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    Algerian parliament adopts contentious reforms

    ALGIERS, December 22, 2011 (AFP) Algerian lawmakers on Thursday approved a raft of contentious reforms laid out by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, news service APS reported. Bouteflika had promised Algerians a string of democratic and media reforms after the Arab Spring uprisings sparked mass protests in the north African country and led to the toppling of...

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    Algerian troops in Mali to combat Qaeda groups: officials

    BAMAKO, Dec 20, 2011 (AFP) Algerian troops have crossed into Mali to help government forces combat groups affiliated to Al-Qaeda, officials and witnesses told AFP Tuesday.

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    The plight of immigrants in southern Algeria

    Morocco World News/ Correo Diplomatico NEW YORK, December 19, 2011 The Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH) has just launched an urgent call alerting the public over the “dramatic situation” of dozens of Sub-Saharan immigrants who are detained in an expulsion center at Ain Salah, in the south of Algeria. Among these...

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    France encouraged by Algerian reform list

    ALGIERS, December 4, 2011 (AFP) French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said Sunday he was encouraged by political and constitutional reforms that have been outlined in Algeria. The various initiatives address many of the concerns of Algeria's population, Gueant said during a quick visit to the nation's capital. "I've been very impressed," the minister said at...

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    Algeria angered by Kadhafi daughter's comments

    ALGIERS, December 1, 2011 (AFP) Algeria on Thursday slammed as "unacceptable" comments by Aisha Kadhafi, the daughter of the slain Libyan leader, after she called for the overthrow of her country's interim government. The foreign ministry warned that she had abused the hospitality of Algeria, where she fled in August along with her mother and...

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    Algerian, Moroccan hackers trade barbs

    By By Mouna Sadek Algiers, November 30, 2011 Moroccan and Algerian hackers launched a series of cyber-attacks against websites in both countries over the past few weeks, targeting state institutions and private companies. People are now speaking out against what they call a "crime" and are stressing that hackers should channel their abilities into more...

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    Algeria, Morocco boost agricultural collaboration

    By Fidet Mansour Algiers, November 29, 2011 The political rapprochement between Morocco and Algeria is reaching into yet another field, this time agriculture and rural development. In the latest indication of warming ties between Algeria and Morocco, the two Maghreb neighbors signed a series of agricultural co-operation agreements last Wednesday (November 23rd) in Algiers. The...

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    Ennahda chief visits Algeria

    By Fidet Mansour Algiers, November 27, 2011 The head of Tunisia's leading party reassured his neighbors that Ennahda respects democratic values. Ennahda leader Rachid Ghannouchi this week paid a three-day visit to Algeria, where he met with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and various party leaders. "We do not want an Islam which denies democracy and the...

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    Islamists en route to creating new party in Algeria

    Algiers, November 26, 2011 (AFP) Former presidential candidate in Algeria and radical Islamist Abdallah Djaballah is set to create a new political party, Algeria’s national radio said Saturday. Djaballah announced Friday the imminent creation of “national body” which would later form a party, to be baptized the Justice and Development Front. The new party would...

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    Moroccan, Algerian agricultural professionals set up partnership

    Algiers, November 22, 2011 (MAP) A partnership between Moroccan and Algerian agricultural professionals was set up, on Tuesday in Algiers, to promote technology transfer and trade between the two countries. Three agreements were signed on the sidelines of the International agriculture fair in Algiers, in the presence of Moroccan Agriculture and Fishing Minister Aziz Akhannouch...

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    Algeria, Morocco strengthen relations

    By Walid Ramzi Algiers, November 21, 2011 Algeria and Morocco voiced a shared desire to rebuild relations and advance the long-awaited Maghreb Union project. Algeria and Morocco agreed Wednesday (November 16th) in Rabat to accelerate action on the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA). After meeting on the side-lines of an Arab-Turkish co-operation forum, Moroccan Foreign Minister...

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    Armed men kidnap doctor in Algeria

    November 15, 2011 (AFP) Doctor kidnapped in own vehicle by unidentified armed men in northeastern Algeria A group of armed men kidnapped a doctor near Tizi Ouzou, the chief town of Algeria's northeastern Kabylie region, Tuesday as he was taking his children to school, an AFP correspondent reported. Nacer Djelal, a cardiologist in his 50s,...

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    Algeria counts cost of Libya response

    ALGIERS, November 9, 2011 (Reuters) Border guards loyal to Libya's new rulers were waving travelers through the Ras Jdir crossing from Tunisia into Libya one day last month, until a man approached their checkpoint and handed them his Algerian passport. “Go back to where you came from,” the border guard told the owner of the...

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    Algeria vows to support new Libya

    By Walid Ramzi Algiers, November 5, 2011 Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia reiterated Tuesday (November 1st) his country's willingness to co-operate with Libya's new government.

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    Parliament law 'discriminatory' to women, say MPs

    November 3, 2011(AFP) The Algerian parliament on Thursday adopted an amended law reversing an initial bill that would have vastly improved female representation in politics, prompting criticism from female MPs. Female MPs criticised a law adopted by Algeria's parliament Thursday that reverses an initial bill to vastly improve female representation in politics as "nationally and...

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    Abdel Aziz scores points against Algeria

    Morocco World News/Maghreb Intelligence October 28, 2011 The kidnapping by elements of AQIM of three foreign aid workers in the camp of Rabouni in Tindouf, sounds like an admission of failure of the security policy followed for years by Algiers. Indeed, for years the Algerian military wanted to incorporate all the countries of the Sahel...

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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...