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Western Sahara: FM Says 2015 Will Be an Important Year for National Cause

Rabat - Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar said on Thursday that the year 2015 will be important for the Moroccan national cause. Talking about the latest developments of the cause of the Western Sahara during a joint meeting of the committee of foreign affairs, national defense, endowment and Islamic affairs, and Moroccan expatriates at the lower house, and the committee of foreign affairs, borders, occu ...

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Morocco Rejects African Union Decision to Appoint a Special Envoy for Western Sahara

Rabat - Morocco rejected this Tuesday the African Union's decision to appoint what it called a special envoy for the Western Sahara issue, says a release of the ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation.  The release said Morocco "does not, in any way, feel concerned by this unilateral decision", and denied to the AU any "legal ground nor a political base or moral legitimacy to intervene, in any way, in t ...

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Morocco Denounces Algeria’s ‘Biased’ Discourse on Human Rights in Western Sahara

Geneva - Morocco denounced in Geneva on Tuesday, Algeria's "biased and implausible discourse" on human rights in the the Wesetrn Sahara, stressing that the neighboring country "cannot be both the judge and the party" in this dispute. "Algeria continues to wrongly mention human rights in the Moroccan Sahara, as it has no credibility to do so since it systematically violates them back home," said Hassane Bouk ...

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Moroccan Delegate Minister Meets With Speaker of National Assembly of Burkina Faso

Rabat - Minister-delegate for foreign affairs and cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida, met Tuesday in Rabat, with speaker of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, Soungala Apollinaire Ouattara, who is on a current visit to Morocco, on ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation. At a press briefing after the meeting, the Burkinabe official praised the exemplary and dynamic bilateral cooperation, welcoming Morocco's s ...

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President Obama to Visit Morocco in the Fall

Fez- A year after King Mohammed VI paid an official visit to the United States last November, American President Barack Obama is set to visit Morocco this fall. According to Moroccan French language website Medias 24, which cites trusted sources, the preparations for Obama’s visit to the Kingdom have already started. According to the same source, American diplomats and high security officials have visited a ...

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King Mohammed VI To Pay Official Visit to Russia

Fez- After His Royal Majesty’s official visit to Tunisia this past weekend, King Mohammed VI is due to visit Russia next week. According to the Moroccan daily Al Massae, Mohammed VI’s visit is scheduled to take place on June 10 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The newspaper said that the Moroccan officials and Russian diplomats in Rabat had recently held a meeting which focused on prep ...

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Why a Spat Between Morocco and Tunisia Over ‘Western Sahara’ is Unlikely

New York- Moroccans were surprised on Saturday by an unlikely rumor that King Mohammed VI has decided to cut short his visit to Tunisia and return to Morocco. The reason for this supposed decision was said to be a disagreement between the heads of State over the Western Sahara conflict. Upon hearing the rumor, Moroccans, including myself, wondered whether it really was just a rumor or actually another effor ...

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Morocco strongly condemns Saturday violence in Mali

Rabat- Morocco condemned on Monday the acts of violence in northern Mali which took place on Saturday, causing several casualties. Morocco "strongly condemns the acts of violence and the armed clashes which took place on Saturday and led to many deaths, dozens of injuries and a hostage-taking situation," said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. The ministry said the Kingdom "fo ...

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The Anouzla Case Spoils the Image of Morocco in Washington

Washington D.C.- Few days after the publication of a Morocco World News article pleading with the Moroccan Prime Minister to take charge of the Anouzla case and put an end to this unnecessary and pointless episode that have damaged the image of Morocco, the Washington Post is urging Morocco to "drop the prosecution of Ali Anouzla,”. In its widely read editorial page, the American daily stated that charges “ ...

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Lobbying: Morocco Among Top 10 Spenders in Washington

Fez- A report released by the Washington Post this week revealed that the Moroccan government is one of the leading foreign governments investing millions of dollars into developing relations within the United States government by lobbying members of Congress. In 2013, Morocco was the sixth leading country, following nations like the UAE and Germany, to spend money to influence American decision-makers. Las ...

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Colombian Senate Denies Adoption of Resolution on ‘Western Sahara’

Bogota- The Colombian Senate has officially denied having passed a resolution or even a proposal on the 'Western Sahara', said official sources. According to a statement signed by Secretary General of the Senate, Gregorio El Jach Pacheco, an "remark" was filed to the office of the Senate by a group of pro-separatist leftist senators, noting that the document "does not meet the requirements to be considered ...

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Algerians versus Moroccans: Why Do They Hate Us?

By Majid Morceli San Francisco- On the surface, we are brothers and sisters: we have a common culture, language, traditions, religion, history of colonization, and sooner or later, a common future. We are so similar that anyone examining our two countries would think that Morocco and Algeria are one nation. But sadly, that is sadly not the case. We are very separate, and impressions are deceiving. As far as ...

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