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Moderation and Modernity: Challenges for Moroccan Islam

Katherine Marshall | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

"We need passionately moderate Muslims", argues former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Moderates, yes, but not tepid or vacillating moderates; instead, moderates with vim, ready to engage and to bring about change.

Obama Ignores Morocco's Illegal Occupation and Human Rights Abuses

Stephen Zunes | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Stephen Zunes

Late last month, President Barack Obama met with Morocco's King Mohammed VI in Washington for their first face-to-face meeting. The result was a bitter disappointment for supporters of human rights and international law.

Stars at the Marrakech International Film Festival: from Juliette Binoche and Charlotte Rampling to Nicolas Winding Refn and Abbas Kiarostami

Karin Badt | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It's exciting to walk through the old center of Marrakech and see a Western movie high on a screen in the plaza, with a minaret glowing in the backgro...

What Will President Obama Whisper in This King's Ear?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

As Morocco's strategic partner, the U.S. must ensure that its dollars, military support, and political support generate momentum for human rights. Moroccan authorities shouldn't be allowed to presume that their relationship with the U.S. is a blank check.

Morocco, the King and Reforms

Claude Salhani | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Claude Salhani

It is largely thanks to the reforms instituted by the king that Morocco has been so successful in avoiding the political upheaval facing other countries in the region.

A Royal Pardon and a Global Message

Ahmed Charai | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Ahmed Charai

Both the public demonstrations and the king's acknowledgment of error are indicative of how society and state alike in Morocco are evolving in the right direction.

Why Have the Arab Monarchies Survived?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

To date, only presidents have fallen from power during the Arab Awakening -- no king has fallen from his throne. Arab monarchies are of course not immune to the forces that brought down some of their republican counterparts, so why have they all thus far survived?

Crimes Against Humanity--And Fashion: World's Worst-Dressed Dictators

TruTV.com | Posted 04.02.2012 | Weird News

Crushing entire nations can leave little time for wardrobe decisions. From Adolf Hitler to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, dictators past and present have on...

Moroccan King Names New PM

AP | By PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

RABAT, Morocco -- The leader of an Islamist party that has never before participated in Morocco's governments was chosen by the king as the country's ...

Challenging Elections In Morocco

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 01.24.2012 | World

RABAT, Morocco — It should be a moment of excitement: Moroccans are choosing a parliament in elections Friday prompted by the Arab Spring's clam...

PHOTOS: Thousands Protest In Morocco, Call For Election Boycott

AP | Posted 12.23.2011 | World

RABAT, Morocco -- Thousands of Moroccans have demonstrated in dozens of cities and towns across the country calling for a boycott of next month's parl...

Morocco Approves New Constitution

AP | By PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

RABAT, Morocco -- Moroccans on Friday overwhelmingly approved a new constitution their king says will bring the country much-needed democratic reform,...

The King's Speech Vs. The Dictator's Deceit

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.20.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Judging by the context and content of the national addresses delivered within hours of each other this weekend, Morocco's King Mohammed and Syria's Bashar Al Assad could not be farther apart from each other.

Moroccan King To Announce Constitutional Reforms

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

RABAT, Morocco — Moroccan King Mohammed VI announced a series of constitutional reforms in a speech Friday night that he said will turn the Nort...

The King's Speech

Kathryn Cameron Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathryn Cameron Porter

As we consider the will of a young King to move forward the reforms he started ten years ago, his actions show his commitment to a continuation of reform in Morocco.

Moroccan Reforms Slow Down Due To Islamic Radicalism

nytimes.com | STEVEN ERLANGER and SOUAD MEKHENNET | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CASABLANCA, Morocco -- Morocco has long been viewed as a rare liberalizing, modernizing Islamic state, open to the West and a potential bridge to a ca...

In Morocco, 91% Approval isn't Good Enough

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jillian York

When popular glossies TelQuel and Nichane published approval ratings for the Moroccan king, they found 100,000 copies of the magazines seized by the Ministry of Communication.

Morocco's Gift

Pablo Ganguli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pablo Ganguli

Morocco has earned itself a reputation as a tolerant, nascent democracy in North Africa. In reality, it is a very different story.