Morocco (i/məˈrɒkoʊ/; Arabic:المغربal-Maġrib; Berber: ⵍⵎⴰⵖⵔⵉⴱl'Meġrib; French:Maroc), officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. It is one of only three countries (with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. The Arabic name al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyah (Arabic:المملكة المغربية, meaning "The Western Kingdom") and Al-Maghrib (Arabic:المغرب, meaning "The West") are commonly used as alternate names.
Morocco has a population of over 33.8million and an area of 446,550km2 (172,410sqmi). Its political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca; other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Its distinct culture is a blend of Arab, indigenous Berber, Sub-Saharan African, and European influences.
The Morocco Pavilion, designed to look like a Moroccan city with a realistic Minaret, features the only pavilion in which the country's government aided in the design. Guests to the pavilion gain insight on the lifestyle and culture of the Moroccan people through the Gallery of Arts and History. The Fes House shows guests the typical Moroccan house. Inside the pavilion, North African plants including citrus trees, date palms, and olive trees, and fountains can be seen. The courtyard plays hosts to entertainment, including a belly dancing show in the evening. Restaurant Marrakesh, along with the Tangierine Cafe, serve Moroccan fare, including roast lamb in Tajine, Couscous, and Harira soup. Six shops adorn the pavilion, selling patrons everything from rugs to leather goods, and traditional Moroccan clothing.
(JTA) — Azerbaijan has opened its first diplomatic office in Israel, three decades after the countries initiated diplomatic relations ... The trade office opening comes amid a flurry of diplomatic activity between Israel and other mostly Mulsim countries.
Days after the most recent flare-up between Algeria and Morocco over the thorny issue of Western Sahara, the Pegasus scandal is further straining relations between the two North African neighbours ... Morocco's use of Pegasus in Algeria ... Morocco has managed to ... Morocco-Algeria tensions.
Coming into office, Bennett found many countries in the region expected Israel to play a major role in thwarting Iran, and they, in turn, have supported and echoed Israel in its calls for firmer reassurances and action from the US and other parties to the Iran nuclear deal ... Meanwhile, Lapid traveled to the UAE and is heading to Morocco in two weeks.
Morocco’s 1975 annexation of Western Sahara is not recognized by the United Nations... After the first flight arrived in Marrakech, the director of the Moroccan national tourism office, Adil Fakir, called it “a crowning moment of the important decision taken by Morocco to resume relations between the two countries.”.
MARRAKESH, Morocco – ... After the first flight arrived in Marrakech, the director of the Moroccan national tourism office, Adil Fakir, called it “a crowning moment of the important decision taken by Morocco to resume relations between the two countries.” ... Morocco is home to North Africa’s largest Jewish community, which numbers around 3,000.
The Israeli airline Israir inaugurated this Sunday (25) the first direct trade route between Israel and Morocco, seven months after the normalization of relations between the two countries ... The first direct flight between Tel Aviv and Rabat, the capital of Morocco, took place in December of last year, with Israeli government officials.
In a historic event, the first-ever flight by a commercial Israeli airline to Morocco touched down on Sunday, prompting one passenger to say, “My whole body is shaking with excitement.”. Although Israel has previously had some unofficial relations with Morocco, they largely collapsed following the outbreak of the Palestinians’ terror war in 2000.
The first direct passenger flights from Israel to Morocco took off on Sunday, just six months after both countries signed a deal to deepen diplomatic ties ...Lapid to become first Israeli foreign minister to visit Morocco ... Morocco and Israel have never had full diplomatic relations, but Rabat did have a liaison office in Tel Aviv until 2000.
Mmmmmmmmm. Yep! It’s that time of year ... Crops are coming in ... With him being an Air Force officer, he always found a way to have a garden no matter where we lived be it in Kansas, Louisiana, Morocco — it didn’t matter ... He was only 37, so, of course he went on to another career with the PostOffice and selling real estate on the side ... I loved his garden.
In addition to its Raleigh-based international trade managers, the EDPNC has contracted trade office locations around the world ... The trade office in Brussels, Belgium, connects businesses to export opportunities in Western Europe and has recently begun promoting the state’s exports in North African markets such as Morocco and Tunisia.
Under a consultation run by Priti Patel‘s HomeOffice, which closes later this week, reporters who handle leaked documents would not have a defence if charged under new laws designed to clamp down on foreign agents ... But the Home Office document argues. ... A Home Office spokesman said. ... Head Office.