December 31, 2011

The Syrian crisis has been escalating, and the last Friday of 2011 saw a climactic spate of protestor killings, using nail bombs. The opposition is defiant, and as the death toll rises so does the volume of protests - fortified in the knowledge that the Arab League (following sanctions) are in town on their mission to halt the regime crackdown.
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As the year comes to close, many are relieved that a year of stormy clouds and unabated anger is behind us. Things can only get better or is there still worse to come? In 2011, it turned out that we could not forecast the range of violent weather, nor could we predict the rage of people. From the Gulf to the Caucuses, and from the USA to Japan the world felt pain in 2011.

December 27, 2011

Morocco king
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The Central Bank of Morocco expects an economic growth of 4% to 5% next year.

December 18, 2011

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Since the outset of this year, small French and Spanish firms have raided the Moroccan market.

November 26, 2011

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The turnout at the first parliamentary elections in Morocco following the approval of a new constitution in July reached 45%

August 30, 2011

Morocco king
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The 2012 fiscal law may be ready before the early legislative elections which are expected to take place on 25 November.

August 16, 2011

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Morocco's interior minister declared early legislative elections have been scheduled for Nov. 25.

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

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

July 24, 2011

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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

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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

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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.