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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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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Justice minister Chosen “Man of the Year 2014″ by Maroc Hebdo

Rabat - Justice and Liberties Minister Mustapha Ramid was chosen "Man of the Year 2014" by Moroccan weekly "Maroc Hebdo International" for his great person, integrity and honesty, as well as for the major reforms carried out in the justice sector. The weekly chose Ramid for his great person, integrity and honesty, as well as for the major reforms carried out to ensure an independent and competent justice sy ...

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Subsidies to Drop to MAD 33 Billion in 2014: Head of Govt.

Rabat - The net amount of subsidies are forecast to drop to 33.6 billion dirhams by the end of 2014, against 42.5 bln MAD in 2013, which is a decline of 21% thanks to the adoption of the partial indexation system for oil products, said, on Friday in Rabat, Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane. Subsidies expected to drop to 33 bln MAD in 2014 after adoption of partial indexation, Head of Govt. This figure ...

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2014, Exceptional Year for Government Action: Official

Rabat - Communication minister, government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said Thursday that 2014 was an exceptional year for government action thanks to achievements and undertaken reforms. The year 2014 was rich with undeniable accomplishments at the economic, social and organizational levels, said El Khalfi at a press briefing after the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by head of government Abdelilah Benk ...

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Moroccans of the World Creates ‘Think Tank’ Forum

Rabat - A group of Moroccans from several countries of the world gathered Friday in Rabat to announce the creation of the Forum of Moroccans of the world. According to the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the Forum is a" Think Tank” which aims to bring together the different experiences of Moroccans living abroad. In a communique released by MAP, Moroccans of the World said that their Forum “is a space for dialogu ...

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Moroccan Police Arrests Self-Styled ‘Sharia Police Officers’ In Tangier

Rabat - The Moroccan police have reportedly arrested a group of self-styled ‘Sharia Police Officers’ trying to impose Islamic law in the streets of Tangier. Mohamed Hassad, the Ministry of the Interior, said Tuesday that Five suspected members of a "criminal network" who "assaulted citizens" under the pretext of "respecting" Islamic law were arrested in Tangier. The minister said that these people aims for ...

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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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Morocco: Doctor Arrested For Fake Baccalaureate Degree

Rabat - A female physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology was arrested on Thursday in the city of Al-Faqih Bin Saleh on grounds of forging the baccalaureate degree. According to Maghreb Press Agency (MAP), the accused presented a falsified baccalaureate degree in order to obtain a diploma equivalency to a PhD in gynecology and obstetrics she obtained from an Eastern European country. The academic ...

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Moroccan team of American football launches a call for donations

Rabat - A call for donations was launched by the Moroccan team of American football ahead of its match against Egypt on December 13th. The game will determine which team will represent the African continent during the upcoming American Football World Cup set to take place in Sweden between the 4th and 18th of July 2015. Created in 2012, the national team of American football is seeking, via the Moroccan Nat ...

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Moroccan Minister of Tourism Denies Fall in Reservations from France

Rabat - Moroccan Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad announced the creation of a watch cell  to monitor the development of the French tourism market. In a statement to Agency of Maghreb Arab Press (PAM), Haddad dismissed claims that 50 percent of French reservations in Morocco were cancelled recently. He emphasized that some tour operators recorded a drop of 15 percent in reservations.   The Minister said tha ...

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Morocco Grants Fishing Authorizations to European Boats

Rabat  - The joint committee in charge of the implementation of the Morocco-EU fisheries agreement granted fishing authorizations to European boats which met all requirements, following its first meeting on Thursday and Friday in Rabat.  The holding of this session, a requisite for the EU boats to start their fishing activities, is part of the implementation of the said agreement which was adopted by the tw ...

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