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10 injured as migrants storm Spanish border fence

MADRID: The Spanish government says five police officers and five migrants have been treated for minor injuries after some 300 African migrants scaled fences six-meters (20-feet) high to try to…

French right-wing weekly sparks storm for attack on Muslim minister

AFP French Education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris on September 3, 2014, after a weekly cabinet meetingFrench Education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem leaves the Elysee Palace in…

Morocco Tackles Radical Islam

I’m sitting at lunch with Ahmed Abbadi at lunch in Rabat, Morocco. He bears a mild resemblance to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. His English is precise, and he is…

Hundreds rush Spanish border

STORY SUMMARY Several hundred African migrants have charged a barbed-wire border fence in Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla with many managing to get across, but dozens of others were…

Is Islam Only About What’s Permitted or Prohibited?

Morocco World News: by Tarik Oumozzane — Islam is a religion that encourages education, the pursuit of knowledge. It is a religion that not only acknowledges the “other,” but also…

Spring surge: Africans risk lives to reach Europe

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 09:15 , by Paul Schemm, Associated Press They perched atop a barbed-wire laced fence for more than seven hours, hands and feet bloodied, buffeted by chill…

Sexual harassment in Moroccan streets, who is to blame?

Morocco World News   14.2.2013 By Nidal Chebbak Fez - Sexual harassment has been a controversial issue in Morocco for a very long time and it still is. Different people have different…

Morocco benefits from being stable in a combustible region

January 30, 2014 12:22 AM By Assia Bensalah Alaoui The Daily Star Story Summary Morocco is an ideal setting for regional diplomacy. Its strategy of gradual reform, economic modernization, and…

Morocco launches process to normalize illegal immigrants

STORY SUMMARY Morocco on Thursday launched an operation to give residency permits to tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally, after the king expressed concern about their…

Questions of loyalty force focus on Spanish Muslim soldiers

News Date: 25th November 2013 Concerns about creeping radicalism in Spain’s North African enclaves have made military commanders question the loyalty of Muslim soldiers recruited from those regions, prompting staff…

Letter from Tangier – Stratfor Geopolitical Weekly

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013 Stratfor By Reva Bhalla Morocco rarely figures into international news headlines these days, something of a virtue in this restive part of the world. The term…

A Jew Broadcasts to Morocco, Building a Relationship With a Muslim Audience

‘Risalat New York,’ the Arab world’s only non-Israeli Jewish-hosted radio show, offers perspective from Brooklyn By Joseph Braude|November 14, 2013 12:00 AM the Tablet Sunday night for me is always…

Morocco heading for more prosperity

FAROUK LUQMAN ARABNEWS It is a five-and-a-half hours flight from Jeddah to Casablanca, the largest city of Morocco — one of the most beautiful countries in the world and the…

“Where is My Home?” An American Muslim Wife Asks

By Carissa D. Lamkahouan Freelance Writer, USA Sunday, 03 November 2013 00:00 I’m still not sure where my home is. I think of going back to Marrakech, and I’m filled…

Saudi Arabia’s refusal to sit on Security Council

Source: Morocco World News: Rabat- Morocco expressed understanding, on Monday, of the refusal of Saudi Arabia to sit on the UN Security Council, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign…

The renewal of Islamic intellectual thought and heritage

Source: Morocco World News. These actions must also seek to enhance the sense of citizenship and active participation of foreign nationals and immigrants, as well as educating them on the…

The scourge of green card marriages

By Nora P. Goodman Morocco World News Portland, Oregon, April 13, 2013 He came from Morocco to the USA on the Lottery in 2011. He had only been here three…

The blind girl

Source:Morocco World News via Wasim Sr. To the people, Leila is a blind girl. The light she used to see has turned into darkness. Her room, as everything else in…

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