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Three Moroccan Women Among Forbes’ 200 Most Powerful Arab Women

 Fez- Three Moroccan women were selected among Forbes’ 200 most powerful women in the Arab World in 2014 in the category “family business.” The three powerful Moroccan women fare well as they occupy the first 50 spots of the most influential Arab women included in the list. The first Moroccan woman on the list is Meriem Bensalah Chaqroun, who ranked 15th, followed by the CEO of Aksal Group, Salwa Idrissi Ak ...

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Morocco Absent from Paris Conference on ISIS

Rabat- Morocco will not take part in a conference scheduled to be held in Paris on Monday to devise a strategy to destroy the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS). The conference, which is being convened by French President, Francois Hollande, will be attended by 30 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emi ...

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Part of Next James Bond Movie to Be Filmed in Morocco

Rabat- The production team of the 24th James Bond film, featuring Daniel Craig as fictional British service agent, will reportedly film scenes from the movie in Morocco. According to comicbook website, most of the filming of the upcoming James Bond movie is set to take place in Pinewood Studios in England, but there will also be shooting in Austria, Rome, and possibly Morocco. The film will start principal ...

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This Is Why Morocco Has Become My Adopted Country

By Genesis Roman Melgar New York - Summarizing a vacation in Morocco in a short article would be impossible. Morocco has the beauty of different countries all wrapped up in one. Every city is unique so much so that going from one to the other make visitors feel as if they had traveled to completely different places. It is a country with exceptional architecture, incredible landscapes, delicious cuisine, and ...

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Minister Says Western Sahara is Moroccan ‘Legally, Historically, Culturally’

Rabat - Morocco is positively interacting and is supportive of UN initiatives for a settlement of the artificial dispute over the Western Sahara, said communication minister, government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi, underlining that for Morocco, the Western Sahara's Moroccanness is crystal clear legally, historically and culturally. “Morocco submitted a project for a political settlement of this conflict ...

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Morocco to Participate in Russia’s World Food Forum

Taroudant, Morocco- Morocco will participate in the 23rd International Food & Drinks Exhibition, the leading international exhibition for food products in Russia, to be held from September 15 to 18, 2014 in Moscow. As part of the implementation of the "Green Morocco Plan", the Kingdom will participate in the exhibition for the first time, through self-control establishment and coordination of exports (E ...

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Algeria-Morocco: Borders of Hate and Shame

Majid Morceli San Francisco- Just as countries around the globe often celebrate their reconciliation and their union, we in North Africa just unceremoniously celebrated the 20th anniversary of the closing of the borders between Morocco and Algeria. It’s an established fact that the closing of the borders impeded economic integration between the Maghreb countries in general, but what you don’t often hear is ...

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Morocco, Guinea Sign Draft Agreement to Train 500 Guinean Imams

Rabat - A draft agreement to train 500 Guinean imams (religious leaders) in Morocco was signed on Wednesday in Rabat, in the presence of Guinea's PM Mohamed Said Fofana. Signed by minister of endowments and Islamic Affairs Ahmed Toufiq and secretary general of Guinea's religious affairs ministry Hadj Abdellah Jassi, the agreement touches on the training, in the first place, of 100 imams currently working in ...

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Maroc Telecom Gives Scholarships to Outstanding Baccalaureate Students

By Asmae Nasri Rabat- Maroc Telecom, a pioneering telecommunications company, paid tribute to 150 baccalaureate students on September 8th. Sixty-six of the beneficiaries were sons and daughters of its employees. The celebration was held in the company’s social center in Hay Riad in Rabat. The head of the company’s administrative council, Abdslam Ahizoun, gave the opening remarks for the ceremony. “By giving ...

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Morocco: Amazigh Activist Calls for Normalization of Relations with Israel

Rabat- Amid calls for criminalizing any attempt at normalization with Israel, a Moroccan Amazigh activist has sparked a huge controversy in Morocco, after he reportedly called upon Morocco to expand its ties with Israel. The President of the World Amazigh Assembly (AMA), Rachid Rakha, has reportedly called for the normalization of relations between Israel and the Arab states, including Morocco, according to ...

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ISIS-Linked Cells ‘Buy Supporters’ in Morocco’s Northern Cities

Rabat- The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly established many cells in Tangier and Laarache that are buying Moroccan supporters in order to recruit them and send them to fight with the ISIS military groups. The World Tribune quoted a security source as saying that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has plenty of money, and it is using it to buy supporters in northern Morocco. “The ISIS ...

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Senegal: Social Media Activists Lead Hate Campaign Against Moroccans

Rabat- Following the murder of an illegal immigrant from Senegal by a Moroccan citizen in Tangier, several social media activists in Senegal have reportedly called for revenge killings of Moroccans living in Senegal. Last week, a Senegalese national was killed after being stabbed in the neck in a fight that broke out between sub-Saharan African immigrants and dozens of Moroccans. According to Hespress, a Fa ...

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