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Tarik El Barakah

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Tarik El Barakah is a journalist and Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat.

Morocco Wants to Attract 100,000 Chinese Tourists by 2018

Rabat - Morocco aims to attract around 100,000 Chinese tourists a year by 2018, Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad told news website Media24 earlier this...

James Bond Marrakech Villa On Sale for £3.2 million

Rabat - A Marrakech villa used for the shooting of some scenes from Spectre, the latest James Bond film to be released on November,...

Soaring Arms Budget Pushes Morocco for Defense Industry

Rabat - Morocco reportedly wants to build a home-grown defense industry in a bid to meet its military needs and reduce soaring arms budget. According...

Morocco: Imam Sacked For Taking Anti-Left Stance in His Sermon

Rabat - An imam has been relieved of his duties as the Haj Abdulrahman Mosque imam in Casablanca after he said during a Friday...

Driss Mrini’s ‘Aida’ to Represent Morocco in the Oscars

Rabat - A selection committee headed by film director Ahmed Maanouni has selected "Aida" to represent Morocco in the best foreign language film category...

‘Casablanca Among World’s Major Growing Financial Centres’: Business Insider

Rabat - Morocco's economic hub Casablanca is among the 10 cities that are rapidly becoming major financial centres, according to Business Insider on Friday....

Morocco Ranks 79th in Global Innovation Index

Rabat - Morocco has moved up by six positions in the 2015 Global Innovation Index GII, an annual study conducted by the World Intellectual...

PAM Wins Lion’s Share in Presidency of Morocco’s 12 Regions

Rabat - The names of the presidents of Morocco's 12 regions have been announced. The Party of Authenticity and Modernity, which topped the Sept....

Morocco’s Istiqlal Party Leaves Opposition Coalition

Rabat - The Executive Committee of the Istiqlal Party has decided Monday to leave the opposition benches and join forces with the Party of...

Morocco Among Worst Countries for People Aged 60 and Older

Rabat - Morocco is among the worst places in the world to grow old, a new global index has revealed. According to the Global...

600 Green Mosques Planned in Morocco By 2017

Rabat - Morocco is planning to modernize the energy use in hundreds of mosques across the country to follow green and eco-friendly standards. The...

10 Million Moroccans Still Can’t Read and Write: ANCLA

Rabat - Morocco has 10 million illiterate people, a third of the kingdom's entire population, according to the National Agency for the fight against...

Morocco to Take Part in Ground Operations in Yemen

Rabat - Morocco is poised to participate in a ground operation to restore legitimacy in Yemen and fight the Iran-backed Houti rebels. Troops from nine...

Marrakech Ranks Among the World’s Unfriendliest Cities

Rabat - Marrakech has been voted among the world's unfriendliest cities, according to a survey conducted by American magazine Travel and Leisure. The magazine...

Morocco Ranks 121 on Human Freedom Index

Rabat - Morocco is standing at the 121 position globally and ninth in the Arab world in the newly released Human Freedom Index (HFI). The...

EU President Wants Morocco to Become Reception Hub for Refugees

Rabat - In the midst of the growing refugee crisis, European Union President Donald Tusk urged member states on Thursday to increase assistance to...

Morocco Terror Threat Level Raised by UK Foreign Office

Rabat - British holidaymakers are being warned that there is a 'high terrorism threat' in Morocco. The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has raised...

Morocco in Top 20 of Affordable Countries for Luxury Real Estate

Rabat - Morocco is among the top 20 affordable countries to buy luxury real estate in the emerging markets, according to a new ranking...

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