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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 border 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 of 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.


Chelsea agree personal terms with Ajax winger Ziyech

Chelsea agree personal terms with Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech over a five-year-deal for the Morocco international.
BBC News - Published

Chelsea agree to sign winger Hakim Ziyech from Ajax

chelsea agree to sign winger hakim ziyech from ajax
London: Chelsea agreed to sign winger Hakim Ziyech from Ajax at the end of the season on Thursday for 40 million euros. Ajax said the Morocco winger will join...
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Maryam Touzani's 'Adam' looks at the lives of two isolated Moroccan women in a patriarchal society [Video]Maryam Touzani's 'Adam' looks at the lives of two isolated Moroccan women in a patriarchal society

Maryam Touzani's 'Adam' looks at the lives of two isolated Moroccan women in a patriarchal society

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:20Published

Prince Harry And Boris Johnson Meet African Leaders In London [Video]Prince Harry And Boris Johnson Meet African Leaders In London

Britain’s Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London. Reuters reports that the summit was hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday. Harry met the presidents..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Super Cup in Saudi part of football's desire to make money - Barca coach [Video]Super Cup in Saudi part of football's desire to make money - Barca coach

Ernesto Valverde says the Spanish Super Cup is in Saudi Arabia due to the football industry's desire to find more revenue streams.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:34Published


Morocco's RAM airline temporarily suspends flights to China due to coronavirus: state news agency

Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) temporarily suspended its direct flights to China due to the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency MAP said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Morocco 'appreciates' Mideast peace plan, says needs acceptance by parties

Morocco 'appreciates' the new U.S. plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, its foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, but added that "acceptance by the parties... is.....
Reuters - Published

Morocco to evacuate nationals from Wuhan area

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Monday ordered the repatriation of 100 Moroccan nationals, mostly students, from the Wuhan area of China, which is at the centre of an outbreak of coronavirus, the Royal..
Reuters - Published

Morocco, Spain to hold talks about overlapping territorial waters

The Moroccan and Spanish foreign ministers said on Friday their countries would hold talks about overlapping areas of ocean that they both claim rights to in the North Atlantic.
Reuters - Published

Morocco using laws to silence dissent: rights groups

Morocco is increasingly using detention to stop political dissent on social media, a committee of local rights activists said on Thursday, citing a wave of arrests and trials in recent months.
Reuters - Published

Moroccan court releases on bail journalist jailed over anti-govt protest tweet

A Moroccan court has agreed to release on bail a journalist-activist who defended anti-government protesters in a tweet. 
France 24 - Published

Moroccans rally in defence of journalist Omar Radi, jailed over a tweet

Hundreds of people demonstrated Saturday outside Morocco’s parliament demanding the release of a journalist detained for criticising a judge in a tweet.
France 24 - Published

Morocco YouTuber Mohamed Sekkaki jailed for insulting King Mohammed VI

morocco youtuber mohamed sekkaki jailed for insulting king mohammed vi
A well known Moroccan YouTuber has been jailed for four years and fined about $4,000...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Moroccan journalist detained over tweet criticising judge

A Moroccan journalist and activist was charged and detained over a tweet that criticised a court decision, his lawyer said Thursday, the same day a YouTuber was sentenced to four years in prison for..
France 24 - Published

Morocco jails one man, detains another over criticism of authorities on social media

Morocco on Thursday sentenced a man to four years in prison on charges he insulted the king on YouTube, and authorities arrested a rights activist who on Twitter criticized long jail terms for..
Reuters - Published

Morocco's poor left behind by development boom

Mohammed Akki left his home in Morocco's Middle Atlas mountains to seek regular work and a better life in the town of Azrou, but he still lives on the margins in a country enjoying an investment boom.
Reuters - Published

Two dead, nine missing as fishing boat sinks off Morocco

A boat capsized off the coast of Morocco's port of Tan Tan, 856 km (537 miles), south of capital Rabat, leaving two fishermen dead while at least nine others were still missing, the fisheries..
Reuters - Published

Morocco’s king appoints committee chief to fight poverty and inequality

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Tuesday appointed former Interior Minister and ambassador to France Chakib Benmoussa as head of a committee to tackle social inequality and poverty, the Royal Palace said..
Reuters - Published

Residents of Moroccan town trap police officer in his car after he slaps a teacher

France 24 - Published

ONLY ON AP Ivanka Trump on the impeachment inquiry

Ivanka Trump told The Associated Press she shares her father's view that the impeachment investigation is about "overturning the results of the 2016 election." She spoke to AP in Rabat, Morocco. (Nov... - Published

Ivanka Trump meets female landowners in Morocco

In a visit to Morocco, Ivanka Trump met with female landowners and delivered the message that governments in developing countries should make it easier for women to succeed as entrepreneurs. (Nov... - Published

Death sentence confirmed against four men in Morocco backpacker murders

A Moroccan appeals court upheld, late on Wednesday, death sentences against three Moroccan men for murdering two Scandinavian women in the Atlas mountains last December.
Reuters - Published

Detained Moroccan jihadists were planning sea attacks: official

An Islamic State cell broken up last week planned to attack Casablanca and its port, but a Syrian militant who assisted the group remains at large, the head of Morocco's BCIJ security agency said on..
Reuters - Published

Moroccan activist on hunger strike admitted to prison clinic: lawyer, family say

An activist jailed in 2017 after protests in northern Morocco has been admitted to a prison clinic in Tangier after a seven-week hunger strike, his brother and lawyer said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Morocco arrests six suspected jihadists: police spokesman

Moroccan security services have broken up a suspected Islamic State cell, arresting six members near Casablanca and in the northern towns of Chefchaouen and Ouazzane, a police spokesman said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Despite journalist’s royal pardon, Morocco is far from legalising abortion

Under the weight of international pressure, Morocco’s monarchy on Wednesday granted journalist Hajar Raissouni a pardon after she was sentenced to a year in prison over allegations of illegal..
France 24 - Published

Morocco: Release of journalist jailed after being accused of having an abortion

morocco: release of journalist jailed after being accused of having an abortion
Responding to the news that journalist Hajar Raissouni, sentenced to one year in prison over an “unlawful” abortion, was released last night, after she, her fiancé and the three members of medical..
WorldNews - Published

Morocco pardons journalist Hajar Raissouni jailed on abortion charges

Activists said the charges against Hajar Raissouni were part of a crackdown on opposition media.
BBC News - Published

Moroccan king pardons journalist jailed for having an abortion

Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Wednesday issued a royal pardon for journalist Hajar Raissouni, overturning a court sentence for an "illegal abortion" and sexual relations outside marriage, the justice..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Morocco reshuffles cabinet, keeps foreign and finance ministers

Morocco announced a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, reducing the number of jobs to 23 but keeping the foreign and finance ministers in their posts, state news agency MAP reported.
Reuters - Published

Morocco coalition party quits ahead of reshuffle

A member of Morocco's governing coalition said on Friday it would join the opposition ahead of a reshuffle requested by King Mohammed VI, citing disagreements with its partners in government.
Reuters - Published

Moroccan court jails journalist on abortion charge that she denies

A Moroccan court on Monday sentenced a journalist to a year in prison for sex outside marriage and having an abortion, both of which she denied, in a case that has outraged rights activists, who say..
Reuters - Published

Moroccan journalist receives one-year prison sentence for 'illegal abortion'

Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni was sentenced in a Rabat court Monday to one year in jail for having had an “illegal abortion” and sexual relations outside marriage.
France 24 - Published

Five more migrant bodies found from Morocco capsizing

The bodies of five migrants were found on Morocco's Atlantic coast near Casablanca on Monday, bringing to 12 the number killed when their boat capsized on Saturday, the state news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Moroccan king ill, forced to miss Chirac funeral service

Doctors have advised Morocco's King Mohammed VI to rest for several days to recover from a viral lung infection that forced him to miss a remembrance ceremony in Paris for France's late president..
Reuters - Published

Seven drown after boat capsizes off Morocco's Atlantic coast

Seven Moroccan migrants were found dead on Saturday off Morocco's Atlantic coast near Casablanca after their boat capsized, the interior ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Thomas Cook collapse to cost Morocco hotels $20 million: tourism body

The collapse of British travel operator Thomas Cook has left Moroccan hotels facing unpaid bills of about 200 million dirhams ($20 million), the head of Morocco's tourism federation said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Moroccan women say they are abortion 'outlaws' in protest at journalist's trial

Hundreds of Moroccan women on Monday signed a manifesto stating that they have broken their country's "unfair" laws punishing extramarital relations and abortions.
France 24 - Published

Former New Mexico priest gets 30 years for child sexual abuse

A former Roman Catholic priest who fled to Morocco before he was returned to the United States and convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy in New Mexico in the 1990s was sentenced on Friday to 30..
Reuters - Published

Moroccan journalist's trial for alleged abortion postponed after protest

The trial of a Moroccan journalist accused of having a late-term abortion and sexual relations outside marriage was postponed on Monday after hundreds of people protested outside a court in the capital..
France 24 - Published

Morocco, Spain to bolster cooperation to curb illegal migration

Morocco and Spain pledged on Wednesday to cooperate more closely to curb illegal migration, an issue fuelling the growth of far right and populist politics in Europe, following a near halving of..
Reuters - Published

'You can't f****** read': Video of British tourist shouting at Moroccan man for keeping chickens in cage sparks outrage

'Just look at her,' notes one commentator online. 'She needs more help than the bird'
Independent - Published

At least seven people die in flash floods in southern Morocco

At least seven people were killed in flash floods in Morocco on Wednesday, following torrential rains in mountains in the south of the country near Taroudant, 600 kilometers (373 miles) south of Rabat,..
Reuters - Published

40 migrants feared drowned as boat capsizes off Libya

40 migrants feared drowned as boat capsizes off libya
CAIRO: A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized on Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, UN officials said, as a support..
WorldNews - Published

Escaped Israeli mafia leader arrested in Morocco

escaped israeli mafia leader arrested in morocco
Golan Avitan, 52 was arrested in a Synagogue in Casablanca after his children landed in the north African country to visit him.. ......
WorldNews - Published

Hunting tourists kill thousands of doves in Morocco

France 24 - Published

Vahid Halilhodzic replaces Herve Renard as Morocco coach

vahid halilhodzic replaces herve renard as morocco coach
Vahid Halilhodzic has been named the new head coach of Morocco, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation has confirmed. The former PSG boss was officially presented at...
WorldNews - Published

American Airlines adding first flights to Africa, Poland, returning to Tel Aviv

American plans to begin service between Philadelphia and Morocco and Chicago and Poland next summer. Flights to Israel will resume next fall. - Published

“Without Health, We Have Nothing”: The Need For Comprehensive Sustainable Development

“without health, we have nothing”: the need for comprehensive sustainable development
Article By Guest Writer Fariha Mujeebuddin, Marrakech, Morocco After a windy uphill journey to Aguerzran, a small village nestled within the High Atlas Mountains, we reached the building where..
WorldNews - Published

Morocco's king seeks new development model, urges government reshuffle

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Tuesday announced the launch later this year of a committee charged with elaborating a new development model to tackle social inequalities, while also urging a government..
Reuters - Published

Landslide kills 15 in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, authorities say

A landslide killed 15 people riding in a van in the Atlas Mountains south of Marrakech, local authorities said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Van and passengers buried by landslide in Moroccan mountains, authorities say

Search operations are under way to unearth a van with passengers buried by a landslide following torrential rains in the Atlas mountains south of Marrakech, local authorities said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Joodek Startup Launches on the Middle East & North Africa

Today is a seemingly great day for the shoppers of the Middle East as Joodek - an up-and-coming online coupon site – announces their launch publically. Speaking to our representative, the Managing..
WorldNews - Published

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