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Egypt's islamist parties win nearly 75 per cent of parliamenatry seats. - 22/01/2012

The Muslim Brotherhood won 47 per cent of the parliamentary seats and the Salifist Al Nour Party won 25 per cent according to AFP and other agency reports....

President Moncef Marzouki to visit Morocco and Algeria in February - 22/01/2012

Tunisian interim President Moncef Marzouki will pay an official visit to Morocco and Algeria beginning February 6th, declared Saad Eddine Othmani, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs to Agence...

Visit the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs in Algeria on 23 and 24 January - 21/01/2012

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco, Saad-Eddine El Othmani,will visit Algeria at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart, Mourad Medelci, on 23 and 24...

Libya's Muammar Gaddafi had chemical weapon cache - 21/01/2012

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had an undeclared stockpile of chemical weapons, the body that oversees a global ban on such munitions has said, as quoted by the BBC ....

Telling stories of Muslims and Christians in Syria - 21/01/2012

Twelve years ago, I travelled to a monastery in the Syrian desert, where I met an Italian priest by the name of Father Paolo Dall'Oglio. For 20 years, he had been living in rural Syria, serving as...

Combating hate through unexpected sharing - 21/01/2012

Martin Luther King, Jr., the renowned American civil rights activist, said, “Men hate each other because they fear each other, they fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t...

Universities first test for Tunisian Constituent Assembly - 21/01/2012

On 28 November 2011, the Dean of the Department of Letters, Arts and Humanities of Manouba University refused to give in to pressure from a group of protesters using violence to demand that classes...

Amadeus Institute in the top 30 global think tanks - 21/01/2012

Quoted in the "2011 Global Go-To Think Tank rankings report" the most privileged among Moroccan think tanks is amongst the greats. The...

Moroccan Turkish Business Council meeting in Istanbul - 20/01/2012

Moroccan Turkish Businesss Council will hold its first working bilateral meeting next Wednesday in Istanbul. The Turkish Presidency of the Council wasestablished in 2004 within the General...

Oil and Gas in the Maghreb post Arab Spring - 20/01/2012

The disruption and destruction during the Arab Spring in Libya and Tunisia has caused concern about its affect on oil and gas operations. Algeria has experienced no disruption in its hydro carbon...

Orpheus in Algiers - 20/01/2012

"Orpheus", a show combining theater, music and dance, the Italian company "Scena Madre", was presented Thursday night in Algiers (el Mougar room) to a primarily Italian-speaking audience....

Bendir Man concerts on the international stage - 20/01/2012

An artist outside the system, off the beaten track with short songs and strong catchy style contain profound words in a mocking tone to new audiences which are relevant, incisive and inventive....

Many die during armed clashes in Mali - 20/01/2012

Fighting broke out on Tuesday and Wednesday in Aguelhoc and Tessalit according to agency reports. Agency reports  cite statements from the...

Tunisia takes part in the World Tourism Fair FITUR 2012 18 to 21 January in Madrid - 19/01/2012

Tunisia has set itself three objectives at FITUR : the revival of the Tunisian tourism markets issuers, the reconquest of the Spanish market which has seen one of the largest declines in flows on...

Mariano Rajoy in Rabat: thorny issues on the table for discussion - 19/01/2012

HM King Mohammed VI received the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey with whom the Sovereign held talks on Wednesday at the Rabat Royal palace....

The artists of the "periphery" find refuge at MaMa - 19/01/2012

The exhibition "The Return" is located at MaMa (Museum of modern and contemporary arts of Algiers) as part of the 3rd International Festival of Contemporary Art (FIAC), offers 24 artists from the...

Algeria: Sahara in the snow! - 18/01/2012

The desert, a stretch of endless sand dunes? Appearances are deceptive and nature reserves as always full of surprises.  This is not a mirage, but rather the reality, the north-west of the...

The Sahara is an absolute priority - 18/01/2012

Saad-Eddine El Othmani, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs in replying to questions from Le Soir Echo covered the role of his Ministry and the Sahara issue as well as the recent EU Parliament...

U.S. – Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference, Jan 16-18, 2012 - 18/01/2012

The Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference ended in Marrakech today.The event was organised by US North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (NAPEO), which is part of the global alliance of...

The Arab Maghreb Union will it become a reality ? - 18/01/2012

Diplomatic relations with China were once assisted by ping pong diplomacy. Algeria has agreed to Morocco's request to allow cyclists to cross the border at Zouj Bghal, to allow for the passage of...