• Syrian Opposition Leader, Fahad Al-Masri, Asks Mohammed VI For Help
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    Video: Syrian Opposition Leader Asks King Mohammed VI For Help

    Rabat - In a Youtube video Fahad Al-Masri called on King Mohammed VI to help the Syrian refugees stuck on the Moroccan-Algerian border. Uploaded on May 27, the video features the chairman of the National Salvation Front in Syria asking Morocco’s King “on the occasion of the month of Ramadan” to come to the help...

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  • US Claims Assad Regime Operating Crematorium at Saydnaya Prison
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    US Claims Assad Regime Operating Crematorium at Saydnaya Prison

    Rabat - The US State Department is alleging that the Assad regime has executed thousands of prisoners at Saydnaya military prison, located outside of Damascus, using a crematorium to dispose of the bodies in an attempt to conceal evidence of the crimes. Satellite images released by the State Department appear to back up claims by numerous...

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    Syrian Praise Donald Trump Call Him Abu Ivanka al-Amriki

    Toronto - US President Donald Trump’s fan-base may not be growing fast at home, but he’s gaining all new respect with Syrians on social media following his missile strike on a Syrian government controlled airbase Thursday night. Following a targeted missile strike on the, Al-Shayrat airbase in western Syria, elated Syrians have taken to social...

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  • US President Donald Trump Speaks about Missile Strikes in Syria
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    US President Donald Trump Speaks about Missile Strikes in Syria

    Toronto - At approximately 8:45 p.m., the United States military carried out a classic sea-based cruise missile launch against the Al-Shayrat Airbase in western Syria. Between 50 and 60 Tomahawk missiles were launched from two US naval destroyers anchored in the east Mediterranean. The move was a clear retaliation for the chemical attack carried out by...

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    US Military Launch 50 Tomahawk Missiles Against Syria

    Washington D.C. - The United States military has fired more 50 Tomahawk missiles into Syria. The missiles were launched from two US naval destroyers between 8-9 p.m., as President Trump was having dinner with China’s President Xi. The move is a clear retaliation for the chemical attack launched by Syrian government forces against rebels in Idlib...

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    Syrian Regime Allegedly Launches New Gas Attack on Syrian Civilians

    By Oumaima Doukkane Casablanca - Bashar Al Assad regime has reportedly used chemical weapons against defenseless Syrian civilians. Chemical attacks in Syria show no sign of ending. Over 120 bombs have fallen within the last two days in Ghouta, yet the strike bell is still ringing. In the early hours of April 4, Idlib was struck...

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  • Air Strikes in Idlib, Syria Kill 26
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    SOHR Says Conflict in Syria Claimed over 320K Victims

    Beirut - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has documented the deaths of 321358 persons on the Syrian territory since the start of the Syrian revolution on the 15th of March 2011, the rights body said on its website. This figure includes civilian casualties, mainly children under the age of eighteen and women over...

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  • Attack on Syrian Security Forces Kills at Least 40
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    Attack on Syrian Security Forces Kills at Least 40

    Beirut - Militants attacked two Syrian security offices in the western city of Homs on Saturday with guns and suicide bombers, killing at least 42 people including a senior officer, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The attackers killed the head of military security and 29 others at one of its headquarters in the...

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  • Syrian Family Drags Luggage & Baby Stroller Through Snow to Reach Canada
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    Syrian Family Drags Luggage & Baby Stroller Through Snow to Reach Canada

    Rabat - A young Syrian family braved -15C weather to reach Canada on foot, dragging their luggage and a baby stroller with them through the snow, according to a CBC report Saturday. Taking their chances at a popular crossing site along the US-Quebec border, the family was immediately taken into custody, including the couple’s 3-year-old...

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    Syria Accuses Israel of Military Airport Rocket Attack

    Rabat - Syria's army command has accused Israel of firing rockets on Friday at a major military airport west of the capital Damascus. Syrian state television quoted the army as saying several rockets were fired from an area near Lake Tiberias in northern Israel just after midnight which landed in the compound of Mezzah airport....

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  • Omran Daqneesh With Obama and Vladimir Putin
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    Iran: Failed Legacy of Barack Obama’s Foreign policy

    By Hassan Mahmoudi New York - Syrian civilians inside Aleppo, managed to transfer to safety. They shared one common message to the world, “You abandoned us.” History in the near future will definitely witness that while Syrian men and women, young and old, babies and mothers were mutilated under debris left by airstrikes and ground attacks by Iran’s (Revolutionary...

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    Air Strikes Kill Over 20 Civilians in Eastern Syria

    Rabat - Air strikes carried out by unidentified aircraft killed at least 22 civilians, including 10 children, in a village held by the so-called Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the civilians were from two families at Hojna in Deir Ezzor, which borders Iraq and...

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  • Russia Has Killed 35,000 Fighters in Syria
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    Russia Has Killed 35,000 Fighters in Syria

    Casablanca - Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu, announced on Tuesday that Russia has killed 35,000 combatants in Syria since 2015. Sergey Shoygu, Russian Defense Minister, said that raids conducted by his country have resulted in the death of 35,000 fighters in Syria since Russia’s involvement in the Syrian War in 2015. The minister continued his...

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  • The United Nations Security Council
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    UNSC Adopts Resolution to Monitor Civilian Evacuations from Aleppo

    New York - The UNSC adopted Monday a resolution asking all parties to provide the United Nations with safe, immediate and unhindered access to monitor evacuations from the eastern districts of Aleppo and the protection of civilians throughout Syria. Unanimously adopting resolution 2328 (2016), the 15-nation organ requested that the United Nations and other relevant...

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    Biggest Evacuation to be Carried out In Besieged Syrian City Aleppo

    By Ayesha Ulhaq Rabat - Over 4000 civilians have evacuated rebel-held parts of eastern Aleppo, many of these include dozens of orphans. The evacuation came in spite of the official deferment of movement from the crushed Syrian city. As civilians move to safety, the UN Security Council arrange to vote on whether to send out...

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    Moroccan Doctor Describes Humanitarian Situation in Aleppo

    Casablanca - Zouhair Lahna, a Moroccan obstetrician, surgeon and associative actor who volunteered in the Syrian city of Aleppo, recounts the atrocities he witnessed. The humanitarian situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo has grown horrific with the advance of Bashar Al Assad’s forces in the east of the city, backed by Russian Aerial bombardment....

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    4,000 Rebels, Family Members to Quit East Aleppo

    Damascus - At least 4,000 rebels and their families will be evacuated from the last opposition-held districts of Syria's Aleppo, state television reported on Thursday. "Four thousand rebels with their families will be evacuated from the eastern districts of Aleppo," the television said in a breaking news alert. "All the procedures for their evacuation are...

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  • Rebel shelling kills 28 civilians in Syria's Aleppo
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    Death Toll in Syria War Rises to 312,000: Monitor

    Beirut - Syria’s war has killed more than 312,000 people since it began in March 2011, including over 90,000 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Tuesday. The Britain-based group said it had recorded the deaths of 312,001 people since the war began with anti-government protests, including nearly 16,000 children. The toll includes more...

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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...