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Moroccan FM to arrive in Cairo today
Egypt-Morocco, Politics, 10/30/2004
Morocco ready for negotiations on 'viable, appropriate autonomy' for Sahara, official
The Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations on Thursday voiced the government's readiness to participate in any negotiation on what he described as " a viable and appropriate autonomy" for its Southern provinces, known as the Sahara.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 10/30/2004
ADB should fund surveys to assess wind energy potentials in Morocco, CDER
The African Development Bank should fund surveys to assess wind energy potentials in Morocco, said a recommendation of the Moroccan Center for Renewable Energy Development (CDER).
Morocco, Economics, 10/30/2004
17% more tourists visited Morocco in 2004
The number of tourists who visited Morocco during the first eight months of 2004 increased by 17%, as compared to the same period last year, said the International Tourism Organization in Madrid.
Morocco, Economics, 10/30/2004
Belgian court hands 3 Moroccans 5 years in jail for intl. terror links
A Belgian court handed down Friday 5-year jail terms against 5 individuals, including 3 Moroccans, for links with international terrorism.
Morocco, Local, 10/30/2004
Former Algerian president sought to overcome conflict with Morocco on Sahara
Former Algerian president, Ahmed Benbella, said Wednesday he always sought to turn the page of the Moroccan-Algerian conflict over the Sahara, regretting to see it continuing.
Algeria-Morocco, Politics, 10/29/2004
Morocco 'firm and unshakable' in defending its territorial integrity, minister
Morocco will "firmly and unshakably" defend its territorial integrity and is ready to reach a political, negotiated and lasting solution to the Sahara issue in line with international legality, said Minister delegate to foreign affairs and cooperation, Taib Fassi Fihri.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 10/29/2004
Spain may regularize situation of 100,000 Moroccan undocumented immigrants
Nearly 100,000 Moroccan undocumented immigrants in Spain may benefit from a regularization plan, recently announced by the Spanish government, said head of the association of Moroccan immigrants and workers in Spain (ATIME), Mustapha Lamrabet.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 10/29/2004
Moroccan economic growth rate of 3.5 percent in 2004, higher than expected
Moroccan economic growth rate could stand at 3.5% for 2004, which is a slight rise compared to previous estimates, the High Planning Commissioner said on Wednesday.
Morocco, Economics, 10/29/2004
Security Council extends UN mission in Sahara through April 2005
Morocco-UN, Politics, 10/29/2004
Serbia-Montenegro withdraws recognition of Sahara Republic
The government of Serbia-Montenegro (former Yugolsavia) announced this Tuesday it is withdrawing its recognition of the so-called "Sahara Republic," proclaimed by the Algeria-backed Polisario separatists.
Morocco-Serbia-Montenegro, Politics, 10/27/2004
Human Rights Committee congratulates Morocco for 'continued progress' in human rights
The Human rights committee of the United Nations congratulated Tuesday Morocco for the quality of the periodical report it submitted Monday, and for the "continued progress" the Kingdom is achieving in the field of Human rights.
Morocco, Politics, 10/27/2004
Moratinos upbeat on solution to Sahara issue, Spanish press
Spanish foreign minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos said on Monday he does not share UN Secretary General "pessimism" on the Sahara issue, adding solution to the conflict "is not that far," according to reports of the Spanish press.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 10/27/2004
Medium Stone Age human remains unearthed in Central Atlas Mountains
A graveyard that comprises several different kinds of tombs and that could go back to prehistory times was discovered in the Azrou region, in the Atlas Mountains, North-Central Morocco, said a communiqu of the Moroccan Institute for Archaeology and Heritage (INSAP).
Morocco, Local, 10/27/2004
No negotiation on Moroccan kingty over Sahara, party
Moroccan sovereignty over its Southern provinces cannot be subject to any negotiation, said Istiqlal Party Secretary general, Abbas El Fassi, stressing the Sahara issue is a national priority that concerns the whole of the Moroccan people.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 10/26/2004
Madrid keen to foster agreement among parties in Sahara conflict, official
The new Spanish government is trying to foster agreement among the parties in the Sahara conflict so as to reach a compromise solution to the dispute in face of the current deadlock, said Taib Fassi Fihri, Moroccan minister delegate to foreign affairs and cooperation.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 10/26/2004
Morocco submits to UN committee periodical human rights report
Morocco presented this Monday to the United Nations human rights committee its 5th periodical reports dealing with its enforcement of the international pact of civil and human rights.
Morocco, Politics, 10/26/2004
2005 draft finance law foresees 3percent GDP growth rate
The appropriation bill for the year 2005, submitted by finance and privatisation minister, Fathallah Oulaalou, foresees a 3% growth in the GDP, a 2% inflation and a budget deficit of 3.2%.
Morocco, Economics, 10/26/2004
Morocco and Mexico review consolidation of economic ties
Consolidation of economic ties was the focus of a meeting held here this Monday between Moroccan minister-delegate for foreign affairs and cooperation, Taib Fassi Fihri, and visiting deputy-foreign minister, Maria de Lourdes Aranda Bezaury.
Morocco-Mexico, Politics, 10/26/2004
Marrakech Film Festival (FIFM) to be held on December 6 through 12
The jury will be presided by director Sir Alan Parker, while the FIFM has up to date nominated for honours cineastes Claudia Cardinale (Italy), Sean Connery (Scotland) and Youssef Chahine (Egypt). The festival will also show several other films, including a score of Moroccan movies made the four past years. Indian cinema will be given special honour and some 10 movies made during the past 40 years are featured.
Morocco, Local, 10/26/2004
USAID Earmarked $100 million to help Morocco, mission director
The USAID has earmarked $100 million that can be drawn from to help the Moroccan government achieve one of its priorities, namely the creation of jobs, said Monica Stein-Olson, newly appointed USAID mission director in Morocco.
Morocco-USA, Economics, 10/26/2004
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