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Morocco to Host 26th European Film Weeks On Nov. 13-28

[MAP] Rabat -The 26th edition of the European Film Weeks will be held on November 13-18 in the cities of Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangier, said a press release by the European Union (EU) delegation in Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Suspect Products Seized Saturday At Dismantling of Terror Cell Used in Explosives Manufacturing (Interior Ministry)

[MAP] Rabat -The suspect products seized in a "safe house" in Fez and in a car belonging to one of the individuals arrested in connection with the dismantling last Saturday by the Central Bureau for Judiciary Investigations (BCIJ) of an ISIS-linked terror cell are liquids and chemical powders that are used in the manufacture of explosives that the cell's members intended to use to carry out terrorist plots in the Kingdom, the Interior ministry said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Rohr Picks New Players for Morocco Camp

[Guardian] Super Eagles' coach, Gernot Rohr will release the list of players that would battle Algeria in the last group game of the 2018 World Cup qualifying series next week, officials of the team have revealed. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Takes Part in London's 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships

[MAP] London -Morocco takes part in the 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships in London (Oct. 19-22). (AllAfrica)

Put - We Can Get a Result in Morocco

[CAF] Duels between North African teams traditionally generate great excitement and enthusiasm from players and fans, and the first leg of the 2017 CAF Champions League semi-final between USM Alger (Algeria) and Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) was no exception. The lack of goals during the match was counterbalanced by the raucous atmosphere, which is likely to be mirrored at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca later this week. (AllAfrica)

Accreditation for the Draw of Final Tournament of Total CHAN Morocco 2018

[CAF] The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) announces that the media accreditation process for the draw of the final tournament of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Morocco 2018 opens from Thursday, 19 October 2017 to Wednesday, 1 November 2017. (AllAfrica)

HRH Princess Lalla Salma Takes Part in WHO Global Conference On NCDs in Montevideo

[MAP] Montevideo -HRH Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment and WHO Goodwill Ambassador, took part on Wednesday in Montevideo in the WHO Global Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). (AllAfrica)

Drug Trafficker Arrested North With 120 Heroin Pills, Police

[MAP] Tétouan -Tétouan judiciary police arrested, on Sunday, a hard drug trafficker, red-handed and carrying 120 heroin pills, a police source said. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara Decolonization to Be Debated in Paris

[SPS] Paris -Western Sahara decolonization will be on the menu of three meetings in Paris and its suburbs, as of Friday. Discussions will focus on Europe's role in this conflict, especially that of France, Morocco's only support, which occupies this non self -governing territory since 1975. (AllAfrica)

FM Holds Working Sessions With UNSG Personal Envoy for Moroccan Sahara

[MAP] Rabat -Foreign minister Nasser Bourita held working sessions, on Oct. 16-17 in Rabat, with UN Secretary General Personal Envoy for the Sahara Horst Köhler, said a statement by the foreign affairs ministry. (AllAfrica)

Morocco, China to Set Up Economic Zone to Boost Bilateral Cooperation

[Focac] Rabat -Morocco and China have agreed to set up an economic zone in Morocco's northern city of Fez, offering a platform for boosting bilateral cooperation in various industries, local media reported Monday. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Must Take Urgent Action to Stop the Suffering of Saharawi Prisoners and Their Families

[SPS] The Moroccan authorities have spent decades imprisoning Saharawis who support self-determination in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara. They then send detainees to prisons in Morocco, thus depriving them of their basic rights such as family visits, medical attention and opportunities to study. (AllAfrica)

18 Killed in Road Accidents in Morocco's Urban Area Last Week

[MAP] Rabat -Eighteen people were killed and 1,812 others were injured, including 77 seriously, in 1,361 traffic accidents that occurred in urban areas on October 09-15, national police said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Morocco to Host CHAN in 2018

[Citizen] Yaoundé -Morocco has been designated to host the 2018 Total African Nations Championship (Chan), the Confederation of African Football (CAF), said in a statement on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Lina Turns Into OIC Federation of News Agencies

[MAP] Jeddah -The 5th session of the General Assembly of the International Islamic News Agency (IINA) adopted, on Sunday in Jeddah, a resolution transforming the agency into the Federation of News Agencies of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). (AllAfrica)

SAP Commits to Youth Employment in Morocco

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE attainment of the United Nations' sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Morocco has received a major boost after SAP, the global software company, organised its first Social Sabbatical in the North African country. The initiative is ongoing until November 4. The SAP Social Sabbatical, a pilot project in 2012 and now a globally recognized CSR initiative, is a portfolio of volunteer programs in which SAP employees make available skills, expertise and know-how in single, short-term missions. Selected em (AllAfrica)

Egypt Qualify for Total CHAN, Morocco 2018

[CAF] Following the designation of Morocco as host of Total CHAN 2018, CAF Emergency Committee, meeting in Lagos, decided to qualify Egypt for the final tournament. In the playoffs in the Northern zone, Egypt was beaten by Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Climbs to 48th Place in FIFA Ranking

[MAP] Zurich -Morocco's national football team has moved up by eight spots to rank 48th in the latest FIFA World Ranking released on Monday. (AllAfrica)

"Anniversary" edition of the MEDays 2017 Forum: « From defiance to challenges: the era of major upheavals » 08th-11th November, Tangier

[Institut Amadeus] Rabat, 11th October 2017- Held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Amadeus Institute organizes the 10th edition of the international MEDays Forum in Tangier from the 8th to the 11th of November under the general theme « From defiance to challenges: the era of upheavals » (AllAfrica)

4th Committee Resolution Reiterates Support for Political Process Aimed At Settling Sahara Issue

[MAP] New York -The 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted, on Monday without a vote, a resolution reiterating its support for the UN political process to settle the Sahara issue, and called on States in the region to fully cooperate with the secretary-general and his personal Envoy as well as with each other, to achieve a political solution to this regional dispute. (AllAfrica)

SADR FM - 'France Obstructs the Holding of a Referendum On Self-Determination in Western Sahara'

[SPS] Algiers (Algeria) -Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, member of the National Secretariat of the Frente POLISARIO and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), said today at a press conference in the Algerian capital, Algiers, that "France is obstructing the holding of a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara," adding that the same country "prevents through the Security Council that MINURSO fulfill its mandate, which is to organize a referendum for that the Saharawi people can decide thei (AllAfrica)

Morocco Tests Africa's First High-Speed Rail Line

[RFI] Morocco is to stage 320-kilometre-per-hour tests on the African continent's first high-speed railway, due to come into operation duing the summer of 2018, the national railway network ONCF announced on Monday. (AllAfrica)

SA to Participate in WTO Ministerial Meeting

[] A South African delegation has arrived in Marrakesh, Morocco, to attend the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Informal Ministerial Gathering. (AllAfrica)

International Trade Minister to Promote Canada's Progressive Trade Agenda At World Trade Organization Meeting in Morocco

[PR Newswire] Ottawa, Canada -Progressive trade is about making trade work for people, for middle-class Canadians to provide for their families and build their future prosperity. (AllAfrica)

Automobile Sector Set for New Manufacturer

[Moroccan American Center] Fiat has joined other major automobile manufacturers in setting up shop in Morocco; Siemens discloses progress on wind blades production; Spanish media giant selects Morocco as its African platform; and EBRD continues its support for growing small and medium enterprises. Elsewhere, Moroccans will compete to demonstrate green projects and begins training programs for local officials from Africa. (AllAfrica)

Nador-Almeria New Sea Route to Be Opened Soon

[MAP] Madrid -The shipping company Africa Morocco Link (AML) will soon open a new direct sea route between the ports of Nador and Almeria (southern Spain), Almeria Port Authority said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Fight Against Terrorism - Dutch Security & Justice Minister Underscores Importance of Exchanging Experiences With Morocco

[MAP] Rabat -Dutch security and justice minister, Stef Blok, stressed on Thursday in Rabat the extreme importance of continuing to exchange experiences and knowledge between Morocco and the Netherlands in the fight against terrorism, both bilaterally and internationally, through the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF). (AllAfrica)

Morocco, Sweden Set to Reinforce Migration Cooperation

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco and Sweden are determined to reinforce cooperation in several areas, especially in the migration field. (AllAfrica)

Polisario Has No Legitimacy to Represent Sahrawis - International Expert

[MAP] New York -International expert and lawyer Nykaky Lygeros said on Thursday, before the UNGA 4th Committee in New York, that the Polisario has no legitimacy to represent Sahrawis, noting that this entity is only a "tool at the service of a fallacious policy". (AllAfrica)

Global Energy Transition Offers Opportunities for Developing Countries, Official

[MAP] Marrakech -Global energy transition offers opportunities for developing countries, said, on Wednesday in Marrakesh, minister of energy Aziz Rabbah. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Takes Part in a Quadripartite Meeting in Belgium On Cooperation in the Fight Against Terrorism

[MAP] Brussels -A quadripartite meeting took place on Wednesday in Mechelen (north of Brussels) on cooperation in the fight against terrorism, with the participation of Morocco. (AllAfrica)