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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Around $10 Billion Flowed out of Morocco in 2003-2012

Rabat - Around $10 billion in illicit capital flowed out of Morocco from 2003 to 2012, facilitating crime, corruption, and tax evasion, according to a recent study released Tuesday by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington DC-based research and advisory organization. The report has revealed that crime and corruption are draining a record $991 billion a year from low and middle-income nations, includ ...

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Moroccan Teacher Souad Belcaid Finalist in The Global Teacher Prize

Taroudante- Moroccan teacher at the American School of Tangier Mrs. Souad Belcaid is among the top 50 finalists in an international competition to find the world's best teacher. Belcaid is the only teacher in North Africa shortlisted for The Global Teacher Prize, a competition established by the Varkey GEMS Foundation with a grand prize of one million dollars, “to celebrate one outstanding teacher.” In 2007 ...

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Morocco’s Amina Bouayach, Amina Lotfi Awarded French Legion Of Honor

Rabat  -  Moroccan Amina Bouayach and Amina Lotfi, two activists involved in defending women's rights and freedom, were awarded, on Monday in Rabat, the insignia of the Knight of National Order of the Legion of Honor of the Republic of France in recognition of their actions in favor of the promotion of human rights. French ambassador in Rabat Charles Fries hailed, at a ceremony held at his residence, the co ...

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Morocco, Main Recipient of International Climate Aid: Report

Rabat - A new report released by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) revealed that Morocco has received more than $587 million in aid (mostly in loans) from some of the world’s major climate funds. According to the ODI’s report, Morocco, along with Mexico and Brazil, are the top recipients of climate aid, receiving over $7.6 billion in loans. The report says that Mexico and Brazil are among the top 10 ...

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