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    Morocco Wins International Culinary Competition in Spain

    Rabat - Morocco won the prize for the best “main course” in the 11th edition of the International Culinary Competition, held on April 23rd and 24th in Spain, according to a report by H24. The awards ceremony was held this past Sunday in the city of Oviedo in Northern Spain, during which the Moroccan team...

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  • Throwback- Moroccan Cinematography in 2015
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    Throwback: Moroccan Cinematography in 2015

    By Asmaa Bahadi Rabat - The budget for the 17Th National Film Festival (NFF) by the Moroccan cinematographic center (MCC) was revealed on Saturday in Tangier. The MAD 143.73 Million budget represents the film balance sheet of the year 2015. It includes the production of 20 long films, 123 short films, and public aid for...

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  • Agadir: Home of Gastronomy
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    Agadir: Home of Gastronomy

    By Asmaa Bahadi Rabat - Agadir will host the second Gastronomic Meeting on March 18-20 under the theme "Gastronomy: A pole of excellence on economic development." The honorary presidency will be entrusted to Mr. André Marcon, president of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI). The meeting will also shed the light on another form...

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  • Four Most Popular Dishes of Fez Cuisine
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    Four Most Popular Dishes of Fez Cuisine

    By Latifa Elogri Fez - Despite losing its status as capital of Morocco in 1912, Fes is still the Moroccan capital of food. And Fassi cuisine is among the world’s best. Over the course of decades, Fes has become a destination for many Moroccan and non- Moroccan visitors who want to enjoy the luxurious tastes...

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    Morocco Wins World’s Best Halal Culinary Destination Award

    Rabat - Morocco won the World’s Best Halal Culinary Destination Award at the World Travel Awards 2015 event, held in the United Arab Emirates between 19 and 12 October. Organizers of the World Halal Travel Summit and Exhibition 2015 hailed the variety and authenticity of the Moroccan cuisine, naming it the World’s Best Halal Culinary...

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  • The Pearl Marrakech Hotel Hosts Second Annual Culinary Showcase
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    The Pearl Marrakech Hotel Hosts Second Annual Culinary Showcase

    Rabat - The Pearl Marrakech Hotel in the Hivernage neighborhood of Marrakech is organizing the second installation of their culinary showcase, Stars of the Pearl, which will take place from October 22nd to the 25th. The event will showcase the culinary skills of four internationally renowned chefs Hervé Giliams, Jean-Jacques Noguier, Éric Delerue, and Bernard...

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  • Master chef Morocco
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    2M TV Announces Second Season of Master Chef Morocco 

    Rabat - After the success of the first season of Master Chef Morocco, Moroccan TV channel 2M announced the second season of the culinary competition. The channel announced that the first episode of the show will be broadcast on October 13. In its promotional video, the organizers said that the cuisine show, which is expected to...

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  • Street Food from Morocco in London
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    Video: Street Food From Morocco in London

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    Morocco Ranks 4th on List of Top Countries for Tea Lovers

    Rabat - UK’s daily Metro news ranked Morocco among its list of ‘Top 10’ places all tea lovers should have on their travel bucket list. Morocco ranked 4thon the list, right between Singapore (3rd)and Malaysia (5th).Russia topped the list followed by Sri Lanka, in second place. The British newspaper said Morocco’s traditional mint tea is served in ceremonial...

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    Chinese Study Reveals Hot Spices Prolong Life

    Rabat - Eating spicy food, at least twice a week, has been associated with a longer life according to a Chinese study, published on Tuesday in The BMJ Medical Journal. Conducted by an international team of researchers led by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the study collected dietary data from nearly 490,000 people, aged...

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  • Olive Oil
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    Two Leading US TV Channels Showcase Moroccan Cuisine

    Rabat - Two TV programs showcasing Moroccan products are programmed by leading US TV channels, NBC News and Fox News, said the Moroccan center for exports promotion "Maroc Export". Dubbed "Moroccan flavors for summer dishes" and focusing on the use of Moroccan olive oil, the first show was broadcast on June 21 on NBC News...

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  • US Ambassador to Morocco
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    In Pictures: US Ambassador at Moroccan-American Food Week

    Rabat -During the Moroccan-American food week that ended Saturday  in Rabat, US ambassador to Morocco Dwight L. Bush expressed his love for Moroccan cuisine. Bush named a number of his favorite Moroccan dishes. On top comes the “Meshwi,” (meat in skewers cooked over charcoal fire) fish tagine and Bastilla (an authentic Moroccan dish made of...

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  • Moroccan Cuisine. Roasted Lamb. Photo by Morocco World News
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    In Pictures: Most Famous Authentic Moroccan Dishes

    Taroudant - The cultural diversity in morocco (Amazighs, Arabs, Hassanis, Jews, and Andalousians) contribute to the richness of its remarkable cuisine that is among the top best cuisines of the world. Known for its mouthwatering spicy dishes and amazingly sweet pastry and bread, it is no wonder that the kingdom appears on the world best...

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    Morocco, Second Best Travel Destinations for Food Lovers

    Taroudant - The Worldsim travel blog ranked Morocco second among the Best Travel Destinations for Food Lovers released on March 6. Known for its mouthwatering dishes, Morocco is ranked ahead of many of the gourmand’s global destinations such as France and Italy. “Morocco is the place to go for the best Berber cuisine on the...

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    Moroccan Filmmakers Express Indignation about Quality of Film Production in Morocco

    Marrakech - A number of Moroccan filmmakers decided to send a letter to the head of the Moroccan Cinematographic Center in which they express their indignation about the poor quality of film production in Morocco. To the Director of the Moroccan Cinematographic Center: We, the signatories of this petition, young filmmakers and passionate about movies,...

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    Adel Imam Refuses to Talk to Moroccan Press

    Marrakech- Egyptian actor Adel Imam refused to make a statement to the Moroccan press who were covering the Marrakech International Film Festival. Allegedly, the Egyptian star refused to talk to the Moroccan press because of a monopolistic contract he signed with the Middle East Broadcasting Center Group (MBC). As a result, Adel Imam may not...

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    Hamburgers That Taste Like Human Flesh Served in London

    Rabat - World travelers and food aficionados have encountered or even tasted bizarre or just plain weird food in all corners of the globe, but when a cook tries to prepare hamburgers that taste exactly the same as human flesh, that is something extremely beyond the sense imagination. For the launch of the fifth season...

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    The Culture of Sellou: The Top Feel-Home Food for Ramadan in Morocco

    By Khadija El Mary  Agadir - This is Tquawt or Sellou or Slilo or Sfouf or Zmitta. It has so many different names but each name refers to the same nut-based paste, known as energy paste or brown mixture. This is a unique Moroccan specialty made of an amazing mixture of almonds, sesame seeds as well...

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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...