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Rabat- Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment, and Digital Economy, seems to be optimistic about Morocco's automotive industry. Inaugurating the 2018 edition of the Automotive Subcontracting Fair, which took place from April 25-27 in Tangier, the minister set himself the challenge ...
Rabat - The selection process for choosing the host of the FIFA 2026 World Cup presents an opportunity for the competing nations to introduce themselves to the rest of the world. For the next seven weeks, the bidding nations - Morocco, on one hand, and a tripartite bid from Canada, Mexico and the ...

Rabat - Four FIFA officials paid a two-day visit to Morocco earlier this week to learn more about the country's assets, including stadiums and accommodations to host the world's 23rd premier football tournament in 2026. President of Morocco's Royal Football Federation (FRMF) Fouzi Lekjaa told ...
Rabat - Moroccan officials were unanimous in their satisfaction with the 2414 United Nations Security Council resolution on Western Sahara, adopted on Friday. Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita said that the Security Council decision is the "result of Morocco's strong determination ...
Morocco: Protesters clash with police in poor mining town. The protests broke out following the death of two brothers in one of the unlicensed coal mines in the city at the end of December and they were renewed in February when a third worker died in similar circumstances. Coal mines had been the ...
Morocco Omari, the Chicago-born actor who appeared on the hit show "Empire," was acquitted Friday of misdemeanor domestic battery. During the two-day jury trial at the Domestic Violence Courthouse, the actor took the stand -- as did a 25-year-old North Carolina woman who claimed Omari ...

In a bid to boost its local tourism industry, Morocco is going to start to taxing Airbnb and travel site, booking.com from next year. The government believes the move will help local hotels and travel agencies to stay competitive as international holiday-makers increasingly use the travel services, which end ...
RABAT, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Morocco expects auto industry exports to reach an annual 20 billion U.S. dollars by 2025, said an Moroccan minister on Wednesday. Car industry is already the first industrial exporting sector with more than 7 billion U.S. dollars turnover in 2017, the minister said at the opening of ...
Rabat – Morocco has fallen two places to the 135th ranking in the 2018 Annual Freedom of the Press report, published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The index linked the low ranking to the alleged “strong judicial pressure on journalists.” RSF claimed that Moroccan law enforcement “deliberately ...
Rabat – Morocco and France have strengthened bilateral bonds in the agricultural sector, signing two agreements in Ifrane to consolidate their partnership. The two countries seek to strengthen cooperation in the fields of public policy, research, and training, as well as irrigation and land development.
In Morocco, as in other countries in the Maghreb like Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania, unlocking patriarchy and oppression may take years of debate and social democracy. The region's economic, social and political development has been constantly hindered by social injustice. Its progress depends ...
The Morocco 5K 10K Hustle is part of a fun, four-day festival weekend in Morocco. The 2018 Morocco Beaver Fest will include town wide garage sales; volleyball, basketball, ga-ga ball, bowling and Texas Hold'em tournaments; archery, golf shot, football, fishing, putting, homerun derby contests; parade; ...
France's Alexander Levy boosted his chances of qualifying for a Ryder Cup debut on home soil by claiming his fifth European Tour title at the Hassan Trophy in Morocco. Levy carded a final round of 70 at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam to finish eight under par, a shot ahead of overnight leader Alvaro Quiros. Quiros birdied the ...
Algeria has announced its official support of Morocco's bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. El Hadi Ould Ali, Algeria's minister of youth and sports, said his country had endorsed Morocco's candidacy to hold the world's foremost football event "with pride", as per President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's directive.
Morocco will never let the Polisario separatists alter the status of the Sahara buffer zone said Morocco's government chief, Saad Eddine El Otmani in a reaction to the maneuvers by the Algerian-backed separatists to set up posts in the demilitarized area. The buffer zone east of Morocco's security wall is a ...
The Donald Trump administration greenlighted the delivery of 162 Abrams tanks to Morocco last year to help the kingdom respond to regional challenges. US government documents reviewed by Al-Monitor indicate that the delivery of the vehicles was approved in September as part of an effort to move ...
Morocco's ambassador to the UN has complained to the Security Council after the Polisario Front separatist movement sent some of its fighters to UN-monitored buffer zones in Morocco's contested Western Sahara region. Omar Hilale said on Sunday that the Algerian-backed Polisario Front, which fought a ...

OUJDA, Morocco – A failed attempt to reach Spanish territory from this border town left Mamadou Sidy Diallo in the clutches of traffickers who tortured him and left him for dead on a trash pile. "Four days of sexual, physical, mental violence. They tortured us to the point of death," said Diallo. "It's a miracle that ...
This is part of AD PRO's Designer Takeover, in which working designers contribute stories to the site. Here, Janie Molster recounts her first trip to Morocco, where she quickly realized why it's a favorite place of many a designer. I've always been drawn to Moroccan products in my interiors—from rugs to ...
MINSK, 30 March (BelTA) – Belarus plans to launch butter supplies to Morocco, Aleksei Bogdanov, the head of the main department for foreign economic affairs at the ... Before the end of H1 we plan to launch butter exports to Morocco, a major butter buyer on the African continent,” said Aleksei Bogdanov.
Morocco granted residency permits to 14,000 out of 28,000 applicants as part of the second phase of a migrant regularization campaign that lasted from December 2016 to December 2017. The softening of the regularization requirements was taken upon Royal instruction with the aim to help the remaining ...
According to the latests Africa Investment Index 2018 by Quantum Global Research Lab, an independent research arm of Quantum Global, Morocco has a receptive business environment and low risk profile. ''Morocco has been consistent in attracting an inward flow of foreign capital, specifically in banking, ...
His death will again fail to raise the right question: why are most of the recent terrorist attacks in continental Europe executed by disaffected immigrants from Morocco? The country seems to be immune from Daesh and its ugly sisters and there have been no attacks by ISIS since its advent. This eliminates ...
Morocco announced on Wednesday the arrest of a man allegedly seen in an online video sexually assaulting a girl in broad daylight, a scene that sent shock waves across the country. The interior ministry said the unnamed 21-year-old was arrested for attempted rape of the girl aged 17 in the southern ...
Investors betting on the economic promise of Africa should be looking to the north of the continent. That's according to the 2018 Africa Investment Index (AII) compiled by Quantum Global Research Lab, the research arm of a private investment group. Northern Africa dominates the top of the list, with Morocco ...
RABAT, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Morocco intends to host the 2021 annual meetings of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Moroccan Economy Minister Mohamed Boussaid said on Wednesday. In a statement published by official MAP news agency, Boussaid said that these ...
Rabat – On Thursday last week, an important governmental delegation from Mali, led by Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, paid a visit to Morocco. The visit was meant to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries, and boost exchanges on various fronts. According to reports, both in Malian ...
A visit to Morocco shows that the claim of Palestinians to a "right of return" has little historic, moral or legal basis. Jews lived in Morocco for centuries before Islam came to Casablanca, Fez, and Marrakesh. The Jews, along with the Berbers, were the backbone of the economy and culture. Now their historic ...
TWO days before submission of their Fifa World Cup bid, Morocco have called for a rotational system that will give equal opportunity to each of the five continents. The African nation faces the challenge of a joint bid from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football ...
Morocco's Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Casablanca has been adjudged the best airport in Africa for 2017 according to the Airport Service Quality awards carried out by the Airport Council International, ACI. CMN was followed by Mauritius' Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport ...
Morocco's Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Casablanca has been adjudged the best airport in Africa for 2017 according to the Airport Service Quality awards carried out by the Airport Council International, ACI. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. CMN was followed by Mauritius' Sir ...
A WS-2 rocket launcher. Morocco's military has apparently taken delivery of a number of WS-2D multiple rocket launchers from China. Moroccan media report that four batteries recently entered service with the Moroccan Army. The WS-2D has a range of 400 km and can carry a 200 kg warhead. Up to six ...
The students of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar and members of Qatar Medical Students Association (QMSA), Priyamvada Pillai (second left) and Abdullah Tom (second right) pose at the 14th Congress of IFMSA of the Mediterranean and East Region in Morocco.
Her dissertation, “Protest, Social Policy and Political Regimes in Tunisia and Morocco,” which she and her adviser discuss in the video above, provides an analysis of how the Arab Spring revolts shifted the ways in which states respond to social protest movements. She has spent significant time in the field ...
Rabat: The State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Morocco expressed, during the seventh meeting of the Qatari-Moroccan Joint Supreme Committee, held yesterday in Rabat, strong will to strengthen bilateral cooperation in order to forge a strategic partnership that meets the aspirations of Emir H H Sheikh ...
The Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (LAP) is considering increasing its investments in Morocco, its International Relations Manager informed Libya Herald. LAP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Libyan Investment Portfolio (LIA), Libya's main sovereign wealth fund. The revelation was made during a visit ...
North African nation Morocco is the biggest producer of hashish in the world and one of the major exporters of cannabis resin, which is mainly shipped to Europe, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Some 50,000 hectares of agricultural land were used for the production of cannabis, ...
The European Union's highest court ruled on Tuesday that an EU-Morocco fisheries deal was valid as long as it was not applied to the waters of the disputed Western Sahara territory since this would be a breach of its population's rights. Morocco controls most of Western Sahara and considers it part of its ...
Two low cost airlines started direct flights to Morocco in 2017, which contributed to a rise in interest towards the country. Last year, the number of Hungarian tourists to Morocco surpassed 10,000. Minister for Tourism Mohammed Sajid told touristic site turizmus.com that he expects this number to reach ...
During the visit of Morocco's King Mohammed VI to Lusaka, Morocco and Zambia inked 19 agreements covering economic cooperation, investment, banking, agriculture, renewable energies and tourism. Bourita lauded the growing momentum in bilateral ties since the Moroccan king's visit, saying the ...
Morocco holds 75 percent of the phosphate reserves of the world, and is ranked third in the world in its production. Bangladesh exports jute and knitwear products while imports mineral products and products of chemical or allied industry, according to the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Marrakech isn't quite the centre of the contemporary art world – but it was for a moment this weekend. The tireless Princess Alia Al-Senussi, who sits on boards from the Tate to the Guggenheim, had arranged a series of sparkling parties around town. Glen Lowry, the director of New York's MOMA, left an ...
FOR over a year, fishermen, miners and jobless graduates in northern Morocco have demanded more help from the government. To be fair, the government is acutely aware of the need to create more jobs. Even as the protests rage, workers are putting the finishing touches on Marchica, the first of seven ...
In the entrance hall of the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, a huge portrait of King Mohammed VI of Morocco was strategically placed to greet delegates attending the AU summit in January. Photographs illustrating Morocco's contribution to peacekeeping in Africa, dating back to the 1960s, ...
Rabat – American and other Western tourists are sometimes accused of Orientalism when they visit Morocco or other Eastern countries. But Chinese are from the Orient! According to the UN Tourism Organization, China is now outspending the U.S in tourism. But there is nothing essentially political about it.
An Eni spokesman reiterated a statement by the firm's boss that the drillship “would head to Morocco and return to Cyprus when conditions allow”. Cypriot Energy Minister George Lakkotrypis on Monday said the postponement of the test drilling was a “setback” but the government would continue with its ...
But it is also time for both countries to develop strategies for preventing violent extremism among their sub-Saharan African migrant populations, a new Institute for Security Studies (ISS) report suggests. Most migrants in Algeria and Morocco come from the Sahel region and West Africa, where active terror ...
... that their honeymoon dreams fast became a nightmare when bad weather 'ruined' their holiday after storms forced their flight to be diverted. John and Jo Greene from Glasgow thought they were destined for a romantic trip to Lanzarote but the plane had to change course and landed in Morocco instead.
After more than a decade of advocacy by Moroccan women's rights organizations, Morocco has adopted Law no. 103-13 on combating violence against women. Morocco's government presented the revised bill no. 103-13 on March 17, 2016, to the House of Representatives (first Parliamentary chamber), ...
RABAT: Morocco's King Mohammed VI underwent successful heart surgery in France on Monday (Feb 26) , state news agency MAP said. The 54-year old king was treated at a Paris clinic after suffering from a "heart rhythm disorder" on Jan. 20, the agency said, adding he had been diagnosed with an "atrial ...


 

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