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Second schedule of 'Yaan' completed
Chennai, Feb 18 : Jiiva-starrer upcoming Tamil film "Yaan" is inching closer to completion. The team successfully completed its second schedule Monday and will head to Morocco soon for 20 days.
The lure of Indian soaps
New Delhi, Feb 18 : At 7 in the evening in Casablanca, Morocco's fabled city, the streets become empty as everyone is watching their favourite Indian soap on television. It is a sign of the influence of India's soft power on a country and region with which it has enjoyed civilisational links.
Arab Spring and Maghreb: Morocco's distinctive model (Comment)
By Larbi Reffou: The winds of the "Arab Spring" were channeled by Morocco to expand and consolidate democracy and accelerate the pace of political reforms. His Majesty,The King Mohammed VI, announced in March 2011 a profound constitutional reform, which was largely supported by the Moroccan people ...
UAE leaders hold talks with envoys
Abu Dhabi, Feb 14 : Top officials of the UAE have met envoys from the US, Morocco, Japan to discuss ways to enhance bilateral relations.
Shah Rukh feels 'blessed' with love from Morocco
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he feels blessed with the love he received from thousands of his fans during the recently concluded 12th Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco.
Arab Spring: Experts debate impact on region and beyond
Academicians and thinkers from Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Morocco as well as from the US, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland and Italy have gathered here for a two-day conference to discuss the future of Arab Spring and its regional and global ...
Oxford Bookstores goes global
India's leading bookstore chain Oxford Bookstores on Friday launched its first overseas store in the Morocco's Marrakech city.
Shah Rukh gets Morocco's medal of honour
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been conferred Morocco's prestigious Medal of Honour.
Vladimir Putin's daughter 'set for Moroccan wedding'
Vladimir Putin's youngest daughter, Yekaterina is apparently set to tie the knot with her Korean boyfriend Yoon Joon-won in Morocco.
Arjun spends 40th birthday on 'D Day' sets in Kutch
Model-turned-actor Arjun Rampal was busy shooting in Kutch on his 40th birthday Monday, and says that he is clueless about his wife's plans to celebrate it in Marrakech, Morocco.
'Bollywood influences Moroccan films to some extent'
Filmmaking in Morocco, the North African nation, has moved out of the shadow of France, its former colonisers, says acclaimed Moroccan filmmaker Ahmed Boulane but admits they are influenced by Bollywood to some extent and are big fans of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.
Morocco's Bencherifa set to coach Mohun Bagan
Moroccan Karim Bencherifa is all set to take over as Mohun Bagan's chief football coach from November, the city giant announced Friday.
Ex French minister Dati banned in native Morocco over illegitimate ...
France's former justice minister Rachida Dati is set to face jail if she returns to her family's native Morocco for having a child out of wedlock.
Bombardier to open unit in Morocco
Canadian aircraft builder Bombardier will start a manufacturing unit in Morocco with a USD 200 million investment next year, the Moroccan trade minister said.
Taoussi appointed football coach of Morocco
The Moroccan Football Federation appointed Rachid Taoussi as the new coach of the national team replacing Belgian Eric Gerets, who was sacked last Saturday.
42 killed, 24 injured in central Morocco bus accident
More than 40 people were killed Tuesday when an overloaded passenger bus went off a road in central Morocco and plunged into a deep ravine, making it the worst such accident in the history of the kingdom, officials said on Wednesday.
42 die in Morocco accident
Forty-two people were killed and 24 injured Tuesday when their passenger bus fell into a ravine in southern Morocco, a media report said.
Ban reiterates commitment to solve Western Sahara dispute
In a phone call with King Mohammed VI of Morocco this past weekend, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to the negotiation process aimed at reaching a settlement in the Western Sahara dispute.
Bag made of entire iguana seized from British tourist
A British woman, returning from a trip to Morocco, was stopped at a British airport after a handbag made out of an entire iguana - complete with its head and claws - was found in her possession.
Morocco looking for more joint ventures with India: Ambassador
Morocco, the North African nation that supplies the bulk of India's needs for phosphate, a key ingredient in fertilisers, is looking for expansion in ties to include more joint ventures, from automotives to information technology to the hospitality industry, its ambassador here says.
Morocco contributing to India's food security: Ambassador
Morocco is contributing significantly to India's food security but wants its relations to expand beyond supply of phosphates, a key ingredient for fertilisers of which it holds two-thirds of global reserves, to investment in manufacturing and services.
Morocco wants ties with India to go beyond food security
Morocco wants its relations with India to expand beyond trade and supply of phosphates, a key ingredient for fertilizers of which it holds two-thirds of global reserves, to investment in services and manufacturing with a slew of tax sops.
Morocco, Syria declare each other's envoys persona non grata
Rabat, July 16 : The Moroccan government Monday declared the Syrian ambassador to its country persona non grata in the wake of last week's carnage at Syria's Traimseh town. In a tit for tat action, Syria retaliated with Damascus announcing the Moroccan envoy to Syria unwanted in the country.
Gay cruise ship turned away by Morocco, goes to Spain
Malaga (Spain), July 2 : The cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, on its present voyage catering to a gay clientele, docked Sunday in the southern Spanish port of Malaga after Moroccan authorities prohibited it from making its scheduled port of call in Casablanca.
Singer's album urges reopening of Algeria-Morocco border
Algiers, June 16: An Algerian rap singer will release an album of songs, calling on his country to reopen the border with neighbouring Morocco that was closed after a guerrilla attack in 1994.
Sun-powered plane flies non-stop for 20 hours
Rabat (Morocco), June 6 : An aircraft of the size of an Airbus A340, fitted with 12,000 solar cells, took off from Madrid, Spain, flew about 800 km over the Mediterranean and arrived safely in Morocco Wednesday, after flying non-stop for nearly 20 hours.
Nicolas Sarkozy bored 'just weeks after leaving office'
London, June 4 : Nicolas Sarkozy is reportedly "bored" after spending a three-week post-election break with his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and children in Morocco in which he was constantly on the phone with politicians back in France.
Solar-powered plane attempts intercontinental flight
Geneva, May 24 : Solar Impulse, the world's biggest solar-powered aircraft, took off from Switzerland Thursday for its first intercontinental flight to Morocco.
Ranbaxy boosts presence in Africa with malaria drug
By Francis Kokutse, Accra (Ghana), May 11 : Leading Indian drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories has boosted its presence in the emerging market of Africa, introducing its new malaria-fighting drug Synriam and setting up manufacturing facilities in Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa.
Mike Tyson takes wife and son to Poland to launch his new sports drink
London, Apr 30 : Mike Tyson, who has just finished a sell-out run at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, was spotted in Warsaw with his third wife Lakiha Spicer, and their son, one-year old Morocco Elijah Tyson on Sunday.