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Moroccans take part in a demonstration against what they perceive as the marginalization of the Rif region, in the town of Al-Hoceima, Morocco early ... (Tunis) - Demonstrations in Morocco's Rif region, the most sustained street protests the country has seen since the Arab uprisings of 2011, showed the ...
Rabat, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Morocco and Sudan qualified on Wednesday for the quarterfinals of the African nations Championship (CHAN) in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. Ayoub El Kaabi continued his impressive performance in the tournament, scoring a hat-trick as hosts and favorites Morocco beat ...
Rabat - Two women carrying goods between Morocco and Spain's Ceuta enclave were killed on Monday in a stampede at the border between the two countries, a rights group and officials said. The stampede took place at the Tarajal II crossing for pedestrians between the Moroccan border town of Fnideq ...
The Kingdom of Morocco is not occupying Sahara and is not an occupying power as is exercising authority over the territory legally. ... by Spain in the north and south and by an international administration in the city of Tangiers, the Kingdom of Morocco had to negotiate in stages the return of these different ...

Marrakech is a fairy tale city located in the centre of the Kingdom of Morocco, between the sea and the Sahara Desert. It is the capital of the region ... Bezzari Jad, born in 1964 in Marrakech, has been selling Moroccan spices in Loghzal Rahba Lakdima souk since 1980. His shop includes medicinal plants, ...
13 (Xinhua) -- Morocco defeated Mauritania 4-0 in the opener of the fifth edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in the Moroccan city of ... 4., the tournament is staged in four cities, including the economic city of Casablanca, northern city of Tangier and the southern city of Marrakesh Agadir.
... fiery killing of a homeless Moroccan man near the northern city of Verona. L'Arena di Verona daily reported on Friday that the younger boy told police that they didn't intend to kill the man, saying "it was a joke." Ahmed Fdil, 64, was burned alive in a car December 13 in the town of Zevio, south of Verona.
Taking from their example, Victoria City aims to be just as effective for its residents as it is a thriving commercial sector. Keeping business alive is just as important as anything else, because it's the lifeblood of modern cities. Victoria City aims to be the most successful commercial sector in Morocco, and it has ...
Foreigners visiting Morocco are not attracted to Casablanca which is baffling to common Moroccans who want to know why visitors do not like this modern and sophisticated city. Generally, they do not get any satisfactory explanations. In reality, foreigners seek to discover traditional Moroccan culture which ...
It's a hot summer day when I arrive at Khmis Arazan, a small rural town in southern Morocco, about 170 miles south of Marrakesh. It's Thursday, market day, and a group of local children spots me. Before I say a word, they know where I'm headed. There's only one reason why outsiders find their way to this ...
The city of Oceanside will conduct a second public scoping meeting on the Environmental Impact Report for the North River farms Planned Development at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Melba Bishop Recreation Center, 5306 N. River Road. A previous scoping meeting was held Dec.13. Due to the recent Lilac fire, ...
Chefchaouen is a city in Morocco that's famous for its blue hue. While it was founded in 1471, it didn't get its distinctive colour until 1492, when it received an influx of Jews escaping the Spanish Inquisition, who brought a tradition of painting buildings blue. Half a millennium later, the tradition persists in ...
A teenager in Morocco is the most recent victim of the online game "Blue whale," which asks its players to commit suicide in the last round of the game. The teen, who was an undergraduate student, committed suicide by jumping off a building rooftop in the town of Agadir, south of Morocco, to complete the ...
The people she was referring to were migrants who had got into difficulty trying to cross the sea from Morocco to Spain. Maleno is a Spanish journalist and charity worker based in the northern Moroccan city of Tangier whose NGO, Walking Borders, is dedicated to helping migrants. For the past decade, ...
Rabat, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Morocco will build a pumped storage hydroelectric plant (PSP) near the southern city of Agadir with 321 million U.S. dollars investment, local media reported on Tuesday. The North African kingdom has awarded a joint venture of Vinci Construction and Andritz Hydro the contract ...

The European Union's fisheries agreement with Morocco has been cast into doubt after a top legal advisor said Wednesday that the pact is invalid because it does not respect the rights of people in the disputed Western Sahara region. In an opinion for the European Court of Justice, Advocate General ...
Of her time working for the Town of Morocco, Town Utility Clerk Melissa Pass said that she is happy to have been able to serve the town, calling it a "family ... Pass, 32, and her husband Kevin have two children; Brody, 9, and Kyleigh, 7, all of whom were on hand at the Morocco town council meeting on Jan.
In June 2017, a team of international scientists discovered the fossils of Homo sapiens, the world's oldest human species, in the remote village of Jbel Irhoud near the southern city of Youssoufia. According to Morocco's Institute of sciences of Archaeology and Heritage, the remains of the Homo sapiens ...
It's the city built for Instagram-ready moments, getting lost in mazed, colourful streets and finding once-in-a-lifetime bargains at the many souks. As Morocco's most vibrant offering, Marrakech has made a firm name for itself as a bucket-list worthy destination. Here, Sarah-Jane Clarke takes us inside the city's ...
9 (Xinhua) -- African ministers gathered in Morocco's capital Rabat on Tuesday to discuss the shared African agenda on migration. The meeting aims ... Late in October, the Moroccan city of Skhirat hosted a three-day preparatory meeting with the aim to elaborate an African agenda on migration. Since last ...
With temperatures of -5°C, areas in the north African nation of Morocco have experienced heavy snowfall especially in the mountainous High and ... Others, however, are concerned about the social disruptions that the weather condition comes with among others, cutting villages off due to impassable roads.
Despite being largely known for its rugged mountainous interior and scattered desert, Morocco has a beautiful, lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and ... Essaouira has maintained it's old school charm and is an ideal destination for those also looking for laid-back energy in a classic Moroccan city.
The Arab League had earlier announced the formation of a micro Arab ministerial team of the foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt, Palestine, Morocco, ... Also on Saturday, His Majesty met separately with Bourita who conveyed a message from Moroccan King Mohammad VI on bilateral relations and the ...
Falling in love at first sight, the Algerian-born artist bought a property here with his partner Pierre Berge and later restored the famous botanical gardens, Jardin Majorelle, where a museum celebrating his connections with the Moroccan city recently opened next door. Containing numerous key pieces from ...
In Arabic, Morocco is called al-Magrib al-Aqsa, which simply means "the extreme west." It has many beautiful spots for sight-seeing and vacations. In 2016, more than 10 million people visited Morocco. From the Sahara dunes to the cultural bazaars, Morocco is one of the best places to visit no matter your ...
The small town in country's south west is Africa's leading destination for digital nomads, according to Nomadlist.com, where travellers currently rank it 17 out of ... and walkability, but the internet speed in the South African city is however a bit slow -- at just 3mbps (there is no measure for the Moroccan town).
The CHAN tournament which will bring together 16 national teams will run from January 13 to February 4 in four towns of Morocco. ... The Africa Nations Championship will attract Morocco, Mauritania, Guinea, Sudan, Cote d'Ivoire, Namibia, Zambia, Uganda, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Rwanda, ...
Rabat, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's top tourist destination Marrakech closed 2017 with a record number of 2.5 million tourists, which increased 20 percent compared with 2016, local media reported on Tuesday. The city registered 7 million nights spent for tourism purpose, up 18 percent from 2016, ...
Rabat - Moroccan authorities expelled on December 29 two university professors from the southern Moroccan city of Laayoun after they were involved in separatism-related actions in the city. Arrived in Laayoun's Hassan I airport on December 28, the Japanese university professors told the authorities that ...
Rabat - The annual Gnaoua festival in Essaouira is not the only occasion that gathers visitors. Morocco's coastal city has in fact attracted large numbers of visitors during the New Year's holiday. Essaouira, commonly known as Mogador, welcomed this weekend significant flows of domestic and foreign ...
Jerada is a small town in northeastern Morocco located some 60 kilometers from Oujda, Morocco's largest city; before December 22, it was not well-known ... Deutsche Welle spoke with Moroccan journalist Rachid Balghiti about how the protests in Jerada compare to those after Fikri's death and how the ...
That's been the case for the last few winters, as well, with the city slowly chipping away at old stockpiles of road salt from Morocco, purchased three ... With many cities looking to replenish their salt supplies and safely avoid repeats of potential shortfalls after that winter, competition drove prices sky high for ...
29 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people protested in the Moroccan eastern city of Jerada in what they called "Friday of anger" over the death of two young men in a ... In addition to a general strike, thousands of residents in Jerada as well as people from neighboring towns marched in the main streets of the city, ...
30 (Xinhua) -- Morocco and China have given new impetus to their bilateral ties in 2017 in line with the strategic partnership that was established a ... one billion U.S. dollars to build an industrial and residential park in Morocco's northern city of Tangier under the name "Mohammed VI Tangier Tech City.".
Rabat: Thousands of people protested in northeast Morocco on Monday against economic marginalisation after two young men died while digging in an abandoned coal mine. The deaths on Friday of the two brothers, aged 23 and 30, sparked a wave of anger in the city of Jerada, according to Moroccan ...
But Man City's 18-year-old attacking midfielder Brahim Diaz has turned down the chance to represent Morocco in Russia, according to Goal. Diaz, who has played ... He's played for Spain at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level although his Moroccan father made him eligible for the North African nation.
Jerada is a small town in northeastern Morocco located some 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Oujda, Morocco's largest city; before December 22, it was not ... Deutsche Welle spoke with Moroccan journalist Rachid Balghiti about how the protests in Jerada compare to those after Fikri's death and how the ...
The city is basically two cities: the costal part rich and affluent and the surrounding part poor and unruly. The poor work during the day for the rich in their homes, businesses or factories and retire at night in their insalubrious shanty towns to take drugs, watch tasteless TV programs, to while away the time, ...
They call them "the mines of death". In the neglected northern Moroccan mining city of Jerada, hundreds of people risk their lives every day to scrape a meagre living from perilous abandoned coal pits. Last week, two brothers died in a tunnel accident, 85 metres (90 yards) below ground, sparking days of ...
Will Sherard, long known as one of the most notorious Milwaukee central city landlords, must pay $64,550 in municipal court fines that he has been effectively ... Since January 2016, Sherard and his Morocco Investments LLC have spent more than $115,000 at the sheriff's sales to buy a dozen properties, ...
On a drive across the country or even across the city of Rabat, there is a huge difference in the living conditions and opportunities available for the rich as .... as the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, serves as both temporal ruler and amir al- mu'minin, Commander of the Faithful, for the Moroccan People.
Rabat - Security elements in the southern Moroccan city of Taroudant are taking strict precautionary security measures ahead of a nearby town's Hiloula, which gathers the world's Jews every December to celebrate in memory of Rabbi David Ben Baroukh. Morocco's royal gendarmerie and the authorities ...
Hotel Dar Zitoune is on the outskirts of Taroudant in the heart of the Souss region in southern Morocco, about 45 minutes' drive from Al-Massira Airport at Agadir. With its red walls, Taroudant is often called 'Little Marrakech', but the distant peaks of the High Atlas mountains are a reminder that you're far from the city.
From the minute we set foot onto Marrakesh ground, we were in awe - driving by the salmon pink painted town dotted with palm trees against the orange sun, ... the continuing surge of international luxury hotel chains in Marrakesh, our hotel The Royal Mansour was styled to pay tribute to Moroccan design.
7 (Xinhua) -- Morocco said on Thursday that the parliament will hold a meeting to show solidarity with Palestinian people on Monday. ... The status quo of the holy city is "a red line that cannot be crossed," El Othmani said during the weekly cabinet meeting, adding that the U.S. decision goes "against ...
The governments of Portugal and Morocco are finalising studies with a view to starting construction in the first half of next year of a 200-kilometre electric ... According to the studies, which have yet to be completed, the cable should link Tavira, in Portugal's Algarve region, to the Moroccan city of Tangiers.
In El Kebab, for example, a village nestled in Khenifra's Middle Atlas foothills, out of 254 entering the second-year high school, 114 study science. Yet the number studying in the International Bac program is only 19. In fact, the elitism of the program appears a principal reason teachers have enjoyed taking ...
If you were to visit the Moroccan city of Chefchaouen, you might be surprised to see such a remote mountain city abuzz with tourists. And if you have come to Morocco in ... Other cities in Morocco's northern Ketama region have made cannabis their main source of wealth. So is Morocco the latest hot pot ...


 

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