MOROCCO

  • Morocco: French alQaeda recruiter arrested in Tangiers July 28, 2014

    Rabat: Moroccan police have arrested a French citizen of Algerian origin near Tangiers on suspicion of recruiting men to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight for alQaeda, authorities said. A statement issued by the Interior Ministry on Monday described the suspect as a veteran member of the international terror network,...
  • Letters Rogatory sent to Morocco for Headly's estranged wife January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Continuing its efforts to expose the role of state actors in Pakistan and the LeT chief in 26/11 attacks, India has again sent a fresh Letters Rogatory to Morocco for questioning of Faiza Outalha, PakistaniAmerican terrorist David Headley's estranged wife, after its earlier request was returned due to...
  • Marrakech tribute to Indian cinema is honourable: Amitabh December 4, 2012

    The 12th Marrakech Film Festival is celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema. ...
  • Marrakech Film Festival: It's a quadruple honour, says Hrithik December 4, 2012

    The 12th Marrakech Film Festival celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema. ...
  • Watch: Bollywood stars glitz up Marrakech Film Festival December 4, 2012

    The 12th International Marrakech Film Festival in Morocco celebrates the 100 years of Indian cinema. ...
  • Shah Rukh Khan gets Morocco's medal of honour December 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been conferred Morocco's prestigious Medal of Honour. The ongoing Marrakech International Film Festival paid a tribute to Hindi Cinema's 100 years and a bevy of Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Sridevi and Shah Rukh were among its guest list. After the tribute, Prince...
  • Morocco fire chief football coach Eric Gerets September 16, 2012

    Rabat: The Moroccan Football Federation decided to terminate the contract with national coach Eric Gerets of Belgium after a string of poor results. The decision to sack the Belgian came after Morocco's 02 defeat to Mozambique, September 9 in Maputo in the 3rd and final round qualification for the African Cup...
  • Olympics: Moroccan runner expelled for doping August 4, 2012

    London: Moroccan 1,500 metres runner Amine Laalou is out of the Olympics after testing positive for a banned substance, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Saturday. Laalou, an Olympic semifinalist four years ago, won gold at the IAAF Continental Cup in 2010. "They were both preGames testing and it shows that...
  • NIA request for quizzing Headley's estranged wife April 15, 2012

    New Delhi: India has sent a formal request to Morocco for examination and recording of statement of Faiza Outalha, PakistaniAmerican terrorist David Headley's estranged wife, to get more evidence against him as well as LeT founder Hafiz Saeed. The Letters Rogatory was sent recently to Indian Mission in Rabat, the Moroccan...
  • Google doodle goes on a journey with Ibn Battuta February 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Google recreates the long journey that Ibn Battuta undertook seven centuries ago on the doodle that it put up on its home page in the Arab countries to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Moroccan explorer. Regarded as the greatest medieval Arab traveller and his book the Rihlah describes...
  • 26/11: NIA to send letter rogatory to Morroco December 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has decided to send a letter rogatory to Morocco government to get access to Faiza Outalha, the former wife of David Coleman Headley, in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case. David Headley's Moroccan wife Nia believes Faiza may have known some facts about 26/11. India...
  • Morocco's Arab Spring election won by Islamists November 28, 2011

    Rabat: The victory of an Islamist Party in Morocco's parliamentary elections appears to be one more sign that religiousbased parties are benefiting the most from the new freedoms brought by the Arab Spring. Across the Middle East, parties referencing Islam have made great strides, offering an alternative to corrupt, long serving...
  • Arab League confirms Syria's suspension from group November 17, 2011

    Morocco: The Arab League on Wednesday confirmed the suspension of Syria from the organization and gave its government three days to halt the violence and accept an observer mission or face economic sanctions. The ministers announced their decisions in a statement after an emergency meeting in Rabat, Morocco. The suspension first announced...
  • 78 dead in Morocco military plane crash: Report July 26, 2011

    Rabat: A C130 military transport plane crashed into a Moroccan mountain on Tuesday in bad weather, killing 78 people, the state news agency said. It said there were three survivors. The crash in a southern region close to the disputed Western Sahara was this country's deadliest in years. Information Minister Khaled Naciri...
  • King declares Morocco a constitutional monarchy June 18, 2011

    Rabat: Moroccan King Mohammed VI announced a series of constitutional reforms in a speech on Friday night that he said will turn the North African country into a constitutional monarchy, though prodemocracy activists remain skeptical. Under the new constitution, the king will remain the supreme commander of the army and a...
  • Thousands demonstrate in Morocco's largest city June 13, 2011

    Casablanca (Morocco): Thousands marched through Morocco's largest city calling for greater democracy and an end to corruption even as the King prepared to unveil new constitutional amendments to address calls for reform. There was only a light police presence blocking traffic as about 6,000 protesters flowed through the wide streets of...
  • Blast in Morocco tourist cafe kills 14 people April 28, 2011

    Marrakesh: An explosion killed 14 people, including foreigners, on Thursday in a busy cafe in the Moroccan tourist destination of Marrakesh, and authorities said the initial signs were that it was a criminal act. The blast ripped through the second storey of a cafe overlooking Marrakesh's Jamaa elFnaa square, a spot...
  • Thousands of protesters demand 'A New Morocco' April 24, 2011

    Casablanca: Thousands took to the streets of Morocco on Sunday in peaceful demonstrations to demand sweeping reforms and an end to political detention, the third day of mass protests since they began in February. Desperate to avoid the turmoil that toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt, authorities have already announced some...
  • After Egypt, thousands march in Moroccan cities February 20, 2011

    Rabat: Thousands of people marched in Moroccan cities on Sunday demanding King Mohammed VI give up some of his powers. In Moroccan capital Rabat, police allowed protesters, raising slogans like "The people reject a constitution made for slaves", to approach parliament, the BBC reported. A separate protest is under way in the...
  • Antigovt protests in Morocco planned on Facebook February 5, 2011

    Rabat: Moroccan authorities have okayed an antigovernment protest being planned on the popular social networking site Facebook, a media report said. The media report said several Moroccan youth movements have announced on Facebook that they are planning to organise an Egyptstyle antigovernment protest on February 20, a move apparently welcomed by...
  • Morocco minaret collapse, toll rises to 41 February 20, 2010

    Meknes: Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Saturday ordered experts to check the safety of the country's historic mosques as the death toll from the collapse of a centuriesold minaret rose to 41 people, the official news agency said. The minaret fell onto a crowded mosque during prayers on Friday in the...
  • SaniaVania win Morocco doubles title May 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza has reasons to celebrate now as the Hyderabadi won her first WTA doubles title this season. Sania, seeded No.1 in both the singles and doubles, though crashed out of the singles in the first round, won the Morocco Open doubles partnering Vania King. The top seeds...
  • Sania makes winning return in Morocco May 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza has returned to action with victory in the first round of her doubles match at the Morocco Open. Paired with American Vania King, Sania squeaked through 63, 57, 108 against Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine. Sania and Vania had to wait long on...
  • Sania Mirza top seed at Morocco Open May 14, 2007

    Fes (Morocco): Sania Mirza has become the first Indian to be seeded number one in a WTA event after she was given top billing in both the singles and doubles competitions of the $145,000 Morroco Open starting on Monday. The 20yearold Indian, out of action for the past two months due...
  • Sania to make comeback on clay May 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza believes that clay, although not her favourite surface, will be the ideal platform for her to make a comeback after a knee injury. "Clay is the best surface for me to start playing again after the knee injury. That is what my trainer Heath Matthews also feels,"...
  • Suicide bombers strike Morocco April 14, 2007

    Casablanca (Morocco): Two brothers strapped with explosives blew themselves up near the American Language Center in Casablanca on Saturday, and police arrested three people including one wearing an explosives belt, an official and news reports said. A second explosives belt was found beside the swank Kandara Hotel near the site...
  • AlQaeda behind Algeria blasts April 12, 2007

    New Delhi: An alQaeda wing has claimed responsibility for two blasts that killed at least 30 people in Algeria's capital on Wednesday. One of the bombs exploded near the Prime Minister's office. Another explosion hit a police station in the eastern outskirts of Algiers. Unharmed by the blast, Algerian Prime...