• Egyptian Preacher Amr Khaled: “I Support All My Country's Decisions Regarding Qatar”
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    Egyptian Preacher Amr Khaled: 'I Support All My Country's Decisions Regarding Qatar'

    By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat - Egyptian television preacher, Amr Khaled, has responded to claims by Twitter users that he has shown sympathy toward both the Muslim brotherhood and Qatar, following the political tension between his native country and Qatar. On Saturday, the preacher tweeted about an episode of his new TV program entitled, “The Prophet...

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  • King Mohammed VI and Abdelfattah El-Sissi
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    King Mohammed VI Extends Condolences to Egyptian President

    Rabat - King Mohammed VI extended his condolences and expressed compassion to Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi over the “abject terrorist attack” in the province of Minya on Friday. In his message to the Egyptian President, King Mohammed VI offered his “sincere condolences and compassion,” to the victims’ families and the “brotherly Egyptian people.” His message continued,...

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  • Roadside Bombings Kill 10 Soldiers in Egypt
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    Roadside Bombings Kill 10 Soldiers in Egypt

    Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed by two roadside bomb blasts during a raid against jihadist militants in the Sinai peninsula, the military said on Thursday. Fifteen militants were killed and seven others arrested during the operation, the source added. Soldiers also destroyed half a tonne of the explosive TNT and seized two vehicles...

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    Egypt: Eight Policemen Killed in Attack on Cairo Outskirts

    Cairo - At least eight policemen were killed and three wounded in an attack by Islamist militants on a security checkpoint in Egypt's New Valley province in the Western Desert, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. State television said the attack took place at around 8.15 p.m. in the Naqb checkpoint more than 600 kilometers...

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  • Value of Egyptian Pound Drops to an Unprecedented Level
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    Value of Egyptian Pound Drops to an Unprecedented Level

    Casablanca - The Egyptian pound recorded an unprecedented drop while the US dollar continues to rise, reaching 20 pounds per dollar on Wednesday, December 21. Since Egypt officially began floating the Egyptian pound last November, the value of the pound continued to drop gradually, reaching 20.05 pounds per US dollar on the black market. Meanwhile,...

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    Morocco Strongly Condemns Cairo’s Terrorist Attack

    Rabat - Morocco has strongly condemned the coward terror blast that targeted on Sunday a Coptic Cathedral in Cairo. "The Kingdom of Morocco strongly condemns this criminal terrorist act which runs counter universal human values and the principles of heavenly religions,” said a statement from the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Morocco, which extends...

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    Egypt To Export Donkeys to China and Dogs to Korea

    Casablanca - Egypt has authorized the exportation of 10,000 donkeys to China and is on the verge of authorizing the exportation of dogs to Korea. The General Authority for Veterinary Services at the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture has agreed to export 10,000 donkeys to Chinese drug companies. According to Arabic-language news source, Alarabiya, the head...

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    Bomb Blast at Cairo Cathedral Kills at least 25 People

    Cairo - A bomb blast at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral has killed at least 25 people on Sunday, state media said. Another 35 people were injured, Egyptian state TV reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday’s attack.

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    Morocco Condemns Terror Attack Against Egyptian Police

    Rabat - Morocco condemned the terrorist attack carried out on Friday against a security checkpoint in Giza's district that killed six policemen and injured others. "The Kingdom of Morocco offers its condolences to the families of the victims, wishes a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack and reaffirms its support to Egypt in...

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    Why Al-Sisi's Presidency Might be Short-lived 

    Casablanca - Though the IMF and the United States have supported Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, the future of the Egyptian president’s rule is not a promising one. This week, the Washington Post posted an article entitled “A bad bet on Egypt’s strongman,” entailing the different reasons why many who have supported Al-Sisi's presidency may be wrong. And...

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  • Egypt Welcomes Outcome of Arab-African Summit With Polisario Participation
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    Egypt Welcomes Outcome of Arab-African Summit With Polisario Participation

    Casablanca - Egypt has chosen to continue participating in the Africa-Arab World Summit despite the withdrawal of Morocco and several other Arab countries in response to the presence of the Polisario Front. The summit, taking place in Equatorial Guinea, witnessed the very public withdrawal of Morocco in reaction to the participation of the self-proclaimed SADR....

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    Mohammed Morsi’s Life Sentence Overturned by High Court

    Beryl Kessio Rabat - The highest appeal court in Egypt has struck down a life sentence that was dealt to ousted president Mohammed Morsi today. The Court of Cessation also ordered a retrial in the case against Morsi concerning charges of conspiring with foreign militant groups, including the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. However, no date...

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  • King Mohammed VI Visit to Ethiopia
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    Egyptian Media Tunes into King Mohammed VI’s Visit to Ethiopia

    Rabat - The Egyptian media tuned into King Mohammed VI’s ongoing visit to Ethiopia, identifying the ordeal as an effort to gain further political access to the African Union (AU) as Morocco furthers its bid to become an official part of the AU once again. Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is also the capital...

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    Death Penalty Dismissed for Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

    Casablanca — Egyptian court has officially cancelled former President Mohamed Morsi’s death sentence as of November 15, reports Telquel. Morsi, who served as Egypt’s fifth president, was removed from office by the army chief General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi following the 2013 protests and coup d’état. Egyptian prosecutors charged Morsi with a slew of crimes and...

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  • El-Sisi: Egypt’s Recovery Depends on the Stability of Middle East
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    Abdel Fattah El- Sisi Confirms Attendance at COP22 in Marrakech

    Rabat - Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hs reportedly confirmed on Thursday attendance at the 22nd conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), which will take place on 7 November in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference is scheduled to bring together UN member states to discuss implementation mechanisms of the...

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  • Parties on Climate Change (COP22)
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    NGOs Call on Egypt to Ratify Paris Agreement before COP22

    Cairo - The agreement was signed in late April but is still pending parliamentary review Seven non-governmental organisations in Egypt signed a joint statement calling on Egypt to ratify the Paris climate agreement, before the 22nd conference of the parties (COP22). Egypt had signed the agreement already in late April during the ceremony in UN...

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    Nouamane Lahlou Cancels Visit to Egypt After it Welcomed Polisario Delegation

    Rabat - Moroccan artist Nouamane Lahlou has cancelled his visit to Egypt in protest against the visit of a delegation of Polisario’s self-proclaimed SADR. Moroccan singer and composer Nouamane Lahlou announced in a post on his Facebook fan page that he cancelled his visit to Egypt, scheduled on November 2, after the Speaker of the...

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    Over 160 Bodies Recovered after Migrant Boat Capsizes off Egypt

    Cairo - The death toll from a refugee boat sinking off Egypt's coast has risen to 162, as rescuers recovered more bodies from the Mediterranean Sea. Survivors said up to 450 people were on board the overcrowded fishing vessel that was heading to Italy from Egypt when it capsized off the port city of Rosetta...

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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...