• King Mohammed VI Sports Stylish Look in Abidjan
    20

    King Mohammed VI Sports Stylish Look in Abidjan

    Rabat - A photo of a stylishly-dressed King Mohammed VI with the famous Burkinabe stylist Pathé Ouadraguo, also known as Pathé O,  has gone viral on social media. King Mohammed VI seized the opportunity during his official visit to Cote D’Ivoire to pay a visit to the Burkinabe stylist Pathé O in his workshop in...

    0
  • Photo of King Mohammed VI and Lalla Salma Goes Viral on Social Media
    20

    Spanish Media Hails King Mohammed VI’s Modern Chic

    By Julia Cabrera Rabat - King Mohammed VI has received recognition by several spanish media for the fashion choices he makes in his private life. “The Monarch has a new aspect, with shorter hair and a more dense beard. More recently you can notice the modern style of dress that he has in his private...

    0
  • Marrakesh Medina
    20

    Marrakech Best City in Africa for Quality of Life

    Rabat - In a new survey, four Moroccan cities have ranked in a list of Africa’s top 10 cities for quality of life. The survey results were released on Tuesday. Nicknamed the Ochre City in honour of the walls surrounding the old medina district, Marrakech took the coveted first place spot. Casablanca, Rabat and Fez...

    0
  • 20

    Hijabs Hit New York Fashion Week Runway

    Toronto - Indonesian fashion designer, Anniesa Hasibuan, is returning to the runway with her second New York Fashion Week collection. Once again, hijabs will be front and centre of her work, according to the UK Independent. It’s New York Fashion Week and that means the second collection for breakout Muslim fashion designer, Anniesa Hasibuan. Last...

    0
  • Agadir City, Morocco
    20

    Agadir Charms and Delights American Visitors

    Toronto - Thousands of winter travellers, sometimes knowns as snowbirds, flock to the warm welcome of Agadir, Morocco. In an article for Travel World/USA, Anne describes her recent trip and the ease with which she and her travel companion were captivated. When people visit a warm country like Morocco during the winter months you can...

    0
  • Gad Elmaleh's Son Walks at New York Fashion Week
    20

    Gad Elmaleh's Son Walks at New York Fashion Week

    By Amira El Masaiti Rabat - Noé Elmaleh, the eldest son of the French-Moroccan comedian, Gad Elmaleh, and French actress, Anne Brochet, joins the long list of celebrities’ children who have made their way into modeling. The 16-year-old made his first professional modeling debut on February 13 at  New York Fashion Week. Elmaleh walked the...

    0
  • 20

    Husband Hunting in Dakhla, Morocco

    Rabat - This week was female raid Sahraouiya´s  third edition  in the beautiful Dakhla and Morocco World News has interviewed one of the brave women who participated in this tough sports competition in between desert and sea. Manuela Lanza, journalist and vlogger, known for her original travel show "Husband Hunter" ranked 11 in the competition, not bad considering...

    0
  • My Memories in Casablanca
    20

    A Video Contest Brings Residents of Casablanca Closer to Their City

    By Amira El Masiti Rabat - “La société de développement local Casablanca Patrimoine” (SDL) has launched a video contest to celebrate the unique beauty of Casablanca. Lasting from January 25 to February 20, the contest promises a reward of 10,000 dirhams and the title “Ami du Patrimoine” (“Friend of Heritage”) to the winner. Entitled “My...

    0
  • Fes, a Home away from Home. Photo by Hinna Sheikh/ Morocco World News
    20

    Morocco Ranked 8th Recommended Tourist Destination in the World

    Casablanca - A recent study by a Canadian non-profit organization ranks Morocco the 8th most secure and economical country in the world for tourists. Protegez-Vous, non-profit organization that informs international consumers about the pros and cons of products and destinations, released its annual study ranking tourist destinations by affordability and security. The study, released in...

    0
  • Fez 2nd International Gathering Explores Photography in Time Crisis
    20

    Fez 2nd International Gathering Explores Photography in Time of Crisis

    By Ayesha Ulhaq Fez 2nd International Artist Gathering kicked off to successful start, as the event attracted a sizeable and diverse audience, gauging both international and local interest. Opening the three-day event, a panel and presentation was held on Friday January 13, in Dar Batha, located in the old medina of Fez, Morocco. Photographers and participants from...

    0
  • 20

    2016, A Difficult but Resilient Year for Moroccan Tourism

    Rabat - From an international landscape tainted by conflicts and terrorism to a global economic slump, 2016 has been a difficult year for tourism. Despite such unfortunate circumstances, the last few months of 2016 have allowed the Moroccan tourism sector to bring in record-breaking revenue, and to avoid the decline in traditional markets, thanks to...

    0
  • 20

    NY Times Ranks Marrakech 11th in Best 52 Places to Go in 2017

    Casablanca - The New York Times has listed Marrakech as one of the top 52 places to go in the new year, placing 11th in the list. This is the first time since 2015 that a Moroccan city is featured on the annual list. That year, Rabat placed 31st and was praised for its Roman...

    0
  • 20

    Morocco Ranks Africa's Number One Tourist Destination

    Rabat - Morocco is the number one tourist destination in Africa, according to French-speaking Belgian Radio and Television (RTBF). RTBF reported that in late November, Morocco recorded $5.8 billion in tourism, making the Kingdom the country most visited in Africa. It also recalled that Marrakech, one of the most popular cities in the country, had been...

    0
  • Turkish Anchor Insults Moroccans After Wedding of Al Bani & Turkish Actor  
    20

    Turkish Anchor Insults Moroccans After Wedding of Al Bani & Turkish Actor  

    Rabat - A Turkish anchor has lashed out at Morocco and insulted Moroccans following the wedding of famous Turkish actor, Murat Yildirim, and former Miss Morocco, Imane Al Bani. In an excerpt from a Turkish television show, “Söylemezsem Olmaz,” the anchor appears angry at Yildirim for not valuing his Turkish culture during the wedding celebration...

    0
  • Video: Papi, I Want a Moroccan Husband This 2017
    20

    Video: Papi, I Want a Moroccan Husband This 2017

    Oops she did it again!  Manuela Lanza (aka "Husband Hunter") is back in Morocco to accomplish her New Year's resolution: marry a Moroccan man this 2017! But be careful guys ... this time she brings reinforcements: her father! Since Manuela started to produce her own tv show "Husband Hunter" on YouTube, so far she has...

    0
  • Video: Moroccan Actor Imane El-Bani &Turkish Actor Murat Yildirim Wed
    20

    Video: Moroccan Imane El-Bani &Turkish Actor Murat Yildirim Wedding

    Rabat - Famous Turkish actor, Murat Yildirim, and former Miss Morocco, Imane El-Bani, celebrated their wedding Sunday at the CVK hotel in Istanbul, in the presence of family. In a video posted on YouTube, the married couple are seen wearing traditional Moroccan wedding outfits, including the Moroccan caftan and the ‘Jabador.’ The video also shows...

    0
  • woman thumbs down
    20

    5 Things a Moroccan Woman Probably Doesn’t Want to Hear 

    Casablanca — As a Moroccan woman, I’ve noticed that there’s a lot of things most Moroccan women don’t like hearing. Below is a list of five of those things. Disclaimer: I do not claim to know the dislikes of all Moroccan women, but I believe this list sums up a few major things many Moroccan...

    0
  • Fes Photography Rally: a Rally through the Past and Future
    20

    Fes Photography Rally: a Rally through the Past and Future

    Fez - Set to take place on Sunday December 18th, the Fes photography rally is a photo-based adventure in which participants explore the Medina by matching target-locations with a given photo. The rally seeks to help people familiarize themselves with the Fes medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It brings together people from all different...

    0

Editorial

Opinions

  • The Moroccan Gold Eldorado
    20

    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
    20

    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)
    20

    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...

  • 20

    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
    20

    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
    20

    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.
    20

    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
    20

    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
    20

    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
    20

    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...