• King Mohammed VI Congratulates Award Recipient Adnane Remmal
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    King Mohammed VI Congratulates Award Recipient Adnane Remmal

    Casablanca - Moroccan Monarch, King Mohammed VI, has sent a telegram of congratulations to Adnane Remmal, the Moroccan biologist who won the European Inventor of the Year Award. King Mohammed VI has sent a congratulatory telegram to the Moroccan biologist who received the European Inventor of the Year Award, Adnane Remmal. The Moroccan Monarch expressed...

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  • Moroccan wins European Inventor of the Year Award
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    Moroccan Wins European Inventor of the Year Award

    By Chaimaa Zahaar Rabat - Moroccan biologist Adnane Remmal, has been lauded for his work developing a new method improving the effectiveness of antibiotics and was awarded European Inventor Award on Thursday for inventing an anti-antibiotic. Remmal received the award from the European Patent Office (EPO) during an official ceremony in Venice on June 15,...

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  • ISIS Debuts in Drone Attacks
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    80 % of Moroccan Youth in ISIS Recruited Through Social Media: Minister

    Rabat - Approximately 80 percent of Moroccan youth who have joined the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) were recruited through Facebook and Twitter, according to government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi. During the opening conference of the spring session of Center for Studies, Research and Social Sciences, Khalfi, who was Minister of Communication during the former term...

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  • Two Moroccan Students Win International Social Entrepreneurship Prize
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    Two Moroccan Students Win International Social Entrepreneurship Prize

    Rabat - Two students at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane have won the gender equality prize at AIM2Flourish, a higher-ed curriculum and online platform highlighting social entrepreneurship that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Imane Abou-said and Zaineb Khizani, both 19, won the prize for research on Serve&Help, a Moroccan startup helping economically-marginalized women...

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  • Moroccan Minister Announces Housing Projects for Newlyweds
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    Moroccan Minister Announces Housing Projects for Newlyweds

    Rabat - The major new housing projects that the government aims to launch in the field of housing are targeted at recently-married Moroccan couples, said Mohamed Nabil Benabdallah, Minister of Housing and Urbanism on Tuesday. In response to a question about the "real estate crisis in Morocco" during the oral questions session of the House...

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  • Rapper Asylum Seeker in Belgium Sparks Outrage Burning His Moroccan Passport
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    Rapper Asylum Seeker in Belgium Sparks Outrage Burning His Moroccan Passport

    Rabat  - After becoming an asylum seeker in Belgium, Moroccan rapper, Mouad Belghouat, better known as El Haqed (The Enraged), released a video clip on Friday entitled “Raka Taka,” showing himself burning his Moroccan passport. El Haqed no longer lives in Morocco. The decision to burn his passport has outraged social media users, who categorically...

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  • 600,000 Moroccan Adults and Teenagers Addicted to Drugs
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    600,000 Moroccan Adults and Teenagers Addicted to Drugs

    Rabat - Approximately 600,000 Moroccans are addicted to drugs, with 16,000 addicted to hard drugs like heroin and cocaine, reported Moroccan daily newspaper Assabah based on a study conducted by the Biochemistry and Nutrition and Cellular Biology group in affiliation with Casablanca’s Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. 300,000 Moroccans are addicted to cigarettes, according to...

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  • Moroccan Entrepreneur Mohammed boumediane Launches Europe's Largest Cyber Defense Center
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    Moroccan Entrepreneur Launches Europe's Largest Cyber Defense Center

    Rabat - The largest private cyber defense company in Europe, founded by Moroccan entrepreneur Mohamed Boumediane, launched a new center in Montpellier, France on March 7, 2017. The center required an investment of more than 100 million euros. Boumedine’s company Ziwit has become the leading European company in cyber security and protection in less than...

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  • Children with Autism Participate in Rabat International Marathon
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    Children with Autism Participate in Rabat International Marathon

    Rabat - Children with autism  participated for the first time in the International Marathon of Rabat on March 5.  A number of organizations supporting autistic children from various Moroccan cities  took part in the third edition of the International Marathon of Rabat. The initiative aimed to raise awareness of this segment of the Moroccan population...

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  • Gender Diversity to Pump $30 Billion in Moroccan GDP by 2025
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    Gender Diversity to Pump $30 Billion in Moroccan GDP by 2025

    Rabat - Morocco could unlock a GDP of up to $30 billion by 2025 by capitalizing on its strong potential for gender diversity in business, according to the consulting firm McKinsey. Sandra Sancier-Sultan, Senior Associate Director at the consulting firm, presented this prediction as part of the results of her study “Women Matter,” which investigated...

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  • Police Arrest Seventh Escapee from Youth Detention in Salé
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    Police Arrest Seventh Escapee from Youth Detention in Salé

    Rabat - The seventh prisoner who escaped from juvenile detention in Salé 1 prison on Sunday has reportedly been arrested and brought back to the prison, where he will await to be transferred to the Criminal Chamber of Rabat. The six previously arrested escapees were referred to the Criminal Chamber of Rabat’s Court of Appeal...

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  • Seven Prisoners Escape from Youth Detention in Salé Prison
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    Police Arrest Five of Seven Escaped from Youth Detention in Salé

    Rabat - Five out of the seven prisoners in juvenile detention who escaped from Salé 1 prison on Sunday have been arrested, according to a statement released by Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) on Tuesday. The operation for arresting the inmates began immediately after their escape, according to the DGSN, which added that...

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  • Young Moroccan Hero Rescues Swiss Woman on Mount Toubkal
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    How a Moroccan Hero Saved a Swiss Woman from Avalanche in Toubkal

    Rabat - Omar Ait Ahmad, a 25-year-old from Toubkal, tells the story of the harrowing mountain rescue in an exclusive interview with Morocco World News. “I am going to recount you the story from the very beginning,” Ait Ahmad sighed, still sounding traumatized. The story began on Saturday, February 25, when the Swiss woman and her...

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  • Seven Prisoners Escape from Youth Detention in Salé Prison
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    Seven Prisoners Escape from Youth Detention in Salé Prison

    Rabat - Seven prisoners in juvenile detention escaped from Salé 1 Prison on Sunday, according to a communique issued by the General Commission for the Management of Prisons and Reintegration. The Commission said that the prisoners pretended to fight among themselves in order to attract the prison guards. When one of the guardians attempted to...

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  • Princess Auto: Two Young Moroccan Women Dream Big
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    Princess Auto: Two Young Moroccan Women Dream Big

    Rabat - In what is often still seen as a man’s world, two young Moroccan women, sisters, have decided to take matters into their own hands, literally. Delicately manicured hands busily removing parts from a car’s engine, faces are getting covered in grease and blouses dirtied by hard work, but Najlae’s and Rajae’s smiles couldn’t...

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  • Police Raid Shisha Cafés in Casablanca
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    Police Raid Shisha Cafés in Casablanca

    Rabat - Casablanca’s authorities widely raided shisha cafés on Wednesday night, arresting dozens of people and confiscating hookahs and tobacco. Supervised by the commander of police department of Derb Omar, the officers raided the cafés, arresting youth and checking their identity. This raid came following several complaints that the police received over the shisha cafés...

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  • Young Moroccan Finds Love in a Refugee Camp
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    Young Moroccan Finds Love in a Refugee Camp

    Toronto - They met at a refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece. Carly Harris was an American volunteer worker and Soufiane El Yassami was a Moroccan refuge, working in a fast-food establishment, according to CNN World. Sparks flew and a modern-day Romeo and Juliet romance began, though not without some very modern-day complications. Like many Moroccan youth,...

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    Moroccan Scientist Receives White House's Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers 

    By Alexander Jusdanis Rabat - Moroccan-American NASA scientist Dr. Othmane Benafan has been chosen to receive a 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).  The award, given this year to 102 researchers, is the “highest honor bestowed by the US government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers,” according to...

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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...