Morocco

King Mohammed of Morocco hosts Ivanka Trump

King Mohammed VI of Morocco hosted First Daughter and Advisor the President of the United States, Ivanka Trump on Thursday in Rabat. The First Daughter later tweeted about the meeting, “Today I was honoured to speak with His Majesty King Mohammed VI & thank him for his gracious hospitality during our delegation’s visit to the beautiful country of Morocco. “The U.S. &amp…
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King of Morocco pardons journalist

The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has pardoned a Moroccan journalist for Al Akhbar al Yaoum. Hajar Raissouni was arrested on 31 August and received a one-year prison sentence from a court in Rabat. The female journalist was jailed due to an illegal abortion and having…
Morocco

King Mohammed of Morocco diagnosed with acute bilateral pneumonitis, unable to attend Chirac funeral

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has been diagnosed with “acute bilateral pneumonitis of viral origin,” according to the Royal House on Sunday. The King has been prescribed a “few days for the monarch” by his doctor. The 56-year-old monarch will be unable to attend the funeral of former French President Jacques Chirac as a result. He had planned to travel to France to pay…
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Morocco

Who is Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco?

Born in Rome, Italy, on 26 August 1962, to King Hassan II and his second wife, Lalla Latifa Hammou, Lalla Meryem was the first child and eldest daughter of the couple; her birth, reportedly, took place in Italy because the family was on holiday there at the time. She…
Morocco

New banknotes to be issued in Morocco to mark the King's 20 years on the throne

New banknotes have been issued in Morocco by Bank Al Maghrib to mark the 20th anniversary of King Mohammed VI, 56, ascending the Moroccan throne. The bank will be issuing a limited amount of commemorative MAD 20 notes in September of this year. According to Moroccan World News, the bank explained about the new banknote saying it is “characterised by a vertical design, which carries a…
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Princess Haya seeks 'forced marriage protection order' in English court

Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, has applied for a “forced marriage protection order” in England’s High Court. This protection order helps if someone is being forced into marriage or has already been forced into marriage. Princess Haya requested the order for one of her children. She also applied for a…
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