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French Aviation Giant Thalès to Open New Plant in Casablanca

New York - French aviation giant Thalès announced that it would open a new plant in Midparc, Casablanca. According to Telquel, Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade and New Technologies, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, confirmed the establishment of the Thalès in Morocco’s economic capital. “The negotiations have advanced. The size of the site in Nouaceur is the only point that remains to be defined,” the same source ...

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I love Spain’s Wine and Pork, and Don’t Fast Ramadan: Loubna Abidar

Rabat - Moroccan actress Loubna Abidar, who played the role of a prostitute in the controversial film “Much Loved,” has confessed that she does not care about Islam and doesn’t fast in Ramadan. The controversial actress made the statement at a press conference in Spain, after receiving the “best actress” award for her role in “Much Loved” at the Gijon International Film Festival. Abidar, 30, also expressed ...

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RAM to Launch a New Route Between Washington D.C and Casablanca

Rabat - Moroccan carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) plans to launch a new route linking Casablanca to Washington D. C. next year. A report by Air Journal  said flights between Mohammed V International Airport  in Casablanca and Washington Dulles Airport, will be officially launched on September 8th, 2016. The new route will be operated three days a week with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, according to the same source ...

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Morocco, Regional Hub for Car Industry: Efe

Madrid - Morocco has become a regional hub for the car industry with the setting up of a new PSA Peugeot-Citroen plant in the Kingdom, said on Tuesday Spanish news agency "Efe". This project, which mirrors French enterprises' trust in Morocco, reinforces the Kingdom's industrial fabric and will increase the exports of the car industry, which has become, over the past three years, one of the country's main e ...

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Is Morocco Becoming Africa’s Major Investment Hub?

New York- In recent years, Morocco has become a favorite investment destination for many of the world's global companies. From aircraft assembly to car manufacturing to solar energy, Morocco is distinguishing itself as an important industrial player in Africa and the Middle East. Every now and then, we read in the news that new American, French, German, or Korean companies have expressed interest in investi ...

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Morocco Receives FAO Distinction for Achieving MDG of Extreme Poverty, Hunger Reduction

Rome - Morocco received on Sunday in Roma the Food and Agriculture Organization's distinction for achieving the first Millennium development goal (MDG) of reducing extreme poverty and hunger, two years ahead of the scheduled date (end of 2015). FAO Director General, Jose Graziano Da Silva, handed the prize to secretary-general of the Moroccan ministry of agriculture and fisheries, Mohammed Sadiki, during an ...

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Morocco to Install Surveillance Cameras in Courts to Combat ‘False Witnesses’

Rabat- Morocco is set to install surveillance cameras in courts in order to combat “false witnesses.” Moroccan Justice Minister, Mustapha Ramid, has announced that his Ministry will install surveillance cameras to "combat false witnesses". Ramid, who was speaking Tuesday at a session of oral questions in the House of Representatives, announced his intention to act with "firmness" against people who give fal ...

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Moroccan Lawyer Files Complaint Against Jennifer Lopez for ‘Harming Morality’

Taroudant- A Moroccan lawyer filed an unusual complaint, on behalf of a client, on Tuesday, against both Jennifer Lopez and the president of the ‘Maroc Cultures’ association, under Articles 483 and 129 of the Penal Code. The complainant said that on Friday, May 29, "he was walking in the area OLM –the place where Jennifer Lopez gave her performance - when a crowd of both sexes, mainly minors, attracted his ...

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2M Channel Cancels Flagship Discussion Show on Controversial Film ‘Much Loved’

Rabat-  Morocco TV channel 2M has decided not to air Wednesday's episode of its flagship interview program "Moubacharatan Maâkoum" that was meant to discuss the government's decision to ban Nabil Ayouch's film prostitution "Much Loved". State-owned 2M channel was supposed to air the episode on Wednesday night but canceled it "due to the absence of calm and objective discussion". 2M has since apologized to i ...

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Banning ‘Much Loved’ is Protecting Freedom of Expression: Minister

Taroudant- Mustapha Elkhalfi, Minister of Communication, said on Thursday in Rabat that the decision to ban the projection of Much Loved (Fik Zine Li) in Morocco serves to protect freedom of expression. Speaking at the session of oral questions in the Chamber of Advisers, the minister said that his department made the decision to "protect freedom of expression, which absolutely does not mean freedom of absu ...

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Morocco Dismantles New Terrorist Cell Operating in Casablanca

Rabat -  Morocco’s Central Bureau for Judiciary Investigations (BCIJ), dismantled, on Wednesday, a terrorist cell composed of nine members operating in Sidi Moumen (Casablanca), Oued Zem, Boujniba, Fqih Bensaleh and Ouled Said (Kasbat Tadla), said a statement by the interior ministry.  Among the cell members is a former convict who was sued under the anti-terror law and belonged to a terrorist network linke ...

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King Mohammed VI Donates Two Tons of Medicines to Ivorian Anti-Aids Program

Abidjan- King Mohammed VI handed, Tuesday at the University Hospital Center of Yopougon in Abidjan, a donation of two tons of medicines to the Ivorian Anti-Aids Program. The royal donation, offered by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Sustainable Development, is fully in line with King Mohammed VI’s vision, who endeavors to provide a humanist content to Morocco's solidarity with African countries and South-Sou ...

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