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My biggest regret going to Essaouira is that I didn't bring an empty suitcase. The walled medina in this brilliant Moroccan city has a smorgasbord of shops with hand-crafted and stylish interior goodies. I would have filled that empty case with woollen carpets, light fixtures and hand-painted ceramics for a ...
During the meeting, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for “an independent and transparent investigation” into one of the bloodiest clashes in Gaza since the 2014 cross-border war between Israel and Hamas, according to spokesman Farhan Haq. Other UN members have also expressed their ...

TUNIS - The appointment of John Bolton as national security adviser to US President Donald Trump was warmly welcomed by the Algeria-backed Polisario Front. However, it was warily perceived in Morocco as the ascent of a friend of its foes in the disputed territory. Bolton is seen as having preset notions ...
These opposing forces often engage each other with violence, and in cases like Algeria's civil war, this has devastating effects. In Morocco, because the king, the nation, .... Instead, it has increased corruption, social problems, environmental damage and armed conflict. The many billions of US dollars in oil ...
Rabat – In a recent interview with the American daily, The Washington Post, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) revealed that Riyadh had spread Wahhabi ideology, at the request of its Western allies to counter the influence of the Soviet Union (USSR) in Muslim countries, during the Cold War.
Rabat – A fatal accident between a transport truck carrying agricultural workers and a bus transporting passengers occurred this morning at 7 a.m., resulting in the death of nine people and the injury of six. The collision happened on the provincial road connecting Biougra commune and Ait Amira, located in ...

Prisoners of war were forced to perform housework and errands, in addition to being sexually enslaved by the fighter who is given the right to violate them under the blessing of a fatwa issued by Daesh's religious theorists. Daesh's sex victims, according to El Harraq, were also prostituted by the combatants, ...
Between 1975 and 1991 Morocco fought a war against the Polisario Front, an independence movement, which left Morocco in control of most the territory. Polisario, now based in Tindouf, Algeria, and recognised by the UN as the sole legitimate representative of the people of Western Sahara, routinely ...
Morocco's recent ascension to the African Union's Peace and Security Council is an important indication of its rising influence on the African stage. ... formidable voice it once had at the African Union, Algeria has long been a heavyweight of the organisation, emerging from its independence war as a leading ...
Some Israelis of Moroccan origin maintain close relations with their Moroccan heritage. How does this all relate to the Palestinian claim of a right to return to their homes in what is now Israel? Quite directly. The Arab exodus from Israel in 1948 was the direct result of a genocidal war declared against the ...
President George Manneh Weah yesterday departed the country for Senegal, Morocco, and France respectively, according to an Executive Mansion release. ... During the country's 14-year civil-war, Senegalese soldiers, through ECOWAS, joined the West Africa Peace Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) that led ...
Rabat- When Virgin Atlantic airlines served a menu to its passengers with a number of dishes displayed. One dish named “Palestinian couscous salad” ignited an online war among Israeli passengers. “Palestinian couscous salad inspired by the flavors of Palestine” did not appeal to the tastes of one Israeli ...
Spain falls short of apologising for 1920s use of chemical weapons in Morocco ... during a parliamentary meeting, Dastis answered questions from Joan Tarda, a member of the Esquerra Republicana, who has been pushing for the Spanish government to admit its use of chemical weapons in the Rif war.
While the Spanish Minster used diplomatic language, showing his willingness to hear AMA's demands, he fell short of expressing his country's readiness to admit its wrongdoings during the Rif war and apologize to the Moroccan people for the use chemical weapons on the civilian population in the Rif ...
RABAT, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- the Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita reaffirmed Wednesday the kingdom's unwavering support to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, the Moroccan official MAP news agency reported. Morocco congratulates Iraq for its "great victory" in its war against the ...
But their presence poses a direct threat not only to Morocco, but to the entire region.” The counter-terror chief added that an al Qaeda-ISIS merger could not be ruled out. He told Le Monde: “It's a dangerous possibility. Remember that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb controls swathes of territory in southern ...
Such a shift in the status quo in Gaza could also trigger another war between Israel and Hamas — something that neither side appears to want but that analysts .... It included representatives of the United States, Israel, the Palestinian Authority; the foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt and Morocco; and senior ...

The "National Victory Celebration" parade" held after the Persian Gulf War in 1991. ... What Trump may have missed while watching the Paris parade last July was that its organizers have frequently invited foreign troops—from Morocco and India to the United States, Britain and Germany—to march ...
My great-grandfather was a chief of his tribe and a warrior. He was a fierce and clever fighter and won a lot of battles and became a great man. My great-grandmother was originally from Ethiopia and was captured there. She was given as a gift of thanks to my great-grandfather because he had won the war.
During World War II, King Mohammed V refused to enact Vichy laws (not one Jew was deported or forced to wear a yellow star). And in 2011 a clause was added to the constitution to recognize the “nourish[ing] and enrich[ing]” benefits of “Hebraic influences.” On a recent trip to Morocco, I wandered safely ...
The Rif War, also known as the War of Melilla, was an armed conflict between the Spanish colonial forces, later supported by the French forces, and the Amazigh people of the mountainous region of northern Morocco known as Rif lasting from 1921 to 1926. The leader of the war was Mohammed Ben ...
This Spanish series (subtitled, or with corny dubbing) is set in the early 1920s and follows a group of nurses dispatched to the front lines of the Rif War, between Spanish colonial forces and the Riffi peoples of northern Morocco. Ill prepared for the endeavor is Julia, who has no meaningful training as a ...
Further proving our point that Spanish shows are the best part of the streaming platform is Love in Times of War. The Morocco-based drama just premiered — and TBH it brings the heat this winter. Set in the early 1920s during the Rif War between Spain and the North African country, the drama follows Julia ...
Meanwhile, beyond Egypt, protests continued and developed into mass uprisings in Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, Syria, and on a smaller scale, Morocco. .... staffing the management of the public sector with incompetent officers, and misleadership in the run-up to the debacle of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.
Therefore, concerted regional, continental and global efforts to address the questions of underdevelopment and armed conflict should be a central focus of all member states.” Regarding Morocco's return to the AU fold, Nkoana-Mashabane said Pretoria was positive about the move. “We are pleased that ...
In Boudraa's case, wanderlust struck after he walked the Moroccan desert in 2014 into Mauritania. Soon after, Boudraa got on his bike with no itinerary planned beyond the goal of exploring Africa by cycling through West and Central Africa down to the Cape and then returning up East Africa. Boudraa ...
A group of brawny civilians are put through their paces in a hostile environment (this time the Atlas mountains in Morocco) by four ex-Special Forces soldiers, led by the reliably furious Ant Middleton. "Get off your f--king ... It's just a lot easier being in a war zone, so much more inner peace". At its core, then, ...
Battered by diplomatic setbacks at the continental and international levels, the Polisario has waved the threat of war to draw attention to its impending demise. In a letter sent to the newly appointed MINURSO chief Colin Stewart, Polisairo leader Ibrahim Ghali warned of a new escalation against Morocco by ...
The Department of Defense, according to the records, is helping countries such as Morocco and Tunisia combat returning jihadis who move across North Africa via the lawless country of Libya, wracked by civil war since the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The money could help the countries ...
The cancer center is of particular importance as Rif residents are known to have a high rate of the disease, which is thought to be related to mustard gas bombs dropped by the Spanish between 1921 and 1926 during the Rif war. While some acknowledge the government's efforts to address the lack of ...
Algerian government mouthpiece, Algeria Press Service, and other pro-separatist websites have been inflating news regarding military exercises by the Polisario separatists, east of the berm in the region of Aouserd, as a sign of the militias' readiness and capacity to wage war against Morocco. Following ...
... to Morocco for study, attracted by the quality of the education system and the possibility of scholarships. He has stayed ever since, and sings in the choir at Rabat's cathedral, a meeting point for the city's small Catholic community. Another choir member, Jean Baptiste Dago-Gnahou, fled war-ravaged Ivory ...
December 21, 2017 —In Morocco, a group is experimenting with a new approach to the problem of abandoned children. Child abandonment rates ... In Uganda, many former fighters, as well as ordinary citizens, have been diagnosed with trauma after decades of civil war in the country. Recently, a group ...
This was part of a U.N.-brokered ceasefire that ended the war they had been fighting against Morocco since the invasion of 1975. In line with clear international norms for postcolonial transitions, the referendum would give the Saharawi the option to become an independent nation. They remain the only ...
As you move towards the elective conference and a new leadership of the ANC emerges, I implore you to ensure that South Africa does not re-establish diplomatic ties with Morocco. Morocco must accede to the legitimate demands and inalienable right to self-determination for the people of Western Sahara ...
This was part of a UN-brokered ceasefire that ended the war that they had been fighting with Morocco since the invasion of 1975. In line with clear international norms for post-colonial transitions, the referendum would give the Saharawi the option to become an independent nation. They remain the only ...
Close-quarters combat, while considered indispensable to successful counter-insurgency warfare, is still relevant to large-scale, force-on-force, mechanized combat. Urban warfare — from city combat in World War II to house-to-house fighting in Hue City in Vietnam — is a long-standing part of major war.
... the establishment of a committee -- composed of legal and human rights experts from both countries -- to discuss means of addressing outstanding legal and ethical issues. The Rif War was an armed conflict between Spain, still a colonial power at the time, and the Berber tribes of Morocco's Rif Mountain ...
The bodies of 16 people have been pulled from the sea off the coast of Melilla, a small Spanish territory bordering Morocco. ... This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives, who ...
The Rif War, also known as the War of Melilla, was an armed conflict between the Spanish colonial forces, later supported by the French forces, and the Amazigh people of the mountainous region of northern Morocco known as Rif lasting from 1920 to 1927.Rifian political leader Abdel-Karim El-Khattabi led ...
During the decade-long civil war that ravaged Cote d'Ivoire between 2002 and 2011, Morocco lent its political support and called repeatedly for ...
1997 Iran unilaterally freed 500 Iraqi prisoners of war in a “humane” ... 1912 Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.
In Libya, where two rival governments are battling for control of the war-torn nation, the grades are low for all three domains. Both medical risk ...
Command Major Chief Craig Cole from the United Sates Naval War College in Newport, R.I., right, pins the Moroccan Order of Merit medal on ...
(Steven Pinker) Humans have evolved into a species whose motives for peace outweigh those for war, aggression and violence. Back to the ...
In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, photo, World War II veteran Kenneth F. Lincoln, 90, looks at photos in his North Attleborough, Mass., home that ...
Morocco has reaffirmed its position in favor of neighborliness and non-interference in internal affairs of other states and called for sparing the ...
Ousted from Morocco after days on the dockside, the “hungry, thirsty, ... After the outbreak of World War II, Hitler pressured Franco to join in ...
During the Cold War, it was a stalwart against communism, and more recently has played a crucial role in executing the global war against ...
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has ruled out any peace deal that allows ... The “Green March” triggered war with the Algerian-backed Polisario ...


 

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