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Morocco Wants to Host the World Cup. Just Don't Ask for Any Details.

A security officer outside Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, which is hosting games in the monthlong African Nations Championship. Five months after entering the race to host the 2026 World Cup, Morocco has been curiously slow to provide details on its plans for the event.Credit Abdeljalil Bounhar/A

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-16 18:50:09

Morocco stocks higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.60%

Reuters. Morocco stocks higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.60% Investing.com - Morocco stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Holding Companies, Telecoms and Forestry & Paper sectors led shares higher. At the close in Casablanca, the Moroccan All Shares gaine

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-16 17:33:29

Dinosaur tail to be auctioned for Mexico quake reconstruction

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A fossilized dinosaur tail discovered in Morocco will be auctioned on Tuesday night in Mexico to raise funds for the reconstruction of thousands of schools damaged by two earthquakes that struck the Latin American nation in September. The 4-metre-(13-foot)-long, 180-kg (396-

REUTERS - 2018-01-16 21:34:23

Egypt to take part in FITUR in Madrid, Spain this month

Egypt will be taking part in the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) to be held in Madrid from January 17 to January 21 to promote its touristic market across the world, along with 165 other countries. The fair is "a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for

TRAVELANDTOURWORLD.COM - 2018-01-16 19:02:37

Uruguay Probing Whether Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Has IS Ties

Police in Uruguay are investigating whether a former Guantanamo detainee who was granted refuge there is a member of the extremist Islamic State group. The alleged militant is a Syrian national named Abu Wa'el Dhiab, also known as Jihad Diyab, released in 2014 from the controversial U.S. prison at G

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-16 20:00:58

Around the World in 7 Different Sausages

Merguez in Morocco. Cotechino in Italy. Sai ua in Thailand. Every culture in the world, it seems, has a thing for sausage. It's no wonder: Add a mix of spices to ground pork, beef, lamb, or venison (or a mix of any or all of them) and you have a self-contained dish as rich as most meals. And that's

MENSJOURNAL.COM - 2018-01-16 19:36:36

Morocco Says Engie, ACWA Bid for 800-Megawatt Solar Project

Morocco, which relies on energy imports for most of its needs, plans to award contracts to add 800 megawatts of solar-power capacity by the end of this year. Three groups -- led by Engie SA, EDF Energies Nouvelles and ACWA Power International -- made technical bids last month for the engineering, pr

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-16 12:18:31

Teamwork key to Rosenqvist's victory

Felix Rosenqvist heaped praise onto his mechanics for his Marrakech win, as the Swede claimed back to back victories in Hong Kong and Morocco. The 26-year old needed a battery change on one of his cars just before the Marrakesh E-Prix started, which meant it was a race against time for the team's me

FORMULA E ZONE - 2018-01-16 15:00:03

Moody's: Oil is Iraq's blessing and its curse

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Iraq is one of the few countries assessed where political risk is a real concern for an economy pegged heavily to the price for crude oil, Moody's said Tuesday Moody's Investors Service in an outlook published Tuesday on the economies of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia said

UPI - 2018-01-16 14:02:05

Salisu Yusuf hails Sunday Faleye impact despite toothless Nigeria display

Nigeria's African Nations Championship campaign began with a low-key 0-0 draw against Rwanda in Tanger on Monday, but coach Salisu Yusuf has hailed the impact of teenage forward Sunday Faleye after a bright display. The 19-year-old was arguably Nigeria's best performer during a toothless display in

ESPNFC.COM - 2018-01-16 14:49:00

Airbnb has beautiful homes to rent in "sh*thole" countries

Airbnb thinks its users will find a lot to love in "shithole" countries. After both the Washington Post and New York Timesreported that President Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and all 55 countries that fill the continent of Africa as "shithole countries" during discussions about immigration,

FAST COMPANY - 2018-01-16 15:38:55

Farm to Table: Chinese fruit gets name from Morocco

Tangerine trees grow 15 to 20 feet tall. Tangerines are smaller than oranges and easier to peel. Native to China and Japan, tangerines get their name from the seaport that they were shipped from in the 1800s - Tangier, Morocco. California and Florida are the largest producers of tangerines in the U.

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

In Spain, Searching for Ancestors, Dry Wine and Calm Seas

For years I had wanted to visit my family's homeland. There at last, I found a memorable tapas bar, soulful culture and a town with my name. Barrio Santa Cruz in Seville.CreditDaniel Rodrigues for The New York Times Along the jagged Mediterranean coast of Spain, from Barcelona south to Malaga, along

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-16 10:00:27

Airbnb Promotes Destinations That Donald Trump Reportedly Called 'Shitholes'

President Trump had allegedly described Haiti, El Salvador, and some African countries as "shithole countries" during a meeting held last Thursday at the White House. In wake of the unnecessary name-calling, people have stepped forward to defend these destinations. An artist recently projected the

DESIGN TAXI - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Seven migrants die trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands

Mother of captive California kids 'perplexed' by deputies Seven North African migrants died on Monday trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands from Morocco in a small inflatable boat, Spanish authorities said. A rescue crew found five of the men dead in the boat drifting off Bastian beach on Lanzarote

MSN.COM - 2018-01-16 06:38:43

Two Morocco female porters die in border stampede

Mother of captive California kids 'perplexed' by deputies Provided by AFP A female Moroccan porter carries a bundle of goods on her back to transport it across the Tarajal II border between Spain's Ceuta enclave and Morocco Two women carrying goods between Morocco and Spain's Ceuta enclave were kil

MSN.COM - 2018-01-15 20:54:28

Sports-Based Non-Profit Empowering The Next Generation Of Teen Girls In Morocco

For many us, growing up playing sports was the kind of activity we had the luxury of choosing or not, knowing it was always available to us. But for a number of girls around the world, the idea of playing sports and the type of freedom that comes from playing in public can be taboo or even outright

GIRLTALKHQ.COM - 2018-01-15 19:00:14

Uganda defeat masks encouraging start to Desabre regime

Having only appointed Sebastien Desabre 16 days before the start of the African Nations Championship, Uganda were always going to be up against it in Morocco. A tricky group including an experienced Zambia side, Ivory Coast and underdogs Namibia also represented a tough opening hurdle, despite the u

ESPN - 2018-01-15 17:16:00

Audi Formula E Driver Muller Sets Marrakesh Track Record

Rookie Audi Formula E driver Nico Mller set a Formula E lap record while walking away from the rest of the rookie class. The rookie-only test took place at the Marrakesh circuit in Morocco, the day after the E-Prix race. In the morning, Mller stuck to long distance test runs, but found the power in

FOURTITUDE.COM - 2018-01-15 17:21:48

Morocco central bank sells $3.5 mln in auction under new FX system

January 15, 2018 / 12:21 PM / Updated 4 hours ago DUBAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Morocco's central bank sold $3.5 million in its first auction of U.S. dollars under a more flexible foreign exchange system which it introduced on Monday, the bank said. It sold the dollars at a weighted average rate of 9.2

REUTERS - 2018-01-15 12:17:00