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Niki Air starts operating Marrakech-Vienna flights

Marrakech-Menara airport - Austrian airline company "Niki Air" inaugurated on Wednesday its new air route between Marrakech and Vienna. The new flight will be operated by the carrier every Wednesday and will last less than four hours, the company said in a statement. "Niki Air" is a scheduled semi low-cost airline and a subsidiary of Air Berlin, Germany's second largest airline....

US NGO urges population in Tindouf to seize opportunity of Morocco's autonomy plan

New York (UN) - American NGO "Teach the Children International" urged Wednesday the Sahrawi population sequestered in the Tindouf camps in Algeria "to abandon the role of the victim imposed on them" by the leaders of the Polisario and "seize the opportunity offered by the Moroccan autonomy initiative, the only way to enhance their living conditions and restore their dignity". "Diplomacy may...

Smithsonian Institution highlights Morocco's cultural heritage

Washington - Molly Fannon, Director of the Office of International Relations at the Smithsonian Institution, a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government, highlighted the cultural heritage and diversity of Morocco, a country where the different civilizations influenced each other throughout the centuries. During a ceremony chaired by HM King Mohammed...

Paris international symposium lauds Morocco's efforts to combat extremism

Paris - International symposium "The Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue in the Feminine", held on Tuesday in Paris, hailed efforts by Morocco to fight extremism and promote Islam values of moderation. In the "Call of Paris" after the event, initiated by AFACOM and ISESCO, the participants underlined Morocco's support through the training of imams (religious leaders) in many countries pursuant to...

Morocco reaffirms at UN 'firm commitment' to continuing cooperation and solidarity programs with African countries

New York (UN) - Morocco reaffirmed, Tuesday before the UNGA, its firm commitment to continuing cooperation and solidarity programs with African countries on the basis of win-win partnerships, urging the international community to pay special attention to Africa, a very vulnerable region. The Kingdom reaffirms its firm commitment to continuing cooperation and solidarity programs with...

Sahara: Guatemala, CELAC call on parties to 'show political will'

New York (UN) - Guatemala and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) called on Tuesday in New York parties to the conflict over the Sahara to "show political will and cooperate in order to provide a platform conducive to dialogue" stressing their support for UN efforts for a "just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution"....

Death of Moroccan woman in Côte d'Ivoire not caused by Ebola: medical sources

Abidjan - The death of a Moroccan woman on September 30 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, was not caused by the Ebola virus or any other contagious disease, said medical sources at the Treicheville university hospital. The deceased, who was living in Côte d'Ivoire, "was not suffering from any contagious disease", according to a certificate delivered by the medical examiner of the hospital to the...

Morocco has shown "shared commitment" to promoting entrepreneurship in Africa and around the world: US Department of State

Washington - Morocco, which has "graciously" opened its doors to host the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (next November), has shown its "shared commitment" to promoting entrepreneurship in Africa and around the world, said Tuesday the US Department of State. This fifth annual Summit will convene thousands of participants on November...

Pension funds reform in Morocco: a major union urges participatory approach'

Rabat - The Moroccan union of labour (UMT), one of the major labour unions in the Kingdom, called on the government to adopt a participatory approach in its pension funds reform plan . UMT secretary-general Miloudi Moukharik who was speaking Tuesday during a meeting at the headquarters of MAP in Rabat, highlighted his organization proposals for reforming pension funds, noting that UMT...

Death of Moroccan diplomat in Pretoria: FM takes administrative, legal procedures in collaboration with South African authorities

Rabat - The ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said Tuesday it has taken administrative and legal procedures in collaboration with the South African authorities following the death of a Moroccan diplomat in Pretoria. A member of the diplomatic staff of the Moroccan embassy in Pretoria was found dead Tuesday at his apartment in the South African capital, the same source recalled....