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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • In Pictures: Little Big Casa
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    In Pictures: Little Big Casa

    Rabat - The picture captures what seems to be a quiet early morning in a popular Moroccan street. The morning light paves its way through an unquestionably Moroccan scenery: vividly painted buildings, grocery shops, tags on the walls, electric wires, and hanging shoes. The precision of its details indicate the talent of a skillful photographer....

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  • Photo Exhibition: The "Germinal" of Moroccan Mehdy Mariouch
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    Photo Exhibition: The "Germinal" of Moroccan Mehdy Mariouch

    Rabat - Casablanca’s L’Uzine Gallery is hosting an exhibition of Moroccan photojournalist Mehdy Mariouch, entitled “Snippets of Life,” a series of documentary photographs portraying the daily life of miners in the Middle Atlas and east of Morocco. The exhibition will run until March 20. “Snippets of Life” may remind viewers of “Germinal,” the classic novel...

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  • Photos of King Mohammed VI in Military Uniform Go Viral
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    Photos of King Mohammed VI in Military Uniform Go Viral

    Rabat - A photo of Moroccan Monarch, King Mohammed VI, visiting the multi-disciplinary field hospital while wearing a military uniform, has gone viral on social media. The photo of king Mohammed VI wearing an army uniform have attracted the attention of a large number of social media users. The picture, shared by Soufiane El Bahri,...

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    Moroccan Shots: A Frame to Show Beauty and Gather Talents

    By Amira El Masaiti Rabat - Moroccan photographers come together in a photography contest entitled “Moroccan Shots.” The contest is organized under the administration of Sophia Elbahja, a young Moroccan photographer, and is taking place from January 13 to 29. With the assistance of Walid Machrouh and Boutaina Chabbaki, Elbahja took the initiative to organize...

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  • Kenitra; transliterated Q'nitra, refers to a little bridge.
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    Kenitra: The City Where Birds Stay

    Chicago - Kenitra is the place I love most! Should I have a reason? I guess yes! To fully celebrate the soul thirsty of gratitude, I say: a bunch of reasons. A city is not a place, geography, architecture, traditions or culture. This doesn't fit perfectly to the idea of belonging. A city is an...

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    New Photos of Royal Family Gone Viral on Social Media

    Casablanca — New photos of Mohammed VI, Moulay Hassan and Moulay Rachid at the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech were exclusively released by Paris Match on Wednesday, November 23.  The Paris Match exclusive by Caroline Pigozzi takes over six pages of the magazine and is entitled, “Mohammed VI, A Special Lesson.” The images published...

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    In Pictures: Closing Ceremony of 9th Annual International Horse Salon

    Rabat - Some of the best showjumping horsemen took part in the closing ceremony of the 9th Annual International Horse Salon which was held on October 11-16 in El Jadida, a coastal city south of Casablanca. Younes Saro, a Moroccan photographer, shares with us some of the best scenes during the closing ceremony.

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    Fantasia in Morocco:  Not-to-Miss Celebration of History

    Chicago - Fantasia, or Lab el Baroud, is a cultural practice usually featuring local cultural festivals and national celebrations. This is the simplest idea that remains after one has been lucky enough to attend such a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in Morocco. The view of those brave horsemen courageously riding their authentic Berber or Arabic horses...

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  • Fez, in the early 1900s
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    Rare Pictures of Fez Between 1913 and 1926

    Rabat - Throughout the history of Morocco, the city of Fez has been the birthplace of culture, art and education. It is considered one of the oldest Morocco’s Four Imperial Cities, in addition to Rabat, Marrakech and Meknes. French Museum, Albert Kahn and Garden’s website has published thousands of photos taken in many parts in...

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  • Discover the Atlas Studio, one of the Largest Studios in the World
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    In Pictures: Discover Atlas Studio, Morocco's Hollywood

    Rabat - Morocco has become one of the most popular filming sites in the world, where international filmmakers have long flocked to in order to shoot their movies. Several scenes, of numerous hit films, have been filmed in Morocco, such as “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” “Les Nouvelles Aventures d’Aladin,” and “Mission Impossible.” Last year,...

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  • In Pictures: Remote Berber Villages Struggle with Infrastructure and Poverty
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    In Pictures: Remote Berber Villages Struggle with Infrastructure and Poverty

    By Kimberly J. Avalos Rabat - Morocco is home to the majestic Atlas Mountains, the largest mountain range in Africa. And scattered across that landscape are Amazigh villages giving beautiful but harsh living environments to the ancient Berber people. AP reports that at least 15 million Moroccans are Amazigh, divided into different groups according to...

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  • The Tough Todgha Gorge, Morocco
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    Enjoying the Natural Scene at the Tough Todgha Gorge, Morocco

    Photos by Kimberly J. Avalos and Tatiana Flowers-Robinson/Morocco World News Morocco World News traveled to the Todgha Gorge on July 9 to photograph Moroccans scattered through the 300m-deep fault enjoying the natural scene. The canyon, sometimes called “the Grand Canyon of Morocco,” is located on the eastern part of the High Atlas mountains of Morocco...

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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...