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    In an Unexpected Power Play, King Salman Names His Son Mohammed Bin Salman Crown Prince

    Rabat - King Salman Bin Abdelaziz has named his son Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdelaziz Crown Prince in major move announced in the early hours of Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. Royal order: Relieving Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of his posts of Crown Prince, Deputy...

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  • King Mohammed VI at the Morocco-GCC Summit
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    The Gulf Crisis and the Role of Morocco

    By Lazrak Mohammed Rabat - Two week ago, some of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states along with some Arab and African states severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. The GCC, which has been long considered among the most inclusive and rich regional blocks in the world, has witnessed cracks in its walls. Unless serious...

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  • Gulf Crisis- Qatar’s Isolation 'Could Last Years'- UAE Minister
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    'Qatar’s Isolation 'Could Last Years': UAE Minister

    Rabat - United Arab Emirates' Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargach has told Reuters that Gulf countries' cut ties with Qatar could last a long time. Gargach claimed that “Qatar is not under embargo,” but added that “its isolation by its neighbors could last years.” The UAE minister revealed that list of charges against...

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  • 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...

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  • Kwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah and Qatari Emir Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani
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    Kuwaiti Emir Says Qatar Ready to Talk

    Toronto - Kuwait’s foreign minister, Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid has announced that Kuwaiti Emir, Sabal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has spoken with highly placed officials in Qatar who have indicated the country is ready to both talk and listen in an effort to find a speedy resolution to the Gulf rift. On Monday, June 4, six Gulf...

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  • GCC Leaders, including Emir of Qatar with King Mohammed VI of Morocco
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    King Mohammed VI Offers His Mediation to Solve Gulf Crisis

    Rabat - King Mohammed VI is ready to offer his mediation in order to solve the unprecedented Gulf crisis, said  Morocco's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in a communiqué on Sunday.  Amid the unprecedented crisis surrounding Qatar and its neighboring gulf countries, Morocco has broken its silence saying King Mohammed has held extensive and...

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  • GCC Leaders, including Emir of Qatar with King Mohammed VI of Morocco
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    Will Morocco Mediate Between Qatar and Its Saudi-Led Opponents

    Rabat - Communication between Morocco and Jordan has raised the possibility that Morocco will play a role in defusing the current diplomatic crisis in the Gulf. King Mohammed VI and King Abdullah II of Jordan had a phone call on Wednesday, the Jordanian state agency Petra has reported. “His Majesty King Abdullah II Wednesday discussed...

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  • Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani
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    Qatar Vows to Honor Gas Deals with UAE Despite Diplomatic Crisis

    Rabat - Qatar said it will honor its agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding the transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG), despite the fact that the UAE severed diplomatic ties with the Gulf state on Monday. Speaking to Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatari foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, stressed Qatar’s intention...

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    Video of Trump Participating in Traditional Saudi Sword Dance Goes Viral

    New York - Video showing an awkward but earnest US President, Donald Trump, engaging in a traditional Saudi Arabian Sword Dance has gone viral since being published on Al Jazeera’s Facebook page Saturday. Traditionally a male-only dance, First Lady Melania was relegated to the sidelines, smiling as she watched her husband give his Waspish all...

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  • Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and U.S. President Donald Trump sign a joint security agreement at the Royal Court in Riyadh
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    Israel ‘Concerned’ About US-Saudi Arabia Military Deal

    Toronto - Prominent Israelis are expressing concern over the $110 billion arms deal the US and Saudi Arabia signed on Saturday. Ahead of a weekly cabinet meeting, Israeli energy minister, Yuval Steinitz, called the deal “a matter that really should trouble us all.” Israel has been enjoying a military edge over its Arab neighbours for...

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    Emir of Qatar Receives Morocco's FM Who Conveys Royal Verbal Message

    Rabat - Bilateral relations between Qatar and Morocco are on the right track. Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar was received by Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, at the Emiri Diwan Office in Doha on Sunday. Moroccan Foreign Minister Mezouar arrived in Qatar on Friday on a working visit. On Saturday,...

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  • Photo of New Saudi Arabia Girls’ Council Run by Men Goes Viral
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    Photo of New Saudi Arabia Girls’ Council Run by Men Goes Viral

    Casablanca - A photo of the inaugural meeting of Saudi Arabia Girls’ Council, the first such council of its kind, was met with a rain of criticism and derision from social media users across the Arab world. Held in the Al-Qassim region on March 11, the event was organized by the Princess Abeer Bint Salman...

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    Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia: ‘Concerts and Cinema are Haram’

    Rabat - The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abdullah al-Sheikh, stated that “concerts and cinemas are forbidden in Islam as they corrupt morals and values.” Amid a controversy in Saudi Arabia surrounding the authorization of concerts and the building cinemas in the country, Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abdullah al-Sheikh, said publicly...

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    U.S: Emirati Student Shot Dead by Ohio Police

    Casablanca - An Emirati student in Ohio was shot and killed by a Hudson police officer on Sunday. 26-year-old UAE student Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri had been "speeding and driving erratically on Sunday on the Ohio Turnpike when he sideswiped another vehicle, causing his car to flip onto the roof,” reports ABC News. According to local authorities, Alameri...

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  • Africa-Arab Summit: Morocco Disappointed by Kuwait’s Decision
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    Africa-Arab Summit: Morocco Disappointed by Kuwait’s Decision

    Casablanca — Morocco has expressed its disappointment in Kuwait for its lack of support in boycotting the 4th Africa-Arab Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea this week.  In a communiqué published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, November 25, Morocco thanked Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, Yemen and Somalia “for their...

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    Saudi Man Returns to Singing Career After Being Imam For 30 Years

    Casablanca - Saudi folk artist Abdullah Al-Salem has returned to his singing career after 30 years of being an Imam at the Ali mosque in the city of Ha’il. Al-Salem initially left his singing career in 1989, deciding instead to commit to religion. As an Imam, many referred to Al-Salem as Sheikh Abdullah. He preached,...

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    Former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani Dies

    Rabat - The former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Bin Hamad Al-Thani died on Sunday evening, the Qatar Emiri Court announced tonight. He was 84.  The Emir of Qatar Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has ordered a three-day mourning period, the Court said in statement carried by Qatar News Agency, QNA. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad is...

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    Saudi Prince Executed for Murdering a Young Man

    Rabat - A Saudi Prince was executed for murdering a young Saudi man 3 years ago in a group fight. Saudi Ministry of Interior released a statement on Tuesday confirming the execution of Prince Turki Bin Saud al-Kabir after he was found guilty of murdering Saudi citizen Adel bin Suleiman bin Abdul Karim Mohaimeed. The...

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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...