Archive for July, 2013

Maghreb news 2013-07-31

Terrorism | 2013-07-31

Terrorism comes to Tunisia

“We’ve now entered a stage where there is terrorism in the country,” Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said in speech on Monday evening.

Security | 2013-07-31

Benghazi faces tough task securing streets

Faced with a wave of terrorist attacks in eastern Libya, al-Saiqa special forces need more government support, citizens say.

Ramadan | 2013-07-31

Algeria to tackle extremist preaching

As the holy month nears an end, Algerian authorities are warning about foreign fatwas.

Security | 2013-07-31 (more…)

Ramadan is Where the Heart is! Layla Ghofran spends the Holy month in Paris

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

 

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

Every Ramadan, those fasting traditionally spend the Holy month in their hometowns. But this year,Moroccan singer Layla Ghofran spent hers in Paris instead!

This is the first time the singer has spent Ramadan away from home; but she’s done it for a good reason.

The busy star had a number of projects lined-up in the city of love – one of which is her new album – that just couldn’t wait until the end of the blessed month.

She’s currently in negotiations with several production companies, like Sony Music, for the production of her almost-complete album.

A new vid is also on the menu, as she prepares to launch her music video “Jaret Wa Jareet” in Paris, while dedicating it to her fans as a gift for the Muslim holiday Eid El Fiter.

According to the Middle East news portal Elaph, being in Paris has made no difference at all to Layla’s traditions. Despite her work obligations, she has been fasting and dedicating time for worship every day. Ramadan really is where the heart is! (more…)

‘ARAB SPRING’ DOCUMENTS NEED FOR ‘SECULAR STATE’

Prominent writers and editorialists in the Arab nations of Tunisia and Morocco say that the “Arab Spring” movement that ousted dictatorial leadership in several nations and installed “elected” Islamists was a good thing.

But probably not the way that was expected.

It showed, they write, the “drawbacks of political Islam,” according to an analysis by A. Mahjar-Barducci, a research fellow at the Middle East Media Research Institute, which analyzes and reports on media trends in that region of the world. (more…)

Arab Spring will take time to flower: Analysts

Disappointment over the lack of democratic progress in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya is understandable, but the so-called Arab Spring of 2011 will take time to mature, analysts say, warning that the process will be chaotic

“We have to stop using seasonal metaphors. We are in a revolutionary process that will take at least a decade,” says Karim Emile Bitar, an expert on Arab affairs at the Paris-based Institute of International and Strategic Relations.

“And ‘revolutionary process’ means revolution, counter-revolution, efforts to fix the revolution, and that’s exactly what is happening,” he added. (more…)

Maghreb News : 2013-07-28

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Terrorism | 2013-07-28

Tunisia buries slain politician

As thousands rally to remember Mohamed Brahmi, Tunisian authorities are pointing to salafists tied to al-Qaeda in the shocking murder.

Economy | 2013-07-28

AfDB supports Morocco employment efforts

The African Development Bank (AfDB) granted 116 million euros (1.3 billion dirhams) to Morocco to implement employment projects, MAP reported on Frid… (more…)

Ramadan is Where the Heart is! Layla Ghofran spends the Holy month in Paris

Layla Ghofran spends Ramadan in Paris due to work commitments. (Image: Facebook)Every Ramadan, those fasting traditionally spend the Holy month in their hometowns. But this year,Moroccan singer Layla Ghofran spent hers in Paris instead!

This is the first time the singer has spent Ramadan away from home; but she’s done it for a good reason.

The busy star had a number of projects lined-up in the city of love – one of which is her new album – that just couldn’t wait until the end of the blessed month.

She’s currently in negotiations with several production companies, like Sony Music, for the production of her almost-complete album.

A new vid is also on the menu, as she prepares to launch her music video “Jaret Wa Jareet” in Paris, while dedicating it to her fans as a gift for the Muslim holiday Eid El Fiter. (more…)

Maghreb news 2013-07-29

Protests | 2013-07-29

Tunisian government calls emergency meeting

Protestors are demanding the ouster of the Islamist-led Tunisian government in the wake of another assassination.

Terrorism | 2013-07-29

Bombing fears grip Tunisia

Tunisians worry the country could see systematic terrorist attacks unless authorities move quickly to shore up security.

Protests | 2013-07-29

Libyans react to Benghazi assassinations

The killings of Abdessalam Musmari and other prominent figures has led Libyans to call for an end to political parties. (more…)

AfDB Grants Morocco 1.3 Billion DH In Loan And Donations

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has extended Morocco a loan and two donations worth 116.68 million euro (1.3 billion DH).

The loan, 116 million euro, will help finance a program to support education-employment adequation.

The two donations (worth 344,000 euro and 335,200 euro, will respectively finance technical assistance projects to identify the construction and public works’ needs in terms of qualifications and human resources and a technical assistance project for national dialogue on new roles devolved to the civil society by the constitution.

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