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Germany remains silent on Morocco’s decision to cut ties with its embassy in Rabat

Until now, there is no official statement from the German side on the Moroccan decision that was taken on Monday to cut all ties with the Embassy of Germany in Rabat. Morocco’s Foreign Ministry issued yesterday a statement announcing the suspension of all contact with the German embassy in Rabat because of ‘deep misunderstanding on ...

Morocco
5:47 pm Et March 2, 2021

Coronavirus strains: Morocco bans flights with 17 countries

Morocco decided on Monday to add Belgium and Italy to the list of ...

Morocco halts contacts with Germany due to ‘misunderstandings on fundamental questions’

Morocco announced on Monday the suspensions of the contacts with the embassy of ...

COVID-19: Morocco extends precautionary measures by two weeks

Morocco decided on Monday the extension of the precautionary measures to fight COVID-19 ...

Morocco to announce decision on legal use of Cannabis on Thursday

The Moroccan Government Council will convene Thursday under the chairmanship of Head of ...

Two U.S. men charged with aiding Ghosn's escape land in Japan

An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan arrived in ...

Volvo Cars to make only electric vehicles by 2030

China-owned Volvo Cars said on Tuesday it plans to only sell fully electric cars as of 2030, seeking to cash ...

AstraZeneca sold out of vaccine maker Moderna last year

 AstraZeneca sold a stake it held in rival COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna over the course of last year, the Anglo-Swedish ...

Biden says Saudi announcement to come Monday; White House plays down new steps

President Joe Biden on Saturday said his administration would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday, following a U.S. ...

Twitter to let users charge followers to see premium posts

Twitter is branching out from advertising to find more ways to make money — both for itself and for its ...

Morocco

Morocco's Official Reserve Assets Up 24.5%

Morocco's official reserve assets amounted to 308.2 billion dirhams until February 19, 2021, up by 24.5% compared to the same period in 2020, Morocco's central bank (Bank Al-Maghrib) has said. During the week of Feb. 18-24, 2021, Bank Al-Maghrib injected 72.2 billion dirhams. As for the interbank rate, it has remained at 1.5%, the source ...

March 1, 2021

Road to herd immunity: Over 160 thousand Moroccans received second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Morocco continues its national vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in order to achieve herd immunity, and ...

Coronavirus postpones official visits between Morocco, Israel

The Coronavirus has caused the postponement of the exchange of official visits between Morocco and ...

Morocco secured 8 million of COVID-19 vaccine, other shipments coming in March

Morocco has secured 8 million doses of COVID-19 so far, and other shipments will come ...

Morocco's army staff receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) received the second dose of the vaccine ...

World

EU to Propose Law on COVID-19 Vaccine Certificates

The European Commission (EC) will propose this month an EU law on COVID-19 vaccine certificates, the head of the bloc’s executive body announced on Monday. "We’ll present this month a legislative proposal ...

7:40 pm Et March 1, 2021

French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to 3 years on corruption charges

A French court on Monday convicted former president Nicolas Sarkozy on charges of corruption and influence peddling and handed him ...

10 Anti-coup Protesters Killed in Myanmar

At least 10 people died and many others were injured in a police crackdown on anti-coup protesters in several Myanmar ...

UN urges warring parties to halt fighting for vaccinations

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday demanding that all warring parties immediately institute a “sustained humanitarian pause” ...

Middle East

A year after Doha deal, Taliban calls for troops to leave Afghanistan

The Taliban on Sunday called for the withdrawal of all international forces from Afghanistan within the timeline specified in the Doha agreement. The militant group issued a statement to mark the first anniversary of the peace deal it signed with the United States in Qatar on February 29 last year. The Taliban is also demanding ...

2:59 pm Et February 28, 2021

Palestine lashes out at U.S. position towards Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Palestine on Saturday lashed out at U.S. position towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, calling it a ...

Miller to Assahifa: Biden will not reverse U.S. recognition of Morocco's sovereignty over Sahara due to Iran

The U.S. Department of State spokesperson, Ned Price, said on Monday, at a press briefing ...

Israel, Bahrain leaders discuss Netanyahu visit, vaccine plant

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa ...

More than 300 Iraqi children contract COVID-19 strain

Iraq's health minister said Wednesday that hundreds of children have contracted a new variant of ...

Economy

Direct shipping route between Morocco, UK to boost goods trade

A direct shipping route is expected to be launched between Morocco and the UK in ...

Burundi offers investment opportunities for Moroccan entrepreneurs

Burundian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Albert Shingiro, invited, Friday in Casablanca, ...

Volkswagen says 2020 financial results "better than expected"

German automaker Volkswagen said Friday that it achieved "better than expected" financial results in ...

Tourism

EU mulls vaccination passports to resurrect tourism after COVID-19

European Union leaders will agree on Thursday to work on certificates of vaccination for EU ...

Tourism Revenues in Morocco Down 53.8% in 2020

Morocco’s tourism revenues fell by 53.8% in 2020 against a 7.8% increase the year ...

David Govrin: Direct flights between Morocco, Israel will be within 2 months

Israel's chargé d'affaires to Morocco David Govrin said Sunday in an interview with the ...

Arts

Angelina Jolie selling Moroccan painting by Winston Churchill at an Auction

Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque by Winston Churchill is on its way to finding a ...

Art exhibition gathers Moroccan, African visual artists in Casablanca

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

Victorian house in London hides remarkable Islamic interiors

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

Sport

Dembele's warning to Griezmann

If one player has benefitted more than anyone else from Ronald Koeman's change of system ...

U20 Africa Cup of Nations: Morocco Loses to Tunisia in Quarter-Final

Morocco on Friday lost to Tunisia 4-1 on post-match penalties at the Stade Municipal ...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay to be held with social distancing

The Olympic torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Games will kick off in Japan's ...

Reports

U.S.'s Blinken says Khashoggi report speaks for itself

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday said that the intelligence assessment on the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks for itself, adding that the steps taken by Washington on Friday were important for recalibrating the U.S.-Saudi relationship. Blinken did not address why the United States fell short of imposing sanctions on Saudi ...

12:34 pm Et February 27, 2021

Europe to loosen Coronavirus measures starting in March

Several European countries are starting to loosen coronavirus measures at the beginning of March after ...

Saudi prince MBS authorised move to 'capture or kill' Khashoggi, claims US report

Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved an operation to kill or capture journalist Jamal Khashoggi ...

India, Pakistan agree on Kashmir border de-escalation

The militaries of India and Pakistan said on Thursday they have agreed to a cease-fire ...

Boeing engine blowouts investigated as older 777s are suspended

Showers of jet engine parts over residential areas on both sides of the Atlantic have ...

Technology

Biden on track to apply Trump-era rule targeting Chinese tech supply chain concerns

The Biden administration plans to allow a Trump-era rule targeting Chinese technology firms deemed to ...

UAE weapons maker EDGE wants in on F-35 supply chain

 United Arab Emirates’ state-owned weapons maker EDGE expects to be involved in the supply ...

Facebook agrees to restore news content in Australia

The Australian government on Tuesday said that Facebook will reverse its decision to block ...

Science

COVID-19 vaccines urged for Cancer patients

Turkish oncologists, marking World Cancer Day, stated that national and international guidelines and resources recommend ...

USA: Operation Warp Speed chief Moncef Slaoui resigns

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

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 ...

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

Bitcoin extends retreat from record high to hit lowest in 20 days

Bitcoin dropped 6.39% to $43,165.78 on Sunday, losing $2,944.20 from its previous close. Bitcoin, the ...

Colombia Creates Military Command to Counter Drug Trafficking

Colombia has created a separate military command dedicated to fighting drug trafficking and international ...

US expert panel endorses approval of Johnson and Johnson Covid jab

An expert panel from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has spoken out ...

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 Joins Islamic Organization for Food Security

Morocco has officially joined the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) after signing the organization's ...

Restaurants in Portugal launch "Serving Heroes" initiative

Portugal's PRO.VAR national association of restaurants has launched the "Serving Heroes" initiative to prepare ...

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 ...

Africa

Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 3.89M

The number of coronavirus cases in Africa reached 3,897,390, says the Africa Centers for Disease ...

22 deaths recorded from Lassa fever in Nigeria

A total of 22 people in Nigeria have died from a Lassa fever outbreak ...

Kidnapped students regain freedom from gunmen in north-central Nigeria: official

 Scores of students and school staff abducted by unidentified gunmen about a week ago ...