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Moroccan Government Condemns Israeli Assault Against Palestinians

Rabat - The Moroccan government condemned, during its weekly meeting under the chairmanship of head of government Abdelilah Benkirane, the ongoing Israeli assault against the Palestinian people in Gaza. This aggression, which has been going on for 23 days, breaches the spirit and provisions of international agreements and represents a scandalous decline in respecting values, said communication minister, spo ...

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State Department Report: Over 8,000 Christians live in Morocco, Mostly Amazigh

Rabat - The US Department of State’s Religious Freedom Report for 2013 estimates the number of Moroccan Christians at 8,000, mostly ethnic Amazigh. According to the Religious Freedom Report, released on July 28, Moroccan Christians along with Shia Muslims, are the second largest religious group in Morocco after Sunni Muslims who consist 99 percent of the Moroccan population. The report noted that there may ...

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Moroccan Scientist Rachid Yazami Decorated by King Mohammed VI

Rabat - Moroccan scientist, Rachid Yazami, was decorated on Wednesday by King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Throne Day. Rachid Yazami was among a large group of Moroccans, as well as foreigners who were decorated by the Moroccan monarch. The distinction of Yazami, a scientist based in Singapore, came after he was awarded earlier this year the Charles Stark Draper award from the ...

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Former US Ambassadors Highlight King Mohammed VI’s Role in Promoting Stability, Peace

Washington - King Mohammed VI's commitment to promoting stability, peace, interfaith dialogue, and sustainable development at home and beyond Morocco’s borders "is recognized and greatly appreciated around the world", wrote a group of former US ambassadors to Morocco in a letter to the Sovereign on the 15th throne day anniversary. "We commend you for all these accomplishments, and for your achievement in ma ...

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IMF Agrees on $5 Billion Credit Line for Morocco

Washington- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday it will provide Morocco a $5 billion credit line to help the North African country pursue a reform agenda to achieve rapid and more inclusive economic growth. The PLL arrangement will allow the authorities to pursue their home-grown reform agenda aimed at achieving rapid and more inclusive economic growth while providing them with useful insur ...

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Throne Day: Washington Hails ‘Enduring’ Friendship, ‘Proud’ Partnership with Morocco

Washington- Washington hails the "strong" and "enduring" friendship and the "historic" and "proud" partnership between Morocco and the United States of America, US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said on the occasion of the celebration of the Throne Day. "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I extend my best wishes to HM King Mohammed VI and the Moroccan people on the occasion of celebratio ...

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Real Madrid Eyes Morocco’s Benatia

Rabat- Morocco’s defender Mehdi Benatia is likely to join Real Madrid during the summer transfer period, according to Spanish sports website El Mnudo Deportivo. According to the same source, Real Madrid’s manager, Carlo Anceloti, put the Moroccan defender on the list of his priorities, in the likely event Portuguese defender Pepe leaves the Blancos for Monaco. Benatia was one of the players coveted by F.C B ...

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King Mohammed VI Pardons 13,218 Convicts on Occasion of Throne Day

Rabat - On the occasion of the Feast of the Throne, King Mohammed VI pardoned 13,218 people, some of whom are still detained and others on parole, including 119 for humanitarian reasons, a statement from the Ministry of Justice and Freedoms said on Tuesday. This number adds to the 277 people who were pardoned on the occasion of the Eid El Fitr, a Muslim holiday that marks the end the holy month of Ramadan. ...

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King Mohammed VI Pardons 277 Convicts on Eid Al-Fitr

Rabat- King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 277 convicts to mark Eid Al-Fitr, the Justice ministry said in a press release.  The detained beneficiaries of the pardon are: - 242 prisoners had their prison terms reduced. The other beneficiaries of the pardon are 35: - Six prisoners benefited from pardon over their imprisonment term or remaining prison term. - Three inmates benefited from pardon over their p ...

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EU Grants Morocco 890 Million Euros for 2014-2017 Period

Brussels - The European Union decided this Friday to grant Morocco a budget of 890 million euros for the 2014-2017 period, as part of the European neighborhood and partnership instrument. Head of Morocco's mission to the EU, Menouar Alem, said this is an increase of 15% -on annual average- compared to the amount of the 2011-2013 period (580.5 million euros) The budget will be disbursed in four annual parts ...

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Royal Air Maroc Gets International Five Star Diamond Award

 Rabat- The Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has bagged for the second year in a row the International Five Star Diamond Award of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS). Like 2013, this award recognizes the achievements made by RAM in the hospitality field while operating long-haul flights between Morocco and North America, the Casablanca-based airliner said in a statement. The Ameri ...

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Morocco’s 15th Anniversary of Sustainable Human Development

New York - In terms of sustainable human development, the story of Morocco - now celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the accession of King Mohammed VI - is a highly compelling one. It resonates for all developing nations that seek to chart a similar course of structuring their institutions to include an ingredient shown to be vital for success - that of popular participation.  It is this component that ...

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