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'Polisario' fails to stop trade traffic in West Africa

Once again, the Polisario militia that starts from Algeria territory to harass Morocco's border with Mauritania and Sub-Saharan countries has failed to cut the trade traffic in West Africa, according to sources from the Guerguarate Border point. It is reported that the Polisario elements launched yesterday evening about 3 or 4 shells to target the ...

Africa
12:25 pm Et January 24, 2021

WHO chief thanks India for vaccine shipments delivered to Morocco and Brazil

The World Health Organization director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has thanked India and its ...

Morocco seeks economic recovery as vaccination campaign begins in coming days

Morocco is preparing to launch a vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in the coming ...

Morocco to get another shipment of Covid-19 vaccine in late January

The Kingdome of Morocco will receive the first shipment of SinoPharm vaccine from ...

First shipment of Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Morocco

Morocco received today, Friday, the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccine coming from India. ...

Israel allows US to deploy Iron Dome batteries in Gulf

Israel has allowed the US to install its Iron Dome missile defense system in the Gulf region, Haaretz daily reported ...

Kuwait's emir reappoints PM to form new cabinet after parliament standoff

Kuwait’s emir reappointed Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister on Sunday after the cabinet resigned last week in a ...

Europe concerned over detention of protesters in Russia

The EU and European countries on Saturday raised their concern over the detention of people in Russia protesting the arrest ...

Hundreds march in Tunisia as protests sharpen

Hundreds of people marched in central Tunis on Saturday against inequality and police brutality, in defiance of a ban on ...

Russia arrests 350 protesters demanding Navalny’s release

Russian police on Saturday arrested hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in temperatures as low as minus-50 C ...

Morocco

Morocco grants emergency approval to Sinopharm's Covid-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health has announced that it granted emergency authorization to Sinopharm's Covid-19 vaccine, on the advice of the National Advisory Committee for the Licensing of the Covid-19 vaccine. The national advisory committee held a meeting on Friday to finalize the assessment of the technical file of the vaccine, which it has been reviewing ...

January 23, 2021

Spain: over 262,000 Moroccans affiliated to social security in December

 A total of 262,058 Moroccans were affiliated to social security in Spain by the end ...

Morocco to receive first shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines

The Indian foreign secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, told Reuters exclusively on Thursday that India would ...

Morocco signed new deals with US in 2020 to strengthen its military arsenal

The US Department of Commerce revealed in a report that Morocco signed several military deals ...

Interview with Assahifa: US ambassador talks about his love for Morocco and future of Sahara under Biden administration

Despite the short period that Mr. David Fischer spent in Morocco as a US ambassador ...

World

Biden administration to review US-Taliban agreement

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told his Afghan counterpart that the Biden administration will review Washington’s peace deal with the Taliban, the White House said in a statement. "Mr. Sullivan… made ...

3:00 pm Et January 23, 2021

Trump impeachment trial to begin in February

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday that the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump's will begin ...

UN hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons

UN Secretary-General António Guterres hailed as "an important step towards a world free of nuclear weapons" the entry into force ...

New UK Coronavirus variant ‘may be more deadly’

Early evidence suggests the variant of coronavirus that emerged in the UK may be more deadly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...

Middle East

Baghdad twin suicide attack kills 32 people, hurts 110

At least 32 people were killed Thursday in a twin suicide attack that rocked a busy commercial market in Baghdad, local media reported. The bombers detonated explosives in an area near al-Tayaran Square that left 110 others wounded, according to the Iraqi News Agency. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Maj. Gen. Yahya ...

9:43 pm Et January 21, 2021

Egypt, Qatar officially restore diplomatic ties

Egypt and Qatar have decided to re-establish diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Egyptian ...

UN chief welcomes decision to hold Palestinian polls

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed a decision by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to hold ...

Kuwaiti government resigns amid dispute with parliament

Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah on Wednesday submitted his government's resignation to the country's ...

Bahrain, UAE reopen airspace to Qatari flights

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reopened airspace to Qatar as of Monday for ...

Economy

Morocco's official reserve assets up 23.1%

Morocco's official reserve assets amounted to 309 billion dirhams until January 15, 2021, up by ...

Euro zone business activity shrinks in January as lockdowns hit services

Economic activity in the euro zone shrank markedly in January as stringent lockdowns to ...

Production of Morocco's coastal fisheries down 7% in 2020

 Morocco's production of coastal and artisanal fisheries amounted to 1,3 tonnes in 2020, worth ...

Tourism

Turkish information website highlights diversity of Moroccan tourist offer

The richness and diversity of tourism in Morocco, "a country of charm and tourism", was ...

Tower Seven Art, Marriott International launch first Autograph Collection Hotel in Morocco

Tower Seven Art and Marriott International have signed an agreement to open in Casablanca ...

Morocco’s iconic blue city suffers coronavirus tourism decline

A Moroccan city that’s famous for its striking blue walls and architecture has been ...

Arts

Art exhibition gathers Moroccan, African visual artists in Casablanca

A collective art exhibition entitled "Reflection" was opened Saturday at the Living4Art gallery in Casablanca, ...

Victorian house in London hides remarkable Islamic interiors

Hidden in a reasonably unassuming house in London's upmarket borough of Kensington and Chelsea ...

CCM awarded Grand Prix at Diorama's International Film festival of India

The Moroccan Cinematographic Center (CCM) won, on Monday, the Grand Prix of the Diorama's ...

Sport

Real Madrid, Inter's new agreement on payment schedule for Hakimi transfer

Real Madrid reached an agreement with Inter last summer for the transfer of Achraf Hakimi ...

Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics 'focused on hosting'

IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the ...

Zidane tests positive for COVID-19

Zinedine Zidane's week has gone from bad to a lot worse, with the coach ...

Reports

HRW 2021 World Report: Public authorities 'firmly reject' chapter dedicated to Morocco

Public authorities expressed, Tuesday, their "firm rejection" of the chapter dedicated to Morocco in the Human Rights Watch (HRW) World Report 2021. Following the publication by HRW of its 2021 annual report, the public authorities "categorically reject" the chapter dedicated to Morocco insofar as this organization persists in its inappropriate approach in assessing the human ...

10:15 am Et January 20, 2021

China to sanction US officials for 'nasty behaviour' over Taiwan

U.S. officials who have engaged in “nasty behaviour” over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China’s ...

Sudan puts conditions for return to Nile dam talks

Sudan has submitted a list of conditions to the African Union (AU) prior to resuming ...

Nile dam talks collapse again

Efforts by Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to try to resolve a long running dispute over ...

Hundreds of Lebanon's most vulnerable migrant maids flown home, many more wait

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of Lebanon's most vulnerable migrant maids have been repatriated with ...

Technology

Italy tells TikTok to block users after death of young girl

The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok on Friday to block the accounts ...

Morocco's Airline cancels deal to purchase 2 Boeing 737 MAX due to manufacturing defects

Morocco Royal Airline has decided to cancel the deal of purchasing 2 Boeing 737 ...

Reeling again from COVID-19, Amazonas gets respirators, oxygen from Brazil military and Venezuela

The Brazilian jungle state of Amazonas received more emergency supplies of oxygen and respirators ...

Science

USA: Operation Warp Speed chief Moncef Slaoui resigns

Operation "Warp Speed" chief advisor Dr. Moncef Slaoui has submitted his resignation at the request ...

US law sets stage for boost to artificial intelligence research

Low-income commuters who rely on public transit face many challenges—multiple transfers, long waits, and ...

Pfizer to supply additional 100Mln vaccine doses to US

US Pfizer and German partner, BioNTech, agreed Wednesday to supply an additional 100 million ...

Style

Paris' Louvre museum visitors fell by three quarters in 2020 due to COVID crisis

The Louvre museum in Paris - home to the Mona Lisa and other world famous ...

Morocco bans parties to stem holiday virus spread

Morocco has imposed a curfew, closed restaurants in major cities and banned public and ...

Variety

US talk show host Larry King dies aged 87

US talk show host Larry King died Saturday at the age of 87, his production ...

Attempt to illegally export geological objects foiled in Morocco

Customs elements of the Regional Directorate of Casablanca-Settat recently succeeded in thwarting an attempt ...

Morocco: Discovery of New Species of Cretaceous Mosasaur

Researchers from several countries have recently discovered in Morocco a new mosasaurus, a marine ...

Real Estate

Morocco highlights experience in combating unfit housing

E / X Morocco's experience in the fight against unfit housing was highlighted Tuesday at the 6th Arab Habitat Congress, which runs, in a virtual format, until December 23. "This virtual meeting, co-organized by Tunisia and the Council of Arab Ministers of Urban Planning and Housing, was an opportunity for Morocco to present its experience ...

5:28 pm Et December 23, 2020

Food

Morocco takes part in 13th Ministerial conference of Global Forum for Food and Agriculture

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Aziz Akhannouch, took part Friday ...

Halal certificate no longer mandatory for Indian meat exports

Under new rules, meat from India no longer needs to be certified halal – ...

Albert Roux, major influence on UK dining habits, dies at 85

Albert Roux, the French-born chef and restaurateur who along with his late brother Michel ...

Africa

Libyan Dialogue: High Council of State, House of Representatives agree on concrete measures regarding sovereignty posts

Two representatives of the delegations of the Libyan High Council of State and House of ...

Sudan: 250 killed, over 100,000 displaced as violence surges in Darfur

A sharp escalation of intercommunal violence in Sudan's Darfur region has forced more than ...

UN Security Council condemns 'in the Strongest Terms' attack against MINUSCA

 The members of the Security Council condemned "in the strongest terms" the attack against ...