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Barrett Bilali

Barrett Bilali
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K. Barrett Bilali is an independent journalist and editor who joins Morocco World News as a contributing editor. Many of his articles have appeared in US News and World Report, the Harlem Times and Ebony magazine. He is a features writer for the Urban News Service and the author of Newburgh: America’s Mecca of Historic Preservation (Arcadia Publishing). Bilali specializes in Islamic issues, education, arts and culture and African-American history.

Peres Funeral: US Avoids Recognizing Jerusalem as ‘Capital’ of Israel 

Rabat - US President Barack Obama traveled a great distance to share his condolences and present a eulogy to his late friend Shimon Peres....

Bulgaria Bans Full Veil in Public Venues

Rbat - The Bulgarian parliament passed a law yesterday banning the full veil in public joining France and Belgium as the only European countries...

King Mohammed VI Dismisses Head of Logistics and Security for COP22

Rabat - Abdeslam Bekrate, head of the logistics and security for COP22, was dismissed from his duties related the Marrakech event upon instructions of...

Polisario Fails Twice to Stop Guerguerat Operation in Security Council

New York - Polisario Front allies called for a meeting yesterday of the U. N.  Security Council to stop the construction of a road...

Agadir Hosts First Annual Africa Medical Tourism Expo

New York - Morocco's southern city of Agadir hosted its first annual Africa Medical Tourism Expo on Friday. The aim of expo is to promote...

Peugeot Chooses Morocco to Showcase its New 3008 DKR

New York - Team Peugeot has chosen the sand dunes of Morocco to showcase its new 3008 DKR in action. Peugeot’s new 3008 DKR will...

Ban Ki-moon to Take Part in COP22 Conference in Marrakech

New York - United Nations Secretary General is set to take part in the COP 22 scheduled to take part on November 7-18 in...

King Mohammed VI Convenes African Summit During COP22 Conference

New York - King Mohammed VI is convening an African summit of head of state during  the COP22 Conference scheduled to take place in...

Moroccan Fog-Water Harvesting Project Wins United Nations Award

New York - The United Nations has awarded on Thursday in Bonn (Germany) a climate change prize to a Moroccan fog-water harvesting project, considered to...

Malaysian Organizations Launch Campaign to Promote Muslim-Made Products

Rabat - Two Malaysian economic groups have launched a new logo to promote halal products made by Muslims. The objective of the logo and worldwide...

Police Officer’s Generosity, Gives Grieving Black Man a New Outlook

Rabat - Mark Ross got the call we never want to get. His 15-year-old sister was killed in a car accident. It was 3...

New York Launches Social Media Campaign to Fight Islamophobia

New York - The City of New York has launched a social media campaign in response to a sharp increase in hate crimes against...

Tourism: Morocco Keeps Its Vision 2020 Plan in Sight

New York - On December 14, 2010, the Moroccan Department of Tourism released its Vision 2020 plan.  A private presentation was made to His...

Malmo Shooting Draws Attention to “Major Crisis” in Sweden

Rabat - Three people were shot, one killed when gunmen opened fire on a car in Malmo, Sweden, police said. The shooting happened in a...

Saudi Government Injects Billions into its Banking System to Offset Liquidity...

New York - Saudi Arabia’s central bank has injected 5.3 billion dollars into its banking system amid a growing liquidity crunch, reported Bloomberg News. The...

Legzira Beach’s Archway Crumbles

Rabat - Legzira Beach boasted two impressive rock archways which have attracted millions of tourists from around the world to this natural wonder. But now...

Morocco, Thailand Sign Tourism Promotion Agreement

Rabat - Moroccan and Thai tourism agencies have signed an agreement to boost tourism in both countries. The agreement is part of Vision 2020 which seeks...

Jordanian Writer Gunned Down Over Cartoon ‘Offensive’ to Islam

Rabat - A controversial Jordanian writer was assassinated on the steps of the courthouse where he was on trial for publishing a cartoon considered...

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