Morocco

February 16, 2014

Morocco's sugar industry is the third largest producer of the sweet cane in Africa (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT

Morocco's Royal Family decided to divest its extensive holdings in Cosumar, the country's sole sugar industry operator.

February 11, 2014

Egyptian director Khaled Al Hajjar super angry at Moroccan singer Jannat. (image: facebook)
12:21 GMT

Jannat and Rotana have seriously upset director Khaled Al Hajjar this week by "stealing" some of his work. Uh, oh!

February 5, 2014

'I'm the Moroccan Balotelli,' claims Taarabt (Picture courtesy of goal.com)
14:42 GMT

The 24-year-old rubbished the suggestion that he is a "difficult character" to coach but did concede that he has a lot in common with the Rossoneri's enigmatic attacker

January 29, 2014

Rabat recalled its ambassador to Algiers late last year in response to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's criticism of Morocco's human rights record (Courtesy of Morocco World News)
10:36 GMT

Morocco's foreign ministry summoned Algeria's ambassador Tuesday regarding allegations from Algiers that Rabat has been expelling Syrian refugees.

January 22, 2014

Jennifer has "unofficially" converted from an atheist to a Muslim. (Image: Facebook)
09:32 GMT

Arabs Got Talent finalist Jennifer Grout has apparently converted to Islam, as seen in a recently leaked YouTube video!

January 20, 2014

But the subsidy reductions could hurt the fragile economy, which is heavily reliant on tourism, agriculture and remittances from Moroccans living abroad.
03:55 GMT

The cash-strapped North African kingdom is under pressure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to cut spending and reform subsidies

January 19, 2014

Samira Saeed sings her heart AND pays her civic duties! (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT

Taking her practice of voting in every election with her when she moved to Egypt, Samira Saeed was definitely a part of the election process for the country's new amended constitution. Was she nay or yay, can you guess?!

January 16, 2014

Bye bye afro, hello braids. Abdel Fatah gets a new look! (Image: Instagram)
09:03 GMT

Moroccan singer Abdel Fatah El Greeny has decided that it's time for a new look!

January 14, 2014

Pro-independence movements for the Western Sahara cause is starting to gain greater international attention and momentum, particularly within Europe (Courtesy of The Washington Post)
15:40 GMT

Young protestors in Western Sahara's main city of Laayoune clashed with Moroccan security forces.

January 13, 2014

Diana Haddad enjoying a Moroccan feast (Image: Facebook)
12:56 GMT

The multicultural project to transform "La Fiesta" into a music video going down now in Morocco.

January 2, 2014

After performing in the Cairo Opera House over Christmas, the Cairo Celebration Choir is off to Morocco. (Image: Facebook)
11:41 GMT

Egypt's Cairo Celebration Choir will say hello to Morocco and the New Year with a January 4th concert in Rabat, hosted by Moroccan choir Les Voix du Choeur.

Al Qaeda bombings in Casablanca left 33 people dead in May 2003 (File Archive/AFP)
08:14 GMT

Morocco authorities told reporters that they have dismantled a "terrorist cell" responsible for sending fighters to Syria.

December 31, 2013

Myriam Fares descends upon her fans in the Casablanca airport. (Image: Instagram)
12:21 GMT

Fashionista Myriam Fares steps into the Casablanca airport with a wave and a smile in preparation of her New Year's Eve concert.

December 29, 2013

Four Gulf states — Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE — agreed in 2012 to provide aid worth a total $5 billion to Morocco in the period 2012-2017.
03:55 GMT

The deal is part of a five-year package of financial assistance extended by four gulf states to help the kingdom weather the 'Arab Spring'

December 23, 2013

Dounia feeding cake to her new man on their wedding day. (Image: Facebook)
09:11 GMT

Season one Arab Idol star Dounia Batma made one Bahraini dude a lucky man. Not only did he gain a second wife, but she's a celebrity songstress to boot!