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More than 80% of the world's rock phosphate reserves are in the Maghreb, with an estimated 50 billion tonnes in Morocco, including more than 5 billion tonnes in the disputed Western Sahara territory. Morocco's annual phosphate production capacity is 12 million tonnes and Tunisia produces up to 8 million ...
Rabat- Bank Al-Maghrib, Morocco's central bank, has outsourced the service of centralization of irregular checks (SCCI) to Creditinfo Checks, an information center with an online database that provides information on irregular checks to companies and merchants in Morocco. Creditinfo Checks is a ...

The social and economic marginalization of communities in the periphery of each country of the Maghreb is an ongoing source of instability in the region. Security forces must distinguish between the threats posed by militants and ordinary citizens expressing grievances. A heavy-handed response is likely ...
Experts in Algeria are working on a project to include North African couscous on UNESCO's world heritage list. Though in practice the dish is already enjoyed around the world, its origins remain hotly disputed - and unsurprisingly so, given the prevalence of couscous throughout much of the Middle East ...
It seems a long time ago, but I still remember the wonderful stories that my grandmother once told me when I was a child; the story of one thousand and one nights, the Prophets companions, and the most reminiscent is the story of Ibn Battuta, a geographer and explorer who lived in the medieval period.
Imam-e-Kaaba Leads Maghrib Prayer At Faisal Masjid ... (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Mar, 2018 ):Imam of the grand Mosque in Makkah, Shaikh Salih Bin Ibe Talib Sunday evening visited Faisal Masjid campus of the International Islamic University (IIU), where he led the Maghrib prayer.

Earlier today, al Qaeda's propagandists released the latest message from their leader, Ayman al Zawahiri. The message, titled “France Has Returned Oh Descendants of the Lions,” is addressed to Muslims in the Maghreb. Zawahiri praises the historic, local resistance to foreign “invaders,” while also calling ...
Seven years after the Arab uprisings, the Maghreb Region remains in flux. Once again, Morocco has witnessed large-scale protests, as thousands in the Rif region and in Jerada have held demonstrations to express socio-economic and political grievances amid demands for change. Algeria has been the picture of ...
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (UAI) topped the ranking of Maghreb universities for the third year in a row, according to the QS Arab Region University Ranking 2018. AUI ranked first in Morocco and the Maghreb region, according to an annual survey issued by the independent British educational ...
Morocco's Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane topped the ranking of Maghreb universities for the third year in a row. The ranking, established by QS Arab Region University Ranking, includes 100 institutions from different countries in the MENA region. The study found that graduates of Al Akhawayn University ...
In this new DIIS report senior researcher at DIIS, Rasmus Alenius Boserup and Research Director at Sciences Po, Luis Martinez, analyse how European policy-makers have recently come to perceive the Sahel as a threat to Europe's own security and stability. Marking the end of the Sahel-Maghreb ...
TUNIS - Tunisian authorities are raising the alarm about an online self-harm game that continues to claim victims in the Maghreb. Known as the Blue Whale Challenge, the game consists of a series of tasks that players must complete during a 50-day period, with the final challenge being the player's suicide ...
Al-Maliki, for his part, who arrived in Tunisia on Wednesday for a five-day visit, said: “Unification of the Maghreb states is a strategic choice, especially since we live in a time of globalization and regional blocs.” Formally established in 1989 in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, the AMU envisions the eventual ...
Umm Habibah bint Abu Sufyan reports that the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever prays twelve rak'at during the day and night will have a house built for him in paradise: four rak'at before zuhr and two after it, two rak'at after Maghrib, two rak'at after 'Isha, and two rak'at before Fajr.” This is related by ...
Shares of Itissalat Al-Maghrib (EPA:IAM S) closed at 13.3 yesterday. Itissalat Al-Maghrib currently has a total float of 879.10M shares and on average sees 1,330 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 11.9 and high of 13.4.
Due to the increasing interest in the North and West African market as well as the high level of satisfaction at the previous event, printpack alger 2018 is showing positive growth. The 6th International Trade Fair for Print Technologies and Packaging for Algeria, the Maghreb and West Africa will take place ...
A major area of North Africa, the Maghreb region includes the countries of Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania. According to al-Nasser, discussions between the two assembly speakers also tackled bilateral relations and “means of enhancing cooperation between our respective parliaments.".

Algerian officials continue to issue statements calling for reviving the paralyzed Maghreb Union, a five-member regional grouping also comprising Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia and Libya. Recently, President Abdelaziz Boutefika sent messages on the 29th anniversary of the Union to Maghreb leaders ...
Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel has accused Morocco of being behind the lack of progress in the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) over the last 30 years. “I was deputy minister in charge of Maghreb affairs. We still believe in Maghreb integration for historical, cultural, political and economic ...
Morocco ranked fourth in the Maghreb region with a neonatal mortality rate of 17.8 per 1,000 live births. This is especially shocking given the fact that Libya ranked first with mortality rate 7.1 per 1.000 live babies, regardless of the country's current circumstances. Morocco came one step above Mauritania ...
A drop of 1.7 percent in residential property prices was recorded, land prices rose by 1.2 percent, and commercial real estate rose by 3.4 percent, reported Bank Al Maghrib and ANCFCC. Meanwhile, sales of residential properties have seen a decrease of 8.6 percent, while those for land and professional ...
Al-Bukhari records, from 'Abdullah ibn Mughaffal that the Prophet said: “Pray before maghrib, pray before maghrib,” and after saying it a third time, he said: “For whoever wishes to do so,” not wanting the people to take it as a Sunnah. Ibn Hibban records that the Prophet prayed two rak'at before Maghrib ...
How did Maghreb change from a place that attracted and controlled migration to a stopover on the way to the Mediterranean and Europe? If we just jog our short memories and take a look back at the 19th century, we can remember all the great transformations this part of the world has undergone: the slow ...
“Fostering the development of credit reporting is one of the fastest and most successful ways to expand access to finance for small and medium enterprises, while controlling systemic risks in the country,” said Xavier Reille, IFC Country Manager for the Maghreb region. “The availability and transparency of ...
Shares of Itissalat Al-Maghrib (EPA:IAM S) last traded at 13.15, representing a move of -0.38%, or -0.05 per share, on volume of 809 shares. After opening the trading day at 13.2, shares of Itissalat Al-Maghrib traded in a close range. Itissalat Al-Maghrib currently has a total float of 879.09M shares and on ...
“Fostering the development of credit reporting is one of the fastest and most successful ways to expand access to finance for small and medium enterprises, while controlling systemic risks in the country,” said Xavier Reille, IFC Country Manager for the Maghreb region. “The availability and transparency of ...
Algerian officials continue to issue statements calling for reviving the paralyzed Maghreb Union, a five-member regional grouping also comprising Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia and Libya. Recently, President Abdelaziz Boutefika sent messages on the 29th anniversary of the Union to Maghreb leaders ...
“Fostering the development of credit reporting is one of the fastest and most successful ways to expand access to finance for small and medium enterprises, while controlling systemic risks in the country,” said Xavier Reille, IFC Country Manager for the Maghreb region. “The availability and transparency of ...
Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel has accused Morocco of being behind the lack of progress in the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) over the last 30 years. “I was deputy minister in charge of Maghreb affairs. We still believe in Maghreb integration for historical, cultural, political and economic ...
Rabat – The price of both real estate assets and the number of transactions fell respectively by 1.3 percent and 2.4 percent in the last quarter of 2017, according to data from Bank Al-Maghrib and the National Agency of Conservation, Cadastre and Cartography (ANCFCC). A drop of 1.7 percent in residential ...
TRIPOLI, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Taieb Baccoushe, secretary-general of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), on Sunday urged the UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj to end the deadlock of the union by holding a summit. Baccoushe made his remarks during a meeting with Serraj in the Libyan capital ...
But the countries of North Africa's Maghreb region may be about to put their differences aside with a joint bid to have the dish added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The list showcases the world's most precious cultural treasures, with the UN cultural body sometimes offering funding to ...
Security analysts in the Maghreb previously said al-Qaeda, which has deep ties to the Maghreb and Sahel, would likely fight to protect its turf from ISIS, with which it has disagreements over tactics and priorities. However, a UN report said no rivalry between the various groups had been observed. The report ...
Since the December 2016 attack in Berlin, the German government demands that Algeria – and other Maghreb states – take back more "potential attackers" and migrants involved in criminal activities. From Algeria's perspective, such persons have been radicalised in Europe and should therefore be ...
Shares of Itissalat Al-Maghrib (EPA:IAM S) last traded at 12.9, representing a move of 0.39%, or 0.05 per share, on volume of 235 shares. After opening the trading day at 12.85, shares of Itissalat Al-Maghrib traded in a close range. Itissalat Al-Maghrib currently has a total float of 879.07M shares and on ...
But the countries of North Africa's Maghreb region may be about to put their differences aside with a joint bid to have the dish added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The list showcases the world's most precious cultural treasures, with the UN cultural body sometimes offering funding to ...
Shares of Itissalat Al-Maghrib (EPA:IAM S) last traded at 12.8, representing a move of -0.39%, or -0.05 per share, on volume of 623 shares. After opening the trading day at 12.8, shares of Itissalat Al-Maghrib traded in a close range. Itissalat Al-Maghrib currently has a total float of 879.06 million shares and ...
Shares of Itissalat Al-Maghrib (EPA:IAM S) last traded at 12.8, representing a move of -0.39%, or -0.05 per share, on volume of 623 shares. After opening the trading day at 12.8, shares of Itissalat Al-Maghrib traded in a close range. Itissalat Al-Maghrib currently has a total float of 879.06 million shares and ...
For Abdellatif Jouahri, governor of Bank Al Maghrib, JP Morgan's predictions of the devaluation of the dirham are not “the word of the Christ.” During a conference held this Thursday in Rabat, Jouahri, with the minister of finance, Mohamed Boussaid, tried to debunk the speculation around the new exchange ...
Tunisian security forces have killed a top aide of Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official source told Reuters on Saturday. Tunisia has been on high alert since 2015, when Daesh gunmen killed dozens of foreign tourists in a museum in the capital, Tunis, ...
Rabat – During the first week of the new flexible exchange-rate, the dirham appreciated by 0.13 percent against the euro and fell by 0.28 percent against the dollar, according to the figures of Bank Al Maghrib. The dirham flexibilization reform unfolded calmly since its launch January 15, with dirham prices ...
Four Indonesian tourists take part in the Maghrib prayer at Hoehyeon Station in Jung-gu, Seoul, Wednesday evening. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk ...
Rabat – At the opening of the trading rooms this Monday morning, all hands are on deck, anticipating the first hours of the introduction of the dirham flexible exchange rate system. As it stepped into the first phase of a promised gradual transition, Bank Al Maghrib sets a band of MAD 8.9969-9.4524 to the US ...
Paris – Morocco's Mehdi Benatia, who plays for Italian club Juventus, has been voted best Maghreb player in 2017 ahead of Algeria's Riyad Mahrez and Moroccan player Hakim Ziyech, France Football magazine announced. The weekly publication recalls the performances of the Moroccan center back ...
Abdul Sattar Qassem, a professor of political science at An-Najah National University in the West Bank, told Al-Monitor, “Meshaal's visit to Morocco and Mauritania was a positive step despite Hamas' slackening in interacting with the Arab Maghreb. The Jerusalem topic was a discussion opportunity for ...
In 2018 the Maghreb does not look good at all and the hopes of its people to achieve change for democracy, good governance, accountability and rule of law are being dashed away. There is more of the same as in the past with the hope for a better tomorrow receding away inexorably. Democracy seems to ...
On December 15, 16 and 17, 2017, ATTAC Morocco, a member of the global network for the abolition of illegitimate debts (CADTM), organized a Maghreb seminar on free trade agreements, agriculture and food sovereignty under the slogan: No to colonial agreements, for the defence of people's sovereign ...
Political differences between members of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) weaken the volume of trade between them, the organisation's secretary-general said yesterday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a seminar organised to present the finding of a study on trade volumes between AMU member ...
The phrase "Early Music" usually refers to early European music, while the term "Afro Roots" generally means music from sub-Saharan Africa. Salon/Sanctuary Concerts teamed with Afro Roots Tuesdays to challenge both those assumptions with "Early Music of the Maghreb," a concert of music from ...
In Arabic, the word Maghreb means “where and when the sun sets.” The word also denotes a region, which includes Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia, that is a part of both Africa and the Arab world. A diverse melting pot of European, African, and Arabic influences, Maghreb is known for its unique ...


 

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