US Warship Conducts Training Exercise With Moroccan Patrol Vessel – Navy

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US Navy Littoral Warship Coronado Departs Singapore for Patrol in Pacific.

The US guided missile cruiser Vella Gulf performed a maritime interdiction and small boat defense training session with the Royal Moroccan Navy’s (RMNS) patrol ship Commandant El Harti, the US Navy said in a press release on Tuesday.

“The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) (more…)

FAO Forecasts 7 Million Tons Of Morocco Wheat Harvest In 2017

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Lahssen Moqana


Wheat being harvested in China’s Shandong province. AFP photo

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has expected Morocco’s harvest of wheat to increase from 2.7 million tons in 2016 to 7 million this year.

It also expected the 600,000 tons of barley harvested last year to reach 2.8 million in 2017.

After “poor and erratic rains” last year, “prospects for the 2017 harvest look very promising,” FAO said in a report. (more…)

Morocco FM: Our Interests Go Hand In Hand With Libya’s Stability

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Ageela Saleh, accompanied by Libyan ambassador Abdulmajed Seif El Nasr (left), presented by Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita with a trophy to mark his visit (Photo: Herald of Libya)

President of the Libyan House of Representatives Ageela Saleh Issa reaffirmed on Tuesday commitment towards Libya’s political agreement, signed on 17 December 2015 in Skhirat, however after the amendment of a few terms. (more…)

Morocco Hosts Music Festival Highlighting Respect For Environment

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Source: Xinhua


The 23rd World Festival of Sacred Music opened late on Friday in Morocco’s old city of Fez, with China as guest of honor.

Held under the theme “Water and the Sacred,” the festival was opened by Morocco’s first lady Princess Lalla Salma.

Choosing water as its theme, this year’s festival aims to promote respect for the environment as the natural extension of a spiritual approach. (more…)

Western Sahara: Algeria And The Polisario Angered By Washington’s Pro-Morocco Stand

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by Ali Haidar


Algeria and the Polisario are finding it difficult to conceal their resentment at the stance expressed lately by Donald Trump’s administration regarding the Moroccan Sahara conflict.

The separatists and their mentors were hoping to see the new US administration adopt a stand on this issue favorable to their theses, but they were bitterly disappointed. (more…)

Missing Moroccan UN Peacekeeper In Central African Republic Found Dead

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Attack on UN Mission’s Camp in Mali Kills One Peacekeeper.

A Moroccan peacekeeper that had been missing after the attack on a UN convoy in Central African Republic earlier this week was found dead, UN Secretary-General spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Thursday.

“The Moroccan peacekeeper who had been reported missing has now been (more…)

Morocco Delegation Attends Pan-African Parliament Session


A delegation of Moroccan parliamentarians is currently in South Africa to take part in the fourth session of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), being held in Midrand, near Johannesburg, from May 8 to May 19.

Speaking in the wake of the Kingdom’s return to the African Union (AU), which took place at the organisation’s 28th summit held in Addis Ababa in January, this participation aims to prepare for Morocco’s official return to (more…)

Chinese Higher Education Fair Opens In Morocco

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A Chinese higher education fair opened on Thursday in the Moroccan capital Rabat with the participation of some 22 universities.

Held at Mohammed V University in Rabat, the fair represents a precious opportunity for Moroccan students who are interested in pursuing their studies in China.

The participant universities are prestigious institutions specialized in the fields of transport, finance, industry, foreign languages and sciences. (more…)

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