Who is the Jewish woman now in charge of UNESCO?

For former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay, Friday's election as director-general of UNESCO marked the latest in a series of moves on her fast track to political ascension. Thirty countries voted in her favor to succeed Bulgarian Irina Bok [Read story...]

21 opposition members on trial over Morocco protests

Protesters supporting the ongoing anti-government protest hold posters of a prisoner outside the Court of Appeal of Casablanca, Morocco, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Demonstrators are calling for justice for 21 detained leaders of a Moroccan protest movem [Read story...]

CAF to use zonal qualifiers for youth competitions

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of Africa Football will from next year organize qualifiers for youth competitions on zonal basis. This follows a resolution adopted at the Symposium on African football held in Rabat, Morocco, in July, thi [Read story...]

UNSG Personal Envoy for Sahara meets Morocco King

Rabat, Oct 18 King Mohammed VI of Morocco received in the Rabat Royal Palace, the UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy for the Moroccan Sahara, Horst Kohler, who is visiting Morocco as part of a regional tour, a statement from the Royal Office s [Read story...]

New Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakech

The Yves Saint Laurent museum in Marrakech, the Moroccan city beloved by the fashion designer, has opened its doors to the public. The Marrakech museum, designed by the French architectural firm Studio KO, sprawls across an area of 4,000 square meter [Read story...]

Family Centre expands west

Kieran Thomas, 7, plays in the outdoor area of the Family Centre West during the official grand opening on Friday. Herald photo by Tijana Martin @TMartinHerald There has been a population boom on the westside and the Family Centre knew there would be [Read story...]

Unthinkable wars in faraway places

As the United States and North Korea – both armed with incendiary rhetoric and nuclear weapons – taunt and challenge each other, the crisis in East Asia underlines an important, immutable but much-ignored law of international relations: Peripheral di [Read story...]

‘Youm lel Setat’ wins in the African Festival

The movie was granted the award in the closing ceremony of the festival which took place on Saturday, September 16. The story of the movie takes place in one of the poor Egyptian districts, where the three main heroines of the movie Azza, Shaimaa and [Read story...]

Man arrested in Morocco for drug trafficking

Rabat, Sep 18 A Moroccan national has been arrested by security and customs services at the port of Tangier for his involvement in drug trafficking. The man was carrying 6,700 psychotropic pills when he was arrested on a coach coming from Italy on Su [Read story...]

One of the Largest Cactus Farms in Africa

Twenty minutes beyond the plissA© mud walls and souks of Marrakesh's ancient medina, miles past the 1920s-era GuA©liz neighborhood and its new Yves Saint Laurent museum , lies a vast no-man's land of telephone towers and dust. Then, [Read story...]