Zainab Calcuttawala, Author at Morocco World News
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Zainab Calcuttawala

Zainab Calcuttawala
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Zainab Calcuttawala is an American journalist based in Morocco. She completed her undergraduate coursework at The University of Texas at Austin (Hook'em!), where she began her journalism career at The Daily Texan. She reports on a wide range of topics, including sports, economic development, and international relations.

Moroccan-American Network to Host CEO Summit in Washington D.C. in May

Mohamed Hajjam (L) with Congressman Jim Moran during the first Anuual CEO Summit 2013 in Washington DC
Rabat - The Moroccan-American Network will be hosting their second annual CEO Summit in Washington D.C. this May to foster new business relationships between both...

Essaouira to Host Info Session for Wind Farm Project as Construction...

Rabat - The city of Essaouira will be presenting plans for the construction of the 200 MW Jebel Lahdid wind farm project on January...

King Mohammed VI Appoints Warraq Inspector General for Royal Armed Forces

Rabat - King Mohammed VI appointed General Abdel Fattah Warraq as Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces, according to a royal statement released...

King Mohammed VI to Visit Ghana on Wednesday Ahead of AU...

King Mohammed VI Arrives in Abuja for Official Visit to Nigeria
Rabat - King Mohammed VI will be visiting Ghana on Wednesday, according to “reliable” sources close to the matter cited by Le360. The trip will...

ADP I Luxembourg Sells off 89,000 Shares of Morocco’s Mining Company...

ADP I Luxembourg Sells off 89,000 Shares of Miner CMT
Rabat - ADP I Luxembourg has sold 89,000 shares of the Mining Company of Touissit (CMT) in the Casablanca stock exchange at a per...

Attijariwafa Bank Announces Pre-Registration for International African Development Forum

Moroccan Attijariwafa Bank and BCP Sign Agreements with Madagascar
Rabat - The International African Development Forum has begun pre-registration for its 5th edition to be held in Casablanca later this year, according to...

Japan Loans Morocco MAD 467 Million to Build Oceanographic Research Ship

Rabat - A MAD 467 million loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency will allow for the construction of an oceanographic and fisheries research...

Lahbib El Malki Elected President of the House of Representatives

Lahbib El Malki
Rabat - Lahbib El Malki has been elected the leader of the House of Representatives after winning 198 votes confirming the position to his...

Moroccan Boxing Coach Arrested in Spain for Leading ISIS Recruitment Cell

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Rabat - The third and final member of an Islamic State-linked recruitment cell active in Spain has been arrested according to local authorities, who...

Morocco’s Argan Oil On Eight-Year Rise as International Demand Grows

Rabat - Argan oil will see its most commercial years between 2016 and 2024, according to the results of a new market survey on...

Moroccan Police Reveal Their 2016 Monitoring Capabilities

Abdellatif Hammouchi, Head of Morocco’s Directorate of National Security (DGSN)
Rabat - The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) revealed the outcome of 2016’s year of development for the national police, which included important...

Self Immolation In Rabat After “Hokra” Incident Leads to Release of...

Moroccan Police
Rabat - A street vendor set himself on fire in front of the police station in the old city of Rabat on Friday after...

NGO Calls on Moroccan Government to Toughen Sentences Against Rapists  

NGO Calls on Moroccan Government to Toughen Sentences Against Rapists  
Rabat - The Free Feminist Union (UFL) released a video outlining the events leading up to the gang-rape and death of an 18-year-old Moroccan...

10 Million Moroccans Suffer From Obesity, 3.6 Million Severely Obese

Rabat - Roughly 10 million Moroccans live with obesity, according to new statistics presented during a recent episode of Channel 2’s TV program, “The...

DGSN to Devote 50,000 Officers to Secure Morocco on Christmas

Rabat - The General Directorate of National Security (DSGN) will be deploying 50,000 police officers in the days leading up to Christmas to improve...

Le Monde Highlights Role of Phosphates in Morocco’s Diplomacy in Africa

OCP, the Moroccan phosphate company
Rabat - The French newspaper Le Monde released a report on Tuesday highlighting Morocco’s use of its phosphate resources to expand influence in new...

Moroccan Embassies Start Biometric Data Collection in Belgium and France

Moroccan Identity Card (ID)
Rabat - Over the course of 2016, the Moroccan consulates in Brussels, Orly and Marseilles developed biometric data collection systems as part of the...

Moroccan Police: Calls to Emergency “19” Jump 30 Percent in 2016

Rabat - Improvements in police infrastructure have led citizen calls to the 19 emergency number to jump by 30 percent in 2016, compared to...