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Ta' Ġiezu church, Rabat, to reopen on Saturday.

Ta' Ġiezu church in Rabat will reopen for normal services on Saturday evening, a month after part of the roof collapsed. No one was injured when tons of debris crashed onto the altar in the early hours of August 23.   A new roof has since been laid, with the Franciscan fathers saying the structure is temporary until plans ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Toronto Film Review: 'Razzia'.

If political courage were a measure of artistic merit, Moroccan director Nabil Arouch's Razzia,' a kaleidoscopic drama about intolerance and social tumult in Casablanca, would be a formidable achievement. As it stands, Arouch's decision to keep courting controversy after his last film, Much Loved,' was banned from Morocco ...

- Variety - US

Ta' Giezu church, Rabat, to reopen on Saturday.

Ta' Giezu church in Rabat will reopen for normal services on Saturday evening, a month after part of the roof collapsed. No one was injured when tons of debris crashed onto the altar in the early hours of August 23.   A new roof has since been laid, with the Franciscan fathers saying it is temporary until plans are ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Marrakech-bound easyJet flight diverted to Lisbon after 'drunk man attacks cabin crew'.

Passengers were forced to stay the night in Portugal before continuing their trip to Morocco.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Shipping movements.

The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Titan from Suez to Valencia, the APL California from Koper to Damietta, the Okee Ann Mari from Algiers to Mersin, the Durande from Tanger Med to Odessa , the Northern Guard from Port Said to Casablanca, the Cardiff from Antwerp to Piraeus, the Safmarine Nakuru from ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Morocco tourists make tracks on 007's 'desert express'.

RABAT, Sept 18 — Edouard Kunz knows timekeeping is important but the former Swiss watch precision mechanic admits that James Bond's Oriental Desert Express in remote eastern Morocco never runs on schedule. The train, made famous in the 2015...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Riots as Israeli singer attends Morocco music festival.

BDS activists riot, burn Israeli flag in response to Israeli singer's participation in local jazz festival.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Riots as Israeli singer attends Morocco music festival.

BDS activists riot, burn Israeli flag in response to Israeli singer's participation in local Jazz festival.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Nabil Ayouch's 'Razzia' is Morocco's Foreign-Language Academy Awards Entry.

Nabil Ayouch's kaleidoscopic social drama Razzia' which world premiered at the Toronto Festival, has been chosen as Morocco's candidate in the foreign-language category of the 2018 Academy Awards. The film was chosen byan  independent commission nominated by the Moroccan Cinema Center , composed of writers, directors, ...

- Variety - US

Onyango seeks home comfort.

African champions Sundowns host the 1992 winners Wydad Casablanca at the Lucas Moripe Stadium seeking a first home victory this term and a clean sheet from Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango will be crucial

- Daily Monitor - UG

Uganda put Morocco to the sword, await South Africa.

In just two minutes, Uganda took a 5-0 lead

- Daily Monitor - UG

Woman tells why she went public with texts that led to Army general's suspension

He texted her from Malawi, Ethiopia, Morocco and home. He called her a hottie, told her she was clever and said her smile brightened everyone's day. He also said she was dangerous, with a crazy, naughty streak, and that he'd enjoy being in a tent with her.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Toronto: Director Ayouch Response to Intolerance With 'Razzia'

Two years after his much-heralded prostitute drama Much Loved' was banned in his home country, Moroccan auteur Nabil Ayouch returns to Toronto with his most ambitious film to date, a kaleidoscopic portrait of five lives touched by a single tumultuous event on the streets of Casablanca. World premiering in the festival's ...

- Variety - US

EIB, private investments key for development Med countries

600 mn for firms in Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia

- ANSA - IT

Major Deira-bound bridge on Airport Road opens on Friday

Waiting time for vehicles at Marrakech Intersection expected to drop from seven minutes to one minute

- GulfNews - AE

Magical Morocco: Camels, casbahs and more

Our two rows of camels rested in the darkness before dawn near the circle of tents in the towering Erg Chebbi dunes, a few miles from Morocco's border with Algeria. The cool air carried the aroma of coffee brewing as the sky began to lighten.

- Stuff - NZ

News24.com | Watchdog slams increased jail sentence for Morocco journalist

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders has voiced alarm after a Moroccan court increased the prison sentence of a journalist to one year for inciting an unauthorised protest.

- News24.com - ZA

King of Morocco congratulates Azerbaijani President

King of Morocco Mohammed VI has said he attaches great importance to his country`s relationship with Azerbaijan as he congratulated President Ilham Aliyev on the 25th anniversary of the founding of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

- AzerNews - AZ

Temporary roof in place at Ta' Ġieżu Church in Rabat

A temporary roof has been put in place to block the gaping hole at the Ta' Ġieżu Church in Rabat, while the rest of the roof over the cupola opening has been meticulously removed. Bank of Valletta CEO Mario Mallia paid a visit to the church to present the bank's donation towards the repair work of the ceiling that ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Migrants arriving in Europe through Spain have doubled this year

The number of migrants arriving in Europe through Spain has more than doubled this year, according to the head of the European Union's border agency. Frontex director Fabrice Leggeri said we have registered almost 14,000 arrivals in Spain, arriving from Morocco, from the western part of the Maghreb'.

- MercoPress - FK

News24.com | Tunisian presidency ''regrets' expulsion of Moroccan prince

Tunisia's presidency has expressed its regret over the expulsion of Morocco's Prince Moulay Hicham, first cousin of King Mohammed VI, but did not explain why he had been deported.

- News24.com - ZA

Morocco court postpones northern protest trials: lawyers

A Moroccan court Tuesday postponed until next month the trial of protesters arrested for their role in organizing demonstrations that rocked a northern region for months in one of the most serious challenges to the kingdom in years.

- The Daily Star - LB

Morocco's Party of Authenticity and Modernity under pressure

Ilyas El-Omari stepped down on Aug. 8 as secretary-general of Morocco's Party of Authenticity and Modernity, a party close to the palace – even as the popular protests around the Rif city of Al-Hoceima continue.

- The Daily Star - LB

Children, youth on the move across Mediterranean at risk of exploitation

Source: International Organization for Migration, UN Children's Fund Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Germany, Guinea, Iran , Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Morocco's PAM Under Pressure

The Party of Authenticity and Modernity is trying to regain political relevance by blaming the Party of Justice and Development for the Hoceima crisis in Morocco. | عربي

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Morocco’s Stability Is Roiled by Monthslong Protests Over Fishmonger’s Death

What started as a spontaneous call for a serious inquiry into a vendor’s death in a Berber area has turned into one of the longest protests in North Africa since the Arab Spring.

- International NY Times - US

Morocco: Prominent Journalist Jailed

– A Moroccan court on July 25, 2017, sentenced a prominent journalist to three months in prison on a charge that violates his right to peaceful speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The journalist, Hamid Mahdaoui, is in prison in Casablanca and is under investigation on other charges. A court of first instance in Al ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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