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    France: 'Cannabis-Laced' Clinical Trial Leaves 1 Dead, 5 in Serious Condition

    Taroudant - A clinical trial conducted by a private laboratory on Thursday in Rennes, in northeastern France, went wrong leaving one person clinically dead and five others in serious condition, according to the country's Minister of Health. The accident happened after volunteers took a "cannabis-based" oral painkiller during a trial in Rennes. A statement issued...

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  • El Hossein El Ouardi, the Minister of Health
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    Morocco to Offer 288,000 Students Healthcare Benefits

    Rabat - Morocco officially launched a new system called L’Assurance Maladie Obligatoire (AMO-E) for 288,000 students starting school year 2015-2016. The new healthcare system was announced yesterday by El Hossein El Ouardi, the Minister of Health, during a meeting held at the headquarters of the National Commission for Doctors in Rabat with the presence of Abdelilah Benkirane, Head of Government,...

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    Video: US Ambassador Bush Wishes all Moroccans Happy Holidays

    Rabat - US Ambassador to Morocco, Dwight Bush, released a new video in which he wishes Happy Holidays to Moroccans. While noting that Americans celebrate many of “our beloved holidays,” such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Hanukah, he pointed that this year’s celebrations are very special, as the holiday season coincides with the birthday of...

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  • Assim Padela
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    American Muslim Doctors Face Patients’ Suspicions

    Taroudant -  A new study funded by the John Templeton Foundation and conducted at the University of Chicago found that nearly half of American Muslim doctors felt more scrutiny at work compared to their non-Muslim colleagues, and nearly one in four said they have experienced religious discrimination during their careers. The study, which surveyed about...

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    Amid World AIDS Epidemic, Morocco Making Progress

    By Kaitlin Junod Rabat - While HIV and AIDS infections are rising in the Middle East and North Africa, Morocco has made substantial progress in fighting HIV/ AIDS, wrote Navid Mandani for Nature Middle East. According to Mandani, civil society has done an exceptional job in addressing HIV-related risk behaviors and “stands in an excellent...

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    Moroccan Meat and Dairy Products Banned in Melilla

    Rabat - Moroccan meat and dairy products now banned from entering Spanish enclave Melilla amid food safety concerns. To counter the spread of foot and mouth disease, the Ministry of Health banned imports from Maghreb on November 19. Under the ban, any related meat or dairy products from the Maghreb, irrespective of the quantity, destination...

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    Statistic Claiming 8% of Moroccan Students have AIDS is Not True

    Taroudant - During the time that the Ministry of Health is organizing a medical checkup campaign for students, alarming figures are being circulated online, scaring parents about the health of their children. According to Media24, figures that claim "8% of Moroccan school and university students aged 10-24 years old are infected with AIDS," is not...

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    Princess Lalla Salma Holds Annual Conference on Cancer Treatment

    By Cindy Basha Rabat - Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, Moroccan Princess Lalla Salma, hosted the opening ceremonies for the 10th Conference of the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) in Marrakesh on Thursday. The forum held discussions regarding the role of government in cancer treatment,...

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    No Ebola Cases in Morocco, Health Ministry Says

    Rabat - The Moroccan Health Ministry informed on Monday that there are no declared cases of the highly-contagious Ebola disease in Morocco. Following an Ebola scare, the Ministry said on Wednesday that after examining the Moroccan citizen in question, it turned out that he suffers from Malaria rather than Ebola, adding that he is recovering....

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    28,135 People Suffer From Tuberculosis in Morocco: WHO Report

    New York- More than 28,000 cases of tuberculosis were detected and notified in Morocco last year. Morocco registered 28,135 new cases of tuberculosis in 2014, according to the latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO), published on Wednesday, October 28. The three different types of the disease can be classified as bacteriologically confirmed, clinically...

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  • Pharma5
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    Moroccan made Hepatitis C Medicine in Market

    Taroudant - The Pharma Group 5, which specializes in generic drugs, has announced that the generic anti-hepatic drug Sofosbuvir, "100% Morocco made," is ready and will soon be on the market at a very reasonable cost. The "100% Moroccan" drug was developed by the support of Morocco's Ministry of Health. In developing Sofosbuvir, Pharma Group...

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    Moroccan Student Dies, 8 Hospitalized After Food Poisoning At School

    Taroudant - A student died and eight others, including one with muscular paralysis, were admitted to the regional hospital in critical condition as a result of acute intoxication at the campus of Mohammed V High School in Azrou, about 80 kilometers away from Fez. Nine boarding students, who had their meals at the Mohammed V...

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    Morocco’s Health Ministry to Decrease Medical Equipment Prices

    By Yasyn Mouhir Rabat - The Health Minister Houcine El Ouardi announced on Monday October 5, 2015 during a press conference in Rabat that prices of expensive medical devices will decline "before the end of 2015". The press conference following the presentation of the draft of the National Health Service and the priorities of health...

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    King Mohammed VI Gives Away a Mercedes-Benz for Cancer Patients

    Rabat - Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has donated his personal Mercedes-Benz car last Saturday in Marrakech at a fundraising Gala dinner. The proceeds of the gala will be going towards the construction of two hospitals for cancer patients. A report by daily Akhbar Alyaoum said King Mohammed VI donated his convertible Mercedes (model of 1970)...

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    Hajj Deaths Allegedly reach 4,173, Saudi Ministry of Heath Denies

    Taroudant - Saudi Arabian Ministry of Heath allegedly published on Tuesday a statement on its official website saying the death toll in the recent Mina stampede has reached 4,173, but the statement has been taken down since then. Ever since, the alleged announcement was taken down from the website, but some internet users and news...

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    Study: Scientists Reveal Why Some People Do Not Get Lung Diseases

    By Yasyn Mouhir Marrakech - British scientists has discovered the reason behind the retention of some smokers's lungs healthy despite they smoke their entire life. An analysis that included more than 50 thousand people showed favorable mutations occur to the DNA of smokers and lead to enhancing the lungs function and, at the same time,...

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    Moroccan Doctor Launches Clinic to Help Syrian and Sub-Saharan Refugees

    Rabat - Moroccan gynecologist, Dr. Zouhair Lahna, announced on Sunday that he would launch a clinic in Casablanca to provide refugees with free health care. Dr. Zouhair Lahna used Facebook to make the announcement and explain the objectives of this project. "For a while, I was wondering about the feasibility of setting up a medical center...

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  • Moroccan graduate doctors on strike
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    Trial of Strength in Morocco's Ministry for Health

    Rabat - Trial of strength in the Ministry for health: Communication failure, abuse of authority, inefficient governance or loss of trust? While it is widely believed in Morocco that it is the democratic obligation of the State to provide free of charge education at all levels to all its citizens, it is also believed, at...

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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...