Posts Tagged ‘Morocco’

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 […]

Morocco mulls raising retirement age to 65

The Moroccan government has begun reviewing a major reform plan to the country’s pension systems, including raising the retirement age to 65. A study conducted at the end of 2022 at the Moroccan government’s request, recommended raising the retirement age to 65 years in the public and private sectors.  It currently stands at 63 years […]

Morocco: Palestine solidarity demonstration in Rabat

Dozens of Moroccan human rights activists demonstrated in the capital Rabat on Wednesday in solidarity with Palestine against the "daily killing of the Palestinian people at the hands of Zionist criminals." They also denounced the normalisation of relations between Morocco and Israel in late 2020. READ: Israel-Morocco Defence Cooperation Committee holds first meeting in Rabat The […]

Spain and Morocco hold first summit in eight years

Spain and Morocco hold their first summit in eight years as they seek to strengthen economic ties and build on a diplomatic truce. Source

US To Build A Military Base In Morocco Stoking Tension With Algeria

As the new Cold War era rages on, the US government is seeking to set up a military ‘defense industrial base’ inside Morocco. This comes as concerns are raised about Moscow’s growing influence in Africa, however, the move could end up instigating further troubles between Morocco and neighboring Algeria, pitting the two-sides against each other. […]

Morocco becomes first African country to provide military aid to Ukraine 

Morocco is set break its perceived neutrality over the conflict in Ukraine, becoming the first African country to provide military support to Kyiv. According to a report by Le Journal de l'Afrique, at the request of the US, the Moroccan government has agreed to transfer spare parts for T-72 tanks to the Ukrainian military. The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces have several […]

Croatia edge Morocco to clinch World Cup bronze medal

Morocco's dream run at the 2022 FIFA World Cup ended in defeat as Croatia held on for a 2-1 win in the third-place playoff on Saturday, reports Anadolu Agency. A frantic start at the Khalifa International Stadium saw Croatia take the lead in just the 7th minute through a diving header from defender Josko Gvardiol […]

Morocco’s FIFA World Cup Victories Defeat Israeli Normalization Efforts

Last Saturday, Morocco’s national football team defeated Portugal in the FIFA World Cup, resulting in celebrations throughout the Arab World. One of those celebrations took place in Jerusalem, where Palestinians hoisting up the Moroccan flag were dispersed and attacked by Israeli occupying police forces. Morocco has been the star of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, […]

After Morocco, Palestinian footballers want to bring the World Cup home

Members of the Palestinian national team never just played to win. They played to bring Palestine to the world, and the world into Palestine. But the new generation of aspiring footballers want to bring the World Cup home. If Morocco’s historic victories this year have taught us anything, it is that nothing is impossible. Source

Mauritania: Former minister warns Morocco against killing Mauritanian civilians, not confronting Polisario forces

The former Mauritanian Minister of Culture and Information and head of the ruling Union for the Republic Party, Sidi Mohamed Ould Maham, warned Morocco yesterday of what he called: "The deliberate killing of defenceless Mauritanian civilians with drones and the failure to confront the Polisario forces." "The repeated targeting by Moroccan drones, who come from […]

Morocco fan dances with Senegal supporters

WATCH: African teams continue to shine after Morocco triumph Source

Russia agrees to help Morocco build nuclear plant

The Russian government has agreed to a cooperation agreement with Morocco in the field of nuclear energy, which includes support for the kingdom’s construction of a nuclear plant. The Russian TASS news agency said yesterday that the Russian Official Portal of Legal Information published on Wednesday a decision issued by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approving […]

Israeli theatre groups perform in Morocco for first time

The cooperation is even cultural September 17, 2022 at 12:12 pm READ: Morocco, Israel agree to enhance security cooperation Show Comments Related #disqus_thread { display: block; float:left; position: relative; margin:0px auto 100px auto; height:auto; width:100%; clear:both; } #disqus_thread:after{display:none !important} a.disqus_btn_load { display: block; background: #cb0000; max-width: 250px; margin: 25px auto; padding: 15px 25px; clear: both; […]

Israeli theatre groups perform in Morocco for first time

The cooperation is even cultural September 17, 2022 at 12:12 pm READ: Morocco, Israel agree to enhance security cooperation Show Comments Related #disqus_thread { display: block; float:left; position: relative; margin:0px auto 100px auto; height:auto; width:100%; clear:both; } #disqus_thread:after{display:none !important} a.disqus_btn_load { display: block; background: #cb0000; max-width: 250px; margin: 25px auto; padding: 15px 25px; clear: both; […]

Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline to benefit 340m people

Morocco has stated that the Moroccan-Nigerian gas pipeline project will positively affect more than 340 million people. This came during the symposium, A New Vision to Accelerate Production and Investment in the Context of Energy Transition, in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. “This huge project that passes through 13 countries will have a direct positive impact […]

France judiciary issues arrest warrant against Morocco imam

A French judge has issued a European arrest warrant against French-born Moroccan Imam Hassan Iquioussen after a court ordered his expulsion to Morocco, French media reported on Friday. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin confirmed on Tuesday that France’s top administrative court gave the green light for the expulsion of Imam Iquioussen, who was accused of hate […]

Morocco raises minimum wage 9.3% amid rising prices

Morocco has raised the minimum wage for the public sector by 9.3 per cent to 3,500 dirhams ($350) as of September, amid a surge in prices. Following a cabinet meeting yesterday, Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch said the government has taken a number of decisions that would improve citizens’ income and increase their purchasing power as […]

Morocco refuses to receive imam France is deporting

Morocco has backtracked on its previous decision to accept Imam Hassan Iquioussen, who is being deported from France after being accused of inciting hatred. Morocco rescinded its approval after agreeing to receive the imam within 60 days from 1 August. Europe 1 radio reported that a source close to the French Minister of Interior, Gerald […]

Morocco: Autonomy initiative is best for the Western Sahara people

Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said that the view adopted by a group of European countries and others that the autonomy initiative is the basis for a solution to the issue of the Sahara region does not contradict international efforts. This came in a press conference with his German counterpart, Annalina Baerbock, yesterday on the […]

France suspends decision to deport imam to Morocco

The French judiciary on Friday suspended the decision to deport Imam Hassan Iquioussen to Morocco, noting that the deportation would be a "disproportionate attack" on his private life and family. Immediately after the court's decision, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced that he would file an appeal with the Conseil d'Etat, the highest administrative court. The […]

Opening of Israel news channel in Morocco prompts backlash

A decision by Israel's i24News to open two offices in Morocco has caused widespread anger among the local media and members of the public. The offices in Rabat and Casablanca are thought to be the first instances of an Israeli media company operating in the kingdom, since Morocco agreed to resume diplomatic ties with Tel […]

Brutal Attacks On Africans In Morocco Highlights Crisis In Africa

On June 24th, approximately 2000 African migrants made a desperate attempt at a mass border crossing, climbing the iron fence separating Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Footage of African bodies piled up at the foot of the fence, many lifeless, while others were being savagely beaten by Moroccan Security Forces, went viral. To […]

Morocco, US launch annual ‘African Lion’ military exercise

Morocco and the US kicked off the annual African Lion military exercises on Monday, which will last until the end of the month. The exercises include 7,500 personnel from ten nations, among them Brazil, France and Britain. Observers from NATO will also be present, and for the first time, officials from Israel. The military manoeuvres […]

Spain seeks alternative markets to Algeria in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Senegal

Media platforms revealed that the authorities in some Spanish provinces established a team of specialists and economists with the aiming of searching for alternative sources to the Algerian markets in North Africa. Spanish sources pointed out that the regional government of the "Murcia" Region has opened communication channels with the affected companies to provide the […]

Morocco Increases Economic Ties With Israel, But At What Cost?

Israeli officials are slated to sign a deal with Morocco in order to increase economic ties between Rabat and Tel Aviv, which have continued to grow since the signing of a normalization deal between the two in 2020. At what cost does this close relationship with Israel come for the Kingdom of Morocco? Israel’s Economy […]

Morocco groups reiterate rejection of normalisation deal with Israel

The Moroccan Front in Support of Palestine and Against Normalisation has reiterated its rejection of all forms of normalisation with Israel, calling to immediately revoke the agreements signed with the Israeli government, despite the passage of a year since their announcement. The group, which includes a number of civil society organisations, noted the great response […]

‘Morocco has advanced weaponry, so Algeria wants a Chinese defence system’

The MENA Defence website has revealed that the Algerian army has bought a sophisticated Chinese electronic warfare system because Morocco has obtained advanced weapons systems from Turkey and other sources. The Chinese system is capable of blocking enemy communications and detecting radar at a range of hundreds of kilometres. According to media linked to the […]

Morocco Justice and Development Party sends message of support to Ennahda

The Moroccan Justice and Development Party yesterday sent a message of support to Tunisia’s Ennahda following the arrest of the movement’s deputy head, Noureddine Bhiri, describing his arrest as a “dangerous development in the political crisis in Tunisia”. Secretary-General of Justice and Development, Abdelilah Benkirane, sent the message of solidarity to Ennahda movement leader, Rachid […]

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