Morocco

July 27, 2011

Ramadan is upon us. It is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This year is set to have the longest fasting day 
of the fasting month in 26 years, according to experts. That is, 16 hours and 1 minute in Jordan. 
Also set for the hottest month of this summer with soaring temperatures.
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As the Muslim world welcomes Ramadan 2011, set to start early next week, we wait with baited breath to see if the world will witness a time of peace and thanksgiving in the Middle East or an escalation in the unrest.

July 26, 2011

Morocco plane
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A Moroccan military transport plane crashed Tuesday in a mountainous southern region, the information ministry said.

July 24, 2011

toilets
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the American foundation founded by billionaire Bill Gates, launched an initiative to reinvent toilets.

July 19, 2011

The global financial crisis, political turmoil in the region and the Marrakesh cafe bombing have brought Moroccan property activity to a halt
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Morocco's holiday home market was decimated by regional events, leaving several large-scale developments stalled.

July 4, 2011

Moroccans took out loans totaling 83.3 billion dollars by the end of 2010, an increase of 7.1% from 2009 (Photo: Jan Voich)
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This summer, thousands of Moroccan families are visiting loan companies and specialized financing institutions to take loans for travel and vacations.

July 2, 2011

Morocco
08:01 GMT

A new constitution which was introduced last month by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI was approved by 98 percent of voters in a referendum Friday.

June 18, 2011

 King Mohammed VI
07:22 GMT

Morocco's King Mohammed VI declared a series of Constitutional reforms in a speech on Friday night .

June 4, 2011

Morocco on the Mideast leg of her World tour: headlining the Mawazine festival –  she expressed a desire to sing Arabic, inspired by the Maghrabi air.  She didn't escape criticism for playing at this 'King's festival', as locals are labeling the decadent costly affair, during times of Arab unrest.
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Shakira seduced by Arab Spring, goes back to Arab roots to sing: Shakira seeks to celebrate her 'Lebo-Syrian' roots - recently feeling inspired while performing in Morocco after her tour through the Emirates and Lebanon, Shakira expressed her keen desire to fast-track her Arabic learning in order to sing some Arabic singles, if not albums.

May 18, 2011

The Jordan bid is easy to understand, with its shared borders and historic ties to Saudi Arabia. Tribal divisions between the two were imposed only by colonialism. In terms of geography, Jordan is a natural choice for GCC membership. It even has its own ‘Gulf’ of Aqaba.
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Word on the Arab street, when not debating the latest on the Arab revolutions, and the state of catastrophe in Yemen or Libya or Syria, has turned to the new bid to expand the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Scrutiny lies with the two potential new candidates for entry into this Gulf state league, namely Jordan and Morocco. The twitter-sphere is buzzing (or tweeting) with humorous remarks, as well as more grave concerns around the implications of such a shift, for both sides of the equation: the new members and the former block.

May 8, 2011

Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait: And by doing so, he alienated the world and quite shot himself in the foot, it could be said. Power he could have been spending on really 'saving' Palestine or some such more shared 'Arab cause'.
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Self-defeating strategies and stunts by Arab nations that cost the Arab world more in damages as well as negative PR than the satellite causes that in themselves probably do not serve the interests of the people, nor for that matter any arguably wider Arab Cause such as Palestine.

April 29, 2011

Morocco
13:23 GMT

Morocco's Minister of Communications Khalid Naciri on Friday hinted to the possibility that al Qaeda is linked to the bombing.

April 28, 2011

Morocco
14:07 GMT

At least 14 people died on Thursday by an explosion in a cafe in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh.

April 25, 2011

Morocco ready for reform?
10:15 GMT

Abdul Ben Amour, President of the Competition Council, confirmed that an amendment to the statute that establishes the Council will give it strength to fight the economic rent.

April 13, 2011

Qatar's Sheikha Mozah: Glamorous and sophisticated, she is not just a pretty face, but actively involved in government & politics unlike most lower profile Arab First Ladies. She is behind the Doha Debates and the woman vote for Qatar.
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Arab First Ladies: A Blessing or a Curse for falling leaders: While Arab leaders fall, will their wives be there to catch them? As protests spread like wildfire in the Middle East, the often opulent lives of Arab stately or royal wives are in the spotlight. Who’s footing the bill for the First Ladies expenses? Do they provide a false idealized image of their country, with their good works and initiatives in the arena of development and human rights, when on the ground their husband-led regimes are shunning their so-called progressive values?

March 14, 2011

Morocco protest
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Scores of protesters were hurt, some seriously, Sunday during a clash with Moroccan security forces.