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    Qaddafi’s Harem of Horror: book exposes late Libyan leader’s ‘sex abuses’

    August 26, 2013 In a new book, "Gaddafi's Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya," French journalist Annick Cojean unveils Libya’s former ruler’s alleged sexual abuse of schoolgirls, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday. The book, originally published in French, has sold over 100,000 copies and the English...

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    Oxford to Change Dictionary definition of marriage to include gays, lesbians

    By Larbi Arbaoui Morocco World News Tinejdad, July 28, 2013 According to Newsy TV channel, Oxford English Dictionary, the world's most renowned dictionary of the English language, is to change the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. Currently, OxfordDictionaries.com defined the term "marriage" as a "formal union of a man and a woman, typically...

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    Apple leader admits e-book prices rose with iPad launch

    NEW YORK- June 14, 2013 (AFP) Apple's chief dealmaker acknowledged that prices of best-selling e-books rose after the tech giant launched iPad book sales in 2010, but denied any role in a plot to fix prices. Eddy Cue, a senior vice president for many of Apple's Internet products, did admit in federal court that he...

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    Casablanca finally has its first police novel

    By Karima Rhanem Morocco World News Rabat, June 9, 2013 Have you read black series or Agatha Christie in your teenagehood? have you watched Alfred Hitchcock or Crime Scene Investigation? do you love mystery and suspense? On June 20, you have the chance to read the long-awaited Moroccan Police Novel "Inspector Dalil in Casablanca" by...

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    French geographers publish global atlas on sexuality

    PARIS, June 8, 2013 (AFP) Where are people most unfaithful? Who uses sex toys? On a darker level, where is child rape more prevalent? French geographers have tried to answer these questions and others in a global atlas on sexuality.From legislation and the dynamics of couples to prostitution and violence, the book maps out the...

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    'Perilous Desert' book warns of growing al-Qaeda threat in Africa's Sahara

    Washington, May 23, 2013 A new book published by the Carnegie Endowment says Al-Qaeda "has found an attractive base of supporters and recruits" in the Sahara/Sahel, echoing a May 13 UN Security Council warning that an "Arc of Instability" across the region could become a launch pad for international terrorist attacks. “The geopolitical significance of...

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    Le Petit Larousse modifies its definition of marriage to include same-sex marriage

    By Larbi Arbaoui Morocco World News Taroudant, Morocco, April 11, 2013 Le Petit Larousse, a French-language encyclopedic dictionary published by Éditions Larousse, modified the definition of marriage in its 2014 edition (published June 2013), to take into account the same sex bill currently under consideration in France. Previous editions of Le Petit Larousse defined marriage...

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    Moroccan Poetesses Take the Floor in Casablanca Book Fair

    By Loubna Flah Morocco World News Casablanca, March 31, 2013 The 19th edition of the Casablanca book fair (SIEL) opened its door to visitors and to the broad spectrum of exhibitors and publishing houses last Friday March 29th. The book fair remains an unparalleled opportunity for the publishing industry to display their latest editions and...

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  • Morocco, Time to abandon French for English
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    Moroccans Writing in English

    ByBrahim Koulila Kenitra - Books written in English have become like grains of sand; one could hardly count them. This is so, simply because this language has become the most dominant language worldwide. It is the language of our time and surely of the next few decades. Today, English is the language of science, economics-- management...

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  • International Book Fair
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    A Celebration of the Mediterranean Book in Fez

    Fez - The city of Fez will host the 4th edition of the Fez Festival of the Mediterranean Book on April 21-26 under the theme “Diasporic Moroccan Culture…Cross-cutting Approaches” at the cultural complex al-Hurriya. A large group of writers, thinkers, and artists living in Morocco and abroad, in addition to professionals in the world of books...

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  • Fez' Book Club
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    Fez' Book Club: An Opportunity for Book Lovers to Read and Discuss

    By Nidal Chebak Fez - “We are a society that doesn’t read!” this is a statement that I’ve always heard from almost all the people I know. It’s true; we don’t think or even consider reading as part of our culture. Reading is one of the richest activities that we can try to turn as one...

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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...