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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 ... weather California
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 ...

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 ...
(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 ...
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 ...
“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: ...
Five African tech startups are going head-to-head to win the title of “Most Promising Company of the Year” at the Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan, Ivory Coast next week. The sixth edition of the Africa CEO Forum will feature its annual awards ceremony on Monday, March 26, which recognise the leaders, ...
The resignation of Asma Lamrabet from the league of Moroccan Muslim scholars (Rabita Mohammedia) because of her support for equal inheritance rights between men and women sent shockwaves across the country, causing the debate over gender and inheritance in Morocco to resurface. The current ...
Morocco's jewel, Marrakech, made it to the top ten of Tripadvisor's list of most attractive cities, ranking 8th ahead of Istanbul, New York and Dubai. “Marrakesh is a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques. Exploring the intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic ...
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's private sector arm, said it plans to invest $373 million in Maghreb nations, mostly in Morocco and Tunisia as the two nations cut spending to reduce budget deficits. IFC investments in the region are designed to help the two North African ...
The recently imprisoned politician has emerged as the key figure in the senators' resistance to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's August 2017 constitutional change abolishing the senate. Just before his arrest he launched an official probe into contracts awarded by the government without going ...
The European Commission adopted on Wednesday a proposal for a Council decision to authorize it to negotiate with Morocco an amendment to the current Fisheries Partnership Agreement and a renewed protocol that includes the Sahara. “The objective is to preserve and further develop the fisheries ...
Muslim feminist figure, Asma Lamrabet, presented her resignation from Morocco's league of religious scholars (Rabita Mohammedia) because of her vanguardist stands in support of gender equality in inheritance, an advocacy that drew to her the criticism of ultra-conservatives in the North African country.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco has described the signing this Wednesday of the agreement setting up the African Continental Free Trade Area as a defining moment in history and a landmark event, which attests to African States' shared determination to build an Africa for the future. In a speech to the ...
Morocco's central bank, Bank Al Maghrib, said growth will reach 3.3% in 2018 and 3.5% in 2019, down from 4% last year. The bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.25%, as the financial conditions look stable since the launch of the gradual dirham float last January. Inflation was expected to ...
Global Village journeys to North Africa for music from the pioneering Nubian singer and bandleader Ali Hassan Kuban, the Nile Project that brings together over a dozen artists from countries and cultures along the Nile River, Algerian great Maurice el Medioni – and as we continue our Women's History ...
Morocco drew the attention of the international community at the World Water Forum in Brasilia to the environmental, social and economic challenges posed by water scarcity in Africa. “The kingdom of Morocco believes that this edition of the World Water Forum should be an opportunity to highlight the ...
Visa (NYSE:V) has announced the appointment of Marcello Baricordi as General Manager for Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Baricordi, a Visa and payments industry veteran, replaces Ihab Ayoub who has decided to leave Visa for personal reasons. Baricordi will report to Andrew Torre, Regional ...
Morocco, which rejoined the African Union last year, signed this Wednesday the agreement launching the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The signing ceremony took place at the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union on AfCFTA convened in Kigali, Rwanda. The AfCFTA was inked ...
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been held for interrogation for allegedly getting illicit funds from ousted Gaddafi's regime for his 2007 successful presidential bid. He was summoned for questioning at a police station in Nanterre, north-west Paris, on Tuesday, several European media reported.
Morocco's steady efforts to promote legal migration and fight all sorts of criminal activities linked to illegal migration have earned it the support and respect in the European continent to an extent that Rabat has become a must-stop capital in all efforts to tackle migration in the Mediterranean. In a recent visit, ...
It is important to note that the Amazigh cultural revival refers to the empowerment and greater celebration of Amazigh culture. The Amazigh nation predates all known established civilizations, with rich cultural traditions, languages, and institutions that have survived despite many waves of colonization and ...
Cross-border payments firm dLocal expands into North Africa. 23 hours ago | 2359 views | 0 ... dLocal's expansion into the Middle East and North Africa is fueled by demand from its customers, who see enormous opportunities in these markets, but lack the ability to reach them effectively without local payment capabilities.
Honeywell International has selected Heliconia Group as an approved helicopter avionics dealership for North Africa, the company announced on 14 March. Heliconia can now provide support and services for Leonardo AW139 aircraft equipped with Honeywell's technologies in the region. This includes ...


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