• Inside the Alleyways of Fez Medina
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    In Pictures: Inside the Alleyways of Fez Medina

    By Tatiana Flowers Rabat - Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred from Fez to Rabat in 1912, Fez remains one of the eldest, most spiritual, artistic, and cultural hubs in the kingdom. The alleyways in the Fez medina are filled with artists selling handmade jewelry, paintings, pottery, leather, and other kinds of Moroccan...

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  • In Pictures: Rabat Remembers Pulse Nightclub Victims in Orlando
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    In Pictures: Rabat Remembers Pulse Nightclub Victims in Orlando

    By Tatiana Flowers Rabat - On June 15, 2016, a candlelight vigil was organized in Rabat, next to the Moroccan Parliament to celebrate and remember the victims who were killed by Omar Mateen at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The two young men who privately organized the event, asked to remain anonymous, but said during an...

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  • German Photographer Captures Beauty of Fez in Black and White by German photographer Victoria Knobloch. Gate of Boujloud in Fez
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    15 Breathtaking Pictures About Fez in Black and White

    Rabat - When German photographer Victoria Knobloch visited Fes this past April, she was blown away by the beauty of the ancient city. Fez is one of the most spiritual cities in Africa, built around an incredibly well-preserved medina. The old city is a winding maze of alleyways topped by red roofs, green tile, and...

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  • Windy road of Moroccan tisdrin in Msemrir at night
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    In Pictures: Morocco's Sand and Sky

    Taroudant - Travel Resource has published a photo essay by its Editor Michael Bonocore highlighting images from his recent trip to Morocco. “50 Photos that Show the Colorful Adventures of Morocco” includes a variety of landscapes from across the country. Describing his trip, Bonocore writes that he was “overwhelmed by the sites, sounds, scents, and tastes...

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  • Ouzguiti Carpet Festival in Taznakht
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    In Pictures: Photos of Moroccan Carpets from Taznakht Festival

    Taroudant - The Fourth "Ouzguiti Carpet Festival" in Taznakht, about 80 kilometers south of Ouarzazate, organized from May 28 to June 4, 2016, was an opportunity for women’s cooperatives to promote and commercialize their handcrafted rugs to a large audience. Organized under the theme, “Ouzguiti Rugs, Immaterial Capital,” the festival aimed at promoting local products and providing...

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  • Deep inside Rabat Medina
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    In Pictures: Deep Inside Rabat Medina

    By Maroua Errai Rabat, the deep-rooted city, the inveterate tradition, the fabulous buildings. The Medina al-Qadima of Rabat is like an art exhibition, and the buildings and houses sparkle in white and blue, some decorated with beautiful gardens. The alleys are too narrows and there many interesting historical Riads. One of the must-see attractions in the older part of the city is Souika. Souika...

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  • Jidar Festival
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    In Pictures: Rabat Walls Transform into Street Canvases

    By Asmaa Bahadi Rabat - After the first edition that allowed a dozen street artists to unleash their imaginations on the walls of Morocco’s capital of Rabat, the Jidar Festival, organized by the Association Boulevard L’EAC and the National Museums Foundation, has returned for a second edition running from 22 April to 1 May. Often...

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  • Chefchaouen; an enchanting blue-washed city
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    In Pictures: The Moroccan Blue Pearl You’ll Be Dying to Visit

    Rabat - Peacefully nestled beneath the mind blowing tops of the Rif lies one of Morocco’s best kept secrets: Chefchaouen; an enchanting blue-washed city home to some of Morocco’s best artisans. Aside form Chefchaouen’s notorious blue palette displayed on the charming buildings, the area has a great deal to offer to the many tourists that...

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    In Pictures: Morocco Through the Lens of National Geographic Magazine

    Rabat - Following its dedication to document the world’s most picturesque landscapes, culture, and heritage, the American magazine and documentary channel National Geographic took to the kingdom of Morocco for a new photo series. National Geographic, renowned for its professional and colorful photography, used its expert lens to expose magnificent Moroccan landmarks, including the Mausoleum...

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  • Miss Morocco in 1960's
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    Picture: Miss Morocco Contest in 1960's

    Taroudant - The appreciation of beauty is something characteristic of every human, but organizing beauty contests officially became part of Moroccan society in the 1960s. Zamane, a Facebook page of a website dedicated to Moroccan history, posted a photo allegedly of a beauty pageant in 1960. The photo in black and white features eight beautiful...

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  • Ait Ben Haddou
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    The Eight Paradisiacal Wonders of the Moroccan Desert

    New York - Dreaming of a short getaway? Look no further than Ouarzazate in the south of Marrakech. This magical destination promises to be the perfect getaway. ABC Spain shares the top 8 attractions in the area considered to be a “paradise in the desert”. 1. The Kasbahs The Kasbahs are buildings made of mud and...

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  • Moroccan Legzira Beach
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    In Pictures: Morocco's Top Ten Beautiful Natural Sites

    Taroudant - The diversity of Morocco’s landscapes, waterfalls, beaches, desert, climate and culture makes it among the world’s most beautiful countries. Through its geographical position in the Mediterranean basin, the Kingdom, thanks to its rich nature and diverse landscapes, always makes it to the lists of famous countries that appear regularly in the world's best...

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  • Chefchaouen
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    In Pictures: Chefchaouen, the Pearl of the Rif Region

    Kenitra - Chefchaouen or Chaouen is one of the prettiest cities in the northwest of Morocco, portraying the authenticity of Moroccan culture with the Andalucian influence. Attractively perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif, the beautiful city of Chefchaouen was built first in 1471 by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rachid El Alami as...

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    In Pictures: The Five Most Beautiful Moroccan Waterfalls

    taroudant - The diversity of Morocco’s landscapes, waterfalls, beaches, climate and culture makes it among the lists of famous countries that appear regularly in best destinations and attractions lists in the world. The kingdom’s rich nature and diverse landscapes make it a genuine destination and a unforgettable experience for tourists who visit it. Ouzoud Waterfalls...

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  • Moroccan Cuisine. Roasted Lamb. Photo by Morocco World News
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    In Pictures: Most Famous Authentic Moroccan Dishes

    Taroudant - The cultural diversity in morocco (Amazighs, Arabs, Hassanis, Jews, and Andalousians) contribute to the richness of its remarkable cuisine that is among the top best cuisines of the world. Known for its mouthwatering spicy dishes and amazingly sweet pastry and bread, it is no wonder that the kingdom appears on the world best...

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    Morocco's Old Medinas: Rainbow of Art and Design

    Rabat - An old medina in Morocco is a world in motion. Within its walls, the colors and textures are transformed with every ray of sunshine, and that’s why getting lost in these narrow streets will always be a new experience. The mosaics, engravings and paintings that adorn these old neighborhoods are a delight for...

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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...