Tire Explosion Kills One, Seriously Injures Two in Southern Morocco

Rabat- One person was killed and two seriously injured on Friday morning in a catastrophic trailer tire explosion in a blacksmith garage in Taliouine, in southern Morocco. The tragic accident took place around 1 PM GMT +1 after a welding operator tried to weld the rim of a trailer tire that had previously suffered damage. The welding flames hit the tire causing it to explode and throw the three men into the ...

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Combating Cancer: WHO Pays Tribute to Princess Lalla Salma

Geneva - The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, paid, Friday in Geneva, tribute to Princess Lalla Salma for her efforts in combating cancer. Speaking on the sidelines of the 68th World Health Assembly, Magaret cited in particular the introduction of human papillomavirus infection (HPV) vaccine, at the initiative of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Tre ...

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King Mohammed VI Hands Donation of 10 Tons of Medicines to a Hospital in Dakar

Dakar - King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Senegalese President Macky Sall, handed, on Friday at the University Hospital Center of Fann in Dakar, a donation of ten tons of medicines and equipment. This royal donation is part of the solid cooperation between Morocco and Senegal in the sector of health and medical and paramedical training. It also shows the will of King Mohammed VI contribute to the progress an ...

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King Mohammed VI’s Visit to Dakar to Strengthen Bilateral Ties: Senegal’s FM

Dakar - King Mohammed VI's visit to Dakar will significantly strengthen bilateral relations, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad Mankeur Ndiaye. "Morocco is not only a brotherly country, a friendly country, it is an ally of Senegal," the minister told the press following the signing ceremony, chaired by HM King Mohammed VI and President Macky Sall. The partnership with Morocco is strategic, "i ...

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Rabat Expresses Discontent over London’s Deportation of Terrorism Convict

Rabat - The Moroccan Interior Minister expressed to his British peer Morocco’s discontent over the decision of Great Britain to deport a Moroccan terrorism convict, the ministry said on Thursday. The individual, deported Wednesday from Great Britain where he had served prison for terrorism-related charges, set fire in his family's house in Rabat, and refused to surrender to police, threatening them with an ...

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70-Year-Old Moroccan imam Caught Sexually Abusing 8-Year-Old Boy

Rabat - A 70-year-old Moroccan imam was caught in the act last week sexually molesting an 8-year-old boy inside a mosque near Marrakech, reports say. The Moroccan imam was arrested when some locals heard screams of a little boy coming out from inside the mosque. The locals recorded the disturbing scenes with cellphone cameras. According to the same source, they surrounded the perpetrator before calling the ...

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Market Prices Will Be Controlled During Ramadan

Fez - Mohamed El Ouafa, the Minister Delegate in charge of public affairs and good governance, said that the government will control prices in markets during the month of Ramadan, despite speculation for doing so. In a recent press conference, the minster revealed that due to the good results of the past agricultural season, the government will not resort to importing products from abroad to cover internal ...

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Moroccan Woman Becomes First Muslim Pilot in Europe

Rabat- Moroccan Myriam Adnani is poised to become the first Muslim female pilot in Europe. The Moroccan woman, who was born in the Netherlands, has just completed a course that allows her to become a commercial pilot. The 23-year-old shared the news with her friends on her Facebook page. “After almost two years I have completed the entire course to become a commercial pilot. From theory in Hoofddorp to flyi ...

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King Mohammed VI Appoints New Ministers

Casablanca  - King Mohammed VI appointed, Wednesday in the Royal Palace of Casablanca, new ministers. The new ministers are Mohand Laenser, Minister of Youth and Sports, Driss Merroun, Minister of Urbanism and Town Planning, Abdelaziz El Omari, Minister for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, Khalid Barjaoui, Minister Delegate to the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training, and Jamil ...

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Hachim Mastour to Play for Moroccan National Team

Rabat- Hachim Mastour, AC Milan’s midfielder, has reportedly welcomed his inclusion on the list of players called to play on head coach Badou Ezzaki’s Morocco’s national team, according to Hesport. Mastour is among the 30 players the Moroccan coach called ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations first qualifying match against Libya, scheduled to take place on June 12 in Agadir, in southern Morocco. One of Mastour ...

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Morocco Condemns ‘Biased, Subjective Amnesty International Report

Rabat  -  Morocco condemned, on Tuesday, the “biased and subjective” report released by Amnesty International (AI), which included Morocco among countries targeted by the global anti-torture campaign "Stop Torture", in a “clear will to point an accusing finger at the Kingdom.” During a press conference, organized by the Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights following the release of AI's report on to ...

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Morocco Dismantles ISIS Recruitment Terrorist Network

Rabat - The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), an offshoot of Morocco’s domestic intelligence agency (DGST), dismantled on Tuesday a ten-member terrorist network involved in the recruitment of Moroccan fighters for the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Investigations led by the BCIJ showed that the busted network was operatin ...

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