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Gay, Closeted, and Heartbroken in Morocco (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 01.26.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

"By bread and salt, we are united."

Africa Last Colony: Sahwaris Want Barack Obama's Help

Milton Allimadi | Posted 01.16.2015 | 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 01.08.2015 | 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 12.25.2014 | 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 12.22.2014 | 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.

Live from the Marrakech Film Festival: Growing the Moroccan Film Industry

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some festivals double as markets -- where films without distribution come to be seen and purchased -- and make up in quantity what they may lack in quality. Marrakech is more about the movies themselves, and offers a limited slate of titles.

Writing Style, Culture & Honesty: the Truth From Fashion's Global Nomad

Aileen McGraw | Posted 12.03.2014 | Style
Aileen McGraw

Kelley Mullarkey starts our Skype conversation by declaring, "I leave for Morocco in 24 hours." Mullarkey is publisher and editor-in-chief of majestic disorder, a magazine for nomadic creatives.

Photos Document Devastation After Floods Hit Morocco

HuffPost Maroc | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

Devastating floods in Morocco have left at least 32 people dead and 6 missing. The flash floods were caused by heavy storms that swept the region Sund...

Gratitude Speaks: Katharine L'Heureux, Founder of Kahina Giving Beauty

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Gratitude Speaks creates worlds. Gratitude Speaks brings forth what has not existed before. It's wild, and free, and magical.

Beirut Seminar Targets Arab Media Hate Speech

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The seminar that included participants from Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Algeria and Turkey ended with an eight-point statement to combat hate speech and promote actions to further ethics, good governance and self-regulation.

Moroccan Refusal to Host African Cup Rooted in Fear and Prejudice

James Dorsey | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The Moroccan decision to violate the terms of its agreement to host the tournament has prompted CAF to ban it from competing in Africa's biggest sporting event. The Moroccan decision appears however marred in contradiction.

King's Strong Speech Gives Polisario an Opportunity

Ahmed Charai | Posted 01.06.2015 | World
Ahmed Charai

Along with the Arab-Israeli conflict, the struggle between Morocco and the separatist Polisario Front over the southern half of Morocco's territory is one of the longest in the history of diplomacy.

How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Viator | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Viator

With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

Marhaba! Introducing HuffPost Morocco

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.27.2014 | Media
Arianna Huffington

I'm very excited to announce that the journey we started over a year ago in Tunisia and continued this May in Algeria has now added the final missing part -- HuffPost Morocco -- to create the full ensemble of The Huffington Post Maghreb! At HuffPost Morocco we'll be telling the stories that matter most and -- just as important -- helping people throughout Morocco tell their stories themselves, in words, in pictures and in video. We'll be covering topics including corruption, political tensions between Morocco and Algeria, social and religious questions like abortion and public health issues. HuffPost Morocco will also be a place to discuss and celebrate Morocco's unique traditions and culture -- everything from sports and entertainment to technology and parenting.

Soccer Fan Support for the Islamic State: Protest or a New Generation of Jihadists?

James Dorsey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

At face value, a recent one minute video clip on You Tube leaves little doubt about support for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, among supporters of storied Moroccan soccer club Raja Club Athletic.

The Great Moroccan Debate: Marrakech or Fez?

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Nicole Leigh West

In a sentence, if they were both cakes made with culture instead of flour, Marrakech's other main ingredients are fun, color and exuberance, while Fes is flavored with history, mystery and its own serious brand of medieval mayhem.

A North African Leader Advises the West on Human Development, Global Security

Ahmed Charai | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
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Ahmed Charai

A proactive development approach fine-tuned from one country to the next, one continent to the next, and one crises at a time is the world's best protection against extremism and human suffering, and the West's best defense against terror.

Travel Photography in Morocco: How to Capture a Sense of Light, Place -- And Maybe Even a Wife

Ethan Gelber | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

When you travel, it is important to time and adapt your itinerary to light and place, emphasizing more on the right kind of photography in a specific place at the right time of day than on simply layering photography as a pastime over a standard tour.

Visiting 10 Real-Life Locations From FX's 'Archer'

Hopper.com | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Despite being an animated series (perhaps encouraged by that fact), Archer and his team at the International Secret Intelligence Service often travel to various high-flying locations around the world to practice spycraft.

North African Soccer Pitches Return as Venues for Anti-government Protests

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The incidents reflect mounting anger and frustration among North African youth who have few if any social and economic prospects.

15 Years of Wise Leadership in Morocco

Ahmed Charai | Posted 10.25.2014 | World
Ahmed Charai

On August 21, Moroccans celebrated the birthday of King Mohammed VI. The occasion comes at a time of glaring contrast between the North African kingd...

Don't Judge a Millennial By Her Cover

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

I can't account for national trends, but on an anecdotal level, it has been fascinating to watch millennials become some of America's best 'unofficial ambassadors.'

Morocco Dismantles Islamic State Recruitment Cell

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan police dismantled a nine-person cell recruiting volunteers to fight with the radical Islamic State group in Syria and...