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Twenty-four hours ago, I was enjoying Wellington's Indian summer; now I'm in a battered Fiat in Morocco's largest city, swaddled in a coat and scarf, trying to ignore the locals' indifference to road rules and ... Every Moroccan city has two bits - a 'nouvelle ville' (new city) and a casbah/medina (old city).
The FIFA Evaluation Task Force visited five cities this week "and noticed some deviations from the initial planned programme," admitted Moulay Hafid Elalamy, President of the Morocco 2026 bid. They "asked questions about reliability of accommodation projections...and the plans for the transformation ...

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesia`s capital city governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan visited Morocco and Turkey this week, as his first overseas visit after being inaugurated as the governor. Anies Baswedan along with Sandiaga Uno in October 2017, were inaugurated as the governor and vice ...
Rabat - The city of Rabat convened Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Stef Blok and Moroccan officials, including Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani. During the meeting, both Morocco and Netherlands expressed their willingness to bolster bilateral ties and cooperation on Friday. Having arrived ...
It wound through a small village where the trees rang with the songs of chaffinches and Eurasian blackbirds. The latter are related to our robin, not our blackbirds, and look like American robins that have been painted black, its size, shape, bill and behavior so like our familiar bird of suburban lawns.

Then she tells a story to Tinsley that is just perfect in its zany Countessness: Her husband was in Morocco doing the Rally of Morocco, as one does, and she showed up to surprise him dressed as a “Moroccan princess.” Okay, so this isn't a new thing then. Money can't buy you class, but it apparently can buy ...
The contest is expected to produce “a solar village” which will subsequently be presented to the public. ... that this African edition seeks to valorize local resources, “reinforce continental capabilities” in the relevant sectors, and “propose models for sustainable and green housing for 'the cities of tomorrow.'”.
Rabat- A one-day art exhibit in the US city of Philadelphia will celebrate artwork from Morocco and other countries infamously deemed “shitholes” by the US President Donald Trump. Launched by Le Chapeau Project, this gallery will feature contemporary artists from more than 15 countries, such as Haiti, ...
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Moroccan Embassy in Russia will organize direct flights from Casablanca and set up a mobile consulate in the cities where the country's national football team will play during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Moroccan Ambassador to Moscow Abdelkader Lecheheb told Sputnik on ...
A charming coastal town, with none of the chaos that you'll find in busier Moroccan cities, Essaouira has long been known for its surfing culture and the quality of its seafood restaurants. Today, it's also famous ... At Essaouira's port lives possibly the happiest cat colony in Morocco. Well fed and completely ...
Al Massira, second largest dam in Morocco after Al Wahda, supplies water to the agricultural sector, which absorbs 33 percent of the labor force, in the Doukkala area, Casablanca-Settat region, and other cities. “While the reservoir's levels keep decreasing, demand for its water keeps increasing,” stated the ...
Shrinking reservoirs in Morocco, India, Iraq and Spain could spark the next “day zero” water crisis, according to the developers of a satellite early warning system for the world's 500,000 dams. Cape Town recently grabbed global headlines by launching a countdown to the day when taps would be cut off to ...
Rabat- The Judicial Police Division (BNPJ) has arrested ten members of a criminal network operating in several Moroccan cities including Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Boufekrane. The General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) released a report on Wednesday, stating that the criminal network ...
Rabat – Although the public fuss about immigration in Morocco generally foregrounds sub-Saharan migrants, a recent survey by the High Commissioner for Planning (HCP) has found that there are actually more European migrants in Moroccan workplaces. The survey was conducted earlier this month and ...
The basic tenor of many of the reactions is that Moroccan government and society are not doing enough to combat sexual violence. On several occasions the government has in fact responded to massive public pressure following instances of sexual violence. (Both suspects in the current case have been ...
Essaouira, the “Wind City of Africa,” by the Atlantic coast — a colonial walled city with its cafes, craftsmen, street performers, ladies preparing the exotic Moroccon (argan) oil and spice scented lanes — is the most atmospheric of all Moroccan towns we visited. Chefs of the fish restaurants hold out live ...

Further underscoring the company's focus on the Moroccan market, in April, Hilton opened a development office in the city of Casablanca to coordinate expansion of its North African presence, according to Hotel Management. The company's first hotel in the region was the Hilton Garden Inn Casablanca ...
Hilton has signed a deal with Wessal Capital to open a new hotel in the Moroccan capital city of Rabat. When it opens in 2022, the 150-room Hilton Rabat will be part of the city's Wessal Bouregreg project. The Wessal Bouregreg master development has a range of residential, entertainment and cultural ...
Hilton (NYSE:HLT) (http://HiltonWorldwide.com) will once again be welcoming guests to the Moroccan capital city of Rabat from 2022 after a landmark deal was signed with Wessal Capital. At a ceremony in Dubai, a management agreement for a 150 room Hilton Rabat to form part of the city's Wessal ...
There also appears to be fewer women writing about Tangier – my list features an almost exclusively male perspective of the city. There are, in fact, female Moroccan writers: Fatema Mernissi, an Arab Islamic feminist whose most well-known work was Beyond the Veil; Leila Abouzeid, whose novella Year of ...
The head of Morocco's counterterrorism agency said Tuesday that France should have alerted his country about the extremist behavior of the French-Moroccan gunman who carried out a deadly supermarket attack in southern France. While French authorities had monitored Radouane Lakdim before his ...
Morocco's bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup made quite an impression Monday when the international football organization made the “bid books” publicly available – and it wasn't just because of King Mohammed VI's appeal on the basis of traditional Moroccan hospitality in a new era of modernity.
I was quite impressed to see how Morocco with its colour-coded cities remains very much an organized, efficient and a comparatively competitive country. The trip this time began ... to trade with Morocco. Many Nigerian students are also now going to school in Moroccan universities and technical colleges.
Here, Frank de Biasi, a longtime lover of Morocco, invites us along for a day of shopping. I first went to Morocco on spring break in 1984. ... Tangier is a difficult city—not easy to get to, not easy to get by in—but the energy created by the juncture of two great continents split by the Straits of Gibraltar is ...
Moroccan municipalities are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior that approves municipal council decisions. ... Here's how it works in Morocco, where the greatest degree of decentralization in the region has occurred: The minister of the interior is no longer responsible for actually reviewing ...
Dutch-Moroccan man Mahmoud El Hajaji was arrested in the Moroccan city of Tangier on Friday for having "suspicious books" with him. He was released again on Saturday afternoon after seven hours of interrogation, NOS reports. El Hajaji was in Morocco to visit his sick father. He was arrested while ...
Located in the foothills of the Middle Atlas mountains, it ranks among Morocco's best preserved cities, complete with dusty streets, faded palaces and ... Marrakech may garner more pages in the style magazines but Fez, Morocco's second city, is historically the centre of learning in the Arab world – and has ...
Set in the 1950s during the waning days of French rule in Morocco, the plot centers around a vulnerable heiress, her ne'er-do-well husband and an old ... you react like Alice does, where she finds it essentially too overwhelming and too chaotic and tries to kind of close the door between herself and the city.
During a ceremony held at the BOA's headquarters in the Moroccan city of Casablanca, the MoU was signed between Liu Xin, head of CDB's Zhejiang branch, and Brahim Benjelloun Touimi, chairman of the BOA Group, the financial news site Medias24.com reported. This deal aims to boost joint ventures ...
People ride camels in Merzouga, Morocco, on March 24, 2018. Tourists came to visit the small village of Merzouga for its proximity to Erg Chebbi, a Saharan erg.Photo:Xinhua ...
RABAT, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The 24th edition of the International Mediterranean Film Festival opened on Saturday in Morocco's northern city of Tetouan. ... The 33-year-old festival features also a round table on the challenges facing the Moroccan cinema, a colloquium on Cinema and Liberties and a ...
As more than 1,000 delegates from over 100 countries, including several from the African continent, discussed crucial issues ranging from maritime to food security and energy in this city in the Moroccan Sahara, the underlying factor was Morocco's emergence as a gateway for the world to look at ...
Morocco's candidacy for the organisation of the 2026 World Cup was officially presented in March. All of the ... Despite the stiff competition, Morocco's bid has several strengths, and this time more than any other time before, the Moroccan effort is a strong one and has all the ... cities to host the world cup ...
The gardens in this magical Moroccan city were once owned by the late French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Today they ... Riotous colour was a theme of our short city break, for which we were based at the Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial Hotel, just a 15-minute walk from Marrakech's Old Town.
Nearly 16 years after fleeing to Morocco after he was indicted in connection with a $2.8 million bank fraud, a now 49-year-old man is in federal custody. Steven Nacim agreed to surrender to the FBI on Friday morning after flying back to the U.S. and is set to appear in federal court in the city this afternoon, ...
Although there are no listed REITs on the Moroccan stock exchange as of yet, the merger of VLV and Petra in 2017 resulted in the creation of a new commercial real estate platform comprising of 27 assets (with a total GLA of more than 215,000 sq m) across 15 cities in Morocco. Grit real estate income ...
French security and police gather outside the Super U supermarket in the town of Trebes. ... Security forces killed the gunman -- believed to be a Moroccan who was on a watchlist of suspected Islamic extremists -- after he carried out three separate attacks in the medieval town of Carcassonne and nearby ...
... the extraordinary life of Yves Saint Laurent. The designer – who not only inspired generations of style icons but also empowered a whole wave of women – died in 2008, but a newly opened museum in the Moroccan city keeps his memory alive by paying tribute to his achievements in the most vibrant and ...
The real estate developers Vecteur Label Vie (VLV), a subsidiary of the Label'Vie and Petra Group merged in 2017 to create a joint venture with a portfolio of 27 real estate assets in 15 Moroccan cities. Morocco's economy is expected to record real growth of 4% in 2018, according to JLL. The growth will be ...
RABAT, March 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. auto company Nexteer launched Thursday the construction of its first plant in Africa in the Moroccan city of Kenitra. Spanning over 18,000 square meters, the factory, which will employ some 500 workers, is expected to begin production in 2019. The facility will initially be ...
The fallout from that moment has directly and indirectly touched thousands of people and led to numerous corruption scandals, trials in a New York city courthouse, political intrigues at the highest levels in the Middle East, resignations and even jail time. The sheer weight of scandal eventually led to Blatter's removal as ...
Jerada is everything you would expect of the impoverished Moroccan towns of the Middle Atlas, the arid south, and the nearby Rif. The only difference is the presence of an impressive array of local and national police on every street corner in town. “It's like being in Iraq!” Larbi said, with his booming voice ...
The city is lively and filled with souks (markets), shisha bars, beautiful museums (hit up YSL's), and glorious hotels (try Villa des Orangers). After a few days of exploring the many wonders of the city, it's time to head south. Within minutes of skipping town, you'll feel a new sense of calm: the roads are clear, ...
During this cultural event, organized by Dayem and Luxor Governor Mohamed Badr, the Standing Committee on Arab Culture honored Oujda with the title “Arab Cultural Capital,” a title passed to different cities in the Arab world every year. Dayem also handed off the “Arab Cultural Flame” prize to Laaraj, ...
At the Crans Montana Forum (CMF) conference in this Western Sahara city of Dakhla, women may not outnumber men, but they marked their presence in ... event," a young woman, who is pursuing a course in tourism management in Morocco, who did not wish to be named, said at the CMF village venue.
In October of 1975, the International Court of Justice had totally rejected Morocco's claim of sovereignty over Western Sahara, and having failed to win the legal argument, Moroccan King Hassan II responded with force. He ordered the Green March, a manufactured “civilian” invasion, which was (rein)forced ...
Rabat- The Moroccan southern city Dakhla, known for the kingdom's most attractive venues for wave riders, is progressively becoming a large tourist destination, as overnight stays in classified accommodation establishments increased by 20 percent in 2017, compared with the previous year. According to ...
For $3 billion, Morocco said it can build nine stadiums, refurbish five others and build or renovate 130 training grounds. That is part of the $12.6 billion in public investment that also requires hospital services being upgraded in 20 cities and transport networks improved for the World Cup after the jump from ...
Moroccan protesters clashed with security forces in a poor mining town where residents have been demanding government help to tackle poverty, officials and ... An unspecified number of police officers were wounded and brought to a hospital in Oujda, the main city in the north-east, a statement said.


 

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