• Moroccan recipes for Eid Al Adha- Kouraine (Lamb legs)
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    Moroccan recipes for Eid Al Adha: Kouraine (Lamb legs)

    By Layla Dahamou Taroudant - In Morocco, the lamb is fully exploited and probably nothing is wasted because Moroccan cuisine is very rich and nearly all the parts of the lamb are used for a sweet and unique dish. kouraine is a Moroccan dish par excellence which is prepared with the legs of cow, lamb...

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  • amadan Table before Iftar. Moroccan traditions
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    Ramadan in Morocco and Women, Hard Work in the Households

    Tinejdad, Morocco - It is 11a.m. the ceiling fan is revolving to its highest speed, yet the sweat keeps running on my forehead and all my body. Nearly all my clothes are wet; in fact I have but “lfouqia” an extra large article of light sleeveless clothes on my bare body. Who cares about pants...

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  • Ramadan to Begin in Morocco Thursday
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    The Specialties of Moroccan Cuisine in Ramadan

    Fez - Many non-Muslims mistakenly believe that Ramadan, the month of fasting, is a time to avoid visiting Morocco. In fact, exploring Morocco during the month of Ramadan is a great opportunity to experience every aspect of Moroccan daily life. Though Ramadan is associated with fasting in Morocco, as in many other Islamic countries, it...

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  • Moroccan Cuisine. Turkey Kebab
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    Moroccan Cuisine: Turkey Kebab

    By Layla Dahamou Taroudant - Kebab is a prestigious Moroccan dish that is prepared for special guests or in ceremonies mainly “Eid Al Adha” because every family has to slaughter a lamb as a religious ritual, and all the families have enough meat to prepare kebabs. Traditionally, kebab is only prepared by red meat, heart or...

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  • Moroccan Couscous
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    Moroccan Couscous and Tagine

    Ifrane - “To my mind four things are necessary before a nation can develop a great cuisine. The first is an abundance of fine ingredients-a rich land. The second is a variety of cultural influences: the history of the nation, including its domination by foreign powers, and the culinary secrets it has brought back from its...

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  • Moroccan tea
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    Moroccan Tea, a Fixture in Every Moroccan Home

    Ifrane, Morocco - Tea is a plant that was first discovered in Southeast Asia. The tea brewed from the dried leaves of this plant has been consumed in china since perhaps 2738 B.C, when it was discovered by the Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung, while visiting a distant region of his empire. It was brought to Europe...

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    Moroccan cuisine: Bastilla with chicken

    By Layla Dahamou Taroudant, Morocco - Bastilla is undoubtedly one of the ultimate manifestations of beauty, refinement and delicacy of Moroccan cuisine. It is prepared for great dinners and wedding ceremonies. Usually, it is served after small plates of fresh salads and before the Tagine with meat. Bastilla is made of fine layers of almost transparent...

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  • Moroccan Tagine
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    Flavors of Moroccan Cuisine

    Fez - In Paula Wolfert' book, Couscous and the Other Good Foods from Morocco, she wrote that Moroccan cooking is “the last of the great undiscovered cuisines”. More than that, Moroccan cooking may be the best North African challenger of the French one. Moroccan gastronomy takes its leadership from of the natural bounty of a country,...

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    Moroccan Cuisine: Rice with Chicken and Almonds

    By Layla Dahamou Sidi Ifni - As a cereal grain, rice is a basic dietary item for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia and the West Indies. In Morocco, rice is not that famous and people don’t largely depend on it for the preparation of their principal meals. Being new to...

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  • Ramadan in Morocco. Harira
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    Moroccan cuisine: Harira Soupe recipe

    By Layla Dahamou Taroudant - Moroccan soup or Harira used to be among the regular and necessary food served in breakfast for most of Moroccans. In the south-east regions of Morocco, it is usually served with dates and in some Moroccan cities it is served with Chebakia, very sweet and honeyed cookies. Nowadays, Moroccan families prepare...

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  • Moroccan Fava Bean and Vegetable Soup Credit Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times
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    Sephardic Dishes for the Passover Table

    By Martha Rose Shulman April 9, 2012 (New York Times) When I am planning a Passover menu I look to the Sephardic traditions of the Mediterranean. The Sephardim were the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula; they had a rich culture and lived in harmony with Christians and Muslims until the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions at...

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  • Tunisian Couscous: A Family Tradition
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    Tunisian Couscous: A Family Tradition

    By Faten Bouraoui April 8, 2012 (Tunisialive) Couscous is a North African dish traditionally served with meat, vegetables, and spices. It’s a staple dish in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Libya, having Amazigh (Berber) origins. Its popularity stretches into Europe as well. Couscous is Tunisia’s official national dish. But it’s more than just a staple food:...

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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...