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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 11.18.2014 | 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 11.21.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.07.2014 | 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 11.07.2014 | 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 10.28.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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...

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

minube | Posted 10.12.2014 | Travel
minube

It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.

Human Rights Must Be on the Agenda

Steven W. Hawkins | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
Steven W. Hawkins

In 2012, the Obama administration issued a US strategy toward sub-Saharan Africa with a stated objective to promote and protect "human rights, civil society and independent media" as an integral part in strengthening democratic institutions on the African continent.

Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Top 10 Family Villas

Jane Anderson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel
Jane Anderson

A fabulous villa is the holy grail of a successful family getaway. You can all chill out, claim your own space and not fret about what time breakfast is served or whether your kids are annoying the honeymoon couple round the pool.

Bahrain's Jihadist Dilemma

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Bahrain finds itself in an increasingly untenable position. If it misplays its hand, or events in the region outpace the government's ability to manage domestic politics, the Bahraini government could find itself facing a dire crisis in the near future.

Exchange Tourism Initiates a Dialogue on Smart Cities

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 09.16.2014 | Technology
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Yet, the push towards urbanization often ignores the social and cultural benefits that rural environments still offer -- and at a lower cost with more sustainable ways to operate.

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
minube

With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.ne...

In Morocco, A Lasting Impact Means Building Trust

Stefan Cornibert | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Stefan Cornibert

I'm back in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco for the second term of the America's Unofficial Ambassadors (AUA) summer program here, helping a new team of volunteers get started in their service roles.

Life's journey: A Sufi Parable in Fes

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The messages of diversity, tolerance, and appreciation of difference are both ancient and modern. They are a balm and they are real. The notion of living together is not a danger to be managed nor an unattainable dream. It is within reach.