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وكالة المغرب العربي للأنباء
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The director is Mohammed Khabbachi, and headquartered in Rabat. The agency has official international services in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Tamazight. In 1960, the agency launched the African bulletin. It launched the Middle East service as well as the English service on 14 October 1975.
Abdeljalil Fenjiro served as the director of the agency for more than twenty years until 16 November 1999 when Mohammed Yassine Mansouri replaced him in the post.
In addition to providing news, the agency cofounded a national charter for the improvement of women’s images in the media with the ministry of social development and family and solidarity and the ministry of communication and culture in 2005.
The agency has international offices in Abidjan, Algiers, Bonn, Beyrouth, Cairo, Dakar, Geneva, Jeddah, Lisbon, Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal, Moscow, New Delhi, Nouakchott, Paris, Rome, Tunis and Washington. In addition, the agency has a large network in Asia.
The agency has correspondents in Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Ankara, Baghdad, Buenos Aires, Beijing, Caracas, Damascus, El Jadida, Essaouira, Málaga, Marseille, Mexico City, New Delhi, Ouarzazate, Pretoria, Tan-Tan, Taza, Tehran, Tetouan and Tripoli.
Agenzia Fides is the news agency of the Vatican. It is based in the Palazzo de Propaganda Fide in Vatican City. It is part of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. It was formed on June 5, 1927, as the first missionary news agency of the Roman Catholic Church and was approved by Pope Pius XI.Amany Lubis
Professor Doctor Hajjah Amany Burhanuddin Umar Lubis, Lc., M.A. (born December 22, 1963) or better known as Amany Lubis is an Indonesian muslim women scholars of Mandailing-Egyptian descent. As an Islamic scholar, Amany was appointed as chairperson of the Indonesian Ulema Council for Women, Youth and Families for the 2015–2020 period. On January 7, 2019, she was appointed as rector of the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta by the minister of religion affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Lukman Hakim Saifuddin. Her new position made her as the first woman who served as chancellor of the largest Islamic university in Indonesia, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta.Béni Mellal-Khénifra
Béni Mellal-Khénifra (Arabic: بني ملال - خنيفرة, Berber languages: ⴰⵢⵜ ⵎⵍⵍⴰⵍ - ⵅⵏⵉⴼⵕⴰ) is one of the twelve regions of Morocco. It covers an area of 28,374 km2 and recorded a population of 2,520,776 in the 2014 Moroccan census. The capital of the region is Beni Mellal.Casablanca-Settat
Casablanca-Settat (Arabic: الدار البيضاء - سطات, Berber languages: ⴰⵏⴼⴰ - ⵙⵟⵟⴰⵜ) is one of the twelve administrative regions of Morocco. It covers an area of 20,166 km² and recorded a population of 6,861,739 in the 2014 Moroccan census, 69% of which lived in urban areas. The capital of the region is Casablanca.Drâa-Tafilalet
Drâa-Tafilalet (Berber languages: Dra-Tafilalt, Arabic: درعة - تافيلالت) is one of the twelve regions of Morocco. It covers an area of 88,836 km2 and had a population of 1,635,008 as of the 2014 Moroccan census. The capital of the region is Errachidia.El Ouatia
El Ouatia, also known as Tan-Tan Plage (Tan-Tan Beach), is a town and municipality in Tan-Tan of the Guelmim-Oued Noun region of Morocco. At the time of the 2004 census, the commune had a total population of 6407 people living in 1592 households. It is one of Morocco's major fishing ports.Guelmim-Oued Noun
Guelmim-Oued Noun (Arabic: كلميم-وادي نون) is one of the twelve regions of Morocco. The southeastern part of the region is located in the disputed territory of Western Sahara and a small strip of land in this area is administered by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. The region as a whole covers an area of 46,108 km2 and had a population of 433,757 as of the 2014 Moroccan census. The capital of the region is Guelmim.Hirak Rif
Hirak Rif or The Rif Movement (Berber: ⴰⵎⵓⵙⵙⵓ ⵏ ⴰⵕⵉⴼ, Arabic: حراك الريف) is a popular mass protest movement that has taken place in the Berber-speaking Rif region in northern Morocco between October 2016 and June 2017 as a result of the death of Mohcine Fikri, a fishmonger who was crushed to death in a garbage truck after jumping in the back, following the confiscation of his allegedly illegal fish merchandise—of which he was selling on the local market—by local authorities.
The mass protest movement was met with violent repression from the Moroccan regime with many violent clashes between police and protesters in various cities and towns, such as the Elḥusima, Eddriwesh, Ennaḍor provinces and led to the arrest of more than 150 Moroccans, seen by the regime as protagonists/leaders or media activists in the movement.
The leader of the Rif mass protests, Nasser Zefzafi, was violently abducted and/or arrested (according to him) by Moroccan secret police and intelligence operatives using telephone tracing technology on May 29, 2017, close to a beach near El Hoceima. Right after his arrest, Zefzafi was flown in a military helicopter directly to Casablanca (500 km away), where he is being held and tried by a court of law for charges of sedition and conspiracy as of March 10, 2018. The Moroccan authorities chose to detain him away from his native city and his popular base to defuse the protest movement and to avoid mass escalations in his home city.Lalla Bahia
Lalla Bahia bint Antar (died 3 September 2008 in Rabat) was a third wife of Mohammed V of Morocco, who reigned from 1927 until 1961. Bahia was also the mother of Princess Lalla Amina of Morocco.Lalla Bahia was a lady from a wealthy Berber family.
Bahia died on 3 September 2008. Her funeral was held at the Mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco.List of news agencies
News agencies were created to provide newspapers with information about a wide variety of news events happening around the world. Initially the agencies were meant to provide the news items only to newspapers, but with the passage of time the rapidly developing modern mediums such as radio, television and Internet too adapted the services of news agencies.
Founded in 1835 as Agence Havas, and changing its' name in 1944 Agence France-Presse (AFP) is the world's oldest news agency, and is the third largest news agency in the modern world after the Associated Press (AP) and Reuters. Founded in 1846, Associated Press (AP) was founded in New York in the U.S. as a not-for-profit news agency. Associated Press was challenged by the 1907 creation of United Press Associations by E.W. Scripps and the International News Service in 1909 by William Randolph Hearst. United Press absorbed INS to form United Press International in 1958. In 1851 Reuters was founded in England and is now the second largest news agency in the world with over 2000 offices across the globe. With the advent of communism in Russia, Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) was founded in 1925. Xinhua was later founded as Red China News Services in the Chinese Soviet Republic. Political change in the Third World resulted in a new wave of information dissemination and a series of news agencies were born out of it. These agencies later formed their own Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool (NANAP), which served as a premiere information service in the Third World.Mohamed Lahna
Mohamed Lahna (born 11 March 1982) is a Moroccan paratriathlete. Lahna won bronze in the men's PT2 paratriathlon at the 2016 Paralympics.Mohammed Chabab
Mohammed Chabab (Arabic: شباب محمد; pronounced [muħammad ʃabab]) is a Moroccan composer and pianist.Morocco 2026 FIFA World Cup bid
The Morocco 2026 FIFA World Cup bid was Morocco's unsuccessful bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It competed with the United 2026 bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States for hosting rights.Regions of Morocco
Regions are currently the highest administrative divisions in Morocco. Since 2015, Morocco officially administers 12 regions, including one (Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab) that lies completely within the disputed territory of Western Sahara and two (Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra and Guelmim-Oued Noun) that lie partially within it. The regions are subdivided into a total of 75 second-order administrative divisions, which are prefectures and provinces.A region is governed by a directly elected regional council. The president of the council is responsible for carrying out the council's decisions. Prior to the 2011 constitutional reforms, this was the responsibility of the Wali, the representative of the central government appointed by the King, who now plays a supporting role in the administration of the region.Souss-Massa
Souss-Massa (Berber languages: Sus-Massa, Arabic: سوس ماسة) is one of the twelve regions of Morocco. It covers an area of 51,642 km² and had a population of 2,676,847 as of the 2014 Moroccan census. The capital of the region is Agadir.Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (Arabic: طنجة - تطوان - الحسيمة, Berber languages: ⵜⴰⵎⵏⴰⴹⵜ ⵏ ⵟⴰⵏⵊⴰ ⵜⵉⵟⴰⵡⵉⵏ ⵍⵃⵓⵙⵉⵎⴰ, French: Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma) is one of the twelve regions of Morocco. It covers an area of 15,090 km² and recorded a population of 3,556,729 in the 2014 Moroccan census. The capital of the region is Tangier.The North Africa Post
The North Africa Post is a regional newspaper in the English language that was started in 2012. It aims to provide “global analysis of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region and beyond” The paper started as a web version with the plan to edit a weekly newspaper.
The founder and editor-in-chief of the project is Sabah Lebbar, the former head of the English desk at Maghreb Arabe Press and correspondent of the government's news agency in Washington for several years. The editorial offices are located in Rabat, Morocco.Timeline of Rabat
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Rabat, Morocco.