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Time to End Fuel Subsidies

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.16.2015 | World
Marcelo Giugale

What's wrong with using tax-payers' money to make energy more affordable for everyone? The first problem is that not "everyone" benefits equally. In the average developing country, two thirds of gasoline subsidies go to the rich and only 3 percent go to the poor.

Top Five Marrakesh... With Children

Darcy R. Shapiro | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
Darcy R. Shapiro

Marrakesh is an exotic destination, and you will feel it the minute you step off the plane. It's a place where you can soak up as much culture as you can sunshine.

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist

Till Bruckner | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Till Bruckner

We face an avalanche of global disasters during our lifetime, and unless we slam the brakes on carbon pollution fast, the global economy will collapse to boot.

Generating Employment Opportunities Beyond Conferences

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Encouraging entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North African region morphs into generating employment opportunities, when in fact, implementing this approach requires more time, skills and resources that compete with large industry forums catering to bigger (often foreign) firms.

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

Tangerine Skies

See.Place | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
See.Place

Though the aforementioned dialogue is from Bernardo Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky, its ominous tone is indicative of the trepidation many Westerns still feel when embarking upon journeys to Muslim countries.

This Is The Top City To Visit In 2015

Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel

Marrakech, Morocco has trumped the list of Top Destinations in the World in TripAdvisor's annual Travelers' Choice Awards.

Through Your Lens: Images From The Streets Of Morocco

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart & Chris McGonigal | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

Our weekly "Through Your Lens" series brings you gorgeous photos taken by photographers in one country around the world. This week, we explore the mag...

Get Lost in Morocco

Findery | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel
Findery

This North African country with a blend of Islamic and European influences offers opportunities to explore both its history and its modern day culture. Yes, I got lost many times -- but that's the best way to find the real treasures here.

In Casablanca, 63 Billboards Showcase Women's Art

HuffPost Morocco | Huffpost Morocco Editors | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

During the first two weeks of April, the city of Casablanca, Morocco will become a haven for public art. The Billboard Festival, an art festival of ep...

Jacke McCurdy Becomes Grande Dame in Southwest Florida

Lee-En Chung | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Lee-En Chung

Now I totally understand why Jacke is such a fun travel companion. At an international conference in Atlanta last fall, we were at the same table for the gala (of course, the grande dame herself was seated with a stunning neckline with ruffles next to her seated sister Arden in glasses.)

Bridging the Hope Gap: Why Life Skills Matter

Bill Reese | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Bill Reese

How do they regain their balance, build up their confidence, and imagine a brighter future? There are no simple answers, of course. But we do know programs that give young men and women a sense of empowerment and hope are making a real difference in lives and communities everywhere.

The Best Budget Destinations To Visit This Spring

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

We've monitored trends, industry news, currencies, and sale patterns to point you in the direction of places that offer the best bargains and low-season pricing for the coming season.

The Nightlife In Marrakesh, Morocco

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 03.06.2015 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

Spending a night in Marrakesh will produce experiences to be remembered long after you've arrived back home--here are top 3 suggestions for what to do when the sun goes down.

Embezzlement in Sahara

Magnus Norell | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Magnus Norell

The newly presented report from the EU corruption watch-dog -- OLAF -- about embezzlement of funds from the EU to Polisario, comes as no real surprise for those of us who have followed the confluence between organized crime and terrorism in West Africa.

Winning the Struggle Against Anti-Semitism in Europe

Ahmed Charai | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Ahmed Charai

The growing departure of Jewish people from France and much of Europe is a stunning indictment of the continent's social fabric, as well as its security capacities.

Descendants of Morocco's Veterans Face Violent Evictions

Samia Errazzouki | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Samia Errazzouki

Douar Ouled Dlim comprises just a part of the larger Guiche L'Oudaya, Rabat's guiche community. Today, these historically-significant communities are dwindling as their lands are sold and used for commercial and real estate development.

Dear Muslim Men: You're Losing Your Fellow Muslim Women

Mona Shadia | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Mona Shadia

Every single Muslim man in America, and beyond, should be concerned about the opening of the Women's Mosque of America because it's the biggest indication that the Muslim community is losing its women.

Gay, Closeted, and Heartbroken in Morocco (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-01-26-20150124AnthonyMercuriosmall.jpgWhile abroad in Morocco, one of 77 countries in which it is illegal to be gay, Anthony Mercurio was dumped by his first love. "I was pretty devastated," Anthony recalls. Unable to express the real reason for his heartbreak, at least Anthony had his host grandmother there to comfort him.

Meatless Monday: Rising Up -- The World in a Crust of Bread

Ellen Kanner | Posted 03.21.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

"By bread and salt, we are united."

Africa Last Colony: Sahwaris Want Barack Obama's Help

Milton Allimadi | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Milton Allimadi

Sahwaris haven't had much to celebrate since 1976 when 80% of their country was gobbled up by Morocco after the former colonial power Spain was driven out following many decades of a war of independence waged by Sahwaris, traditional nomads.

Rebel Music: Youth Led Social Movements and Their Sounds

Kumera Genet | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

Hisham Aidi's book, Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture, newly released on paperback, is an exploration of the diverse ways that Muslim youth around the world search for what he terms a "non-racist utopia".

10 Must-See Movies From The Arab World

HuffPost Tunisia | Adjil Kribi | Posted 01.01.2015 | Arts

There is nothing better than a good movie to start the New Year. Following the success of the Carthage Festival, the Festival of Algiers and the M...

Argan Goat Cheese, Sardine Meatballs, and Donuts From the Fryer in Essaouira

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 02.23.2015 | Travel
Jill Donenfeld

Once you arrive in the town where Hendrix wrote about castles made of sand, Essaouira is a culinary eden. If you are hardcore and organized, you can pack in a lot of delicious into two days. But first there's the opening salvo.

Jinn, Sex, Atheism Strike Egyptian Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In today's topsy-turvy environment, all bets are off. Rather than focus on critical upcoming legislative elections and a major conference to help attract investments to Egypt's struggling economy, TV channels seem sidelined by matters that raise eyebrows and questions given their timing.