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Casablanca: HM the King launches road upgrade programme of Errahma-Dar Bouaazza-Ouled Azzouz pole
Casablanca  -  

HM King Mohammed VI launched on Monday in Casablanca a 400 million dirham road upgrade programme of the Errahma-Dar Bouaazza-Ouled Azzouz pole (54.7 KM).

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HRH Prince Moulay Rachid chairs opening of 7th El Jadida Horse Fair
El Jadida  -  

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid chaired, on Monday, the opening of the seventh edition of the El Jadida Horse Fair held on Oct. 21-26 under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI at the Princess Lalla Malika Racetrack.

Economy minister presents broad lines of 2015 appropriation draft bill to Parliament
Rabat  -  

Economy minister Mohammed Boussaid presented, on Monday before the two houses of parliament, the broad lines of the 2015 appropriation draft bill.

Algerian army shooting on Moroccans: FM summons Algerian ambassador for explanation: FM
Rabat  -  

Morocco's minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar said he summoned Algeria's ambassador in Rabat to express the Kingdom's condemnation and request an explanation following Saturday's shooting by an Algerian soldier on a dozen Moroccan civilians at the Moroccan-Algerian border.


Euro-deputy urges EU to call for releasing young Sahrawi woman held captive in Tindouf camps
Brussels  -  

French socialist Euro-deputy Gilles Pargneaux vehemently condemned polisario's holding as a captive the young Sahrawi Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf in the camps of Tindouf and urged the EU and its member states to call for her release.

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New York (UN)  -  

President of employers' association (CGEM) Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun will take part on Tuesday in New York in the 7th edition of the Frontier 100 Forum of the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) on "Africa - Innovative Investing in Emerging Markets".

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Shanghai WTCC: Morocco’s Mehdi Bennani scores historical win
Shanghai  -  

Morocco’s auto racer Mehdi Bennani scored Sunday his first World Touring Car Championship victory with a flawless drive from reversed-grid pole in race two in Shanghai, China.

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Adoptive family of woman detained in Tindouf fears for her life
Madrid  -  

The adoptive family of Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a young Spanish woman of Sahrawi descent held in captivity since last summer in the Tindouf camps (in Algeria) by the Polisario, said they fear for her after she received death threats in case she attempts to escape, as voices in Spain and elsewhere are raising to call for her immediate and unconditional release.

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Geneva  -  

The death toll from the Ebola deadly virus outbreak has risen to 4,500 with the number of cases climbing to nearly 9,000, said the World Health Organization (WHO), warning that there could be up to 10,000 new cases per week in two months.

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Paris  -  

Moroccan writer Fouad Laroui was awarded on Thursday in France the Grand Prix Jean Giono 2014 for his novel "The tribulations of the last Sijilmassi".

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Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies set up in Casablanca
Casablanca  -  

Participants in the 1st forum of Atlantic and western African news agencies, organized by Morocco's News Agency (MAP), announced, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Casablanca, the creation of the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies (FAAPA).

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Paris  -  

Algeria should shed light on the border incident in the Oujda region where a soldier shot at Moroccan civilians, said head of the Paris-based Observatory for Geopolitical Studies (OEG) Charles Saint-Prot.

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