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    Farewell Gangnam Style: Harlem Shake a new internet buzz goes viral

    By Tarik Elbarakah Morocco World News Rabat- Feb 15, 2013 The famous Gangnam style dance performed by South Korean global sensation PSY might be finding a hard time standing against the new rising internet phenomenon called the Harlem Shake. What is this Harlem Shake? According to Wikipedia, the Harlem Shake is a dance video that...

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    “Soul of Morocco”, a new album by the Moroccan singer Oum

    By Larbi Arbaoui Morocco World News Taroudant- Feb 12, 2013 The Moroccan Sahrawi singer Oum announced the release of her new album entitled “Soul of Morocco” in France. With the variety of music styles incorporated in her new album, including Hassany langauge, African beats, Jazz, Soul, Amazigh and Sufi music, Oum sung all her songs...

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  • Moroccan Diva Samira Said back with a Great Song in Darija
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    Samira Said: A Moroccan Legendary Voice and the Diva of the Arab Music

    By Haajar Boutafi Fez - The striking news that Samira Said announced lately about her intention to quit the world of music surprised many of her fans. It was all the more, especially that she still is remarkably present and sought for by the most notable production companies in Egypt and the gulf, despite the age...

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    The 17th Annual Jazz Festival of Chellah Slated for June

    Rabat - The 17th annual Jazz Festival of Chellah in Rabat will be held from June 13 through 17, to celebrate the blending and mixing of various music experiments of rhythms and genres across the Mediterranean.  The event will bring together different Moroccan and European artists and musicians. The event’s organizers focused on the diversification of the...

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    Dounia Batma: 'King Mohamed VI Voted for Me'

    Fez - The talented young Moroccan artist, Dounia Batma, is calling Moroccans to support her and vote for her to win the title of the first edition of Arab Idol TV program, broadcasted on MBC channel. Dounia Batma, from Morocco, and Karmen Soulaymen, from Egypt, are the two finalists who will compete for the title of Arab...

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    Fatine Hilal Bik, A Sparkling Star in the Moroccan Sky

    New York - Morocco abounds with young talents, males and females from different fields and ages, who stand out with their ability, their courage, their vision or their contributions to defend their country’s causes and participate in its prosperity. Yet, these young talents, especially artists, still suffer from a poorly structured and still-amateurish artistic sector that...

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  • Fez Festival of World Sacred Music to Celebrate African Roots
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    The World Sacred Music Festival of Fez Re-enchanting the World

      Fez will host the 18th edition of the World Sacred Music Festival in June 8-16, 2012 under the theme “Re-enchanting the World.” The World Sacred Music Festival of Fez is one of Morocco’s most prominent festivals that celebrate musical diversity and cultural richness. Different nations are represented by their unique musical styles that take...

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    Fairouz, Cedar legendary diva, a silenced diva

    By Farah Souames Morocco World News Algiers, August 19, 2011 Fairuz, or the Arab Edith Piaf, was revealed by the famous Lebanese composers- song writers Rahbani brothers (Assi and Mansour)  in the 50’s. Her magical voice won the hearts of Arabs from the Maghreb to the Arabic Gulf. She is considered to be the last...

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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...