Speech Delivered on Behalf of King Mohammed VI at UN General Assembly

Below is the full text of the speech delivered by Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane on behalf of King Mohammed VI to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25. Praise be to God, May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Mr. Chairman, Your Majesties, Your Excellencies, Your Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to take part in ...

Travel Photography in Morocco: How to Capture a Sense of Light, Place — And Maybe Even a Wife [Huffington Post]

A photographer describes his experience of photography and life in Morocco: In Morocco, I met the woman I eventually married. Sometimes I blame it on the light. No, that’s not correct. Sometimes I credit the light for having shown — er, shone — her to me right. We were part of a muster of youth activists meeting in Morocco, in a desert (and nearly deserted) village outside of Ouarzazate, the ...

On the run! Tom Cruise and co-star Simon Pegg film dramatic car scene in Morocco for Mission: Impossible 5 [The Daily Mail]

Rabat was the backdrop for a chase scene filmed for the upcoming Mission: Impossible movie: He’s famed for doing his own stunts in Hollywood blockbusters. And on Thursday, movie legend Tom Cruise certainly looked like a pro as he continued filming scenes for Mission: Impossible 5 in Rabat, Morocco. The 52-year-old actor – who was joined by his co-star Simon Pegg – took a moment to flash his pearly whites ...

Fes: A Time Traveler’s Delight [CNN]

The medina in the Moroccan city of Fes is a UNESCO heritage site, and Morocco is investing to preserve its traditions there: Fes is Morocco’s oldest city, and in many ways, it feels like a window on history. It’s home to the world’s largest, living medieval settlement, as well as to thousands of professionals dedicated to keeping the flame of traditional craftsmanship alive. A champion of antiquity, Fes shows off ...

King Dedicates New Casa-Port Railway Station [All Africa]

Morocco has completed yet another project to modernize infrastructure in the country. The Casa-Port rail network extends over 33,500 square meters, designed to transport over 20 million passengers each year: King Mohammed VI dedicated Thursday in Casablanca the new Casa-Port railway station, a jewel of the national modern railway network. The new railway station, the first of the kind nationwide in terms of design and equipment, is part of large-scale ...
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