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Because of Palestine, Badr Hari Slams Ice Bucket Challenge as ‘Commercial’

Fez- Famous Moroccan kickboxing champion Badr Hari refuses to take up the "Ice Bucket" challenge to fight against Lou Gehrig's disease. Hari deplored the fact the fact that there is not much mobilization for the Palestinian cause. "I am not gona take place in the “Ice Bucket Challenge, commercial bullshit. Everyone closes eyes if it is about Palestinians. Well, I am closing my eyes for the ice bucket challe ...

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Terrorist Threats Mobilize Moroccan Army at borders with Algeria & Mauritania

Casablanca- Terrorist threats against the Kingdom have caused the Royal Armed Forces to urgently mobilize at the borders with the two neighboring countries, Algeria and Mauritania. The bulk of Moroccan press recently highlighted the heavy security measures taken by Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces to counter any terrorist threats that would potentially come through the borders with Mauritania and Algeria. Stric ...

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ISIS threat: Casablanca Airport Raises Alert Status to its Maximum

Taroudant, Morocco- With the growing threat posed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Casablanca airport raised the alert status to its maximum level to prevent the entry of any suspected ISIS Jihadists into the Moroccan territory. According to the Moroccan daily Assabah, the director of the National Office of Airports (ONDA), the Governor of the Province of Nouaceur and officials o ...

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Morocco: Convicted Terrorist Dies in Prison Following Deterioration of His Health

Rabat- The General Delegation of Prisons and Reintegration (DGAPR) said that Nabil Jannati, who had been imprisoned since November 7, 2012 at Sale prison, died in the night between Wednesday and Thursday at the University Hospital (CHU) Ibn Sina, Rabat, following the deterioration of his health, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). The deceased, who was sentenced to five years in prison for setting up a t ...

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Morocco’s Benatia To Join Bayern Munich

Fez- According to a number of media reports, Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia is on his way to German giant Bayern Munich. The Roma highly rated defender has been coveted by a number of European clubs, such as F.C. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United. British media reported last week that the Moroccan international had signed for Chelsea before the rumor was denied by the player’s agent. Ac ...

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King Mohammed VI’s speech to Nation on 61st Anniversary of King and People’s Revolution Day

Rabat- King Mohammed VI delivered, on Wednesday, a speech to the nation on the 61st anniversary of the King and People’s Revolution Day. Here is the full text of the speech: Praise be to God, May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin. Dear Citizens, Today, we are celebrating the sixty-first anniversary of the glorious Revolution of the King and the People. This event not only commemorate ...

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King Mohammed VI Pardons 310 Convicts On Youth Day

Rabat - King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 310 convicts to mark the Youth Day, celebrated on Thursday (August 21st), the Justice ministry said on Wednesday. The detained beneficiaries of the pardon are: - 152 prisoners had their prison terms reduced. - 5 inmates' life sentences commuted to limited prison terms. The free beneficiaries of the pardon: - 49 convicts benefited from pardon over their imprison ...

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“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” to be Filmed in Morocco

Fez- After parts of the sequel to the blockbuster movie Man of Steel that depicts the adventurous life of comic book superheroes Superman and Batman was set to take place in the Moroccan desert, another superhero movie is heading to Morocco and this time it’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie crew will be heading to Morocco as the movie’s next filming location for three months after spending all ...

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Morocco’s Mounir Haddadi Scores Two Goals with Barca in Friendly

Fez- Moroccan young player Mounir Haddadi is making his way to become one of FC Barcelona’s stars this year. The 18-year old player, who was born and raised in Spain, showed the greatness of his talent on Monday in a friendly game against Mexican side Leon de Guanajuato, which the Catalan club won by 6-0 Hadadi, who came in in the second half in substitution of Neymar, scored his team’s fourth and fifth goa ...

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Morocco celebrates 61th Anniversary of the King and People’s Revolution

Fez- 61 years have elapsed since the King and People’s Revolution took place in Morocco on August 20th, 1953. This Wednesday, the Moroccan people celebrate this glorious event in the contemporary history of the country. This celebration is a real symbol of the perfect harmony and coexistence between the different components of the country and their king, guarantor of its sovereignty, national unity and terr ...

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Passengers Refuse to Board RAM Flight Leased from Infamous Spanish Company

By Ismail ElOuafi Casablanca- Eight passengers refused to board their scheduled flight from Casablanca to Brussels on Tuesday after they found out that Royal Air Maroc (RAM) leases the aircraft from Swift Air, the Spanish company whose plane crashed in the north of Mali during the first week of August, according to aeronautique.ma. The anticipated take off of the aircraft was delayed about one hour, when RA ...

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Morocco may lose hosting 2014 FIFA club World Cup because of Ebola virus

Tinejdad, Morocco - Amid the growing fears of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in some African countries, Morocco may lose the honor of hosting the 2014 FIFA club World Cup because of the Ebola virus. According to the Spanish website Pasion Libertadores, members of the International Federation of Football want to move the Club World Cup to the United States, specifically to the cities of Los Angeles a ...

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