Morocco

September 17, 2013

The festival's logo.
05:00 GMT

The region's films represented at the 19th edition of the International Auteur Cinema Film Festival in Rabat will include Ibrahim El Batout's 'Winter of Discontent' and Nadine Khan's 'Chaos and Disorder'.

September 15, 2013

Renowned director Nadine Labaki will star in "Rock the Casbah" alongside Omar Sharif. (Image: Facebook)
12:57 GMT

Omar Sharif and Nadine Labaki will star in a new French-Moroccan comedy film this year.

September 1, 2013

The Najwa Karam pic that made fans go cray cray (Image: Facebook)
09:27 GMT

Settle down, Najwa, settle down. That’s what all her fans are trying to get the Lebanese diva to do after she posted a picture holding a sweet little babe to her Facebook wall.

August 29, 2013

Myriam Fares fires up the Moroccan stage. (Image: Facebook)
14:04 GMT

The girl knows how to draw a crowd. You gotta give her that! Myriam Fares brought in an unexpected 10 thousand peeps to her Moroccan concert.

August 27, 2013

Sherine shines on stage (Image: Facebook)
08:36 GMT

According to gossip, Sherine was kicked out of Morocco during her concert at the Voix de Femmes festival, an incident which the Egyptian singer and her technical advisor adamantly deny.

August 25, 2013

Dina Hayek was on fire at Morocco's Jewel of Life Festival last week. (Image: Facebook)
12:06 GMT

She's so good they had to call her twice! Lebanese singer Dina Hayek rocked the stage at the Jewel of Life Festival in Morocco for the second time this year.

Salma Rashid and her "young Moroccan" man (Image: Facebook)
09:06 GMT

Looks like former Arab Idol finalist Salma Rashid won’t be bearing big bling any time soon. The talented songstress had us all going with a joke announcement that she’s engaged.

August 18, 2013

Sherine Abdel Wahab takin' the heat from fans' criticism.
08:40 GMT

It’s tough to be a superstar in Egypt right now with so much at political stake and everyone scrutinizing your every move. Sherine Abdel Wahab’s getting hate this week for her upcoming show in Morocco.

August 5, 2013

 Protestors chant slogans during a demonstration on in Kenitra against the pardon by King Mohamed VI of Morocco of a Spanish pedophile (AFP/FADEL SENNA)
06:55 GMT

Morocco’s King Mohamed VI withdrew a pardon granted to a Spanish man accused of sexually molesting at least 11 children following angry protests in the kingdom, a palace statement said on Sunday.

August 4, 2013

Samira Said celebrates at the King of Morocco's event in Cairo. (Image: Facebook)
13:15 GMT

Only someone seen as prestigious as singer Samira Said would be invited to the King of Morocco's celebrations event; and she was on the guestlist. We're envious of you, Samira!

A protester injured during a demonstration on August 2, 2013 in Rabat-Morocco on the release of a Spanish pedophile (AFP/FADEL SENNA)
08:18 GMT

Moroccans remained defiant on Sunday, planning fresh protests over the pardon of a Spanish pedophile convicted of raping 11 children aged between four and 15.

August 3, 2013

No Asma Al Manwar in Carthage this weekend!
09:00 GMT

Moroccan singer Asma Al Manwar turned down the Carthage Festival invite to show props to the all the lives lost in Tunisia.

July 28, 2013

Layla Ghofran spends Ramadan in Paris due to work commitments. (Image: Facebook)
12:24 GMT

Every Ramadan you'd find singer Layla Ghofran in her her native Morocco. But this year, the busy star had to jet off to Paris instead!

Ramay Ayach and Dina Hayek are ready to rock Morocco next month!
11:35 GMT

Dina Hayek and Ramy Ayach will make musical madness at the "Jewel of Life" festival in Morocco August 15-17th.

July 23, 2013

A picture taken at the royal palace in Rabat shows Moroccan King Mohammed VI (first row C) and crown prince Moulay Hassan posing for a family picture of the new government led by moderate Islamist Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane. (AFP/Azzouz Boukallouch)
10:38 GMT

The embittered cabinet members quit, arguing that the Islamist Justice and Development party (PJD), was hurting the poor by reducing food and fuel subsidies too fast.