Posts Tagged ‘Morocco’

Morocco to spend $11.7bn on five-year post-quake reconstruction plan

Morocco plans to spend at least 120 billion dirhams ($11.7 billion) in a post-earthquake reconstruction plan over the next five years, the royal palace said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck on 8 September, killing more than 2,900 people, mostly in the hard-to-reach villages of the High Atlas Mountains. The plan would […]

For Victims Of Morocco And Libya Disasters, Devastation Goes Beyond The Death Toll

“When people meet each other, they meet each other with condolences. The first question they asked is not who died, but who survived.” Source

Morocco King keeps regal distance even in earthquake crisis

When a devastating earthquake shook Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains on 8 September, residents of poor areas where it struck turned for help to the state and the man who leads it, King Mohammed VI. Yet the Monarch, with his sweeping power, has kept a low profile, making just three appearances since then. He chaired two […]

‘Unnatural’ Blue Lights Spotted in Sky Before Deadly Morocco Earthquake – Experts Baffled

Strange blue lights were seen lighting up the night sky in Morocco just minutes before the devastating 6.8 magnitude tremor struck, and geophysicists are baffled. Blue lights flashing above Agadir at the foot of the […] The post ‘Unnatural’ Blue Lights Spotted in Sky Before Deadly Morocco Earthquake – Experts Baffled appeared first on The […]

International Crews In Morocco To Recover Bodies Days After Deadly 6.8 Quake Earthquake Struck

Moroccan rescue crews have been joined by international crews from Spain, U.K., UAE and Qatar, who sent emergency responders into the mountains where bodies remain buried under dust and rubble. Source

Estimated 300,000 Impacted by Earthquake in Morocco, with at Least 2,000 Dead

The United Nations estimated that 300,000 people were affected by Friday night’s magnitude 6.8 quake that left at least 2,000 dead. Source

EU leaders express solidarity with Morocco in letter to king after earthquake

The EU and its member states sent a letter Saturday to Moroccan King Mohammed VI, conveying solidarity and condolences after a devastating earthquake struck the North African nation, reports Anadolu Agency. The letter, led by Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, opens with sincere condolences for the tragic loss of life from the […]

Morocco Earthquake Kills More Than 2,000 People, Survivors Sleep Rough

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.8 with an epicenter some 45 miles southwest of Marrakech. Source

Hezbollah Offers Condolences to Families of Earthquake Victims in Morocco

September 9, 2023 Hezbollah issued on Saturday a statement which voices deep sympathy with the brotherly Moroccan people and affirms standing by them to face this tragic and painful repercussions of the powerful earthquake. The Resistance Party offered the families of the victims the deepest condolences and sympathy, asking God to grant the injured and afflicted […]

Over 1,000 killed in powerful quake in Morocco

At least 1,037 people were killed and 1,204 others injured following a powerful earthquake that struck Morocco, the country’s Interior Ministry said Saturday, Anadolu reports. The injuries include 721 cases in critical conditions. Fatalities from the magnitude 7.0 quake occurred in various regions, including Al Haouz and Marrakesh provinces, as well as the cities of […]

Over 2,000 Dead Following Powerful 6.8 Earthquake in Morocco

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — A rare, powerful earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night, killing more than 1,000 people and damaging buildings from villages in the Atlas Mountains to the historic city of Marrakech. The full toll was not known as rescuers struggled to get through boulder-strewn roads to the remote mountain villages hit hardest. Source

BREAKING: Hundreds Dead in Morocco After Late Night 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake

BREAKING: Hundreds Dead in Morocco After Late Night 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Source

Over 600 killed in powerful quake in Morocco

Over 600 people were killed and hundreds more sustained injuries following a powerful earthquake that struck Morocco, the country’s Interior Ministry said Saturday. Fatalities from the magnitude 7.0 quake occurred in various regions, including Al Haouz and Marrakesh provinces, as well as the cities of Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua and Taroudant, Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces wrote […]

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Morocco, Killing Hundreds And Damaging Historic Buildings In Marrakech

A powerful earthquake that struck Morocco late Friday night killed at least 820 people, the country’s Interior Ministry said. Source

Morocco plans to launch green hydrogen project in 2024

Morocco said, Wednesday, it plans to launch a green hydrogen project next year, amid a growing global demand for clean energy, Anadolu Agency reports. Green hydrogen is a sustainable and environmentally friendly form of energy produced through the electrolysis of water using renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar power. In a statement, the […]

Algeria detains 28-person Morocco smuggling network

The Algerian Gendarmerie Nationale on Friday detained a network of 28 Moroccans and four Algerians who arranged secret immigration trips to Spain, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported. In a statement, the Gendarmerie Nationale in the governorate of Wahran disclosed that it: “Dismantled an international criminal network specialised in planning and organising secret voyages setting off from Morocco […]

Tehran says welcomes restoration of ties with Egypt, Morocco

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Thursday that Tehran welcomes good relationship with Egypt and Morocco as two Muslim states while expressing his country’s unhappiness the ongoing civil war in Sudan. Source

Algeria President: Morocco ties have reached ‘point of no return’

Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said relations with neighbouring Morocco have reached a "point of no return", Anadolu news agency reported. "We regret that the relations between Algeria and Morocco had reached a point of no return, Algeria's position was a reaction," Tebboune told Al Jazeera channel in an interview on Tuesday evening. In August 2021, […]

Morocco security official: ‘Iran, Hezbollah undermining stability with Algeria’s help’

The director of the Central Judicial Research Office of the General Directorate for monitoring the national territory of Morocco, Haboub Al-Sharqawi, announced in an interview with the Israeli Channel i24NEWS that there are links between Iran and the Polisario Front. "There has been a real threat against Morocco coming from Iran and Hezbollah with the […]

Morocco not commenting on crisis with France

The Moroccan Foreign Ministry as well as officials have not officially commented on the nearly two-year-old crisis with France. France has suggested the crisis erupted after claims Morocco spied on French President Emmanuel Macron using Israeli software while in return Morocco attributes the critics to France's opposition to recognising Morocco's sovereignty over the Western Sahara […]

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