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Morocco: Country in Northwestern Africa
Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, with land borders with Algeria to the east and Western Sahara to the south. Morocco also claims the exclaves of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, all of them under Spanish jurisdiction, as well as several small Spanish-controlled islands off its coast. The capital is Rabat and the largest city is Casablanca. Morocco spans an area of 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi) and has a population of over 36 million.

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Jimi Hendrix legends and myths live on in Moroccan village [Video]

Jimi Hendrix legends and myths live on in Moroccan village

50 years after guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's untimely death, a village on Morocco's Atlantic coast pulsates with his memory.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Argan Oil Is The New 'It' Ingredient In Beauty Products. Why Is It So Insanely Expensive? [Video]

Argan Oil Is The New 'It' Ingredient In Beauty Products. Why Is It So Insanely Expensive?

Twenty years ago, argan oil was sold by the side of road in Morocco for about $3 a gallon. International sales were virtually nonexistent. These days, argan oil can cost as much as $300 per liter,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

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Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man in Barcelona with suspected links to Islamic State who they believe was planning a militant attack.
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Morocco is to extend its national lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus until May 20, the government said on Saturday.
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