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King Mohammed VI Officially Opens Moroccan Parliament

  October 10, 2009 at 3:56 pm by

Last Friday, King Mohammed VI officially opened the Moroccan Parliament. He began by addressing both houses of Parliament. In his speech, the King called for the creation of an economic and social council that would serve in an advisory role to the legislature and also to the executive branch of the Moroccan government. According to an article in Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse, the King stated that the council should be … Continue reading

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Wedding of Prince Moulay Ismail of Morocco

  September 29, 2009 at 7:41 am by

Prince Moulay Ismail of Morocco celebrated on Saturday, along with the royal Family, his marriage to Miss Anissa Lehmkuhl. Festivities started on Friday with the traditional marriage ceremony at the Royal Place of Rabat in the presence of King Mohammed VI, the Royal Family and the bride’s family. This was followed by a private party hosted by the King and his wife, Lalla Salma, in their private residence, Dar Essalam. … Continue reading

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The Ambassador Princess

  September 14, 2009 at 7:53 pm by

Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alouin, cousin of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, joined the diplomatic circle when she was appointed by the King in January 2009 as the Moroccan Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland. Lalla Joumala was born in 1962. She first studied at a French-speaking school in Morocco, then went on to study politics and history at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Growing up … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI Officially Opens Female Student House and Training Center

  September 12, 2009 at 11:50 am by

Last Friday, King Mohammed VI celebrated the opening of a new female student house and training center in Marrakech. The new facility cost around 4.55 million dirhams. It was financed by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity and the MAMDA-MCMA Construction Foundation, according to an article in the Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse. Dar Attaliba, the student house, provides courses and accommodation for young women from poor rural areas. It was … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI Presides Over Ramadan Lectures

  September 9, 2009 at 4:45 pm by

King Mohammed VI chaired a lecture on the subject of faith and health last Tuesday. In Morocco, lectures on various topics related to Islam are given during the holy month of Ramadan. It has become a tradition that has been upheld by the Moroccan royal family, with the king presiding over the lectures. This year, King Mohammed’s presence at the lectures is even more special, due to the fact that … Continue reading

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Morocco’s King asked to rest after digestive infection

  August 28, 2009 at 8:53 am by

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has been given orders by his doctor to rest for 5 days because of a rotavirus infection, which is casued in the stomach which causes digestive problems as well as dehydartion. “His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, suffers from an infection with digestive signs and an acute dehydration which has compelled him to rest for five days,” Abdelaziz Maaouni, the King’s private doctor … Continue reading

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10 years as King for Mohammed VI

  August 1, 2009 at 6:34 am by

King Mohammed VI, who is 45 years old, has been King of Morocco for the past 10 years, after his father passed away in 1999 after ruling for 38 years. To mark the anniversary of taking power, traditional ceremonies as well as parties and concerts took place all over the country. Marching bands and firework displays where the start of the four day celebration. King Mohammed VI had given a … Continue reading

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King of Morocco recognizes the Holocaust

  July 29, 2009 at 5:11 am by

The 45 year old King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has formally admitted the Holocaust. King Mohammed declared the Nazi genocide of the Jews “one of the most tragic chapters of modern history” a few days after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President, denied it had ever occurred. King Mohammed VI announced his support of the Aladdin Project, which is a Paris-based program run by the Foundation for the Memory of the … Continue reading

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Royals among the world’s 50 most influential Arabs

  July 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm by

Selecting the most influential people in the Middle East wasn’t easy, but so to were people from around the world approached and asked to name five people and explain in a couple of sentences why they chose them. The list isn’t about the rich or powerful, but about who has an influence. Making the list were Queen Rania of Jordan, who campaigns for children’s and women’s rights around the world; … Continue reading

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Magazine editor who criticized King questioned

  June 26, 2009 at 2:38 am by

A Moroccan magazine that criticized the Moroccan King Mohammed has been stopped by the government. The editor of the magazine was called in for questioning by police under orders of the judiciary and the Interior Ministry. The editor questioned usefulness of the parliamentary elections in a country where the monarchy wields ultimate power. He also published an article questioning the Prophet Mohammad. “The prime minister expresses … his profound indignation … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma attends meeting in Tunis

  June 25, 2009 at 1:01 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma attended and spoke at the 4th meeting of the Higher Council of the Arab Women which is being held in Tunis this year. Speaking on Thursday at the meeting, Lalla Salma spoke about women empowerment in Morocco saying that the Kingdom has gone along way in gender equality and enhancing women’s participation in the management of public affairs, in central and local government, in parliament, as well … Continue reading

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The Richest Royals

  June 23, 2009 at 10:15 pm by

Forbes has recently released their annual list of the world’s 15 richest royals. Emphasised in the article was the impact of the credit crunch, real estate values plumeting and stock market difficulties with Forbes stating all in all the global recession has led to the royals listed loosing a total of $22 billion, 17% of the total wealth listed last year. More specifically, they state that whilst two of the … Continue reading

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Moroccan Crown Prince Completes 1st Grade

  June 16, 2009 at 5:10 am by

The Crown Prince of Morocco, Moulay El Hassan, finished his first school year at the Royal Palace’s Ecole Princière in Rabat. King Mohammed VI, his wife Princess Lalla Salma and daughter Princess Lalla Khadija attended an end of year ceremony at the school. Prince Moulay El Hassan gave a speech at the begining of the ceremony, which was followed by songs and plays in four languages: Arabic, English, Spanish and … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma opens Fez Music Festival

  May 30, 2009 at 10:37 am by

Princess Lalla Salma, wife of king Mohammed VI, attended the opening ceremony of the 15th Fez Sacred Music Festival. This years concert is inspired by The Tree of Life which as the trees are the centre of the world and source of life. The festival runs through till June 6. The festival features jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, and Iranian percussionist Keyvan Chemirani, Sami Yusuf a singer who is influenced by … Continue reading

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Lalla Meryem at UNESCO headquarters in Paris

  May 15, 2009 at 4:23 am by

Princess Lalla Meryem attended a meeting at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris on Thursday. Lalla Meryem spoke at the 8th Annual Meeting as UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors. Lalla Meryem seeks to promote the UN body activities in zones stricken by post-conflicts and natural disasters saying “My country’s commitment in this regard is as strong as its attachment to peacekeeping operations, in which it has … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed, Moulay Rachid Lay Foundation Stone in Rabat

  May 13, 2009 at 8:52 am by

H.H General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco laid the foundation stone of the Bab al-Bahar, a mega development in the Moroccon capital Rabat. At the laying stone ceremony, Sheikh Mohammed and Prince Moulay Rachid viewed a presentation on the different phases of the project. It is being constructed … Continue reading

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Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Morocco

  April 30, 2009 at 2:14 am by

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General arrived in Morocco on Wednesday, coming from New York. Prince Sultan arrived in New York in early February to undergo surgery and a few tests. The Crown Prince was received at Agadir airport by Prince Moulay Rashid bin Al-Hasan of Morocco. Prince Sultan is accompinied by a few members of the Saudi ruling family.

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Most Elegant Royals in Hola vote

  March 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm by

Each week Spanish magazine Hola (sister of the Britsh version Hello) runs a poll online to see which person their readers think has worn the most elegnat outfit. Winners of the weekly poll are then put into a monthly vote with those winners going forward to the Grand Finale at the end of year. This weeks vote includes a number of royals – Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mathidle, Infanta Elena … Continue reading

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Abdullah and Rania in Morocco

  March 16, 2009 at 3:48 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah arrived in Fez, Morocco on a working visit that will be followed by an official visit to Portugal. Their Majesties were were welcomed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who was accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and SAR Princess Lalla Salma at the international airport Fez Saiss. After the welcome ceremony at the airport, King Abdullah II … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan begin trip to Morocco and Portugal

  March 15, 2009 at 3:19 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will start today a working trip to the Kingdom of Morocco and then to Portugal. During their visit to Morocco, King Abdullah will hold talks with the Moroccan King Mohammad VI on joint cooperation ties, Mideast developments and efforts to achieve stability, security and peace in the region. On King Abdullah’s first official visit to Portugal which will take place on March … Continue reading

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