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  • Morocco/Western Sahara: Torture Allegations Cast Shadow Over Trial
    (Tunis) – Morocco’s judicial authorities should ensure that upcoming verdicts in a mass trial are not based on confessions or statements implicating other defendants obtained under torture or other ill-treatment during police interrogations, Huma…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Morocco: Police Use Force at Rabat Sit-In

    Morocco: Police Use Force at Rabat Sit-In

    Expand Police surrounding protesters in Rabat on July 8, 2017.  © 2017 al3omk.com (Tunis) – Moroccan security forces used force to disperse a pe…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Morocco: Protest Leader Alleges Police Beat Him

    Morocco: Protest Leader Alleges Police Beat Him

    Expand Moroccan activist Nasser Zefzafi gives a speech during a demonstration against injustice and corruption in the northern town of al-Hoceima, Morocco, May 18, 2017. …
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Algeria/Morocco: Syrians Stranded at Border

    Algeria/Morocco: Syrians Stranded at Border

    Expand People stand near a border post on the Algerian side of the Morocco-Algeria border in the north east of Morocco July 31, 2011.  © 2011 Youssef Boudlal…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Red Lines Stay Red

    The Red Lines Stay Red

    SummarySince Mohammed VI became king in 1999, tens of Moroccans have been imprisoned solely for their nonviolent speech, under both the press code and the penal code. They include journalists convicted of defaming persons, disseminating false news,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Morocco: Scrap Prison Terms for Nonviolent Speech

    Morocco: Scrap Prison Terms for Nonviolent Speech

    Expand Newsstand in Rabat, Morocco.  © 2017 Human Rights Watch (Tunis) – Morocco’s recent overhaul of its speech laws leaves intact the coun…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Spain: LGBT Asylum Seekers Abused in North African Enclave

    Spain: LGBT Asylum Seekers Abused in North African Enclave

    Expand Migrants atop the double-layer fence around Spain’s north African enclave Ceuta, September 2016 ©2016 Antonio Sempere (Milan) – Lesbian,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Irony of Resurrecting the Human Rights Ministry

    The Irony of Resurrecting the Human Rights Ministry

    Morocco’s new government, announced by King Mohammed VI on April 5, includes a Human Rights Ministry that was abolished in 2002 after operating for a decade. It adds to an array of state and government human rights entities that includes the Interm…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • HRW Submission to the CRPD on Morocco
    IntroductionThis memorandum highlights some areas of concern that Human Rights Watch hopes will inform the Committee’s consideration of the Moroccan government’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) ah…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Morocco: Obstruction of Rights Group

    Morocco: Obstruction of Rights Group

    (Tunis) – Moroccan authorities have carried out a two-year campaign of prohibiting and obstructing activities of the country’s largest independent human rights organization, Human Rights Watch said today. The harassment shows no signs of a let-up…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

Huffington Post: Morocco

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    • Morocco's s.wheat Imports at 2.9 mln T Before Drought

      Morocco's s.wheat Imports at 2.9 mln T Before Drought

      Morocco closed the 2012 import season with 2.9 million tonnes in soft wheat and 1.74 million tonnes in maize, official data showed on Tuesday, as Rabat gears up for higher import needs after drought slashed this year's harvest.State cereals authori…
      - 12 Jun 12, 10:56am -
    • Morocco Promotes Solar Energy with Plane Landing

      Morocco Promotes Solar Energy with Plane Landing

      Morocco's ambitious and expensive plan to draw 40 percent of its energy needs from the limitless power of its blazing sun by 2020 received a publicity boost this week as the first solar powered plane to make an intercontinental flight landed in the N…
      - 6 Jun 12, 4:44pm -
    • 'Around the World in 80 Plates' Heads to Marrakech, Morocco

      'Around the World in 80 Plates' Heads to Marrakech, Morocco

      The chefs on Bravo’s "Around the World in 80 Plates" are driven, but they're also cut-throat in the May 30th episode when the show heads to Marrakech, Morocco. As contestants are eliminated one by one, alliances are being made, and those alliances…
      - 1 Jun 12, 5:44pm -
    • Morocco to Reform Subsidies in H1

      Morocco to Reform Subsidies in H1

      Morocco plans to reform its costly subsidies system before the end of June, as it seeks to pull key economic indicators out of the red and create employment, the minister in charge of the issue said on Tuesday.The move would be one of the boldest r…
      - 29 May 12, 7:05pm -
    • Thousands of Jewish Pilgrims Pray in Morocco

      Thousands of Jewish Pilgrims Pray in Morocco

      Thousands of Jews from Morocco, Israel and other parts of the world have over the past week carried out an annual pilgrimage to the Islamic nation to honour celebrated rabbis.Morocco may not be the likeliest of Jewish pilgrim destinations, but t…
      - 12 May 12, 6:11pm -
    • Moroccan Expatriates to Back Development Initiatives at Home

      Moroccan Expatriates to Back Development Initiatives at Home

      IOM and the Belgian Embassy in Rabat have signed an agreement to launch an innovative project aimed at encouraging Moroccans living in Belgium to start businesses back home in Morocco.The EUR 1.2 million, two-year programme seeks to encourage Moroc…
      - 12 May 12, 5:58pm -
    • African Billionaire To Watch: Anas Sefrioui

      African Billionaire To Watch: Anas Sefrioui

      Anas Sefrioui, a reclusive Moroccan-born billionaire property developer, is building low-cost homes for thousands of middle class Moroccans.Little is known about Moroccan billionaire Anas Sefrioui. He was born in 1957 in Fes, one of Morocco’s fou…
      - 12 May 12, 5:48pm -
    • Liberia: Morocco Offers Scholarship Slots to Country

      Liberia: Morocco Offers Scholarship Slots to Country

      Liberia's Foreign Minister, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, has held series of bilateral discussions aimed at strengthening and expanding existing relations and fostering new partnerships. Minister Ngafuan met Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba on Sat…
      - 9 May 12, 8:08am -
    • Canada's Award-Winning Pavilion in Morocco's Premier Trade Show Helps Net $21 Million

      Canada's Award-Winning Pavilion in Morocco's Premier Trade Show Helps Net $21 Million

      Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz salutes the agriculture industry's success at the Salon International de l'Agriculture au Maroc (SIAM) held in Meknes, Morocco, last week. Canada's agriculture industry estimates that their participation in Africa's…
      - 4 May 12, 7:34pm -
    • Penn State Moroccan Students Team Up to Improve the Country's Water

      Penn State Moroccan Students Team Up to Improve the Country's Water

      A recent trip to Morocco allowed Penn State engineering leadership students to put theory into practice as they engaged in a cross-cultural collaboration with engineering students from Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingenueurs (EMI).The students were a part of…
      - 3 May 12, 5:17pm -
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    Morocco World News

    • newMinistry of Health Gives Al Hoceima Hospital 5 Ambulances, 20 Tons of Medical Supplies
      By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat – Al Hoceima’s Mohammed V Hospital received five ambulances and 20 tons of medicines and medical supplies from the Ministry of Health on July 25, destined to all medical centers in the surrounding areas. Minister of Health…
      - 12 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 4:39pm -
    • newMoroccan Football Legend Abdelamjid Dolmy Dies
      Rabat – Moroccan football legend Abdelmajid Dolmy died on Thursday in Casablanca. He was 64 years old. The cause of his sudden death is still unclear, but according to media reports, Dolmy succumbed to a heart attack. The news of his death spread q…
      - 13 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 4:17pm -
    • newVideo: Moroccan Security Officers Drag Man off Plane at Marrakech Airport
      By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat – A video posted on social media shows Moroccan security officers forcibly removing a Moroccan passenger from an Italy-bound Ryanair flight before departure on Wednesday morning from Marrakech’s Menara airport. Filmed by o…
      - 14 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 2:50pm -
    • newNetanyahu Threatens to Kick Al Jazeera Out of Jerusalem, Channel Fights Back
      By Ghita El Hafidi  Rabat – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to shut down Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem office, claiming that “it continues to incite violence.” Amid the growing uproar after the fatal shooting of three Palesti…
      - 15 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 2:05pm -
    • newTangier Hosts 3rd Annual ‘Youmein’ Arts Festival July 27-29
      The third annual Youmein Creative Media Festival will take place in Tangier’s TechnoPark on July 27-29. At the two-and-half-day event, artists will gather to create multimedia works under the theme of “Imitation.” The event, which is open to t…
      - 15 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 1:40pm -
    • newCAF Will Support Morocco’s 2026 World Cup Bid: Confederation Senior Official
      Rabat – A high official in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said that Morocco is ready to host the 2026 World Cup and that the CAF will support the kingdom’s bid. Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) an…
      - 15 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 1:35pm -
    • newStudent Dropouts in Morocco Decreased by 15% in 2016-2017 School Year: Ministry
      By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat – Mohammed Hassad, Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education, and Scientific Research, affirmed on Wednesday that school student dropouts decreased by 15.3 percent in Morocco during the 2016-2017…
      - 16 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 1:22pm -
    • newMohammed Hassad Promises Major Primary School Reforms for 2017-2018
      Rabat – Weighing in on the lag in education development in Morocco, Minister of Education Mohammad Hassad has said that the ministry must direct all of its efforts to reform primary education policies. During a presentation at the opening of the 12…
      - 17 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 12:13pm -
    • newHamid El Mehdaoui: Journalist, Activist, Populist
      Rabat – On Tuesday, the Court of First Instance in Al Hoceima sentenced Moroccan journalist Hamid El Mehdaoui to three months in prison for “inciting people to take part in a banned protest.” El Mehdaoui had been arrested five days earlier in t…
      - 18 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 11:12am -
    • newAmerican Agri-Food Manufacturer Sets Foot in Morocco
      Rabat – The American company Sensient Technologies, a worldwide producer of ingredients and additives mainly used in the agri-food industry, has just established itself in Morocco. The group based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has just set up a local sub…
      - 18 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 11:07am -

    The Economist: Morocco

    The Guardian: Morocco News

    • Best photos of the day: Cape Cod sunset and Tuscan drought
      The Guardian’s picture editors bring photo highlights from around the world, including a crowded Moroccan beach and Philippines unrest Continue reading...
      - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 8:29am -
    • Jacques Berque, a fighter for Arab culture – 11 July archive, 1995
      11 July 1995: A very untypical pied-noir and a great theoretician of the Arab-Muslim worldObituaryThe settlement of accounts between colonisers and colonised has not yet taken place. When it does, Jacques Berque, who has died aged 85, will be a key w…
      - 17 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 12:30am -
    • The house that Tateh built ... out of sand-filled plastic bottles
      In the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Algerian desert, Tateh Lehbib Braica – aka ‘the crazy bottle guy’ – has built circular houses from waste plastic that protect from wind and sun A group of women drink tea under the shade of a tent and cast…
      - 28 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 2:00am -
    • London Bridge attacker entered UK under false name, inquest told
      Coroner’s court begins inquests into deaths of Rachid Redouane, Khuram Shazad Butt and Youssef Zaghba – all shot by policeOne of the terrorists who carried out the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks lied about his age and gave a false name…
      - 30 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 6:12pm -
    • Juan Goytisolo obituary
      One of Spain’s finest writers who fought against racism and sexismScourge of racism, sexism and Spanish obscurantism, and defender of Muslim culture, Juan Goytisolo, who has died aged 86, was one of Europe’s most erudite and brilliant novelists.H…
      - 44 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 7:56am -
    • Oldest Homo sapiens bones ever found shake foundations of the human story
      Idea that modern humans evolved in East Africa 200,000 years ago challenged by extraordinary discovery of 300,000-year-old remains in Moroccan mineFossils recovered from an old mine on a desolate mountain in Morocco have rocked one of the most enduri…
      - 51 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
    • London Bridge: third attacker named as Youssef Zaghba
      Moroccan-born Italian was flagged on terrorism database after he was stopped while trying to travel to Syria in 2016London attack – live updatesThe third London Bridge attacker, Moroccan-born Italian Youssef Zaghba, 22, was flagged on an internatio…
      - 52 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 3:57pm -
    • From Morocco to Timbuktu review – cabs and camels with all-action Alice
      Alice Morrison is fabulous for not being just another actor-comedian on the travelogue gig and for actually knowing stuff – such as Arabic. Plus, The Truth About Sleep Alice Morrison is following the salt roads, ancient trading routes, to Africa’…
      - 77 days ago, 12 May 17, 1:00am -
    • In limbo in Melilla: the young refugees trapped in Spain's African enclave
      Reinforced fences in this Spanish city in Morocco are designed to shut a notorious gateway to Europe – but have left a fractured and anxious cityAfter finishing the couscous and arroz con leche cooked by a semi-clandestine group of local volunteers…
      - 79 days ago, 10 May 17, 2:30am -
    • US considers cabin laptop ban on flights from UK airports
      All travellers from Europe could face ban aimed at thwarting terrorists who want to smuggle explosives in electronic gadgetsThe Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports from taking laptops into the cabi…
      - 94 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:13pm -
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