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Ramadan in Morocco to Begin Saturday

Rabat - Ramadan in Morocco will begin on Saturday, Moroccan Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowment announced on Friday. The ministry said the committees in...

80 % of Moroccan Youth in ISIS Recruited Through Social Media:...

ISIS Debuts in Drone Attacks
Rabat - Approximately 80 percent of Moroccan youth who have joined the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) were recruited through Facebook and Twitter, according to...

International Football Teams Compete Over Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez

International Football Teams Compete Over Real Madrid's James Rodriguez
Rabat - Three European football clubs are desperate to sign Colombian international footballer James Rodriguez, who plays as midfielder for Real Madrid. The midfielder had...

Trump’s European Tour: An American Embarrassment

Trump’s European Tour An American Embarrassment
By Lery Hiciano Rabat - Donald Trump met with NATO allies in Brussels, Belgium for the first time yesterday. By all measurements, the meeting with the organization...

Ernesto Valverde Likely Barcelona’s Future Coach

Ernesto Valverde Likely Barcelona's Future Coach
Rabat - Former Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde has been heavily rumored to sign with Barcelona as its new team manager, become the Catalans'...

Ramadan: 67 Moroccan Imams and Women Preachers to Officiate at Belgian...

Ramadan: 67 Moroccan Imams and Women Preachers to Officiate at Belgian Mosques
Rabat - During the holy month of Ramadan, a group of 67 Moroccan imams and women preachers, called “morchidats,” are officiating at mosques and Islamic...

Moroccan Reporter Souad Mekhennet Writes of Her Life Pursuing Extremists

Moroccan Reporter Souad Mekhennet Writes of Her Life Pursuing Extremists
By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat - Moroccan-German journalist Souad Mekhennet explores her investigations into Islamic extremism in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa in a...

Militarization of Al Hoceima ‘Without Legal Basis’: Govt Spokesperson

Militarization of Al Hoceima 'Without Legal Basis': Govt Spokesperson
Rabat - Government spokesperson Mustapha Khalfi has questioned the legitimacy of a military presence in Al Hoceima. “The insistence on promoting that Al Hoceima is...

Morocco’s BCIJ Dismantles a New Terrorist Cell in Nador

Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ),
Rabat - A Nador-based terrorist cell affiliated with ISIS was dismantled on Friday by the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), the Ministry of...

Taiwan Rules in Favor of Same Sex Marriage

Taiwan Rules in Favor of Same Sex Marriage
Rabat - Taiwan will likely become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The Taiwanese Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday, May 24...

Morocco’s Railway Timetable to Change in Ramadan

Morocco's Railway Timetable to Change in Ramadan
Rabat - Morocco's National Office of Railways (ONCF) will adjust railway timetables in Ramadan to comply with the altered administrative schedules of the holy month. Schedule changes...

Casablanca’s Ibn Arabi High School Host Talent Show and Inter-School Competition

Casablanca's Ibn Arabi High School Host Talent Show and Inter-School Competition
Rabat - Ibn Arabi High School, located in El Gharbia, Sidi Bennour organized on Saturday the first edition of its Students’ Talent Show and Inter-Schools...

Egypt: 26 Killed, 25 Injured After Gunmen Attack Convoy of Coptic...

Egypt: 26 Killed, 25 Injured After Gunmen Attack Convoy of Coptic Christians
Rabat - At least 26 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire at a bus and pickup truck transporting Coptic Christians, reports Egyptian...

Nasser Bourita Meets with Ivorian President, Advocates for ECOWAS Membership

Nasser Bourita Meets with Ivorian President, Advocates for ECOWAS Membership
Rabat - The Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara received on May 25 Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, along with other...

Algeria‘s Ibadite Minority Activist Kamel Fekhar Sentenced to 5 Years in...

Algeria‘s Ibadite Minority Activist Kamel Fekhar Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison
Rabat -  Kamel Eddine Fekhar, the Algerian human rights activist and outspoken Ibadite minority figure, has been sentenced by Médéa court, South Algiers, to 5...

Morocco Needs More Prisons to Accommodate Soaring Number of Inmates, Official...

Morocco Needs More Prisons to Accommodate Soaring Number of Inmates, Official Says
Rabat - Prisons in Morocco no longer have the capacity to accommodate the soaring number of inmates, Mohamed Saleh Tamek, the Delegate General of the Penitentiary...

DGSN: “Disruption of Hamid Chabat Meeting is Pure Application of the...

Hamid Chabat
Rabat - The General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) has reiterated its position regarding the disruption of the the Istiqlal party’s affiliated labor union,...

Ramadan in Saudi Arabia to Start Saturday May 27

Ramadan in Saudi Arabia
Rabat -  Saudi Arabia has officially announced that Ramadan is to begin this Saturday, May 27. There were no reports of a crescent moon on...