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89% Of Arabs Have Negative Views Toward ISIS: Survey

New York - A new study conducted by the Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies revealed that 89 percent of the populations the Arab World hold “negative” or “very negative” views toward the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). The “2015 Arab Opinion Index”, the largest public opinion poll in the Arab World, interviewed 18,311 people from 12 Arab countries.  The Survey’s results were published on December ...

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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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Burger King Expands its Presence Across Morocco

Rabat- The US fast food chain, Burger King, has announced the opening of several new locations throughout Morocco. According to HuffPost Maroc, the fast food chain had partnered with Vivo Energy group, who holds the operating license for Shell gas stations in Morocco. The new Burger King eateries will be launching at these service stations along Moroccan highways. The same report notes that a Burger King lo ...

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What Would Push an Immigrant to Move Back to Morocco?

By Hassan Salman Orlando -In order to break up the daily hustle and bustle of everyday life here in the United States, Moroccan immigrants do all they can to keep their lives interesting and fulfilling. Moroccan men and women across the country meet online and exchange daily news and events, both about the United States and their home country. To better understand how Moroccan immigrants feel about their ho ...

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Morocco, Distinguished Model in Arab Region, Benkirane Says in Davos

Davos (Switzerland), Jan 23, 2015 - Morocco has become a distinguished model in the Arab region, thanks to the awareness of all stakeholders and institutions about their role in the development of their country, Government Chief Abdelilah Benkirane said Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland). The kingdom has become a distinguished model in the Arab region, thanks to the awareness of all s ...

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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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Morocco receives first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Casablanca-  Morocco’s flag carrier, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner which landed Saturday morning at Mohmmed V international airport in Casablanca. With this delivery RAM becomes the first Mediterranean airline to acquire such mid-size, wide-body airplane employing state-of-the art civil aviation technology. This new acquisition, part of a delivery of five B787, brings RAM’s ...

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Morocco: 240,000 students to Benefit From Free Medical Coverage

Rabat - Soumia Benkhaldoun, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training, said that 240,000 students will benefit from a Government-sponsored medical coverage that is due to take effect starting the next academic year (2015-2016). In an interview with Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the Minister pointed out that 240,000 university students out of 900,000 will b ...

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Study Shows Existence of 116,000 NGO’s in Morocco

Rabat - A new study by the Ministry of Interior revealed the existence of more than 116,000 associations in Morocco. The number of associations in the kingdom is growing by the day, especially since the launch of the National Initiative of Human Development (INDH) in 2005. In 2013, 85 associations were created every day. According to the study, most of the associations that make Morocco's associative fabric ...

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Discovery of British Ship Wrecked off Century Ago South of Agadir

Agadir - A team of divers and a researcher specializing in underwater archeology discovered, Sunday, the remains of a British steamship which had wrecked off in 1918 near Sidi Toual beach, 15 km south of Agadir in the commune of Sidi Bidi (Shtouka Ait Baha province). Preliminary data shows that pieces of wreckage are scattered over 700 square meters, Azeddine Karra, underwater research specialist at the Cul ...

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Tangier Med Port Hits Record Of 3 Million TEU Containers

Rabat - The Tangier Med Port hit on Tuesday the record of three million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers, that is a rise by 20% compared to the figure of 2.55 million TEU containers in 2013. During this year, the Tangier Med 1 Port treated 2,100 ship stopovers (800 at APMT terminal and 1,300 at Eurogate terminal), and a traffic growing by 11% and 34% respectively, said director of Tangier Med 1 ...

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40 injured in clashes between students and police in Oujda

Rabat - Over 40 injuries, two of which are serious, were reported among police forces on Monday, after a mob of angry students clashed with police, near the University of Mohammed I campus in Oujda. Multiple reports from the scene on Monday said that riot police used tear gas and a water cannon to push back a stone-throwing crowd of protesters, mainly students. The clashes lasted for more than two hours and ...

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