Archive for October, 2014

Marrakech Named Golf Destination Of The Year 2015 In Africa & Gulf States

by Rahel Samuel

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The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) has announced Marrakech as the 2015 Golf Destination of the Year for Africa & Gulf States. The announcement headlined the global golf tourism organisation’s annual Awards Gala Dinner in Villa Erba, Lake Como, Italy earlier today. (more…)

Spain Smashes Heroin Smuggling Ring, Moroccan, 35 Others Arrested


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Spanish police said Thursday they have smashed a major heroin smuggling ring with the arrest of 36 people and the seizure of two million euros ($2.5 million) worth of heroin.

The gang is suspected of selling heroin to other traffickers in Spain’s wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia as well as directly to users, Catalan police said in a statement. (more…)

Morocco Increases Clementine Exports To Europe, But Is No Threat To The Sector


Citrus exports (especially clementines) from Morocco to the EU are growing. Right now, when the international market is most alert due to the Russian ban on European imports of horticultural products (which can affect the coming campaign), the North African country has increased its citrus shipments to Europe by 32%. The Moroccan export of clementines, the most produced and exported by Castellón, has actually increased by 45% from January to July this year. (more…)

Maghreb news 2014-10-30

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Elections | 2014-10-30
Maghreb reacts to Tunisia election
As Tunisia announces its legislative election winners, praise pours in from all parts of the Maghreb. (more…)

UAE’s Etisalat Q3 Net Profit Rises On Domestic Income, Morocco Buy

Reuters, Dubai


Abu Dhabi-listed Etisalat reported a 22 percent rise in third-quarter net profit on Wednesday as rising domestic income, lower taxes and the firm’s takeover of Maroc Telecom bolstered its bottom line.

The United Arab Emirates’ former telecommunications monopoly, which operates in 19 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, made a net profit of 2.22 billion dirhams ($598.97 million) in the three months to Sept. 30, it said. (more…)

Morocco Seizes Over 2 Tons Of Cannabis Heading To Spain


Moroccan authorities on Wednesday seized two tons and 390 kg of cannabis in the northern port of Tangiers, official news agency MAP reported.

The drug was found in a truck heading to Spain during a routine inspection operation, the report said, adding that the driver and his assistant were arrested and an investigation has been launched. (more…)

Maghreb news 2014-10-29

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Terrorism | 2014-10-29
Libyan army pursues Benghazi terror remnants
The Libyan army expands control over Benghazi, while Ansar al-Sharia and its extremist allies try to battle back. (more…)

Morocco Pledges Support To UAE’s Fight Against Terrorism

Zee News

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The Moroccan foreign ministry, in line with the directives of King Mohammed VI, said that the kingdom would provide active support to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its fight against terrorism and its efforts to maintain regional and international peace and stability. (more…)

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