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    Hajj Elbabboushi Questions on MWN Top Stories: Blame it on corruption!

    By Hajj Elbabboushi Morocco World News New York, March 26, 2013 Morocco World News is introducing a weekly blog hosted by Hajj Elbabboushi to objectively criticize some of the top stories we previously featured. Hajj Elbabboushi is a former Moroccan teacher of English spent most his life in Morocco but retired abroad. Throughout his life,...

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    When does one become an adult ?

      By Louise Riondel Morocco World News Rennes, France, March 9, 2013 Something really odd happened to me today. I came across one of the hardest questions I have been asked in a long time. It wasn't related to the thesis I'm writing, or to my future career, or to a harsh decision I had...

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    Cry the Beloved Morocco

    By Rachid Khouya Morocco World News Smara, Morocco, March 7, 2103 The children of the rich lead and control, while the poor join the army and the police. They sell our present to own the future.  They use the past to justify and legitimatize their control over our national fate and resources. This is what...

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    Are you religious?

    By Louay Benaabdelaali Morocco World News Sale, March 7, 2013 I have heard this question so many times in Morocco, as well as during my travels from (usually) non Muslims with whom I lived or travelled, or had coffee, or just have broken few words. Every time I had to stop and think about this...

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    The Multiculturalist Theory

    Fez - In less than three decades, “multiculturalism” has become a word that is recognized by policy-makers, social commentators, academics and the general public in some countries. The term, however, is not used with the same meaning in the different contexts to which it is applied. The word “multicultural” is sometimes used in a purely sociological...

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    Engagement: Practical Ways into Choosing Your Life Partner

    Marrakech - Marriage is a divine relationship and a sacred union – as recognized by law and religion – between two people who decide to spend the rest of their lives together, and the hereafter too as Muslims believe. But before entering such a holy union, one must not forget that the engagement period is as...

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    Hijab: A Different Definition of Freedom

    Marrakech - “And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands,...

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    Promiscuity: a Culture We Cannot Adopt

    By Brahim Koulila Kenitra, Morocco - A lot of Moroccan people, namely some human rights activists, have recently attempted to integrate western culture and laws into Moroccan society. It goes without saying that quite a few things they want to “imitate” are good if they do not contradict common sense and Islamic values. For instance, Moroccan...

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    The Islamophobia Challenge

    Ithaca, New York - In his defense of the atrocity that he committed in July 2011, the Norwegian terrorist, Anders Breivik described his actions as “cruel but necessary.” He stated that what motivated his attack, which claimed the lives of 77 people, against the summer camp for the youth division of the ruling party and a...

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    The Sahara Issue and the Prospects for Security

    Rabat - The question of whether the Sahara should be Moroccan or become an independent sovereign state is a central political dispute in North African politics. The conflict itself is a consequence of European imperialism. At the risk of oversimplification, Spain and other European states, financially and economically exhausted after the Second World War, could...

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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...