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New Barcelona’s Prodigy: Son of a Former Moroccan ‘illegal’ Immigrant

Rabat- Barcelona have decided to curb the media hype around their recent La Masia graduate Mounir El Haddadi in order for him to concentrate more on playing football than giving interviews. Yet the Spanish media, which is madly in love with the Barcelona forward, was not easily deterred by the Blaugrana decision and therefore continued to track back the beginnings of the 19-year-old starlet and his family. ...

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Morocco’s Exception for Jewish Family Law Courts

Marakech- Morocco is the world’s only country that permits Jewish family courts to operate within its legal system.. The Jewish court in Morocco can only deal with inheritance and family issues such as marriage, divorce, wills, probate estates, and gifts between Moroccan Jews. They are not permitted to deal with other legal matters, which remain within the domain of the Moroccan legal system and deal with c ...

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Spain lauds cooperation with Morocco to fight jihadist terrorism

Madrid  - Spanish Interior minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz lauded, on Tuesday, cooperation with Morocco to fight jihadist terrorism. The Spanish minister, who was speaking at a meeting in Madrid with a delegation from the US senate, highlighted cooperation with Morocco to fight jihadist groups which pose a threat to international security, said the Spanish ministry in a statement.  The proof of such cooperati ...

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Members of US Congress Laud Reforms Carried out in Morocco

Rabat - Members of the US congress lauded, Tuesday in Rabat, reforms carried out by Morocco while underlining steps taken by the Kingdom to uphold the rule of law and democracy. During a meeting with foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar, the members of the delegation, led by Timothy Michael Kaine, senator of the state of Virginia and chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and Sout ...

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King Mohammed VI in a ‘Selfie’ with a Moroccan Citizen

New York- A photo received by MWN shows King Mohammed VI  in a 'selfie' with a Moroccan citizen. The young girl looks very happy to take a 'selfie' with the Moroccan monarch, who just celebrated his 51st birthday on August 21st. The picture shows the Moroccan monarch wearing casual clothes away from any royal protocol. The picture, which will certainly go viral in Moroccan social media network, is the first ...

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Employees of Morocco’s RAM Afraid of Ebola Contamination

Rabat- Royal Air Maroc employees and their families are reportedly complaining about "being exposed to danger" as the Moroccan air carrier continues flying to Ebola-hit countries in western Africa. According to Alyaoum24 news website, pilots and flight attendants working for Royal Air Maroc have expressed on several occasions their reluctance to board on flights heading to the three worst hit countries with ...

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50% of Male Tourists who Visited Morocco Without their Wives are from the Gulf

Rabat- A new report released by the Moroccan Observatory for Tourism (Observatoire Marocain du Tourisme) revealed that half of the total male tourists who visited Morocco unaccompanied by their wives were from the Arabian Gulf countries. Statistics say that the Gulf men prefer visiting Morocco alone rather than with their wives, unlike European tourists, who prefer traveling to Morocco with their families. ...

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Moroccan Owner of World’s First ‘Halal’ Sex Shop Targets Saudi Arabia

Marrakesh- In 2010, a Moroccan named Abdelaziz Aouragh launched what the media dubbed as the world's first halal sex shop, which provides a range of erotic products that do not contravene the Islamic Sharia. Four years later, the second-generation Amsterdammer of Moroccan descent is expanding. He is targeting a global market of around 1.6 billion Muslims around the world by allying with Germany's largest er ...

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5.7-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern Morocco

Rabat- A 5.7-magnitude earthquake on Saturday hit the southern Agadir Ida Outanane province, the National Geophysics Institute said, with no immediate reports of injury or damage. The quake hit at 21h14 (GMT+1) with its epicenter recorded in Aourir district, the institute pointed out. There were no reports of injuries or material damage. ...

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An Earthquake of Low Magnitude Shakes Marrakech

Rabat- An earthquake of low magnitude was recorded earlier on Sunday in Marrakech, an eyewitness told Morocco World News According to the same source, the tremor sparked a state of panic among residents of the city, and a number of tourists who flock to the city for the holiday. So far, no communique has been issued by the competent authorities to determine the magnitude of the earthquake. ...

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22 Moroccas Injured in Road Accident in Southern France

Paris - Twenty-two Moroccan nationals were slightly injured in a road accident that occurred early Sunday near Aix-en-Provence (South of France), consular sources indicated. The accident occurred on a highway at the district of Ventabren when a heavy truck, "probably travelling at high speed," hit a coach with 47 passengers on board, all Moroccans, the same sources added. The coach, owned by an Italian comp ...

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Algeria-Morocco: Peace it Up Now!

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - Thank God It’s Friday. It’s time to take a deep breath and unwind. I don’t feel like doing anything tonight, I just want to stay home and do some “Chromecasting”: streaming content from YouTube to an LCD TV using a $35 basic device, which I consider one of the many great inventions of Google in the last few years. I was not sure what I wanted to stream, but one thing I did k ...

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