Archive for August, 2012
Teheran - Morocco reiterated, on Friday, its support for the UNSG’s efforts to reach a negotiated political solution to the artificial dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, on the basis of clear-cut criteria.
Minister delegate for foreign affairs Youssef Amrani said, in a speech before the 16th summit of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) held in Teheran, that these criteria rest on the Moroccan autonomy initiative, termed as serious and credible. (more…)
Kareena Kapoor looks sensuous in these close-up pictures
By Sonali Kumar
BEAUTY FROM WITHIN!
She’s got the looks!…a stunning face, expressive eyes, and a gorgeous pout. Yes, that’s Kareena Kapoor for you. The actress hasn’t shot for any magazine in recent times, but has done a very stunning photoshoot for the filmy magazine Filmfare. These images are shot in Morocco, and have very little to do with fashion; they’re just about Kareena’s beauty, and her radiance. (more…)
Spanish police seize 500kg of cannabis on Irish yacht
A Cork couple and another Irishman have been arrested by Spanish police following the seizure of €6 million worth of drugs on board an Irish yacht.
One of the men is in his late 50s and from the southside of Cork city and the woman who is in her late 50s and from Carrigaline. (more…)
By Richard Miniter
Two scions of the Kennedy clan went to Morocco recently and came away with a breathless tale of police brutality against separatists. The problem? The separatists represent the Polisario Front, a brutal rebel group linked to al-Qaida and drug smugglers.
Their first-hand account, which was published by The Huffington Post, doesn’t mention that their radical chic tour continued to the Polisario Front’s remote Saharan camps in Southern Algeria, where the rebels used the naïve Kennedy women for all the propaganda value they could wring out of them. (more…)
écrit par: Frédéric Powelton Publié le: 30 août 2012
Un rapport du Centre international pour les études sur le terrorisme a été présenté à l’occasion d’une conférence placée sous le thème « Coopération internationale pour la lutte antiterroriste » au National Press Club de Washington D.C. Il a attiré l’attention des participants sur les dangers que représentent les camps de Tindouf, au sud-ouest de l’Algérie, pour la sécurité et le développement du Sahel.Des milliers de sahraouis sont retenus dans ces camps par le Front Polisario. Fragilisés par les conditions de détention, ils constituent une cible de choix pour les recruteurs des mouvements terroristes, en tête desquels vient AQMI comme le révèle le rapport intitulé (more…)
El Yazami met en avant l’adhésion volontaire du Royaume du Maroc au système des droits de l’Homme Le président du Conseil national des droits de l’Homme (CNDH), Driss El Yazami, a mis en avant l’adhésion volontaire du Maroc, en tant que pays d’ouverture, au système des droits de l’Homme, soulignant que le Royaume était tenu, de ce fait, de respecter tous ses engagements internationaux. (more…)
The Associated Press BY EDITH M. LEDERER
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister will urge the Security Council on Thursday to set up a safe zone in Syria to protect thousands of civilians fleeing the civil war, but his appeal is almost certain to go nowhere given the deep divisions in the U.N.’s most powerful body.
With military action escalating and the death count rising, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and ministers from other countries bordering Syria are flying to New York to call for council action to address the growing humanitarian crisis inside and outside the country. (more…)
by Antoine Lambroschini – TUNIS (AFP)
Tunisian journalists and media figures on Thursday accused the government of clamping down on freedom of expression, as the Islamist-led state comes under fire for tightening its grip on the press.
Two state-run newspapers said their new director, whom they consider too close to the ruling Ennahda party, censored an article they were to publish criticising his appointment by the government. (more…)
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New York (UN) - Moroccan foreign minister Saad Eddine El Otmani will take part on Thursday in a UN Security Council ministerial meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria.
The meeting will be presided over by French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the council for August. It will bring together a number of foreign ministers of permanent and non-permanant members of the council. (more…)
Rabat - Demonstrations in the Polisario-run Tindouf camps were banned during the visit of a delegation of the Robert Kennedy Foundation, Morocco’s Al Ittihad al Ishtiraki newspaper revealed on Thursday, quoting a classified document of the Polisario leadership.
The document says that the Polisario leader, Mohamed Abdelaziz, has ordered taking all the appropriate measures and precautions to prevent any demonstrations or sit-in in the camps, especially before the headquarters of the Polisario secretariat general. (more…)
Morocco represents a great opportunity for exporters because of its relative economic stability and the social reforms under way but payment delays are still long, according to Coface, the global credit management specialists, who have just published a detailed report on the country’s business climate.
Grant Williams, Risk Underwriting Director of Coface in the UK and Ireland explains: “Morocco’s potential is recognised by UK businesses as the country is already one of the UK’s Top 50 export markets and exports from the UK to Morocco approached £500million in 2011. (more…)
A group of tiny travellers, aged two to six, set out to discover Morocco — and prove that the spirit of adventure can be yours whatever your age, as long as you’re prepared to freewheel it a little. Or a lot. (more…)
Quadruple murder suspect, Anxiang Du, has been visited in his Moroccan prison cell by a representative from the British Embassy.
The visits form part of the consular responsibility of the British Embassy, as efforts are made to speed up the extradition process and bring him back to Britain to face trial.
Du, arrested in Tangier last month after a 15-month international manhunt, is the only suspect wanted for the murders of Jifeng Ding, his wife Helen, and their children Xing and Alice, killed in their home in Pioneer Close, Simpson Manor, Wootton, on April 29 last year, the day of the Royal Wedding. (more…)