Morocco News, Weather, Politics

Morocco's human rights achievements lauded

Rabat, Jan 30 (IANS) Morocco has a roadmap to promote human rights and an ambition that would enable it to hold a leading position regionally in North Africa and the Arab world as well as internationally, according to Stavros Lambrinidis, EU special representative for human rights. "The huge human rights ambition set by Morocco will enable it to hold a leading position regionally and ...

Report: 8 dead after illegal migrant boat sinks off Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) ? At least eight people died when a boat carrying illegal migrants sank Friday amid gales off Morocco, near the Spanish enclave of Melilla, the latest victims of the treacherous effort to seek a better life in Europe.

Six migrants drown off Morocco near Spanish enclave: state media

At least six people drowned off Morocco after a boat carrying them sank close to a Spanish enclave that is a regular destination for migrants early on Friday, state media reported. Another ten people on the boat were rescued near the coastal enclave of Melilla, but there was no information on four others thought to be on the vessel, news agency MAP said. Spain has two enclaves in Morocco, Ceuta ...

Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank to grow Islamic business without foreign help

By Aziz El Yaakoubi RABAT, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank plans to build its own Islamic finance business rather than tying up with a foreign partner, it said on Friday, as the north African country opens up to sharia-compliant banking. Morocco's parliament gave final approval in November to an Islamic finance bill that will allow the creation of Islamic banks and enable private ...

Another shore: Morocco's child migrants

When there is no school or work, migration presents a literal way out, even for the country's children.

Morocco arrests suspected Algerian member of IS-linked group

RABAT, Morocco (AP) ? Morocco's Interior Ministry has announced the arrest of an Algerian citizen suspected of belonging to a group linked to the Islamic State militant organization which was responsible for the beheading of a French hiker.

Morocco 2015 growth seen at 4.8 pct, deficit narrower: planning chief

By Aziz El Yaakoubi CASABLANCA, Morocco (Reuters) - Morocco's economy is expected to grow 4.8 percent in 2015 after 2.7 percent last year as agricultural output increases, the head of its planning agency, Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, told Reuters on Tuesday. The forecast for this year is higher than a previous government estimate of 4.4 percent. Alami also said Morocco's budget deficit was set to narrow ...

Morocco predicts economic rebound in 2015

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) ? Morocco will experience strong economic growth in 2015 based on expectation of a bountiful harvest and the drop in oil prices, authorities said Tuesday.

Report: 6 dead after illegal migrant boat sinks off Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) " Morocco's state news agency says at least six people died when a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off the Mediterranean shore near the Spanish enclave of Melillla.According to authorities in the Nador province...

Maxim Corporate Update & Morocco Activities

Maxim Resources Inc. is pleased to provide this corporate update as well as an update on activities in Morocco. Early December 2014 Maxim concluded the contract...





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