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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 09.26.2014 | Politics
Read More: Morocco, Politics News
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 09.22.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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.

The Story Behind the Polls

James Zogby | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

To pick one result, while ignoring this "big picture" is to "miss the forest for the trees." Pointing out a result is as easy as finding a number on a chart. But understanding the meaning of that result is the key to making sense of this or any poll.

Moderation and Modernity: Challenges for Moroccan Islam

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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.

A Moroccan's Week With the Polisario Front

Samia Errazzouki | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Samia Errazzouki

The grueling trip to the Western Sahara refugee camp of Dakhla begins in the Algerian military airport of Tindouf, located deep in the Sahara Desert in south-western Algeria. One of the first questions I faced upon my arrival to the Tindouf airport was given that I'm a Moroccan, what was I doing here?

On Morocco, Its Western Allies, and Africa Policy

Ahmed Charai | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Read More: Morocco, World News
Ahmed Charai

Despite the limits of its economy, Morocco has managed to create and develop a substantial business within Africa -- and the Islamic fiber of sub-Saharan Africa remains deeply tied to the Morocco's centuries old Sufi traditions.

9 Upcoming Music Festivals in the World's Best Cities

AskMen.com | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
AskMen.com

While music lovers have plenty of summer festivals to choose from, it's rarely the music alone that attracts a crowd. For our purposes, a festival is only as good as the city it's in.

When Fanaticism Makes Sense: Nabil Ayouch on Horses of God

Dan Lybarger | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

It's easy to condemn the actions of suicide bombers, but it's much harder to understand why people embrace such toxic philosophies in the first place. What's most alarming about the situation depicted in Horses of God is that it could happen anywhere.

20 Photos Of Africa That Aren't Just Trees Or Sunsets

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel

This is, apparently, what everyone thinks Africa looks like. News flash: It doesn't. And because we're nearing summer when our minds are getti...