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    Portuguese Drone Pilot Captures Beautiful Landscapes of Morocco

    Rabat - A Portuguese drone pilot has managed to capture fascinating footage showing Morocco's landscapes as you have never seen them before. In his two-minute clip entitled “Winds from Morocco”, Bernardo Bacalhau provides viewers with the opportunity to see breathtaking sceneries of southern and northern Morocco from a bird's-eye perspective. The footage was taken during...

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    Rabat’s Ancient Ruins and their Modern Guardians: Cats and Storks

    By Tyler Brock Rabat - When you enter the ancient ruins of Chellah, you can see some of the greatest architecture in the ancient world. Corinthian columns spread across these historic grounds. Dismembered statues of human figures lay scattered in their final resting place. Horseshoe arches give way to intricate structures it's hard to believe were...

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  • Tenderfoots on Toubkal
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    Tenderfoots on Toubkal

    By Cosima Schelfhout Rabat - After living in the Maghreb for almost four months, we had one weekend left, and we wanted to make the most of it. Our female pack of 6 squeezed into a manual VW Jetta, and drove south, towards Toubkal National Park. We, with our windbreakers, Nikes and naïve enthusiasm, were going...

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    Marrakech 7th Favorite French Tourist Destination: Report

    By Chaymaa Benallouch Rabat - The city of Marrakech ranks in the top 10 favorite destinations of French tourists for the summer of 2017, according to hotel price comparison site Trivago. Marrakech is ranked 7th, along with New York and European cities like London, Paris, Lisbon, Rome, and Barcelona. Marrakech places ahead of other European...

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    Shay Mitchell Shares Stunning Photos from Morocco Trip

    Rabat - Canadian actress, model and entrepreneur, Shay Ashley Mitchell,shared spectacular photos of her stay in Morocco with her 17.1 million followers. Mitchell began her trip as a guest at the wedding of the American DJs Hannah Bronfman and DJ Brendan, which took place in May at La Mamounia hotel in Marrakech. After the wedding,...

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  • German Documentary Shows Beauty of Moroccan Landscapes
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    German Documentary Shows Beauty of Moroccan Landscapes

    Rabat - Franco-German television channel Arte has released a video showing the beauty of Moroccan landscapes. At the beginning of the 27-minute video entitled “The Colors of Morocco” , the voice-over tells viewers that they will see an unusual visual experience and discover the most spectacular places in the country. The video features the breathtaking...

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    In Pictures: 13th Annual Tan-Tan Moussem Festival

    Rabat - Every year, the southern Moroccan city of Tan-Tan celebrates the Tan-Tan Moussem Festival in the presence of thousands of international attendees. Recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the festival highlights the Sahara’s culture and heritage in an enchanting atmosphere. The southern city hosted the festival on May 5...

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    In Pictures: Moroccan Police Parade Marks DGSN 61st Anniversary

    Rabat - Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) 61st anniversary was celebrated with all of the pomp and circumstance the occasion deserved, Tuesday at the Royal Police Institute in Kenitra. The official parade grounds, shown here in a series of photograph, reveal the solemnness of the occasion. The first photo shows ramrod straight lines...

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    In Pictures: Mawazine, Home of Local and International Stars

    Rabat - For 16 years, the Maroc Cultures Association has been putting Rabat, Sale and Hay Nahda on the map with an exceptional annual rendezvous, Mawazine the Rhythms of the World. The festival gathers together some of the most legendary and renowned musicians around the world annually.  On Friday, the beautiful Fatima Zahra Laaroussi was the first...

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    Cristiano Ronaldo Joined His Family to Enjoy Time in Marrakech

    Rabat - It seems that the legendary Moroccan city of Marrakech has cast its spell on Cristiano Ronaldo, the world’s most famous footballer, along with FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi. The Real Madrid star does not miss an opportunity to be back to the city Moroccans have long ago nicknamed: “The City of Joy”. Whether he...

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  • One of many of the doors in Oudayas on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock Morocco World News.
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    Rabat's Kasbah des Oudaya: Doorway to Endless Beauty

    By Tyler Brock Rabat - The Kasbah des Oudaya's cobble-stone streets guide you through its narrow passageways. First built in the 12th century during the Almohad Caliphate as a fortress overlooking the Bouregreg river, it later became the refuge of Andalusian Muslims fleeing Spain after their expulsion in the early 1600s. Its inner walls, half-white, half-blue,...

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    Morocco Seeks to Attract 11 Million Tourists in 2017

    Rabat - Morocco seeks to build on the positive performance of the tourism sector in 2016 and attract more tourists in 2017. Moroccan tourism activity recorded very positive results in February, with a 10.6 percent increase in arrivals at border crossings and 18.8 percent in overnight stays in tourist accommodation establishments. According to the Ministry...

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    Low-cost Company Wizz Air to Launch Warsaw to Agadir Flight

    By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat - Two months from now, foreign tourists will be able to benefit from two direct weekly flights from Warsaw, Poland, to Agadir. The new service, which will begin on June 30, was announced Tuesday by Hungarian low cost company, Wizz Air. The inauguration of this new service will draw the attention...

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    Marrakech, British Tourists’ Favorite Destination in May

    Rabat - Marrakech is the number one holiday destination for British tourists during the month of May, reports the British newspaper “The Mirror.” According to the same source,the Moroccan city came ahead of Cyprus and Malta in a run-down of the best holiday destinations for May 2017. The Brits seem seduced by Morocco’s gentle weather...

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    Royal Air Maroc Offers $440 Round-Trip Tickets for American Tourists  

    Rabat - Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is going to lower the airfare for American Tourists traveling from four US cities to Europe, to just $440. The lower price will be in effect from April-June and September-October. The announcement was made by Conde Nast Traveler. Well-known American traveler magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, announced the promotional offer...

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  • In Pictures: Glamorous View of Ifrane Under Snow 
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    In Pictures: Glamorous View of Ifrane Under Snow 

    Rabat - Although Spring officially started on March 21, the residents of Ifrane, often called Morocco’s Switzerland, and its surrounding areas woke up on Friday to panoramic snowy views. Heavy snow has been coming down since the early hours of Friday. Many residents have expressed their joy and happiness on social media platforms, sharing the photos of the snowfall. The following photos and...

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  • Dawn to Dusk in the Dunes of Marzouga
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    Dawn to Dusk in the Dunes of Marzouga

    By Cosima Schelfhout Rabat - From the Atlantic’s rocky break, across plains, woodlands and the Atlas Mountains’ imposing peaks, lays the Sahara. Despite our early start, the sun was setting by the time we caught our first glimpse of desert. Snaking mountain roads turned into straight, dusty highways and eventually everything was burnt red; the...

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    651,708 Tourists Visit Morocco in January 2017

    Casablanca - Approximately 651,708 tourists have visited Morocco in the first month of 2017, an increase of 10.3 percent compared to January 2016. The number of tourists who visited Morocco in January saw a rise of 10.3 percent, reaching 651,708 visitors. The contribution of Moroccans living abroad to this increase is undeniable. The rise in the...

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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...

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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...