Youssef Igrouane, Author at Morocco World News
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Youssef Igrouane

Youssef Igrouane
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Youssef Igrouane is a Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat. He holds a BA in English Studies from the University of Moulay Ismail in Meknes. He reports on a wide range of topics, including, politics, culture and society.

England Arrests Moroccan Imam Suspected of Recruiting Youth for ISIS

England Arrests Moroccan Imam Suspected of Recruiting Youth for ISIS
Rabat - Tarik Chadlioui, a Belgian-Moroccan Islamic preacher, has been arrested at his house in the inner-city area of Birmingham, England, on suspicion of...

Rif Protests: Human Rights Minister Avoids Facing Crisis, Says “I Will...

Mustapha Ramid: Security Authorities Refrained from Intervening in Rif for 5 Months
Rabat - After refusing to break his silence to talk about the violent intervention of security forces against Al Hoceima protesters, Minister of State in...

Demand to Close Al Jazeera Is ‘Unacceptable Attack against Freedoms’: UN

Demand to Close Al Jazeera Is 'Unacceptable Attack against freedoms': UN
Rabat - The Saudi Arabia-led alliance’s demand for Qatar to close Al Jazeera channel is an “unacceptable attack” against freedoms of expression and opinion, said...

After Extradition, Chaou will Be Prosecuted for Crimes He Committed: FM

Said Chaou
Rabat - In the nick of time, just as he was about to strain diplomatic relations between Morocco and the Netherlands, detained Moroccan drug...

At Morocco’s Request, Netherlands Arrests Moroccan Drug Trafficker Said Chaou

Said Chaou, a former politician accused of drug trafficking
Rabat - Following Morocco’s demand for the Netherlands to extradite Said Chaou, a Moroccan based in the Netherlands, a source at the Moroccan Ministry...

Amid Rif Crisis, Interior Minister Says Governmental Negligence Leads to Tension

Abdelouafi Laftit
Rabat - As the government has still not settled the eight-month-long crisis in the Al Hoceima region, Minister of Interior Abdelouafi Laftit has said that...

After Three Months in the Shadows, Benkirane to Chair PJD Meeting...

Abdelilah Benkirane PJD
Rabat - After a three-month disappearance from the political scene, Secretary General of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) Abdelilah Benkirane will chair a meeting...

Rif Protests: Police Disperse Al Hoceima Protesters on Eid El Fitr

Legitimacy of Demands Should Be Recognized to Tackle Rif Crisis: House of Councilors’ President 
Rabat - Against expectations that the eight-month crisis in the Al Hoceima region is winding down, the city of Al Hoceima has seen an...

Amid Gulf Crisis, King Mohammed VI Congratulates Qatar’s Emir on 4th...

King Mohammed VI and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Rabat - Notwithstanding the blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia-led alliances, King Mohammed VI has congratulated the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin...

Morocco Condemns Thwarted Terrorist Attack Against Great Mosque of Mecca

Saudi Arabia Foils Terrorist Attack on Grand Mecca Mosque
Rabat - Morocco has strongly condemned the aborted terrorist attack that targeted the Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, according to a...

Benkirane Did Not Leave Politics, Morocco Needs Men Like Him: PJD...

Idriss Azami Al Idrissi and Abdelilah Benkirane
Rabat - Idriss Azami Al Idrissi, president of the Justice and Development Party’s (PJD) House of Representatives team, has said that the Secretary General...

Video: Canadian PM Wishes Muslims Happy Eid El Fitr on Facebook

Video Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Wishes Muslims Happy Eid El Fitr on Facebook
Rabat - As his congratulatory messages to Muslims at the onset of every religious feast have become habit, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has...

Car Crashes Muslims Leaving Eid Prayers in Newcastle, UK

People Injured as Car Crashes Muslims Leaving Eid Prayers in Newcastle
Rabat - Six people have been injured, including three children who have been referred to hospital, after a car ploughed into a group of Muslims...

Africa Needs Morocco to Overcome Obstacles: AU Commission President

Rabat - The challenges that the African continent faces cannot be overcome without the help of Morocco, says Moussa Faki Mahamat, the President of...

Saudi Arabia Foils Terrorist Attack on Grand Mecca Mosque

Saudi Arabia Foils Terrorist Attack on Grand Mecca Mosque
Rabat - Saudi authorities thwarted a terrorist attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday, local media reported,...

Benkirane: PJD ‘Lost the Battle’, but Will Keep Fighting ‘Tyranny and...

Abdelilah Benkirane: ‘There are no comments about King’s Decision. Talks are over’
Rabat - After long period of disappearance, former Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane has broken his silence, saying that the Justice and Development Party...

Rif Protests: Activist El Mortada Iamrachen Released to Attend Father’s Funeral

Rif Protests: Moderate Salafi Activist ‘El Mortada’ Released to Attend Father’s Funeral
Rabat -  The Investigating Judge of Salé’s Court of Appeal has temporarily released El Mortada Iamrachen to travel to Al Hoceima for his father’s...

Moroccan Human Rights Council Receives Syrian Families Welcomed from Algerian Border

Moroccan Human Rights Council Receives Syrian Families Welcomed from Algerian Border
Rabat - Morocco’s National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) organized a reception ceremony Wednesday evening for the 28 Syrian refugees who had been trapped along...