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Morocco's mentally ill await deliverance from their 'demons'

- A thin mist hangs in the air as a handful of troubled souls wander aimlessly around the Bouya Omar mausoleum in central Morocco, the occasional chilling cry rising from behind its walls.
In the Media by Simon Martelli (AFP)

Morocco relocation of migrants stirs 'crisis' warning

- Rabat's policy of relocating sub-Saharan migrants, apparently under pressure from Spain to stem a surge in illegal border crossings, is creating a potential humanitarian crisis, according to NGOs.
In the Media by Hicham Rafih (AFP)

Rare genetic disease discovered

Tel Aviv - Researchers in Israel have unraveled the genetic basis of a hereditary disease that causes severe brain atrophy, mental retardation and epilepsy in Jews of Moroccan ancestry.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Cash-strapped Morocco courts U.S. investment

Rabat - Morocco's finance minister on Monday urged US businesses to boost investment in the country and take advantage of "unprecedented" regional growth, as the cash-strapped government battles to fix its ailing finances.Rabat is a key regional ally of Washin...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Training for your first or next job online

Everybody is online nowadays, but can you make it pay? Some are skeptical about training and qualifying online, others less so.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Morocco, a key partner to build up America’s long term security

The White House is hosting today a meeting between President Barack Obama and the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI. This encounter is key for the US as Morocco is an island of stability in a volatile North Africa.
In the Media by Thomas Haeflin - 1 comment

Moroccan teens arrested after posting a kissing photo on Facebook

Nador - A teenage couple in Morocco have been arrested for violations of public decency after posting a photo of themselves kissing on Facebook. A local newspaper went on to print the photo and the 14- and 15-year-old couple were arrested shortly afterwards.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar

Police confirm identity of scuba-diving skeleton off Calpe, Spain

Tangier - Police have now officially confirmed the identity of the skeleton, wearing a neoprene scuba diving suit, found off the coast of Calpe in the Mediterranean sea in July 2013.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Photo Essay: Dialogue of Civilizations at Coquimbo Mosque Special

Coquimbo - The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” is a religious and cultural center located in the city of Coquimbo, Chile. The Mosque has a 40-metre tall minaret which is a scale replica of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, Morocco.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 8 comments

Moroccan royal pardon of Spanish pedophile 'a mistake'

Rabat - Convicted two years ago of sexually abusing 11 children aged between three and 15 and handed a 30-year sentence, Daniel Galván Viña has apparently been "mistakenly" pardoned by the King of Morocco.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Moroccans protest royal pardon of Spanish pedophile

Rabat - The decision by Morocco's king to pardon a Spanish pedophile who raped 11 children has outraged many in the north African kingdom.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Review: History and maritime exploration at the Bygdøy Peninsula museums Special

Oslo - For a traveler interested in history and discovery, a visit to Oslo’s Bygdøy Peninsula is a must. Located in close proximity of each other there are several interesting museums with a view of Norway’s past, adventure and ocean-going exploration.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

Reverse trend: Spaniards traveling to Morocco for work

Tangier - Moroccans have been crossing the Med looking for a better life in Spain for decades. Now the trend is turning in a different direction, as out-of-work Spaniards head south to Morocco's shores.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Skeleton in scuba gear with Moroccan ID sparks mystery in Spain

Alicante - A skeleton wearing a black and grey wetsuit, flippers and carrying a backpack has been found floating in the Ibiza canal near Alicante, Spain. He was also carrying a Moroccan passport and a whole load of cash.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Spain arrests 'Syria Jihadist suspects' in Ceuta

Ceuta - Eight people with alleged links to Al-Qaeda have been arrested in the Spanish North African territory of Ceuta on suspicion of trying to recruit Jihadist fighters to go to Syria or "elsewhere," police are saying.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Mondelez confectionary company invents heat-resistant chocolate

Many of us have bought chocolate on a hot day planning to have a treat later only to pull it out of the bag once home and find it melted. That problem may now be solved - at least for part of the world.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

32 migrants from Morocco rescued at sea by Spain

Thirty-two African migrants were rescued by Spanish coastguards on Monday when they tried to cross the Straits of Gibraltar in flimsy boats.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Review: OZ, the movie, is great and powerful but what's with that makeup?

Oz The Great and Powerful has taken over box offices around the globe by storm. But after the transformations am I the only one thinking what's with Mila Kunis's makeup?
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments

Morocco to change law allowing rapists to marry victims

Rabat - The Moroccan government is to reform the law which allows rapists to go free if they marry their victim. The news was welcomed by those who protested for a change in the law following the suicide of a teenage girl forced to marry her rapist.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 3 comments

Argentine tall ship seized in Ghana, released and ready to leave

Accra - After more than two months of being held in the port of Tema, Ghana, the Argentine frigate “Libertad” was freed following the Ghanaian government's decision to comply with a UN court ruling ordering its immediate release.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments
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