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11 Things to Know Before You Go to Morocco

College Tourist | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Morocco will easily become one of your favorite trips simply because it's so different from most other destinations. You don't want to miss out on the incredible culture, impressive landscapes and that amazing desert sky!

Who Wears Head Scarves?

Susan Perloff | Posted 11.24.2015 | Style
Susan Perloff

Bahiraa Abdul Rasheed is folding tall piles of scarves into perfect rectangles, preparing them to hang on a thousand hangers around The Islamic Place, a shop in Philadelphia. She's wearing a scarf - a Muslim head covering called a hijab - in a blend of greens, yellows and tans.

Sick Overreactions to Islamic Terrorism

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Hours after the Paris attack, the fiery rhetoric emitted in France was reckless. President Francoise Hollande promised a "pitiless" counter-offensive. Within a day, France launched massive airstrikes against the ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq.

Journalists, Activists Face Controversial Trial In Morocco

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Media

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Seven journalists and activists went on trial Thursday in Morocco in a case widely criticized by human rights groups as p...

A View from Morocco: The Danger of Escalating Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Aili Mari Tripp | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Aili Mari Tripp

Every life has importance, and if we believe that, we need to be more global in our empathy. We need to distinguish between the vast majority of Muslims for whom Islam is a religion of peace and love, and the small but visible minority who use it for terrorist ends.

Avoiding International Incidents and Other Noble Travel Goals: Part 3

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

After all this excitement, we finally staggered back to camp, only to realize that now we had to find some way to relax enough to actually fall asleep on a blanket in the desert.

France's Agony -- Arab States' Shame

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

As France mourns, and as Americans are drawn more and more into the struggle against ISIS, the Obama Administration and its European allies have to turn the tables on Arab states before ISIS strikes again against us.

When in the Kasbah of Tangiers, stay in the 007 crew's hotel of choice

Michelle Chaplow | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel
Michelle Chaplow

In the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, the plot hinges on documents found in the Hotel L'Americain in Tangiers. James (Daniel Craig) and his "Bond G...

Cairo Seminar Wrestles With Media Hate Speech

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.11.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Sticks and stones will break my bones. But words will never harm me." Journalists, academicians and activists at a seminar in Egypt this month would beg to differ, notably since hate speech by and via various media can take a life of its own and lead to untold damage.

Moroccan Unity and Saharan Development: A King's Commitment

Ahmed Charai | Posted 11.07.2015 | World
Ahmed Charai

In addition to commemorating the Green March in situ, King Mohammed VI used the occasion to launch a new series of development plans for the Saharan provinces, including new road and rail networks and airports, as well as new social, medical, and educational projects.

10 Tips You Need If You're A Woman Traveling Alone In Morocco

Rebecca E. Shapiro | Posted 11.05.2015 | Travel
Rebecca E. Shapiro

Traveling alone in Morocco is both difficult and rewarding in equal measures. For me, exploring the beautiful, vibrant country alone was worth it. J...

Morocco Moves To Ban All Plastic Bags

HuffPost Morocco | Sara Elkamel | Posted 11.04.2015 | World

Morocco is witnessing a small environmental revolution. Six years after banning black plastic bags, the country’s government has set its sights...

5 Hot Books: Sliding Toward Big Brother, and a Novel About Brooklyn That's Now a Major Motion Picture

The National Book Review | Posted 11.02.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review. 5 books people are talking about this week -- or should be. 1. Power Wars: Inside Obama's P...

Greece: Shipwrecks Kill 31 People In Aegean Sea

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Drowned babies and toddlers washed onto Greece's famed Aegean Sea beaches, and a grim-faced diver pulled a drowned mother...

WATCH: Things Get Awkward With Billy Murray In Morocco

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.26.2015 | World


Avoiding International Incidents and Other Noble Travel Goals: Part 1

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 10.20.2015 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

This is Part 1 of a 3-part story. *************************** I spent a summer living in Morocco once. I was attending school and studying Arabic, b...

Terrorism and the Crisis of Sunni Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

The roots of Sunni Islam's ailments it must be noted are not entirely to do with religion, as most journalists, politicians and "experts" in Europe and across the Atlantic never tire of repeating. Rather than scripture and theology, it is in politics and economics, in power balances, foreign interventions and the scramble for influence and resources that the causes of its ills reside.

The Baby-Steppers: LGBT Travel

Dane Steele Green | Posted 10.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

If there is one dead horse I just love to beat, it is "do your research." The world being what it is, gay travel is usually a path of least resistance, that is, going to places where the odds are in our favor we will have the time of our lives while at the same time still keeping our lives.

Morocco Cracks Down On Journalists

The New York TImes | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.12.2015 | Media

As he sits in a jail cell with seven other inmates, Hicham Mansouri, an investigative journalist, worries about his colleagues on the outside. For now...

Diplomacy at Disney: The Happiest Meeting Place on Earth

ADST | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Hillary Clinton, Phosphates and Western Sahara

Stephen Zunes | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Stephen Zunes

For more than a half-century, a series of United Nations resolutions and rulings by the International Court of Justice have underscored the rights of inhabitants of countries under colonial rule or foreign military occupation.

The UAE's High Stakes in Yemen

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Amidst the background of a violent conflict that is destroying Yemen, the UAE seeks to prove to the world that the wealthy emirates are capable of more than just spending billions of dollars to create a first-rate military with advanced weaponry.

Despite Closed Border, Moroccans and Algerians Find Ways To See Their Loved Ones

HuffPost Arabi | Nizar Lafraoa | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

  RABAT, Morocco -- Algeria’s decision to shut down its land border with Morocco in 1994 has created many challenges for families in the two cou...

Majestic Morocco -- Tradition, History and an Enduring Golf Legacy

Elisa Gaudet | Posted 09.09.2015 | Sports
Elisa Gaudet

Morocco, steeped in tradition and history, has entered an age where the traditional and modern coincide beautifully and harmoniously. This is evident in everything from architecture to everyday life in various cities like Marrakesh, Agadir, Casablanca and Rabat.

Spanish Police Find A Man Crossing The Border Stuffed In A Car Engine

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.01.2015 | World

Spanish police found a man curled up inside a car engine entering from Morocco on Sunday, in the latest example of the extreme lengths to w...