• Marc Andre Ter Stegen Extends Barcelona Contract to 2022
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    Marc Andre Ter Stegen Extends Barcelona Contract to 2022

    Rabat - Marc Andre Ter Stegen has renewed his contract with Barcelona, committing himself with the Catalans until 2022. Barcelona announced on Monday that the German 25-year-old international goalkeeper had extended his contract with the team. The club added that the official signing of the contract extension will be held on Tuesday at the Club...

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  • Paul Pogba Visits Mecca
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    'Mecca, the Most Beautiful Thing I Have Seen in my Life': Paul Pogba

    Rabat - Paul Pogba, star Manchester United midfielder, has marked the start of Ramadan by visiting Mecca. Pogba, shared a picture on Instagram of himself undertaking Umrah. The caption read, “The most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my life." Pogba, 24, has allegedly visited Mecca before, when at some point in the past he went...

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  • A.S. Roma Eyes Moroccan Footballer Hakim Ziyech
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    A.S. Roma Eyes Moroccan Footballer Hakim Ziyech

    Rabat - Italian A.S. Roma is courting Moroccan international footballer Hakim Ziyech, according to Italian sport news website Calcio Mercato. Luciano Spalletti, A.S. Roma’s coach, is making AFC Ajax’s star Ziyech his priority for the coming transfer, calling for A.S Roma’s committee to make an offer to Ajax for Ziyech. The same source reported that the...

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  • International Football Teams Compete Over Real Madrid's James Rodriguez
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    International Football Teams Compete Over Real Madrid's James Rodriguez

    Rabat - Three European football clubs are desperate to sign Colombian international footballer James Rodriguez, who plays as midfielder for Real Madrid. The midfielder had signed with Real Madrid in the summer of 2014 for a EUR 80 million bid. International sports speculators have claimed that Real Madrid has named its new price for Rodriguez....

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  • Barcelona Appoints Ernesto Valverde Head Coach
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    Ernesto Valverde Likely Barcelona's Future Coach

    Rabat - Former Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde has been heavily rumored to sign with Barcelona as its new team manager, become the Catalans' right-hand man. Speculators have claimed that Barcelona will announce Valverde as its coach on May 29. The Spaniard has been called one of the successful coaches in the history of football. ...

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  • Real Madrid's former goalkeeper,Iker Casillas
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    Liverpool Looking to Sign Former Real Madrid Goalkeeper

    By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat - Real Madrid's former goalkeeper, Iker Casillas has been heavily rumored to sign with Liverpool. The Spanish goalkeeper spent two seasons with Portuguese club FC Porto. According to Spanish sports outlet AS, the English team is ready to offer the the 36-year-old goalkeeper an attractive bid in order to join the...

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  • eal Madrid Players Don’t Know How to Act
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    Real Madrid Players Insult Piqué During Liga Title Celebrations

    By Lerry Hiciano Rabat - Real Madrid has been criticized following their recent victory against Malaga after a video surfaced showing its players insulting members of opposing teams. Madrid members are heard shouting insults and obscenities in reference to FC Barcelona's George Pique and Lionel Messi. With this weekend’s slate of games now over, Real...

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  • Fourth Islamic Solidarity Games Bring Together Athletes from Across the Muslim World
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    Fourth Islamic Solidarity Games Bring Together Athletes from Across the Muslim World

    By Erin Dunne Rabat - From May 12 to May 22, 2017 the fourth Islamic Solidarity Games took places in Baku, Azerbaijan with competitors from 54 of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The games, which take place every four years, are organized by the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF), based in Riyadh,...

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  • Oscar Fulloné, Legendary Coach of Raja and Wydad, Dies Poor, Forsaken
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    Oscar Fulloné, Legendary Coach of Raja and Wydad, Dies Poor, Forsaken

    Rabat - Oscar Fulloné, the former legendary Argentinean coach of Morocco’s two biggest football clubs, Raja and Wydad, has died in poverty in Casablanca. Despite leading teams across Africa to multiple victories, Fulloné had been living in poverty for years, unable to pay for rent or medication for himself and his wife. He had once...

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  • Mehdi Benatia Carries Moroccan Flag During Juventus Celebration of Calcio Title
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    Mehdi Benatia Carries Moroccan Flag During Juventus Celebration of Calcio Title

    Rabat - Moroccan Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia celebrated his team's winning of the Italian Football league by proudly carrying the Moroccan flag around his shoulders. Juventus defeated Crotone with a 3-0 victory in the 2017 Coppa Italia final game. During his team's celebrations of the title win, the former Morocco team captain walked into the...

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  • Real Madrid Steals La Liga Title from Barcelona
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    Real Madrid Steals La Liga Title from Barcelona

    Rabat - Following intense competition between Real Madrid and Barcelona over La Liga's trophy, Los Blancos has managed to win the title in today's game against Malaga. Real Madrid forwards, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema secured the lead as they guided Real Madrid to a win for the title. Superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, scored the first...

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  • Moroccan Mountaineer Bouchra Baibanou Summits World’s Highest Mountain
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    Moroccan Mountaineer Bouchra Baibanou Climbs World’s Highest Mountain

    Rabat - Moroccan female mountaineer, Bouchra Baibanou, has made another achievement by summiting Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Baibanou broke the news on her Facebook page, expressing happiness that her dream of summiting Everest has come true. “I dedicate this achievement to the King Mohammed VI, my partners and my sponsors,” she said. “I...

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    Moroccan Kickboxer Ismael Lazaar Loses Fight Against Rico Verhoeven

    Rabat - Moroccan kickboxing star Ismael Lazaar has lost his Glory debut against heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven during their fight in Den Bosch, Holland, on Saturday. The Dutch “King of Kickboxing” was faster in a better shape than the Moroccan, using his speed and reach advantage to inflict damage to the Moroccan. For five rounds...

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  • Barcelona to Face SD Eiber Without Key Footballers
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    Barcelona to Face SD Eibar Without Key Footballers

    Rabat - Barcelona is set to play against Sociedad Deportiva Eibar without two major players on Sunday at Camp Nou. Barcelona's key stars, Rafael Alcántara do Nascimento, better known as Rafinha, Aleix Vidal, and Javier Mascherano will be sidelined from the upcoming game due to injuries which prevented them from supporting their teams for a...

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  • Hervé Renard: I'll Quit, If That's What Ziyech Fans Want
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    Hakim Ziyech May Decline Herve Renard's Call-up

    Rabat - Moroccan-Dutch international footballer, Hakim Ziyech, has no plans to defend his Moroccan jersey despite being selected to support his Moroccan national team in a friendly match against the Netherlands. Morocco team coach, Hervé Renard, has finally decided to call up Ajax's star to participate in the friendly game against the opponent. According to the...

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  • Real Madrid Seeks to Sign Rival Goalkeeper
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    Real Madrid Seeks to Sign Rival Goalkeeper

    Rabat - Following intense competition between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid over French left-back, Theo Hernandez, Real Madrid is planning to sign its rival's Slovenian goalkeeper, Jan Oblak.  The youngster has been targeted for his professional techniques by many international clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea. Atletico Madrid's release demands, however, are very high. Real...

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  • Toni Kroos Has No Intention of Leaving Los Blancos For Bavarians
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    Toni Kroos Has No Intention of Leaving Los Blancos For Bavarians

    Rabat - Despite heavy rumors linking German footballer, Toni Kroos, with his former team, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid's midfielder has definitively refuted the rumors. Toni Kroos told business magazine, Sponsors, that he is enjoying himself with Real Madrid and that he has no intention of leaving the squad anytime soon. The international player has been...

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    Carles Puyol Says Cristiano Ronaldo One of the Best Players, But Messi is Better

    Rabat - Debates on who serves football spectators best will last forever. Barcelona's central defender,  Carles Puyol , has labelled Real Madrid's key forward, Cristiano Ronaldo “one of the greatest footballers in history." He still believes, however, that Lionel Messi remains the best. The retired footballer told reporters on Tuesday at Under-17 World Cup event...

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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...