Algerian Arrested in Morocco Was Sent to Coordinate Action With “IS” Sympathizers

Rabat - Ongoing investigations in the case of an Algerian national arrested on Jan.25 in the Moroccan eastern region, have revealed that the suspected terrorist who is a member of "Jound Al Khilafa" organization in Algeria was dispatched to Morocco to coordinate action with extremist militants who support the "Islamic State" Organization, says the Moroccan interior ministry. The Algerian national was arrest ...

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Italy Praises ‘Major’ Reforms Initiated in Morocco

Rabat - Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni praised, in Rabat Tuesday, the "major" reforms initiated by Morocco in various fields. "Morocco has undertaken major reforms that have contributed to promote social, political and economic development", Gentiloni told the press following a meeting with Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar. The minister called for further consolidating bilateral partnership, n ...

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Morocco to achieve over 90% of MDGs: Head of HCP

Rabat - Morocco will achieve over 90% of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the end of 2015, said high commissioner for planning Ahmed Lahlimi Alami. The MDGs indicators show that extreme poverty and famine were almost erased from Morocco since the year 2000 and the multidimensional forms of poverty are on the wane in the urban zone. Thus, Morocco will achieve by the end of 2015 over of 90% of t ...

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Morocco-Germany: Industry Minister showcases Morocco’s economic assets

Marrakech  -  Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy minister Moulay Hafid El Alamy showcased, during a meeting with a German businessmen delegation on Thursday in Marrakech, Morocco's business opportunities and its special location as a hub in Africa.  Members of the delegation accompanying German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as part of a working visit to Morocco, closely followed the ...

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UNSG Expresses Appreciation for Morocco’s Valuable Support of UN Activities

United Nations - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his appreciation for Morocco’s valuable support of the activities of the United Nations, UNSG spokesperson said. "The Secretary-General spoke with His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Thursday, January 22", the Spokesperson said in a statement, adding that he has expressed his appreciation for Morocco’s "valuable support of the activities ...

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King Mohammed VI Receives Phone Call From UN Secretary General

Rabat - King Mohammed VI received, on Thursday, a phone call from UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, said a statement by the Royal Office. During the phone conversation, Ban Ki Moon thanked the King for Morocco's active role and constructive commitment in support of the UN agenda whether concerning peacekeeping, human development promotion or the fight against extremism and radicalization, said the statement ...

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King Mohammed VI Has Clear Vision to Strengthen Moroccan-Egyptian Ties: Egypt’s FM

Rabat  - King Mohammed VI has a clear and perspicacious vision for strengthening the Moroccan-Egyptian ties, said Sameh Choukri.  King Mohammed VI has a clear and perspicacious vision for strengthening the Moroccan-Egyptian ties in different areas mainly through reinforcing cooperation between operators of the private sector and exploring business opportunities in Morocco and Egypt, Choukri told the press a ...

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King Mohammed VI Receives Egyptian FM

Fez  -   King Mohammed VI received, on Friday at Fez Royal Palace, Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Choukri who conveyed to the sovereign a message of brotherhood, cordiality and friendship from his brother, His Excellency Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, president of the Arab Republic of Egypt, said a statement from the royal office. On this occasion, Sameh Choukri conveyed to the King an invitation from President Al ...

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Video: Moroccan Police Officer Caught on Camera Taking a Bribe

Rabat - Another 'money in exchange for car papers' scandal shakes up the Moroccan police. A video shows a police officer in Casablanca caught on camera allegedly taking a bribe from a car driver. In the video posted on YouTube, the police officer was seen being handed MAD 200 by the car driver. The driver paid the money in exchange of getting his car's papers back. ...

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Morocco’s Foreign-exchange Reserves Cover 5 Months, 9 Days of Imports

Rabat - Morocco’s foreign reserves rose to cover 5 months and 9 days of imports compared to 4 months in December 2013, said Jawad El Hamri, the Director General of Morocco’s foreign exchange regulator, Office des Changes. The rise in foreign exchange reserves is mainly ascribed to the improvement of the trade balance, El Hamri was quoted as saying by the French-speaking daily Economist on Thursday. El Hamri ...

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Algerian Social Media Users Applaud Morocco’s Absence at Paris March

Rabat - Morocco's refusal to participate in the Republican march on Sunday in Paris created controversy on social media. The reactions of the French people to the decision of the kingdom, "France’s ally," remain divided. However, the Algerians hailed Morocco’s decision. While some French social media users associated Morocco with terrorism as it decided not to take part in the Paris rally, others applaud it ...

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Morocco, Most Stable Ally for Spain in Southern Mediterranean: Spanish Official

Madrid  - The President of the Spanish autonomous government of Andalusia, Susana Diaz described Morocco as the most stable ally for Spain and Europe in the southern Mediterranean region. "Located at a distance of only 14 kilometers from Spanish coasts, Morocco is the most stable ally for Spain and Europe in these difficult times that the Mediterranean region is going through," the head of the Andalusian go ...

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