• The Fuel of Ramadan Favourite Moroccan Dishes
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    The Fuel of Ramadan: Favourite Moroccan Dishes

    Rabat - Millions of Moroccans are preparing for the onset of Ramadan, 30 days of pious fasting in adherence to the Quran. Sixteen hours a day of fasting needs the proper fuel for a month of sustenance. Morocco has no shortage of traditional favourites to please any Ramadan-inspired appetite. Each day throughout the holy month, from...

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  • Celebrity MasterChef Morocco Back For Second Season
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    Celebrity MasterChef Morocco Back For Second Season

    Rabat - Celebrity MasterChef Morocco is back. Throughout the four weeks of Ramadan, 2M TV channel will host every Thursday the second season of the cooking contest series. Eight famous Moroccan faces will engage in a culinary battle over the competition's title. The worlds of music, sports, cinema and comedy will come together during the...

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  • Morocco’s Chef Moha Wins Award in Washington, Amazes Judges With Tanjia
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    Morocco’s Chef Moha Wins Award in Washington, Amazes Judges With Tanjia

    Rabat - Moha Fedal, one of Morocco’s most famous chefs, has won Embassy Chef Challenge 2017 in Washington DC. The Moroccan chef won the Judges Choice Award at the annual international cooking competition held in Washington DC, where embassies choose chefs representing their countries to create dishes from their national cuisines. Chefs from 34 countries, including...

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    Moroccan Tea Pouring Challenge? Vine Celebrity Amanda Cerny Is the Expert

    Rabat -  American Vine and YouTube celebrity Amanda Cerny, known for her humorous attitude, appears to have quickly “mastered” the Moroccan art of tea-pouring. In a video posted by the youtuber on April 22 on various social networks which has already has been viewed over five million times, Cerny hangs out with record producer, singer,...

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  • 15 Moroccan Establishments Named in La Liste’s Ranking of the World’s 1,000 Best Restaurants
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    15 Moroccan Establishments Named in La Liste’s Ranking of the World’s 1,000 Best Restaurants

    Casablanca — 15 Moroccan restaurants have been named by La Liste’s 2017 compilation of the world’s 1,000 best restaurants. La Liste, a world renown ranker of the world’s best restaurants, which uses an “algorithm-based aggregator of food guides and reviews,” has released its list of the world’s 1,000 best restaurants in 135 countries based on...

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  • A Moroccan Cook Wins MBC’s Top Chef
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    A Moroccan Cook Wins MBC’s Top Chef

    Casablanca - Moroccan cook Issam Jaafari won the title of the best chef in the Arab world in the televised competition organized by MBC’s Top Chef, which ended on Thursday, December 16. The TV program is the Arabic version of Top Chef, which saw the light for the first time in the United States on Bravo...

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  • Marrakech to Stage ‘Dinner in the Sky’ this December
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    Marrakech to Stage ‘Dinner in the Sky’ this December

    Rabat - Morocco’s red city, Marrakech, is set to stage a “banquet suspended” entitled “Dinner in Sky,” from December 27-30 at the Four Seasons. The banquet’s mastermind, Reda Jebbrouni, is a Moroccan entrepreneur based in Germany. His ambitious and innovative plan involves suspending the dining facilities 50 meters above ground; "The event will take place...

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  • moroccan food
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    Moroccan Cuisine, the World’s Most Unrivaled Delicacy 

    Rabat - As one strolls down the streets of Casablanca, the smells of traditional couscous and tagine dishes intertwined with Morocco’s exquisite landscapes give us the impression of a country largely marked by a myriad of flavors and sub-cultures which have left their mark in more than one way. Inherently aromatic and spicy, the Moroccan...

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    Jessica Alba Prepares Moroccan Tagine in Instagram Video

    Rabat - A new video circulating the Internet shows Jessica Alba preparing a chicken and lamb tagine for a dinner on Sunday. The American actress is seen browning the lamb, adding prunes to it as it marinates and spicing the meet during the one-minute clip that has garnered 428,000 views since it appeared online. The...

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  • Baking Startup Brings Taste of Morocco to England
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    Baking Startup Brings Taste of Morocco to England

    Marrakech - When Rebecca Jones first tasted amlou, Morocco’s distinctive blend of almonds, argan oil, and honey, in the streets of Casablanca, she knew she had found the inspiration for her next cupcake. Ms. Jones founded Miss Munchin’s Cupcakes, a baking startup, in 2014 to combine her passion for travel, culture, and baking. She crafts...

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    Moroccan Food for Good Health

    New York - Many of the ingredients found in Moroccan food promote good health, as Moroccan food tends to rely on whole food ingredients freshly prepared, sing herbs and spices for flavor rather than deep frying. Bread tends to be baked from whole grains, and many entrees include both vegetables and dried fruit to achieve that...

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    Video: National Geographic Adventure Explores Street Food in Marrakech

    Rabat - “Street Food Around the Word” is a TV show on National Geographic’s Adventure channel that travels around the world and searches for the best examples of street food. In this episode, host Ishai Golan visits Marrakech, sampling eight Moroccan dishes. In the Jemaa el Fna square and around the streets and alleyways of...

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    Morocco to Take Part in Summer Fancy Food Show in New York

    New York - Morocco will take part at the Summer Fancy Food Show, to be held on June 26-28 in New York. The Summer Fancy Food Show is America's largest specialty food and beverage Show, drawing 46,000 industry professionals, and the premier showcase for industry innovation. The Moroccan pavilion, which will host more than 20...

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  • Popular Ramadan Foods around the World
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    Popular Ramadan Foods around the World

    By Rania Tazi Morocco Harira is a Moroccan traditional soup that is an essential to Ramadan. It is made with garbanzo beans, lentils, fresh vegetables, and sometimes beef. The ingredients are then left to simmer together in tomato sauce with spices like saffron and ginger. Chebakia is a deep-fried pastry made of strips of dough rolled to...

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  • “Kitchen Impossible” Shot in Marrakech
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    German Cooking Show “Kitchen Impossible” Shot in Marrakech

    Rabat - “Kitchen Impossible,” the German televised cooking competition, chose to shoot one of its episodes in Marrakech. The famous German TV show was shot in various iconic spots in Marrakech including Jardin Majorelle and the medina’s souks, from the June 1 to June 4. The Regional Tourism Council (CRT) in Marrakech confirmed having authorized...

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  • Fez Medina, the Gate of Boujloud. Photo by Morocco World News
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    Fez Among World’s 16 Best Gastronomical Cities

    Rabat - Moroccan gastronomy is celebrated worldwide. The Telegraph ranked Fez the 15th best gastronomical city, followed by China’s Chengdu. Hanoi, Vietnam topped the list, followed by Tokyo and London. The cities of Jaipur, New York, Mendoza, Bologne, Lyon, New-Orleans, Bangkok, Barcelona, Singapore, Copenhagen and Lima also appear in the list. Bread is an essential...

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  • Moroccan Chefs Bringing Exotic Flair to the U.S.
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    Moroccan Chefs Bringing Exotic Flair to the U.S.

    Connecticut - Morocco has recently made significant strides in inviting foreign investment to boost tourism but it is also leaving a tasteful footprint in the culinary art internationally. Moroccan chefs are achieving high recognitions for the best savory and sweet creations. The country recently won the prize for the best “main course” at the International...

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    First Naked Restaurant to Open in London, Waiting List Hits 30,000

    Rabat - London is set to open its first “naked dining experience” coming in June, according to the International Business Times. More than 32,000 people have signed up for a chance to dine at Bunyadi, (meaning fundamental, base, natural), a three-month pop-up restaurant billed as the UK capital's first restaurant to serve its clients naked. The...

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  • The Moroccan Gold Eldorado
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    The Moroccan Gold Eldorado, a Myth or a Reality?

    Rabat - Recently, a conspiracy theory video about a large gold discovery in Morocco is making rounds online. The video claims that a substantial gold reserve was discovered and is being extracted by a Canadian mining company called Maya Gold and Silver. We Moroccans are very proud human beings, we love our country and cherish...

  • Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
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    Qatar: How the Tables Are Turning in The Gulf

    Rabat - Amidst harsh sanctions and a long list of demands from its neighbors, Qatar’s ability to thrive under pressure may prove to be problematic for Saudi Arabia. As Saudi Arabia and its coalition attempt to wait out Qatar, the recent spat in the Gulf continues to become more and more global, and severely against...

  • FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. If the nation doesn’t do more, the U.S. probably won’t quite meet the dramatic heat-trapping gas reduction goal it promised in last year’s Paris agreement to battle climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
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    Climate Change : If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Fix It

    Chefchaouen - Climate change is happening at home and around the world. Chefchaouen is doing its part by embracing clean energy climate solutions and engaging its citizens in climate action. When it comes to fighting climate change, cities and local leaders are best positioned to lead that charge. Local leaders from coastal to landlocked communities are...

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    India Orders Internal Probe into Mistaken Use of Morocco-Spain Border Picture

    Hyderabad - The Indian Ministry of Interior on Wednesday ordered an internal investigation to find out how a picture of Morocco-Spain border was used in its annual report to show floodlights along the India-Pakistan border. What is most embarrassing is that the annual report of previous years was tabled during the Budget Session of Indian...

  • Amid Growing Tension, Thousands of Moroccans Stage Pro-Rif March in Rabat
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    Neglect in Harsh Soil: The Deep Roots of the Rif Crisis

    Rabat - The ongoing protests in northern Morocco started almost eight months ago, but they have their origin in nearly a century of violent repression by the state. The Rif has, in spite of itself, got involved into a peaceful revolt since the death of the fishmonger Mohcine Fikri at the end of October 2016, a...

  • Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani emir of Qatar
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    The Qatar Crisis: What Does It Mean?

    Rabat - The recent diplomatic fallout between Qatar and the rest of the Middle East could have serious economic and geopolitical consequences across the globe. Earlier this week, Qatar’s diplomatic crisis took an extreme turn as several Arab states severed diplomatic ties with the Gulf nation.  The original list of countries in the coalition against...

  • Moroccans spend Laylat al-Qadr, the 26th day of Ramadan, at the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca.
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    Ramadan: Not just Abstinence from Daily Intakes 

    By Abdellatif Oudra Rabat - The observance of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, compels Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset. But it is not just about abstaining from food or drink.  Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed in commemoration of the revelation of Qur’an to the prophet Mohammad,...

  • Morocco Threatens to Terminate Agriculture Agreement with Europe
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    Morocco and the EU: Managing the Future

    Rabat - Morocco enjoys proximity to Europe and is at an advantage of being favoured by the European Union as a close partner on political, economic, and cultural levels. Historical archives and political legacies tie Morocco directly with at least three influential European countries: France, Spain, and England. Demography, kinship, and immigration compel other EU...

  • The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab Spring
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    The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab 'Spring'

    Rabat - In the last ten years or so, the Arab world has seen unprecedented collapses in the realms of politics and economy, among others. World NGOs regularly release area-specific rankings, in which Arab nations commonly rank at the bottom of lists in education, human rights, and income for instance while they top those of...

  • Thousands Hold Peaceful Demonstration in Memory of Mouhcine Fikri
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    Al Hoceima and the Pedagogical Exercise

    Ottawa - What makes a democracy different from non-democracy? This is the classical and historical question asked by philosophers over the centuries and deeply questioned in the discipline of political science. Democracy cannot prevent inequality as the case in the United States where inequality is the highest globally. Democracy cannot stop corruption like in Brazil...