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Speaker of the Parliament of the Andean community Fernando Meza expressed support for Morocco's territorial integrity and for the Kingdom's efforts to settle the conflict over the southern provinces, the Sahara. Fernando Meza made the remarks following talks with Morocco's lower house speaker Habib El ...
King Mohammed VI chaired, Thursday at the Royal Palace in Rabat, a working session to review the progress in renewable energy projects led by MASEN, said a statement by the Royal Office. During the meeting, attended by ministers and senior officials, the King was briefed on the progress made ...

Morocco has renewed its strong commitment to combat terrorism and its funding, as the scourge threatens peace and stability in the region and the world. Speaking at an international conference held Thursday in Paris under the theme:” No Money for Terror”, Moroccan Finance Minister Mohamed Boussaid ...
Morocco's latest efforts to bridge gaps between the conflicting parties in Libya is bearing fruit as Libyan authorities decided to convene in Rabat two technical commissions entrusted with reconciling inter-Libyan differences and implement the peace agreement concluded in Skhirat, Morocco, in 2015.
North Africa is likely to become more unstable, owing to political instability in the region as well as the potential return of fighters who have fought wars in Iraq and Syria. Late March 2017 testimony before the House of Representatives by J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, ...
Yahlive is an affiliate of SES that reportedly serves 13 million satellite TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa. Globally, SES reaches 351 million TV homes and serves more than 1 billion viewers worldwide. SES reportedly reaches 32 million homes in Asia-Pacific, 30 million homes in Africa, ...

A senior official said that FIFA president Gianni Infantino is encouraging FIFA task force to block Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup, the BBC reported. “It is claimed Infantino was motivated to do this as he favors the rival North American bid given the enormous financial advantage it has over its ...
Rainfall, which began late Tuesday and continued until Wednesday, forced the authorities to close highways connecting Cairo with other provinces. (Social media). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Thursday, 26 April 2018. Text size A A A. Several Arab countries are witnessing volatile weather conditions, ...
... border post of Guerguarate to Mauritania. Many observers had then noted that the Algeria-backed Polisario front is one of the biggest losers of any operation aiming to curb trafficking in North Africa. It is established that the separatist militia is engaged in all sorts of illicit activities, including arms trafficking.
Morocco raised its automotive industry target to 1 million vehicle by 2025 in light of the positive results shown by the sector. Minister of Industry Moulay Hafid El Alamy voiced confidence in achieving such a goal, which could generate 200 billion dirhams. He said the current performance of Morocco's car ...
Transavia acknowledges overcapacity in some European leisure markets, but notes "North Africa is not struggling right now for tourism" and that Turkish demand has made "a small improvement". "I think the trend in the past couple of years has been a bit of over-capacity towards Spain," says Oliver Newton, ...
LGBTQ activists in Mideast, North Africa speak out in new video project. Share this —. Latest Stories ... Amid state-sponsored repression and social stigma, LGBTQ people across in the Middle East and North Africa are speaking out against homophobia and transphobia. Some of them are building national ...
WASHINGTON, D.C -- Despite recent efforts to discourage migration from origin and transit countries in North Africa to Europe and elsewhere, people's desire to leave the region reached a new high in 2017. Last year, nearly one in three North Africans (32%) said they would like to permanently migrate to ...
The US State Department has slammed the continued human rights violations in Algeria wherein security forces routinely detained individuals who participated in prohibited strikes or protests. Overuse of pretrial detention remained a problem in this North African country, said the US annual Human Rights ...
Government Spokesperson, Mustapha El Khalfi took part at a meeting in Washington Press Club during which he debunked a set of allegations continuously used by separatists in their Algerian-funded propaganda. The meeting, organized part of the International Media Forum 3, sponsored by the ...
Egypt is expecting foreign investment in the oil and gas sector to reach about $10 billion in the 2018/19 fiscal year, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said. According to Molla, Egypt expects foreign investments to total the same amount for the current fiscal year, marking a 25 percent increase from the ...
The US welcomed Morocco's achievements in the field of human rights and democratic consolidation, underscoring in particular the protection of migrants' rights and the policy of regularization and integration adopted by the Kingdom. The Moroccan government “cooperated with the Office of the UN High ...

North Africa focused oil and gas company SDX Energy Inc announced “significant” gas discovery in its LNB-1 well on the Lalla Mimouna permit in northwestern Morocco. The company also announced that it has unearthed two new discoveries, one stands out as it is unlike the company's other recent ...
Parts of Britain will feel like the Mediterranean this week, as a warm air front from North Africa is forecast to push temperatures into the mid-20s. Less than two weeks after snowfall across the country brought a white Easter to many areas, Britons were out in droves on Saturday to enjoy the warmest day of ...
An imminent implosion is threatening Algeria's stability as several regions of its south are boiling in protest over decades of economic marginalization, said Algerian opposition leader Said Saadi. Saadi, who was speaking to Algerian diaspora in Quebec, said the Amazigh speaking Kabylie region has ...
French president claims he guided response to Douma chemical attack after 'things got a little carried away over tweets'. 'We convinced him' on Syria: Macron says he steered Trump · Syrian strikes boost French president's action man image · Syrian strikes boost French president's action man image ...
(Beirut, April 16, 2018) – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists from Arabic-speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma, Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) said in a video ...
The Moroccan government said that it plans to create 1.2 million jobs in the next upcoming four years as the unemployment rate hits 10.2%. Head of the government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, said that by the end of his cabinet term, 1.2 million jobs will have been created. He said the inactive population who ...
“I believe al-Qaida has a more disciplined approach to developing infrastructure across Africa, north Africa, the Sahel,” he said. “They are taking a patient approach to gaining ground in influence over organizations that are already there and co-opting local and regional grievances and turning it to their own ...
FAK Rates from Asia to North Africa. CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates(*) as follows as from May 1st, 2018 (date of loading in the origin ports in Asia) until further notice (but not beyond May 14th, 2018):. These new FAK rates will apply as follows: Origin Range: From all Asian main ports; Destination ...
Morocco's Agriculture and Fisheries minister Aziz Akhannouch is visiting London where he held talks with UK secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove centering on the impact of Brexit on bilateral cooperation. The meeting was an opportunity for the two ministers to review the ...
Follow live updates as the Labour leader calls for a UN-led investigation into Syria after the cabinet backs Theresa May's warning that Assad's use of chemical weapons should not go unchallenged. Syria crisis: Corbyn accuses May of waiting for Trump's instructions – live ...
The UN Security Council is reportedly planning to confine the Polisario militias to Tindouf to force them abide by the UN ceasefire agreements of 1991 and respect the demilitarized zone in the Moroccan Sahara. Actually, the separatist front has been conducting incursions in the buffer zone for 27 years, ...
Johannesburg — A GLOBAL security company has uncovered a new cyber-espionage campaign attributed to the continuously developing tensions in the Middle East and North Africa. Kaspersky Lab unearthed the Operation Parliament, which it said was targeting high profile organisations from around the ...
The Chairman of the Morocco-Kuwait Parliamentary Friendship Group, Askar Aouid Al-Anzi, reiterated his country's support for the territorial integrity of Morocco. This came at a meeting he held this Friday in Rabat with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki. According to a statement ...
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - A military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria on Wednesday, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the worst plane crash in the North African nation's history. Algeria's Defense Ministry said that those killed ...
Morocco's membership in the African Union's Peace and Security Council will help the kingdom assert its leadership in promoting peace and stability in the continent, said Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. Morocco has a vision for peace in Africa and will act on all issues relating to stability in the continent, ...
The show was organized by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa; in collaboration with GAM Chief Curator Paola Zatti and GAM Curator Omar Cucciniello, and debuted ... It features 16 works by 13 artists reflecting on critical concerns in the Middle East and North Africa.
Over the last couple of decades, much of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has witnessed protests, labor unrest, localized demands for development, and movements for autonomy or even secession. While those incidents have communicated a wide variety of grievances, a closer look at the nature ...
The EU has always pursued two separate tracks in its relations with Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa, engaging through the ACP-EU partnership with the former, and through the European Neighbourhood Policy with the latter. The EU's proposal for the upcoming negotiations is to move to a unified ...
Wessal Bouregreg is set to install Rabat as the cultural and entertainment center of the region and drive significant demand for upscale international accommodation”. “Last year we took a decision to install a permanent Development presence in North Africa, and have recently successfully opened two ...
The new DNA data is in fact the oldest human DNA evidence ever fully analysed from Africa, and suggests humans from North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East interacted much earlier than we thought. "A better understanding of the history of North Africa is critical to understanding the history ...
ORAN, Algeria, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese oil and gas enterprises show great interest in investing in Algeria at the just-concluded North Africa Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (NAPEC). As many as 40 Chinese companies took part in this year's event, said Zoe Zuo, general manager of Beijing CEW ...
"Our analysis shows that North Africa and the Near East, even at this early time, were part of one region without much of a genetic barrier," said Mr Jeong. The team analysed DNA samples of nine individuals from the Iberomaurusian culture in Taforalt, a cave in northern Morocco and the oldest known ...
Morocco's third largest telecoms operator, Inwi, is suing market leader Maroc Telecom over unfair competition claiming $620 million in payment. Inwi accuses Maroc Telecom of holding 60% of Morocco's telecoms market, saying that such a share is against the law, which states that companies should not ...
Morocco was ranked the most attractive African economy for investments in the Africa Investment Index 2018 issued by Quantum Global. Morocco earned the title of Africa's top investment destination thanks notably to an improving economy, increased foreign direct investment flow and low external debt ...
SNI, the largest stakeholder in the Moroccan economy, announced that it has changed its name into Al Mada in tandem with gearing its activity towards becoming a pan-African investment fund. This change was approved at a meeting of SNI's board of directors on March 28 in Casablanca, said the ...
The name 20th-century researchers gave to this culture —the Iberomaurusians—reflects the theory that the people who lived in this corner of North Africa were closely connected to Europe, and perhaps migrated across the Mediterranean by boat or a land bridge from the Iberian Peninsula or Sicily.
Irish Low cost airline, Ryanair, said it will launch a direct air link between Marrakech and Athens on October 29. The airline said it will operate two weekly flights between the Moroccan city and the Greek capital. Each flight will last 4 hours and 25 minutes. The opening of this new air route is part of the ...
The US Army launched this weekend a drone strike targeting jihadists in southern Libya. According to the US military's Africa Command, the attack killed two militants belonging to Al Qaeda's branch in northwestern Africa wherein mix of Al Qaeda and other extremist groups operate. These terror groups are ...
The usually powdery white snow turned colors due to a sandstorm that blew across the Sahara Desert in North Africa. “We're skiing on Mars today,” exclaimed one social media user as he skied down the slopes. The sandstorm made its way through Greece up to Russia and was so big that it could actually ...
A cooperation agreement was signed by the two sides to enhance investments in both North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership will focus on supporting trade and investment between the two regions in order to enhance intra-African trade flows. The two parties will also cooperate in corporate ...
Until the first half of the 20th century, it was rare for men, women and children to cross the South Mediterranean from North Africa in a bid to reach the shores of Europe and beyond. On the contrary, Italians, French, Spanish and Greeks flocked to North Africa, fleeing poverty and overpopulation in their own ...
The frenzy in western media over the Moroccan origins of the hostage taker in a French supermarket Friday is indicative of a western penchant to seek scapegoats for their failed deradicalization and integration policies. This tendency to blame the domestic radicalization to an external factor such as the ...
Civil wars across the Middle East have severely damaged regional stability. Middle Eastern countries, many of which are strategic partners of the United States and Europe, seek new methods of long-term mediation to address issues that were at the heart of the popular uprisings known as the Arab Spring: ...


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