• The Weirdest Sports Around
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    The Weirdest Sports Around

    By Lery Hiciano Rabat - As the summer sports season is well underway, there are many options beyond the most well-known events for those looking to prove their athletic prowess. Around the world, a few major sports dominate public attention. Football boasts the most fans while sports such as basketball, baseball, American football, tennis, golf,...

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  • Lionel Messi: “Cristiano Ronaldo is a Phenomenal Player”
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    Lionel Messi: “Cristiano Ronaldo is a Phenomenal Player”

    Rabat - Barcelona key forward, Lionel Messi, has revealed that Real Madrid's superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, is a ''phenomenal player with a lot of quality.” In May, Ronaldo praised Messi during an interview with FOX Sports, saying that he likes to watch all of the good players, including Messi. Real Madrid and Barcelona may be rivals, but...

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  • Ronaldo May Leave Real Madrid Following Tax Fraud Complaint
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    Ronaldo Tops List of World’s Highest Paid Athletes

    By Lery Hiciano Rabat - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's highest paid athlete, according to statistics published by Forbes. Yesterday, Forbes released their yearly list of the world’s highest paid athletes. The list took into account both the player’s earnings and bonuses for on-field production and off-the-field endorsements. Ronaldo crowned the list,...

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    Adidas Releases Ad for Casablanca Store Opening

    Rabat - Adidas has released a new commercial ad for the opening in Casablanca of its largest department store in North Africa. To celebrate creativity in sports, Adidas previewed a movie outside its new store located in Massira in the city of Casablanca, the largest in North Africa to date. The film stars Zineb Rachid,...

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  • FC Barcelona “We are Not Affected by the Political Tensions in the Middle East”
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    FC Barcelona: “We are Not Affected by the Political Tensions in the Middle East”

    By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat - Spanish football club, FC Barcelona, has confirmed that its sponsorship agreement with Qatar Airways has not been affected by the political tensions happening in the Middle East. Qatar Airways have been sponsoring the Catalans since 2013. With the sponsorship agreement with Barcelona and Qatar Airways coming to an end on...

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  • LeBron James and Steph Curry
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    What else would the Warriors vs. Cavaliers Series Reveal?

    By Jamal Laoudi Washington, D.C.- The title of the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) in sports is often up for debate, be it from average Joes to experts and sports casters and writers.  In the case of soccer, or Football as it is known outside the 50 states, the debate has focused on Pele vs....

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    Fast or Eat? Morocco Football Team Players Facing Predicament Ahead of Cameroon Clash

    Rabat- As Morocco’s national football team is preparing to go head to head against Cameroon on June 10 for the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, Moroccan players are faced with a dilemma on whether to fast or eat. The Moroccan squad will be traveling to Cameroon to face the host team in a difficult challenge against the 2017...

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  • Real Madrid Wins Champions League Battle With a 4-1 Victory
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    Real Madrid Wins Champions League Battle With a 4-1 Victory

    Rabat - After an intense competition over the Champions League title, Real Madrid managed to win the precious European trophy in Saturday's game against Italian giant, Juventus. Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo, secured the lead, scoring two goals in each half in favor of his team. The striker scored his first goal at the 20-minute...

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  • Valencia's Munir El Haddadi Wants to Join Moroccan National Football Team
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    Valencia's Munir El Haddadi Wants to Join Moroccan National Football Team

    By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat - Spanish-born Moroccan forward, Munir El Haddadi Mohamed has reportedly shown an interest in representing Morocco rather than Spain. The Royal Moroccan Federation of Soccer (FRMF) has allegedly been attempting to get El Haddadi, who is of Moroccan origin, to play for the country’s team. The International Federation of Football Association...

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  • Lionel Messi: “Cristiano Ronaldo is a Phenomenal Player”
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    Cristiano Ronaldo: I Enjoy Watching Messi Playing

    By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat - Real Madrid's key striker Cristiano Ronaldo revealed during an interview with FOX Sports that he appreciates the talent of Barcelona's superstar, Lionel Messi. Real Madrid and Barcelona may be rivals, but most of the two teams' players enjoy respectful and friendly relationships between each other. Ronaldo said, after being asked...

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  • Hervé Renard: I'll Quit, If That's What Ziyech Fans Want
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    Hervé Renard: I'll Quit, If That's What Ziyech Fans Want

    Rabat - Hervé Renard, the coach of Morocco's national football team, has expressed discontent over fans' chanting of Moroccan-Dutch footballer Hakim Ziyech's name during the friendly game against the Netherlands. On Wednesday Morocco was beaten 2-1 by the Netherlands. Ziyech fans chanted his name throughout the friendly, upsetting the French coach. After the game, Renard...

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  • Arsenal Re-Signs Manager Arsene Wenger
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    Arsenal Re-Signs Manager Arsene Wenger

    By Lery Hiciano Rabat - Embattled manager Arsene Wenger has signed another two-year deal to stay on with Arsenal, news outlets have reported. Wenger is the longest tenured manager in the English Premier League, having been with the club for two decades. Across social media, Arsenal supporters are split, with many supporting the club’s decision...

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  • Hervé Renard: I'll Quit, If That's What Ziyech Fans Want
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    Herve Renard: Things Have Never Been Good Between Me and Ziyech

    Rabat - Morocco's team head coach Herve Renard has told Moroccan media that his relationship with Dutch-born Moroccan Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has never been good. Herve Renard called on Ziyech earlier this month to defend his Moroccan jersey in a friendly match against the Netherlands, which will take place today in Agadir. The youngster however...

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  • Dutch Football Club Wants to Sign Sofyan Amrabat
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    Dutch Football Club Wants to Sign Sofyan Amrabat

    Rabat - Feyenoord Rotterdam seeks to sign Dutch-born Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat for a bid of EUR 5 million. The youngster, targeted by Feyenoord for his professional midfield techniques, has been playing for Dutch team FC Utrecht since 2014. Feyenoord's head coach, Giovanni Christiaan Van Bronckhorst, better known by his nickname Gio, is desperate to...

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  • Gianluigi Buffon: I Am Proud To Be Nothing Like Juventus Haters
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    Former Real Madrid Goalkeeper Wants Buffon to Win, Just Not Against Real Madrid

    By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat - Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas believes that Juventus' goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon deserves to triumph in the Champions League, as long as it's not against his favorite team. The Italian goalkeeper has managed to win several trophies during his career, but he has not yet been able to fulfill the Champions...

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  • Barcelona Appoints Ernesto Valverde Head Coach
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    Barcelona Appoints Ernesto Valverde Head Coach

    Rabat - Barcelona has officially appointed Ernesto Valverde as its new head manager, confirming reports earlier this week that he would replace Luis Enrique. The 53-year-old coach had announced that he would leave his former team, Athletic Bilbao, after four seasons, but he did not mention that he would take over at Barcelona from the...

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    FIFA Rules Out Europe for 2026 World Cup, Killing Morocco-Spain Joint Bid

    Rabat - FIFA has spoken: the next World Cup will be hosted in either America, Africa, or Oceania. Morocco will have to replace Spain in its joint bid if it wants to host the 2026 World Cup. With the current rotation, North America and Africa are due next to host the international tournament, after Brazil in...

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  • Moroccan Football Federation to Hold African Assembly in July
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    Moroccan Football Federation to Hold African Assembly in July

    Rabat - Four hundred international football experts will gather in Morocco in July in order to discuss the future of African football. Morocco will organize on July 18 and 19 an event dedicated to African football, at which more than 400 internationally renowned football figures will be in attendance. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, African...

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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...