebook account that he went with the son of Abdullah Baha on Thursday to visit Baha’s grave. He said that they found a man, who the ...

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What Happened in Rabat, a ‘Betrayal’ to the Moroccan People: beIN Sports Analyst

Rabat- Controversy continues to grow concerning the conditions of the field at the Moulay Abdellah stadium in Rabat during a quarterfinal match of the FIFA Club World Club on Saturday. Speaking to the beIN Sports channel on Sunday, former international Moroccan player Mohamed Sahil said what happened on Saturday in Rabat is “betrayal to the Moroccan people.” He said that the deplorable condition of the stad ...

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Casablanca: Collapse of Three Houses Causes Many Dead and Injured

Casablanca- Heavy rains continue to wreak disaster and destruction throughout Morocco, causing three houses to collapse on Sunday evening in the Arsat Ben Slama neighborhood in Casablanca. The incident has reportedly resulted in several deaths and serious injuries. After a number of previous collapses, including the tragedy in the Bourgone neighborhood of Casablanca in which three apartments collapsed killi ...

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Club World Cup: FIFA Officially Moves Real Madrid’s Match to Marrakech

Rabat- FIFA announced that the Club World Cup semifinal match between Cruz Azul and Real Madrid, scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Rabat, has been moved to the Grand Stadium in Marrakech, due to poor condition of Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah in Rabat. In a statement released on its official website, FIFA announced that "due to difficult pitch conditions at the Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay A ...

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Real Madrid Expresses Concerns Over Rabat’s Pitch Conditions

Rabat- As a result of the deluge of rain at the "Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah" in Rabat, Spanish football team Real Madrid expressed concern regarding the stadium’s conditions. According to Spanish media today, the Real Madrid players will face significant problems in Rabat Stadium in their match in the FIFA Club World Cup against Cruz Azul of Mexico, scheduled on Tuesday. The game between Cruz A ...

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The Master Returns: Hassan Hakmoun & the Electric Sintir at the Heart of Unity

By Derek Beres New York- The iconic musician who put North African trance traditions on the map is back with a soaring, hypnotic album with rock drive. It's a sound that seems to reach beyond time. The sintir, the three-string bass lute of Morocco, pulling ancient melodies from the air and leading the traditional Gnawa spiritual trance rituals that fire the Moroccan nights. It's music that's captured Wester ...

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Morocco: Low-magnitude quake Hits Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima - A quake of 3.3 magnitude on the Richter scale shook the province of Al Hoceima on Saturday, the National Center for Scientific and Technical Research said. The quake occurred at 14:28 with an epicenter located in the commune of Zaouiat Sidi Abdelkader, the same source said. ...

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Air Europa Opens Direct Flight Madrid-Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate  -  Spain’s third largest airline, Air Europa, operated its first direct flight connecting Madrid to Ouarzazate in south-eastern Morocco on Thursday. Air Europa in partnership with the Morocco’s tourism promotion office (ONMT) will operate two flights per week on Thursdays and Sundays, The ONMT said in a statement. This connection adds to the existing 135 weekly flights between Morocco and Spain ...

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