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Morocco dismantles IS recruitment cell
Rabat, Sep 12 : Moroccan authorities have dismantled a seven-person cell recruiting volunteers to fight with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the country's interior ministry said Friday.
World's first swimming dinosaur found in Morocco
New York, Sep 12 : In a surprise find, palaeontologists have discovered the world's first known swimming dinosaur - a 15-metre-long behemoth with a crocodile-like face.
Morocco to ensure success of Africa50 Fund
Rabat, Sep 2 : Morocco will take all necessary measures to ensure the success of the Africa50 Fund, Moroccan Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Boussaid has said.
Morocco arrests two people linked to IS
Rabat, Aug 25 : Moroccan authorities have arrested two people linked to the radical Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation as they prepared to leave the country to join the IS camps, MAP news agency reported citing the country's interior ministry.
Two IS militants arrested in Morocco
Rabat, Aug 23 : Two Islamic State (IS) militants, who were planning to leave for training camps in Syria and Iraq, were arrested in Morocco, the interior ministry said.
Tom Cruise heading to Morocco for 'Mission Impossible 5'
Rabat, Aug 13 : American actor Tom Cruise will arrive in Morocco in early September to play the starring role in "Mission: Impossible 5", media reports said.
Indian nautch girls inspire JJ Valaya's finale at IBFW
New Delhi, Aug 11 : With "Aashiqui 2" heroine Shraddha Kapoor as the showstopper, ace couturier JJ Valaya showcased his line 'The Nautch of Fez', combining the cultural elements of India and Morocco, and infusing them with subtle elements of the Indian nautch girls of the past, as part of the grand ...
Morocco calls for acceleration of Maghreb Union
Abu Dhabi, Aug 7 : Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar has called for acceleration of the process of the Maghreb Union in order to enable this regional grouping to deal with globalisation and development challenges.
Amrouche sacked as Kenya coach
Nairobi, Aug 4 : Belgian Adel Amrouche has been dismissed as Kenya's football coach after he failed to guide the team to the finals of the 2015 Africa Nations Cup in Morocco.
Moroccan king stresses moderation in Islam, opposition to extremism
Rabat, July 31 : Morocco's King Mohammed VI has said his North African nation wanted to follow a model of religious management which seeks to "protect the citizens and society against extremism, reclusiveness and ignorance".
Morocco underlines serious impact of Israeli offensive
Geneva, July 24 : Morocco has underlined the serious impact of the ongoing Israeli offensive on the human rights situation of Palestinians in Gaza.
With widest release, Salman Khan's 'Kick' to hit over 5,000 screens
Mumbai, July 23 : Superstar Salman Khan's "Kick" is set to kick up a storm. The action thriller will hit over 5,000 screens in India Friday as well as 42 other countries including non-traditional markets like France, Germany, Morocco and Maldives.
'Morocco most stable, reformist country in Maghreb region'
Washington, July 23 : Morocco is the most stable country of the Maghreb region, encouraging religious moderation, thanks to the set of reforms initiated by King Mohammed VI long before the 'Arab Spring', says US think tank Atlantic Council.
Thousands in Morocco protest Israeli attacks on Gaza
Rabat, July 21 : Thousands of people from all over Morocco hit the streets of capital Rabat over the weekend to stage a mass national march to express solidarity with the Palestinian people and to condemn the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.
US endorses Morocco's plan on Sahara
Washington, July 17 : US President Barack Obama has extended support to Morocco's autonomy plan for the Sahara in line with the policy adopted by the last three US administrations.
Four killed, 55 injured in Moroccan building collapse
Rabat, July 12 : At least four people were killed and 55 left wounded when three buildings collapsed early Friday in Casablanca, the largest city of Morocco, Xinhua reported.
Morocco mobilising security forces against ISIS threat
Rabat, July 11 : With the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militant group announcing the formation of an Islamic caliphate covering regions in Iraq and Syria, the Moroccan government has recommended the mobilisation of security services to foil a "serious terrorist threat" targeting ...
Moroccan microfinance to use Infosys banking solution
Bangalore, June 23 : Morocco's leading microfinance institution Fondep has selected Finacle, a software product of Infosys, for its strategic banking transformation programme, the Indian IT bellwether said Monday.
Project Islamic countries as homogenous force: Morocco
Jeddah, June 19 : Islamic countries need to impose themselves as a homogeneous and influential force to address the problems besetting the Islamic world, Morocco's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar has said.
Morocco poised as 'regional leader' in renewable energy: US
Washington, June 18 : A senior US trade official has said Morocco is positioned as a "regional leader" in the field of renewable energy and is extremely appealing to US investors.
Morocco calls for institutionalisation of South-South cooperation
Santa Cruz (Bolivia), June 17 June 17 : Morocco called at the G77 + China extraordinary summit for institutionalizing South-South cooperation through the inception of lasting cooperation mechanisms, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.
Morocco honoured for 'remarkable progress' in fighting hunger and ...
Rome, June 17 : The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has awarded Morocco, along with China and Chile, a prize in recognition for its "remarkable progress" in fighting hunger, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.
Chile, China and Morocco join fight against hunger, malnutrition
New York, Jun 17 : Chile, China and Morocco on Monday joined a growing group of countries that are making successful strides in fighting hunger and malnutrition, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Monday.
UN urges Morocco to expedite pending laws
New York, May 30 : Morocco has made great strides towards the better promotion and protection of human rights, United Nations High Commissioner Navi Pillay said at the end of her first official visit to the country, but urged officials to approve pending draft laws and more robustly implement and ...
Delevingne to reunite with Michelle Rodriguez
Los Angeles, May 25 : British super model Cara Delevingne is set to reunite with actress Michelle Rodriguez this weekend at her sister Poppy's second wedding celebration in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Moroccan king congratulates Modi, pledges cooperation
Rabat, May 25 : King Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco, has sent a congratulatory letter to Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister-designate, on the victory of his Bharatiya Janata Party in the parliamentary elections and conveyed his sincere wishes for success of his "noble mission".The king ...
IMF warns Arab transition nations on jobs crisis
Rabat (Morocco), May 9 : International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde warned Arab transition countries Thursday that they are facing a jarring jobs crisis, and it must be addressed.
Badou Zaki named Morocco's new football coach
Rabat (Morocco), May 3 : Badou Zaki has been appointed the new coach of the Moroccan team, the Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) announced.
Ghana to face Togo, Guinea in 2015 AFCON qualifiers
Accra, April 28 : Ghana will play neighbours Togo and Guinea in Group E of the final round of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations football in Morocco.
Morocco to host Africa Cup of Nations in early 2015
Rabat, April 27 : Morocco will host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations from Jan 17 to Feb 8, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced.