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Morocco court annuls ruling on paternity outside marriage

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AP PHOTOS: Wedding festival is boon for Moroccan village

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Morocco prepares to test 'fastest train in Africa'

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MK Peretz met with protests at conference in home country of Morocco

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Yves Saint Laurent museum opens to the public in Marrakesh
MARRAKESH (MOROCCO) (AFP) - Visitors crowded through the doors Thursday as a museum to legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent opened to the public in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh. The museum's management said 1,000 people thronged through its exhibition halls in the first three hours to get a glimpse of some of Saint Laurent's most iconic creations as they went on display in the city that inspired him   Read More ...
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Fake dentists ply brisk trade in Morocco
Beni Yakhlef - A smart white coat is no proof of being a qualified medical practitioner in Morocco, where fake dentists and other "health professionals" thrive on poverty, sometimes with wretched consequences. "It's all a question of know-how. I inherited mine from my father," Hamid says proudly, sporting a thin moustache and teeth yellowed by thick deposits of tartar. Hamid brandishes his pincers at the heart of the joyous racket of the Sunday market of Beni Yakhlef, a rural town about 30km from the seaside metropolis of Casablanca   Read More ...
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Phony dentists are plying their brisk trade on Morocco’s poor
Phony dentists are plying their brisk trade on Morocco’s poor Thriving on poverty with wretched consequences. A smart white coat is no proof of being a qualified medical practitioner in Morocco, where fake dentists and other “health professionals” thrive on poverty, sometimes with wretched consequences. “It’s all a question of know-how. I inherited mine from my father,” Hamid says proudly, sporting a thin moustache and teeth yellowed by thick deposits of tartar   Read More ...
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Fake dentists ply brisk trade in Morocco
BENI YAKHLEF, Morocco: A smart white coat is no proof of being a qualified medical practitioner in Morocco, where fake dentists and other "health professionals" thrive on poverty, sometimes with wretched consequences. "It's all a question of know-how. I inherited mine from my father," Hamid says proudly, sporting a thin moustache and teeth yellowed by thick deposits of tartar. Hamid brandishes his pincers at the heart of the joyous racket of the Sunday market of Beni Yakhlef, a rural town about 30km from the seaside metropolis of Casablanca   Read More ...
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New UN envoy pays first visit to disputed Western Sahara
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The United Nations' new special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara has met with Morocco's King Mohammed VI and government ministers as part of his first tour of the region. Horst Kohler, A former president of Germany, is also expected to visit refugee camps in Algeria for Saharawi refugees who fled the territory. Moroccan state news agency MAP reports that the king received Kohler on Tuesday at the royal palace in Rabat   Read More ...
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New UN envoy pays first visit to disputed Western Sahara
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The United Nations' new special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara has met with Morocco's King Mohammed VI and government ministers as part of his first tour of the region. Horst Kohler, A former president of Germany, is also expected to visit refugee camps in Algeria for Saharawi refugees who fled the territory. Moroccan state news agency MAP reports that the king received Kohler on Tuesday at the royal palace in Rabat   Read More ...
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21 opposition members on trial over Morocco protests
Casablanca - Demonstrators are calling for the release of 21 detained leaders of a Moroccan protest movement that has become the biggest challenge to the North African kingdom since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. The trial resumed on Tuesday for the activists in a Casablanca court, and was adjourned until October 24. A small group of demonstrators gathered outside, calling for the activists' release jailed for their roles in the Hirak protest movement in the northern Rif region   Read More ...
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21 opposition members on trial over Morocco protests
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Demonstrators are calling for the release of 21 detained leaders of a Moroccan protest movement that has become the biggest challenge to the North African kingdom since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. The trial resumed Tuesday for the activists in a Casablanca court, and was adjourned until Oct. 24. A small group of demonstrators gathered outside, calling for the activists' release jailed for their roles in the Hirak protest movement in the northern Rif region   Read More ...
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21 opposition members on trial over Morocco protests
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Demonstrators are calling for the release of 21 detained leaders of a Moroccan protest movement that has become the biggest challenge to the North African kingdom since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. The trial resumed Tuesday for the activists in a Casablanca court, and was adjourned until Oct. 24. A small group of demonstrators gathered outside, calling for the activists' release jailed for their roles in the Hirak protest movement in the northern Rif region   Read More ...
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New UN envoy in Morocco to restart talks on disputed Western Sahara
Rabat - The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Köhler, was visiting Morocco on Monday as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario Front. Morocco and the Polisario fought for control of Western Sahara from 1974 to 1991, when Rabat took over the desert territory before the signing of a UN-brokered ceasefire   Read More ...
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Wedding festival is boon for Moroccan village
What started as an annual marriage festival has become an economic boon for a tiny Berber village tucked into the foothills of Morocco's Atlas Mountains. Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery. Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo   Read More ...
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Making green energy cheaper
Sunny Morocco seems like the ideal place to produce solar power. Just north of Marrakech lies the Green Energy Park, where researchers are working on making green energy technology more affordable, as part of Morocco’s drive to reduce energy dependency. #Morocco has the 2nd largest wind power production in the MEA region. Morocco has the 1st & only Green Energy Park in Africa pic   Read More ...
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Wedding festival is boon for Moroccan village
What started as an annual marriage festival has become an economic boon for a tiny Berber village tucked into the foothills of Morocco's Atlas Mountains. Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery. Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo   Read More ...
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Wedding festival is boon for Moroccan village
What started as an annual marriage festival has become an economic boon for a tiny Berber village tucked into the foothills of Morocco's Atlas Mountains. Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery. Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo Gallery Morocco Wedding Festival Photo   Read More ...
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Disabled chefs serve as model for change in Morocco
Rabat - A remarkable restaurant in Morocco's capital offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy a full, fresh meal for just $6. But what's most remarkable are its chefs: all are developmentally disabled. Moroccan salad, grilled meat, Basque rice and lemon mousse are on the menu of the day at the restaurant, part of broader efforts by the Hadaf association that runs it to integrate disabled youth into Moroccan society and the job market, and change perspectives on disability   Read More ...
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Morocco set to host CHAN 2018
.Replaces Kenya The Emergency Committee of the Confederation Africaine de Football, chaired by Mr Ahmad, met on 14 October 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria, and unanimously decided to grant the organization of the 5th edition of the Total African Nations Championship to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. According to cafonline.com,the latter had been a candidate following the withdrawal of the organization of this competition to Kenya, which was decided on 23 September 2017 in Accra, Ghana, by the CAF Executive Committee, which, in accordance with the statutes and the deadlines, had the same day allowed the Emergency Committee to conduct the bidding process to select a new host country   Read More ...
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Morocco to host Total CHAN 2018
Total CHAN, Morocco 2018, scheduled for 12 January to 4 February 2018, will bring together 16 national teams composed exclusively of players playing in the national championships of their respective countries The Emergency Committee of the Confederation Africaine de Football, chaired by Mr Ahmad, met on 14 October 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria, and unanimously decided to grant the organization of the 5th edition of the Total African Nations Championship to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation   Read More ...
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Morocco arrests 11 suspects linked to ISIS jihadists
Rabat - Moroccan police on Saturday arrested 11 members of an "extremely dangerous terrorist" cell linked to the Islamic State group and seized chemical products used to make bombs, the interior ministry said. The suspects were active in the neighbouring northern cities of Fez and Meknes, in commercial capital Casablanca, as well as in the central town of Khouribga, a statement said   Read More ...
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Disabled chefs serve as model for change in Morocco
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A remarkable restaurant in Morocco's capital offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy a full, fresh meal for just $6. But what's most remarkable are its chefs: all are developmentally disabled. Moroccan salad, grilled meat, Basque rice and lemon mousse are on the menu of the day at the restaurant, part of broader efforts by the Hadaf association that runs it to integrate disabled youth into Moroccan society and the job market, and change perspectives on disability   Read More ...
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Disabled chefs serve as model for change in Morocco
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A remarkable restaurant in Morocco's capital offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy a full, fresh meal for just $6. But what's most remarkable are its chefs: all are developmentally disabled. Moroccan salad, grilled meat, Basque rice and lemon mousse are on the menu of the day at the restaurant, part of broader efforts by the Hadaf association that runs it to integrate disabled youth into Moroccan society and the job market, and change perspectives on disability   Read More ...
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Morocco to host CHAN 2018 tournament
The fifth edition of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) will be held in Morocco. The decision was unanimously reached during the Emergency Committee of the Confederation of African Football, chaired by Mr Ahmad on 14 October 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria. Kenya lost the hosting rights on 23rd September 2017, with Football Kenya Federation (FKF), citing infrastructural unpreparedness. There were also concerns about the political situation in the country   Read More ...
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Morocco to host Chan 2018
Yaoundé. Morocco has been designated to host the 2018 Total African Nations Championship (Chan), the Confederation of African Football (CAF), said in a statement on Sunday. The statement said Caf’s emergency committee met in Nigeria on Saturday and ‘unanimously decided’ to grant the organisation of the tournament to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. The meeting was presided over by Caf president Ahmad Ahmad   Read More ...
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Moroccan police break up Islamic State cell planning attacks: ministry
RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities said on Saturday they had dismantled a cell linked to Islamic State that was active in eight towns and cities and was planning terrorist operations. Eleven people were arrested. Security forces detained the alleged mastermind of the cell in a safe house in Fez, where they found guns and a large quantity of bullets, materials for making suicide belts, nails and electric wires, according to a statement from the interior ministry   Read More ...
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Bailly suspended for Ivory Coast's crucial qualifier against Morocco
Ivory Coast will be without experienced defender Eric Bailly for their crunch World Cup qualifier at home to Morocco on 11 November. The Manchester United star is suspended for the game in Abidjan having collected his second booking of the qualifying campaign in the 0-0 draw against Mali in Bamako on 6 October. The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) confirmed that Bailly, who received his first booking in their 3-0 win against Gabon in September, will serve a ban for accumulating two yellow cards   Read More ...
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Moroccan king wants rethink of poverty projects
Rabat - The king of Morocco has ordered the government to rethink its development model, telling legislators the country's anti-poverty programs are no longer working. In a speech on Friday to Parliament, King Mohammed VI criticised the management of social programs and said "greater firmness is needed to break with the laissez-faire and fraudulent practices that harm the interests of citizens   Read More ...
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Morocco arrests 11 suspects linked to ISIS jihadists
RABAT (AFP) - Moroccan police on Saturday (Oct 14) arrested 11 members of an "extremely dangerous terrorist" cell linked to the Islamic State group and seized chemical products used to make bombs, the interior ministry said. The suspects were active in the neighbouring northern cities of Fez and Meknes, in commercial capital Casablanca, as well as in the central town of Khouribga, a statement said   Read More ...
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Moroccan king wants rethink of poverty projects
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The king of Morocco has ordered the government to rethink its development model, telling legislators the country's anti-poverty programs are no longer working. In a speech Friday to Parliament, King Mohammed VI criticized the management of social programs and said "greater firmness is needed to break with the laissez-faire and fraudulent practices that harm the interests of citizens   Read More ...
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Morocco court annuls ruling on paternity outside marriage
Rabat, Morocco | AFP | A Moroccan appeals court has struck down a ruling that for the first time recognised a man as the father of a child born outside of marriage. The decision by the Tangiers appeals court sparked anger among human rights activists. A lower Tangiers court had in January ruled that the man was the father of a girl born to a woman that was not his wife, based on DNA tests provided by the mother, a first in the North African country   Read More ...
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Morocco court annuls ruling on paternity outside marriage
Rabat - A Moroccan appeals court has struck down a ruling that for the first time recognised a man as the father of a child born outside of marriage. The decision by the Tangiers appeals court sparked anger among human rights activists. A lower Tangiers court had in January ruled that the man was the father of a girl born to a woman that was not his wife, based on DNA tests provided by the mother, a first in the North African country   Read More ...
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AP PHOTOS: Wedding festival is boon for Moroccan village
IMILCHIL, Morocco (AP) — What started as an annual marriage festival has become an economic boon for a tiny Berber village tucked into the foothills of Morocco's Atlas Mountains. In recent years, the village has become an attraction for tourists, both foreign and Moroccan, drawn in by local folklore. According to legend, a man and a woman from different tribes fell in love, but were forbidden from marrying   Read More ...
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Russian PM talks up Morocco gas projects
Rabat - Russia and Morocco hope to co-operate more closely in the energy sector, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said on Wednesday during a visit to Rabat. He spoke of a "very promising project to supply liquefied natural gas to meet the needs of the Moroccan economy". "The potential for co-operation is huge," he said during a brief press conference. During his visit the two countries signed deals in the energy, agriculture and hi-tech sectors   Read More ...
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Russian prime minister strikes energy deals in Morocco
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a string of energy, military and other deals with Morocco during a North Africa tour. Medvedev met Wednesday with Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani and presided at a signing ceremony for 11 bilateral agreements. The agreements cover cooperation in areas such as customs, agriculture, the military and culture, as well as energy efficiency and the peaceful use of nuclear energy   Read More ...
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2017 Oilibya Rally Of Morocco: TVS-Sherco's Joan Pedrero Finishes Fifth, Aravind KP & CS Santosh Finished 13th & 15th
The Indian contingent participating in the 2017 OiLibya Rally of Morocco showed some spectacular performance. For team TVS Sherco, Spanish rider Joan Pedrero finished a brilliant fifth, while teammates Adrien Metge of France took the 10th place followed by Aravind KP finishing 13th. Hero MotoSports Team Rally too boasted of fantastic results with their Portuguese rider Joaquim Rodrigues finished seventh overall, despite a torn up chin, while his teammate CS Santosh registered his best ever rally finish at 15th   Read More ...
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Russian prime minister strikes energy deals in Morocco
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a string of energy, military and other deals with Morocco during a North Africa tour. Medvedev met Wednesday with Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani and presided at a signing ceremony for 11 bilateral agreements. The agreements cover cooperation in areas such as customs, agriculture, the military and culture, as well as energy efficiency and the peaceful use of nuclear energy   Read More ...
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Morocco Tai a "rugged" player for Horahora
The former rugby coach of 15-year-old Morocco Tai - killed after a police pursuit - has described the young player as "fearless", "rugged" and supportive of his teammates. Cori Paul, the teenager's former junior rugby coach at Hora Hora Club, in Whangarei, posted on Facebook following Monday's fatal crash in Auckland, saying it was sad to hear of his death. He included a team photo with Morocco in the front row whispering a few words of encouragement in his teammate's ear   Read More ...
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Rugby coach says Morocco Tai was "fearless and rugged"
The former rugby coach of 15-year-old Morocco Tai killed after a police pursuit has described the young player as "fearless", "rugged" and supportive of his teammates. Cori Paul, the teenager's former junior rugby coach at Horahora Club, in Whangarei, posted on Facebook following Monday's fatal crash in Auckland, saying it was sad to hear of his death. He included a team photo with Morocco in the front row whispering a few words of encouragement in his teammate's ear   Read More ...
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S. Korea fall to Morocco in friendly football match
BIEL/BIENNE, Switzerland, Oct. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea fell 3-1 to Morocco in a friendly football match here on Tuesday. Morocco's Oussama Tannane grabbed a brace and Ismail Haddad added another goal to sink South Korea at Tissot Arena in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. South Korea's only goal came from Son Heung-min's penalty kick. This was South Korea's second friendly since they qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup last month   Read More ...
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Morocco prepares to test 'fastest train in Africa' - Capital Business
, Rabat, Engineers in Morocco are preparing to test Africa’s first high-speed railway this week with trains reaching 320 kilometers (200 miles) per hour, the country’s rail office said Monday. One train reached 275 kph (170 mph) on Monday along a stretch of track between the northern cities of Kenitra and Tangiers, the ONCF said. “This is already the fastest train on the African continent,” said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who was in Morocco to sign a loan deal between the ONCF and the French Development Agency   Read More ...
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Morocco prepares to test 'fastest train in Africa'
A locomotive for Morocco's first high speed rail link, produced by French train maker Alstom, arrives at the Moroccan port of Tangier on June 30, 2015 A locomotive for Morocco's first high speed rail link, produced by French train maker Alstom, arrives at the Moroccan port of Tangier on June 30, 2015 (AFP Photo/STR) Rabat (AFP) - Engineers in Morocco are preparing to test Africa's first high-speed railway this week with trains reaching 320 kilometres (200 miles) per hour, the country's rail office said Monday   Read More ...
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Morocco prepares to test 'fastest train in Africa'
Rabat - Engineers in Morocco are preparing to test the Arab world's first high-speed railway this week with trains reaching 320km/h, the country's rail office said on Monday. One train reached 275km/h on Monday along a stretch of track between the northern cities of Kenitra and Tangier, the ONCF said. "This is already the fastest train on the African continent," said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who was in Morocco to sign a loan deal between the ONCF and the French Development Agency   Read More ...
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