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Ahmed Eljechtimi

Morocco approves law on sharia-compliant insurance

Jul 10 2019

RABAT, July 10 The upper house of Morocco's parliament on Tuesday approved a law governing Sharia-compliant insurance, known as Takaful, which professionals expect to give a much-needed boost to Islamic finance in the country.

Determined to reach Europe, migrants defy Morocco's crackdown

Jul 09 2019

TANGIER, Morocco Senegalese migrant Ismail, 26, is back in the forests around the northern Moroccan port of Tangier, not long after being stopped there by authorities and bussed 872 kilometers south in an attempt to stop him reaching Europe.

Morocco hopes to attract $10 billion in investment to new tech city

Jul 01 2019

TANGIER, Morocco Morocco hopes to attract investments worth $10 billion and create 100,000 jobs at a high-tech city near the northern city of Tangier, a local elected official said.

Morocco's Tangier port to become Mediterranean's largest

Jun 27 2019

(This June 26 story corrects story to say port is about 50 kilometers east of Tangier instead of 50 kilometres west of Tangier, paragraph 9)

Tangier port to become Mediterranean's largest

Jun 26 2019

KSAR SGHIR, Morocco Morocco will open new terminals at its Tanger Med port on Thursday allowing it to surpass the largest ports in the Mediterranean Algeciras and Valencia, and driving further investment and manufacturing to the country.

Tangier port to become Mediterranean's largest

Jun 26 2019

KSAR SGHIR, Morocco, June 26 Morocco will open new terminals at its Tanger Med port on Thursday allowing it to surpass the largest ports in the Mediterranean Algeciras and Valencia, and driving further investment and manufacturing to the country.

Arab fund lends Morocco $237 mln dollars for infrastructure projects

Jun 19 2019

RABAT, June 19 Morocco signed on Wednesday a deal to borrow 2.27 billion dirhams ($237 mln) from the Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development to finance a road and dam upgrade projects.

Three men admit to the murder of two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco

May 30 2019

RABAT Three Moroccan men admitted on Thursday to the killing of two Scandinavian backpackers in a grisly murder last December, saying they had committed the crime after attempting and failing to join the Islamic State.

Morocco set to reintroduce customs duty on soft wheat -industry body

May 22 2019

RABAT, May 22 The Moroccan government is expected to reintroduce a customs duty on soft wheat imports to promote sales from the local harvest which has been hit by a lack of rainfall, the president of the National Millers Federation said on Wednesday.

Morocco claims success in reducing illegal migration to Spain

May 10 2019

RABAT Moroccan authorities have succeeded in slowing the rate of illegal migration into Spain in recent months after a crackdown on smuggling networks, Morocco's migration and border control chief said on Friday, unveiling new figures to Reuters.

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