Morocco

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.
20:28 GMT

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.
14:53 GMT

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'.
13:40 GMT

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.
13:00 GMT

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
06:47 GMT

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

March 10, 2011

King Mohammed VI of Morocco
08:19 GMT

Official data indicates that the construction and public works sector in Morocco witnessed a relative improvement during the fourth quarter of 2010, compared with the previous quarter.

Morocco's King Mohamed
07:45 GMT

Morocco's King Mohamed declared a planned constitutional reform late Wednesday .

February 20, 2011

Morocco rally
16:41 GMT

Several thousand people rallied peacefully in several Moroccan cities on Sunday demanding political reforms.

February 8, 2011

Morocco king
08:02 GMT

Moroccan bloggers have called for a demonstration on February 20 to demand amendments in the constitution ahead of the legislative elections scheduled for 2012.

January 23, 2011

Agadir
07:48 GMT

Hotels in the Moroccan city of Agadir reported a record number of Moroccan tourists in 2010.

January 17, 2011

Attijariwafa Bank
14:58 GMT

Moody's Investors Service today withdrawn all the ratings of Morocco-based Attijariwafa bank.