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Morocco Defends Expulsion Of Christian Workers

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Two days after expelling 20 Christian workers, Morocco has defended its actions saying that it will take a tough line on proselytism -- seeking conver...

Women, Writing and Food: From Tripe to Travel and NY's Greenmarket In Between

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Louise McCready Hart

Two weeks ago, I attended the panel discussion, "Feeding Your Passion: Celebrating NYU Women in the Culinary Arts," at my alma mater. Moderated by J...

Arab Print Media Weather Financial Crunch Better Than Western Counterparts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Print media in the west may be struggling for survival but newspapers in the Arab world, which took a few hits, are nonetheless thriving and expected ...

How Not to Advance Arab-Israeli Peace

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Those who would cavalierly deny the Jewish people their history and religious sensitivities, whether in Jerusalem, Hebron, or Tripoli, while demanding full recognition of all their own claims, are doing the cause of peace no service.

What's Really Wrong With the Middle East

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Besides all the wounds, self-inflicted or perpetrated from the outside, the Middle East also suffers from an identity crisis.

North African Bloggers; Activists Blossom Despite Constraints

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Eighteen North African bloggers gathered in Rabat last week for a workshop on writing and social media, despite censorship problems and various technical constraints in the Maghreb region.

Morocco Minaret Collapse: Many Dead, Injured In Mosque Accident

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RABAT, Morocco — A minaret collapsed during Friday prayers – killing 36 people and injuring 71 – at a crowded mosque in the old town...

Morocco's Leading Independent Magazine Is Shut Down

Aida Alami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aida Alami

Last week, something extremely shocking happened: the Moroccan authorities took control of our newsroom and offices while we were working on that week's edition.

DIA One Of Only Two U.S. Airports On Most Beautiful Airports List

KMGH Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- When Travel + Leisure magazine released its survey of the most beautiful airports, it only included two U.S. airports, DIA and a terminal at...

United States at a crossroads with Afghanistan plan

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Afghan villager in late 2008. Photo: Flickr user RugNug S. Azmat Hassan is a career diplomat and former ambassador of Pakistan, where his ...

Sufism in Morocco: Music, mysticism and moderation

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mokhtar Ghambou is an English professor at Yale University and the founder and president of the American Moroccan Institute. This article appeared in ...

Obama ushers in 2010 with bold foreign policy agenda

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama delivering a speech. Photo: Flickr user Jurvetson Ambassador S. Azmat Hassan is a former Ambassador of Pakistan to Malaysia, ...

Afghanistan troop surge enlarges U.S. military footprint

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A U.S. soldier in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Photo: Flickr user USArmy Ambassador S. Azmat Hassan is a former Ambassador of Pakistan to Malaysia,...

Getting the shot while wearing a sauna tracksuit

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Megan in her sauna tracksuit. Megan Thompson is a producer and editor at Worldfocus. She blogs about how she films such stunning shots for he...

Jaouad Gharib: NYC Marathon Runner May Win Top Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Moroccan Jaouad Gharib will compete in Sunday's New York City Marathon. Gharib has competed 8 times before and at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. He ...

Mayor Bloomberg to Kick Off Fashion NYC 2020 Tonight; Botkier Opens First Store in Nolita

NYMag.com | NYMag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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And Yves Saint Laurent's house in Morocco is up for sale. ...

Billionaire Richard Branson enjoys warm environment at Natirar in Peapack-Gladstone

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Morocco, Home News

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE -- Years ago, as an invited guest of the King of Morocco, Richard Branson toured the grounds of Natirar, taking in the rolling h...

La inseguridad is pushing the Jews out of Venezuela

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Caracas, Venezuela - Esther Benchimol de Roffe arrived in Venezuela as a young bride, leaving northern Morocco more than 50 years ago to meet her groo...

Clinton Praises World's Oldest Peace Corps Volunteer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the most senior member of the Peace Corps in the world on Tuesday, an 85-year-old Florida woman serving in ...

Sufism in Morocco: Music, Mysticism, and Moderation

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mokhtar Ghambou is an English professor at Yale University and the founder and president of the American Moroccan Institute. This article appeared in ...

Gift Idea for Him: A Sockscription from Blacksocks

5280 Denver's Magazine | 5280 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The socks are manufactured in northern Italy and Morocco using the highest-quality yarns with long fibers that pill less and are more durable....

Celebrating Eid Al-Adha in a traditional Berber village

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Aida Alami lives in Casablanca and writes for Le Journal Hebdomadaire, a French-language Moroccan magazine. She describes celebrations during the Eid ...

Arab Countries Aim to Improve Journalism Education With UNESCO's "Model Curricula"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab countries are making strides in trying to improve journalism curricula, but still face strictures, obstacles and challenges to press freedom as w...

U.S. mulls military options in Afghanistan

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Afghan villager in late 2008. Photo: Flickr user RugNug S. Azmat Hassan is a career diplomat and former ambassador of Pakistan, where his ...

No Toilets or Air For "Forgotten Prisoners"

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Prison conditions worldwide are worse than the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture could have imagined. Jails without air, toilets and food are not rare.