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Moroccan Lawyer Refuses Legion of Honor Because of France’s Support of Israel

Ouassima Boujrad Fez- Moroccan lawyer Abdelaziz Nouidi, refused the French Legion of Honor award because of the support of President Hollande’s support for Israel. It’s a very rare occurrence: a Moroccan lawyer flat out refuses the Legion of Honor award! In a letter to French Ambassador Charles Fries, Abdelaziz Nouidi justified his decision, saying it was because of France’s support of Israel. His decision ...

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Chinese Group Shandong Shangang to Invest in Tangier

Tinjedad, Morocco- Morocco and China signed Tuesday in Rabat a memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a unit of the Chinese group Shandong Shangang, a leader in the manufacture of steel products, in the free zone of Tangier Automotive City (TAC) located in the north of Morocco. According to the African agency Agence Ecofin, the Chinese Shandong Shangang group, a world leader in the manufacture ...

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Marrakech: Spanish Pedophile Stoned After Allegedly Raping a Child

Fez- A Spanish tourist was stoned by several people on Monday in Marrakesh after allegedly being caught raping a child. About 30 minutes before Iftar, several passersby in the Red City caught a Spanish man raping a child near the Court of Appeals in Chetoui district of Marrakesh. The citizens attacked the foreign pedophile by throwing stones on him. A security patrol happened to come upon the incident. Poli ...

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Moroccan Amazigh Center Accuses Hamas of ‘Terrorism’, Shows Sympathy with Israel

Fez - In contrast to most Moroccan institutions and Moroccans who have expressed their solidarity with Palestinians amid the ongoing Israeli shelling of Gaza, the Morocco-based Taynzert Center for Development and Dialogue has sympathized with the Israeli people and accused Hamas of terrorism. Just a few days after tens of thousands of Moroccans staged a demonstration in Rabat denouncing Israeli war crimes i ...

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CAN 2015: Morocco to play Central Africa in October in Marrakech

Rabat- Morocco’s national football team will play a friendly against Central Africa in October at the Grand Stadium of Marrakech, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) announced on Tuesday evening. It will be the 3rd test for the Lions of the Atlas ahead of the final stage of the 30th African Cup of Nations, to be held in Morocco on January 17-February 8. This friendly will be preceded by two other ...

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Israeli Newspapers Highlight Moroccan Slain by Mossad in 1973

Fez- Amid the ongoing Israeli shilling on Gaza, some Israeli newspapers dedicated some lines in their July 21 issue to the Moroccan waiter who was gunned down on the same day of 1973 by the Israeli secret service. Several Israeli newspapers retold the story of Morocco’s Ahmed Bouchiki in their “Today in History” section on Monday. On July 21, 1973, Israeli agents in Lillehammer, Norway, killed Ahmed Bouchik ...

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After El-Khayat’s Offensive Remarks, Egypt’s FM Praises Relations with Morocco

Tinjedad, Morocco - Following the controversy caused by Egyptian news anchor Amany El-Khayat over her offensive remarks about Morocco, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry,  praised the bilateral relations between the two countries in a telephone conversation with his Moroccan counterpart Salaheddine Mezouar. The spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Badr Abdel-Atti said today that Shoukry stre ...

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Morocco Gains Eight Places in Global Innovation Index 2014 Ranking

Tinejdad, Morocco- Morocco gained eight places in the ranking of the Global Innovation Index 2014.This year, Morocco ranked 84th, compared to 92nd last year among the 143 countries surveyed. The Kingdom earned an average score of 32.24 points according to the findings of the report, co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the United Nations. ...

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Morocco files a law suit against Amany El Khayat

Tinejdad, Morocco- The Moroccan ambassador to Egypt filed a complaint against Amany El Khayat, the Egyptian TV presenter,  who insulted Morocco  in her Daily TV show. According Alyaoum24, three representatives of the Embassy of Morocco in Cairo visited the office of the Attorney General of the Republic of Egypt Hisham Barakat to file a complaint and a request for compensation against the Egyptian TV present ...

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EU Donates Morocco 60 million to Develop Agricultural Sector

Rabat - The European Union (EU) has granted Morocco a donation 60 million euros to develop the country's agriculture sector. The grant, which will be paid over four years starting from 2014, will support the Pillar II of the Moroccan Green Plan, aiming to contribute to improving the income of small farmers by taking into consideration the preservation of natural resources.  This program will develop several ...

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Marrakech: A Court Ruling on a Pedophile Stirs Controversy

Rabat- A court ruling that sentenced a 57-year-old pedophile to two years in prison on Tuesday is causing human rights organizations to lobby the government for harsher penalties for convicted pedophiles in Morocco. It seems as though Moroccan courts encourage pedophilia. Although Morocco’s penal code punishes sex offenders with up to 30 years in prison, a court sentenced a 57-year-old pedophile to only two ...

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Morocco’s RAM Named Best Regional Airline in Africa

Fez - Royal Air de Maroc (RAM) was awarded Africa’s best regional airline for 2014 by Skytrax at the World Air Line Awards in Farnborough on Tuesday. Royal Airlines Morocco landed in sixth place for the quality of the services provided by its staff. It also ranked 7th best airlines in Africa after South Africa Airways, Air Mauritius, Air Seychelles, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and TAAG Angola Airlines ...

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