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Spice Travel: Chai Saffron-Plum Cake

Ken Leung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Ken Leung

Making this recipe is a broader sensory experience than most others. Plums with brandy and cinnamon glisten as you sauté them on the stove top. Not long after your start baking the cake, the vibrant notes of saffron permeate the kitchen.

How an Arab Police Force Mends Its Ways

Joseph Braude | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
Joseph Braude

Like other Arab states over the past two years, Morocco has seen demonstrations by young people demanding political reform -- yet in contrast to neighboring countries, calls for the toppling of the king are relatively rare.

WATCH: 'Sand Dunes 'Sing' Creepy Chorus

| Posted 10.28.2012 | Science

By Jane J. Lee When plagued by whipping desert winds, sand dunes signal their displeasure with haunting moans that reverberate across the arid land...

Pa. Student On Wrong End Of Sex Tape Scandal Sues School District Over Unfair Suspension

Posted 10.22.2012 | Education

Anders Hemdal, a junior at Schuylkill Valley High School in Leesport, Pa., has filed a federal civil rights suit against the district, claiming he was...

Tunisia Eyes Its Cops and Spies

Joseph Braude | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Joseph Braude

Today in Tunisia and Egypt, most of the people who staff the police and intelligence services are holdovers from the deposed regime -- while some of the very Islamists whom they were trained to undermine hold the reins of power.

A Homegrown Arab Alliance to Settle Global Nerves

Ahmed Charai | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Ahmed Charai

The role Morocco can play will greatly facilitate America's own efforts toward peace -- and one day, God willing, relieve the next White House of this onerous responsibility.

Think Again, Moroccan Cuisine Is Worth the Trip

Zester Daily | Posted 12.12.2012 | Taste
Zester Daily

For the traveler to Morocco pleasure lies in the unknown and the unexpected, in those tasty surprises that may be just around the next corner.

How To Navigate Morocco's Souks

Fodor's | Posted 12.07.2012 | Travel

Shopping in a souk can be a mystery. The guidebooks command you to bargain -- but how, without either feeling like an idiot or an Ugly American?

Dutch 'Abortion Ship' Heads For Morocco

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

SMIR, Morocco — Moroccan police Thursday escorted from its waters a small yacht carrying women's rights activists claiming to be able to perform...

Arab Disturbance, American Distress

Ahmed Charai | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Ahmed Charai

In the Arab world, there is always a large segment of the population that views American policy as an imperialist conspiracy, even if that policy was designed to help them.

A (Possibly) Significant Development In Muslim-Christian Relations

Aaron Taylor | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Aaron Taylor

In July of 2012, the Islamic Society of North America convened a small multilateral forum of scholars in Mauritania to discuss challenges faced by religious minorities in Muslim-majority communities around the world.

A Field Guide to the Middle East Mess, Part I

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The latest cycle of anti-American outrage is symptomatic of a broader problem facing Arabs -- that these revolutions have brought neither jobs nor bread.

Bringing Morocco's Sacred Music to Jerusalem

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts
Anav Silverman

The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival recently brought a new tradition to the holy city. For 24 consecutive hours, artists and musicians from Israel and abroad shared a variety of musical traditions.

On The Road To Marrakech

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 11.13.2012 | Travel
Stewart A. Swerdlow

After over 30 years of traveling the globe, I have seen it all! Here's the latest from my trips around the world.

WATCH: Getting Dirty In Morocco

Richard Wiese | Posted 10.15.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

I've always felt that in order to understand people from another culture or a profession, you need to walk in their shoes. Or, in the case of the famous tanneries of Morocco, stomp barefoot in the byproducts of pigeons.

Around the World by Private Jet

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

In just 23 days, you can circumnavigate the world on a privately chartered jet. Check off most of your bucket list in one fell swoop.

Morocco And Honduras Draw Despite Ejection

AP | FRANK GRIFFITHS | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Short-handed Morocco held on for a 2-2 draw against Honduras in the Group D opener at the Olympics on Thursday. Morocco left bac...

Guor Marial: Marathon Runner Flees Sudan, Heads to London Olympics

Joshua Kors | Posted 07.23.2012 | Sports
Joshua Kors

On Friday, Guor Marial and I spoke about his extraordinary Olympic journey: from Sudanese refugee, to New Hampshire high school student, to Iowa State track star and now London Olympian.

PHOTOS: Marrakech's Hotel Boom

Posted 07.19.2012 | Travel

Marrakech has been having a moment (in the travel press, at least) since the famous La Mamounia reopened to much fanfare in 2009. Since then, Mar...

Lucas Kavner

Deadliest Form Of Protest Theater Gains Popularity | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.13.2012 | World

Is the hunger strike having a moment? Practitioners of this extreme form of protest -- part political theater, part publicity assault -- have been mak...

Opinion: Engineers Aren't Smarter Than English Majors

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Meredith Wade There are a million different types of intelligence, most of which are pretty difficult to quantify. Shocking, I know. But it’s ...

Morocco Salafi Clerics Back Death For Journalist

AP | AZIZ EL YAAKOUBI | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Three of Morocco's most prominent conservative clerics have publicly backed a demand that a journalist be put to death for sup...

A Magical Tour of Fes, Morocco: Sacred Music to Open Hearts and Minds

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Morocco's Fes Festival of World Sacred Music attracts music lovers and seekers from many corners of the world. It's a magical place to be in June.

Music For The Soul In Fes, Morocco: A Sama'a Concert

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.15.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The Sama'a conveys a sense of joy and energy. It is open and driven by love of God, and respect and caring for humankind.

PHOTOS: How To Shop The Souks Of Morocco

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Travel
Howard Steven Friedman

When visiting Morocco, one of the most exciting and enjoyable cultural activities is shopping in the souk, or market. Here's how to do it right.