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  • WATCH: Gang of child-abducting Costa Almeria drug traffickers get arrested by Spanish police and Europol in joint swoop 19 Sep 2019 19:39 A MULTINATIONAL group of drug-smugglers that used children to transport their contraband has been dismantled after the Spanish Policía Nacional, the French Police Nationale and Europol swooped. A Europol press release states that the gang of 29 would …
  • Morocco and Western Sahara: a decades-long war of attrition 19 Sep 2019 19:22 It's been more than 40 years since Morocco claimed sovereignty over Western Sahara, setting off a conflict that seems no closer to resolution. In 1975 Spain abandoned its colonies in North Africa, with the exception of the territories of Ceuta and …
  • Montego Bay Ranks 8th on List of Caribbean’s Top Conference Sites for 2019 19 Sep 2019 18:53 According to a ranking by Cvent, an events, meetings, and hospitality technology provider, Montego Bay in Jamaica ranks eighth in a list of the Top 10 places to hold conferences in the Caribbean region in 2019. The other top sites in the Caribbean and …
  • Superbug hotspots emerging in farms across globe - study 19 Sep 2019 18:11 Hotspots of antibiotic-resistant superbugs are springing up in farms around the world, the direct result of our overconsumption of meat, with potentially disastrous consequences for human health, a study has found. Areas in northeastern India, northeastern …
  • Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali obituary 19 Sep 2019 18:01 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s autocratic former president who fled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 after a popular uprising, has died aged 83. The revolution that led to his downfall inspired uprisings in neighbouring countries that came to be viewed as the …
  • China’s Growing “Green” Engagement in MENA 19 Sep 2019 17:40 Across the region, China has made targeted and strategic investments in major renewable energy projects. By Ossman Elnaggar for The Diplomat September 19, 2019 In recent research conducted by the Paulson Institute, it is clear that China is playing an …
  • Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank reports first-half profit up 4.9% 19 Sep 2019 17:30 RABAT, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Morocco’s Attijariwafa Bank reported on Thursday a 4.9% rise in first half net profit attributable to shareholders to 2.9 billion dirhams ($303 million), citing improved activity in its Moroccan and European branches. The bank, …
  • Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Dies at 83 19 Sep 2019 17:28 Rabat – Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has died at the age of 83. Ben Ali assumed the Tunisian presidency in November 1987 in a coup d’état.  Mounir Ben Salha,  the former president’s lawyer, confirmed his death to Euro News. Ben Ali was …
  • OCP’s Revenue Increases by 4% in First Half of 2019 Despite Severe Market Conditions 19 Sep 2019 17:28 Rabat – Morocco’s Office Cherifien de Phosphates (OCP), the global leader in phosphates production, experienced an encouraging return on investment in the first half of 2019 despite severe market conditions, according to a recent OCP statement. The company …
  • Moroccan Student to Participate in Dubai’s Arab Reading Challenge 19 Sep 2019 17:28 Rabat – Sixteen students from the Arab world, including Moroccan Fatimazahra Adiar, will participate in the 4th Arab Reading Challenge. The competition will be broadcast on MBC TV channel starting September 27. Fatimazahra Adiar is a student at Cadi Ayyad …
  • British Company Makes Significant Gas Discovery in Morocco 19 Sep 2019 17:28 Rabat – Chariot Oil & Gas has made new gas discoveries in its ‘Lixus’ Offshore License in the Mohammedia-Kenitra region.  In the Competent Persons Report on Additional Prospects, published on September 18 by Netherland Sewell & Associates Inc. ( …
  • Moroccans Top Foreign Communities Covered by Social Security in Spain 19 Sep 2019 17:28 Rabat – Moroccan news agency Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) shared statistics from the Spanish Ministry of Labor, emphasizing that Moroccans top foreign communities covered by social security in Spain. The statistics highlight an estimated 244,358 Moroccans …
  • Talking Climate and Morocco with COP24 President Michal Kurtyka 19 Sep 2019 17:28 Rabat – Michal Kurtyka is President of the UN Conference of Parties (COP) 24, responsible for overseeing international cooperation on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in its 24th year. Kurtyka organized and oversaw COP24 in Katowice, …
  • Clintons Expected In Marrakech This Weekend to Attend Marc Lasry’s Birthday 19 Sep 2019 17:28 Rabat – Marc Lasry, an American billionaire of Moroccan origin, is planning a lavish celebration in his birth city of Marrakech this weekend for his 60th birthday. The guest list includes some of the world’s most powerful people, including former US …
  • Moroccans Increasingly Seek Spanish Asylum Over Sexual Orientation 19 Sep 2019 17:28 Rabat – The number of young Moroccan women seeking asylum in the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla because of their sexual orientation is on the rise. Since the start of 2019, more than 300 young Moroccans, identifying as lesbians, have applied for …
  • Rabat Court Rejects Temporary Release of Hajar Raissouni 19 Sep 2019 17:28 Rabat –  Following deliberations, this Thursday, September 19, the Court of First Instance in Rabat decided to refuse Hajar Raissouni’s request for temporary release, as reported by several Moroccan news outlets. The Court justified its decision to keep …
  • Police Kill 2 Algerians After Clashes in Northwestern Algeria 19 Sep 2019 17:28 Rabat – Security services in Algeria killed two civilians on the night of Wednesday, September 18. The killings came during clashes between demonstrators and the police at Daira police headquarters. The clashes erupted following a road accident, after a …
  • Tunisian despot whose ouster helped spark Arab Spring dies at 83 19 Sep 2019 17:27 Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, the Tunisian despot whose ouster in 2011 after a public uprising exposed long-simmering public rage against corruption, economic tumult and dictatorial rule and sparked the Arab Spring, a revolt that ricocheted across North Africa …
  • Zine el Abidine ben Ali, Tunisian ruler whose fall led to Arab Spring, dies at 83 19 Sep 2019 17:01 Former Tunisian President Zine el Abidine ben Ali, an autocrat who led his small North African country for 23 years before being toppled by bloody protests that unleashed revolt across the Arab world, died Thursday. He was 83. Ben Ali, who had lived in …
  • Uganda Cranes and Harambee Stars learn their Fifa World Rankings 19 Sep 2019 17:00 There is no movement for the two countries which recently locked horns in a friendly match Uganda and Kenya have remained static in the latest Fifa World Rankings released on Thursday. Despite not moving an inch, Uganda Cranes remain East Africa's …
  • The Moroccan Mafia: Europol Hunt Fugitive Gangster Linked to Murder of Witness’s Lawyer in Amsterdam 19 Sep 2019 16:18 World 17:03 19.09.2019Get short URL Morocco was a French, not a Dutch colony, but around 350,000 people of Moroccan origin live in the Netherlands. Migration from Morocco began after the Second World War but most migrants came between 1965 and 1986. …
  • Akufo-Addos-Investment-in-Scholarship-Yields-Results- 19 Sep 2019 16:09 A young female Ghanaian student in far-away Morocco has once again made the black star of Africa proud in her academic field. Ms Esther Sena has been awarded the best Student in French for the preparatory course for all foreign students studying in Morocco …
  • A mother or baby dies in childbirth every 11 SECONDS, UNICEF report reveals 19 Sep 2019 16:05 British mothers are almost four times more likely to die during childbirth than those in Poland or Belarus, a report has revealed. UNICEF today published figures that show one mother or her newborn baby will die during childbirth every 11 seconds.  The …
  • Toppled Tunisian ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dies at 83 19 Sep 2019 16:01 Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press Updated 10:56 am CDT, Thursday, September 19, 2019 FILE - In this Nov.7, 2007 file photo, Tunisian President Zine EL Abidine Ben Ali waves to supporters in Rades, outside Tunis, before celebrations marking the 20th …
  • Interpol detects foreign terror suspects in Mediterranean 19 Sep 2019 15:59 Image copyright Interpol Image caption Operation Neptune II resulted in 31 active investigative leads, Interpol says Interpol says it has detected more than a dozen suspected "foreign terrorist fighters" crossing the Mediterranean Sea during a …