Morocco

November 19, 2013

Actress Sharon Stone attends the 'Behind The Candelabra' premiere during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Theatre Lumiere on May 21, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Image: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
10:35 GMT

Sharon Stone's won many many awards over the years, and now she can add another one to the list from our own Morocco.

November 16, 2013

Neta Elkayam, an Israeli singer of Moroccan origin. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Mohamed Belmaaza talks about why the Orient and the Occident are nostalgic for one another in music.

November 7, 2013

Morocco's King Mohammed VI told reporters that he did not "need lessons from anybody" on his country's human rights record in the Western Sahara (Courtesy of the Moroccan Embassy)
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Moroccan King Mohammed VI told reporters late Wednesday that his country did not "need lessons from anybody" on its human rights record particularly in the annexed Western Sahara.

November 3, 2013

Samira Said is the only Arab artist nominated for a "Best Song" WMA. (Image: Facebook)
07:38 GMT

Singer Samira Said received two surprises in one phone call from the World Music Awards organizers.

October 31, 2013

Algerian President Bouteflika called for a mechanism to protect Sahrawi rights and monitor human rights violations in the Moroccan-controlled territory Wednesday (Courtesy of Defence Web)
06:01 GMT

Morocco recalled its ambassador to Algeria Wednesday following Algerian president Bouteflika's comments that human rights violations in the Morocco annexed territory of Western Sahara need to be monitored "now more than ever."

October 30, 2013

Ragheb Alama's ready for Morocco next May! Bring on the Mawazine! (Image: Facebook)
12:05 GMT

It may still be a couple seasons away, but preparations are already in motion for Rahgeb Alama to make it into next year's Mawazine music festival!

October 25, 2013

Tamer Hosny's wife Basma Bosil sportin' a conservative look (Image: Facebook)
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Youch! Tamer Hosny’s hot Moroccan wife, Basma Bosil, has been called out by fashionistas on Facebook for needing a new wardrobe.

October 24, 2013

Jannat has just completed filming her latest music video in which she appears in a whole new look. (Image: Facebook)
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Jannat is surprising her fans with a new look in her latest music video. How different can she be looking guys?

October 22, 2013

The Green March of 1975 displaced many Sahrawis from Western Sahara into Algerian refugee camps that are now considered some of the oldest and largest refugee camps in the world (Courtesy of Wikimedia)
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Saharawi Agaila Abba weighs in on the history of Western Sahara and Morocco relations as UN envoy Christopher Ross renews efforts to break a decades-old deadlock between Rabat and the annexed territory's Polisario Front.

October 21, 2013

The Moroccan Human Rights association reported that many civilians in the Western Sahara were injured when police authorities attempted to break up their peaceful protest in the city of Laayoune (Courtesy of Kirby Gookin/Western Sahara Resource Center)
12:33 GMT

Police and pro-independence protesters in Western Sahara clashed during the UN envoy's trip to the disputed territory, forcing many civilians to seek treatment at nearby hospitals.

October 10, 2013

Martin Scoreses is this year's president for Marrakech film festival
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One of the best directors of all time is Mr. President of the Marrakech Film Festival; Martin Scorsese is stoked to see what flicks will come from all over the world at this year's event.

October 8, 2013

Still from 'Aita', one of the films Genini presented in Berlin. (Image: Facebook)
08:11 GMT

Long time filmmaker Izza Genini hit up the Doc.Arts Festival in Berlin to give Europeans a taste of Moroccan musical traditions by presenting three of her 1980s documentaries.

October 6, 2013

Dima Bayaa will be tying the knot in Morocco next year. (Image: Facebook)
14:01 GMT

Syrian actress Dima Bayaa is busy planning the wedding of her dreams.

Samira Said has gone back to singing in a Moroccan accent. (Image: Facebook)
10:34 GMT

We haven't heard Samira Said sing with a Moroccan accent for years, but now she's back and she's Moroccan all over!

October 5, 2013

Ramy Ayach kindly donated blood to those in need in Morocco. (Image: Mininwes.com)
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Superstar Ramy Ayach donated his blood for sick children in Morocco as part of a new campaign this week.