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  Learn about Morocco history
Morocco’s history is usually lumped together with that of the rest of its neighboring countries.
Arab invaders who introduced the religion to the people of Morocco were not warmly received by the Berbers, and social and religious uprisings ensued, successfully ridding the land of the Arab governors.
Settling in Morocco, the Jews and Moors (and Spaniards who refused to convert to Christianity and were thus expulsed as well) combined their varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
www.internationalcircuit.com /morocco/history.php   (606 words)

  
 World Tribune.com: Spain, Morocco in military face-off
Morocco and Spain are engaged in a military stand-off over a disputed island in the western Mediterranean.
Morocco has rejected the EU demand and said its deployment on the island of Perejil is part of Rabat's effort to combat Islamic insurgents and illegal immigration.
The Moroccan military incursion on Perejil, known as Leila in Morocco, is regarded as the most serious in a series of disputes with Spain.
www.worldtribune.com /worldtribune/WTARC/2002/af_morocco_07_14.html   (305 words)

  
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Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco (Arabic: المملكة المغربية), is a country in North Africa with a population of 33,241,259.
What became modern Morocco in the seventh century, was the area influenced by the Arabs, who brought their customs, culture, and Islam, to which most of the Berbers converted, forming states and kingdoms such as the Kingdom of Nekor and Barghawata, sometimes after long-running series of civil wars.
Morocco's history after independence and in the beginning of the reign of Hassan II was marked by the period of political tensions between the monarchy and opposition parties.
stron.frm.pl /wiki.php?title=Morocco   (4508 words)

  
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Morocco is also an ally but one whose population won't turf out the government in the next election (there won't be any elections in the way that we understand them).
Morocco just signed a free trade agreement with the U.S. Spain is launching the first salvo in a joint trade war with the U.S. Morocco determines it's own trade and foreign policy according to whatever factors appear to be in it's interest.
In the case of an attack from Morocco, Spain would be in the situation of defending itself of an aggression, then I doubt UN would condemn Spain (as it didn't condemn Britain in the Falklands war), in any case it would condemn Morocco (as it did with Serbia and Irak).
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/30-13436.aspx   (4010 words)

  
 Foreign Policy In Focus | Morocco and Western Sahara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Morocco has occupied Western Sahara since 1975 in violation of resolutions by the UN Security Council and a decision by the International Court of Justice.
Morocco has nearly thirty million people, making it the second largest Arab county, and is rich in mineral resources that may become important to the U.S. in coming years.
Morocco has spent billions of dollars both in supplying tens of thousands of troops along a 1,200-mile berm to keep the Polisario out of the territory and in building and maintaining an infrastructure in a thus-far unsuccessful effort to win the hearts and minds of the remaining Sahrawi population.
www.fpif.org /fpiftxt/203   (2385 words)

  
 MOROCCO, Landmine Monitor Report 2001
Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Nacer Benjelloun–Touimi, told Landmine Monitor that Morocco is not able to accede to the Mine Ban Treaty because of the situation in Western Sahara.
Morocco is not a party to either the original or revised landmine protocols of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW).
Morocco is not known to have ever produced or exported antipersonnel landmines.
www.icbl.org /lm/2001/morocco   (1868 words)

  
 Morocco History | iExplore.com
At the end of the 19th century, the French occupied Morocco and, in 1912, at the Treaty of Fez, the Sultan was deposed and the country put under the control of a French Resident-General.
Morocco is the world’s largest exporter of phosphate rock, both in raw and processed form (such as fertilizers), and this is the principal source of export revenue.
Morocco is also a member of the African Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and a founder member of the Union of the Arab Maghreb.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Morocco/History   (1861 words)

  
 MOROCCO: US Aid 11.05.03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Morocco's long reputation as a stable, tolerant kingdom was shaken in May when 12 suicide bombers hit targets in Casablanca and killed 33 people.
Morocco, a traditional US ally, was among the first Arab countries to condemn the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.
Morocco has hinted it would seek a solution with Algeria, a key ally of the Polisario Front that seeks independence for the vast mineral-rich territory (Reuters, 10/27/03).
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/Morocco/morocco_USAid(110503).html   (254 words)

  
 Morocco Travel Agencies, ASFA Members, travel agents for cheap airline tickets and discount air fares
Morocco, a constitutional monarchy, is the only African country that is not currently a member of the African Union; it is instead only a member of the Arab League.
Morocco is a de jure constitutional monarchy, with a popularly-elected parliament.
Morocco claims that the Western Sahara is part of its territory and refers to that as its Southern Provinces.
www.specialfares.net /country.php?country=33   (2711 words)

  
 Morocco
Morocco continues in its position on the front lines in the global war against terrorism and as one of our most reliable and closest allies in the region.
Morocco’s multi-year strategic plan recognizes Morocco as critical in advancing the war on terror, influencing regional stability, and advancing the Freedom Agenda.
Morocco is eligible in FY 2007 to receive EDA under section 516 of the Foreign Assistance Act.
www.state.gov /t/pm/64727.htm   (836 words)

  
 on morocco
Morocco is one of the world's oldest states, its political and cultural institutions having existed as a consistent entity for the past 1,200 plus years.
The point is that Morocco has existed as a legitimate(according to the requirements of the West) sovereign state for over twelve hundred years(compared to America's mere 226).
The point is, Morocco has been a legitimate state for twelve hundred years, maintaining its goverment(albeit by the skin of its teeth) during French occupation, only to emerge into the modern international framework without receiving any of the respect or recognition from the international community that it deserves.
www.geocities.com /fightforsurvival/reports.html   (1443 words)

  
 World Tribune.com: Spain increases pressure in military face-off with Morocco
Spain has increased military pressure on Morocco to withdraw its troops from a disputed Mediterranean island.
The Spanish military has employed warships and fighter-jets to pressure Morocco to withdraw from the disputed island of Perejil, about 200 meters from the Moroccan coast.
Morocco has claimed the tiny island of Perejil, which it terms Leila.
www.worldtribune.com /worldtribune/WTARC/2002/af_morocco_07_15.html   (273 words)

  
 The United Nations Failure in Southern Morocco
Just after the control of the northern two thirds by Morocco and southern one third by Mauritania was consolidated, they were surprised by insurgent guerrilla action created and assisted by Algeria with financial participation of some African allies of Cuba and the former USSR, especially Libya.
This would be accomplished by means of a cease-fire and the holding of a referendum without military constraints, to enable the people of western Sahara to exercise their right to self- determination and to choose between independence and integration with Morocco.
This view is supported by the sources of the weapons used in the war: Morocco employs mostly French and American arms and the Polisario fights largely with Soviet arms.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1997/Said.htm   (3778 words)

  
 Extremist Islam may be rising in Morocco - Boston.com
But all are suspects in an Islamic terrorist plot, suggesting that extremism in Morocco may be leaping class divides.Take Fatima Zahra Rehioui, 51, a central character in the case as told by Moroccan authorities.
After the sweep, King Mohammed VI fired the head of military intelligence and the head of Morocco's general security forces.
Morocco ended compulsory military service this month, but officials said it had nothing to do with the Ansar al-Mehdi revelations.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2006/09/29/extremist_islam_may_be_rising_in_morocco   (930 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Morocco
Morocco virtually annexed Western Sahara during the late 1970s, but final resolution on the status of the territory remains unresolved.
Morocco faces problems typical for developing countries: restraining government spending, reducing constraints on private activity and foreign trade, and achieving sustainable growth.
In 2005 the budget deficit is expected to rise sharply - from 1.9% of GDP in 2004 - because of substantial increases in wages and oil subsidies.
www.umsl.edu /services/govdocs/wofact2005/geos/mo.html   (1098 words)

  
 Annual Report on Military Expenditures, 1998
Morocco's audit office is responsible for monitoring and auditing the expenses of all government offices, including the military.
The military's budget is provided from the general budget of the state through the minister delegate for defense administration, a civilian.
Although there is some discussion in the media, the military, and among intellectual elites of the trade-off between military spending and funds available for desperately needed social and economic development, major political parties do not publicly advocate reducing military expenditures or the size of the armed forces in the existing security context.
www.fas.org /irp/world/98_amiex2.html   (10460 words)

  
 africast.com - News List
RABAT, December 01 -- Morocco is to scrap compulsory military service in a move analysts said on Thursday was aimed at blocking infiltration of the military by Islamists hatching an anti-monarchist plot.
Morocco has been on alert over radical Islamism since 2003 when suicide bombings killed 45 people in Casablanca, Morocco's commercial capital.
Sbai was addressing the defence commission of the Chamber of Counsellors, the parliament upper house, to outline the text of the draft law ending the military service.
news.africast.com /article.php?newsID=60599   (328 words)

  
 Military tension rises between Morocco and Algeria, daily says
Quoting "reliable sources," the daily said Morocco was reacting to heavy military presence on the Algerian side of the border.
Algeria was allegedly trying to use the fight against terrorism and crime as a "pretext" to "penetrate inside Morocco, something the latter categorically refuses," Al Massae wrote.
Morocco has also accused Algeria of allowing terrorists and undocumented immigrants to cross the border.
www.earthtimes.org /articles/show/60102.html   (276 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Morocco extremism crossing divides?
Previously, Islamic extremism was most evident in Morocco's urban slums like Sidi Moumen, the cinderblock jungle in Casablanca where many of the 2003 suicide bombers lived.
After the sweep, King Mohammed VI fired the head of military intelligence and the head of Morocco's general security forces.
Morocco ended compulsory military service this month, but officials said it had nothing to do with the Ansar al-Mehdi revelations.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,650195143,00.html   (813 words)

  
 Middle East Newsline -
CAIRO [MENL] -- Morocco and the United States have concluded a military exercise.
Morocco hosted African Lion-06 in late May in an exercise that included the U.S. Army.
The biannual exercise was designed to promote military cooperation between Rabat and Washington as well as improving the skills of the Moroccan military.
www.menewsline.com /stories/2006/june/06_13_4.html   (163 words)

  
 The Arabist » Morocco
Abou Bakr Jamai, editor of Morocco’s only truly independent publication, Le Journal Hebdo, has an interesting post on his WaPo blog about the biggest political controversy of the moment in Morocco: polls that indicate the Islamist PJD party is set to come about 30% ahead of the next party in next year’s parliamentary election.
Not that Morocco’s courts should really be taken seriously, but it could potentially prevent him from visiting the country, although one assumes the palace would extend protection in that case.
Morocco cannot be held up to the same standard as Tunisia, since in that case it will always appear like it’s doing a lot better.
arabist.net /archives/category/morocco   (3576 words)

  
 U.S. to Greatly Enhance Assistance to Morocco in 2004
The purpose of my visit is to underscore U.S. support for the Government of Morocco as it moves forward on the path it has chosen of political, economic and social modernization.
It is the President's wish that the nations of the Maghreb build on a real and durable peace to ensure prosperity for all their citizens, and the United States has encouraged all parties to the conflict to work together to that end.
I understood from Morocco's reaction that they are completely rejecting a settlement plan within the United Nations framework and that they are trying to find solution with Algeria.
www.usembassy-israel.org.il /publish/press/2003/november/110402.html   (2623 words)

  
 Military Of Morocco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If you would like to use this flag of Morocco or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
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www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/morocco_country_military.shtml   (179 words)

  
 Morocco - General Information
Morocco faces the problems typical of developing countries - restraining government spending, reducing constraints on private activity and foreign trade, and achieving sustainable economic growth.
During that time, however, Morocco reported large foreign exchange inflows from the sale of a mobile telephone license and partial privatization of the state-owned telecommunications company.
Favorable rainfalls have led Morocco to predict a growth of 1% for 2001.
www.mesteel.com /countries/morocco   (1162 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Middle East | US doubles Morocco military aid
The visits to Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria are aimed at increasing co-operation in the war against terrorism and promoting democratic reform.
Morocco has been rewarded for supporting the US Earlier, Mr Powell congratulated Moroccan King Mohammed VI on what he called bold political reforms.
Mr Powell said Morocco and the US shared the same vision of Israeli and Palestinian states coexisting peacefully.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/3287563.stm   (323 words)

  
 Rumsfeld Thanks Moroccan Leaders for Counterterrorism Cooperation
The king is Morocco's head of state and also serves as the country's defense minister.
The Treaty of Peace and Friendship negotiated in 1787 between the United States and Morocco and renegotiated in 1836 is still in force.
Rumsfeld said he told Morocco's leaders how much the United States appreciates their cooperation in the counterterrorism effort.
www.blackanthem.com /World/military_2006021405.html   (342 words)

  
 Morocco Travel Tips - Morocco Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
It was the first time the king of Morocco visited the rural areas and it looked like the people were very excited.
But Morocco is also special because of its location at the edge of the great Sahara.
Great sanddunes are near Merzouga, the Erg Chebbi, the highest sanddunes in Morocco, easily to reach from Fez in the north or Ouarzazate in the south.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Africa/Morocco/General_Tips-Morocco-R-8.html   (1030 words)

  
 FIGHTING DARKNESS WITH LIGHT
For the first-time ever since the death of late King Hassan II in 1999, Morocco’s ruling and opposition parties (including the Islamic Party PJD), Parliamentary leaders, and top military brass attended a memorial service for the victims of the U.S. attacks that included Morocco’s Muslim and Jewish leaders and the representative of the Holy See.
It calls for moderation in matters of life and religion." The King quoted a verse from the Koran that the killing of one person is equal to the killing of all humanity in the eyes of God, and should be condemned.
Morocco’s Rabbi Monsegor, joined by leading Jewish Moroccan leaders including Palace counselor Andre Azoulay and the leader of the Jewish community Serge Berdugo, said that the attacks were a tragedy for all humanity, not just the American people.
www.usa-morocco.org /fighting_darkness_with_light.htm   (317 words)

  
 Foreign Affairs - Arms for Morocco? - Stephen J. Solarz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Yet the Western Sahara is the scene of a major four-year-old war for national independence waged by Algerian-backed Polisario Front guerrillas against Morocco and, until recently, Mauritania-a struggle which now threatens to escalate into a large-scale regional and even international conflict.
In that struggle, an old friend of the United States, the Kingdom of Morocco, seeks American military support for a cause which the overwhelming majority of countries in the world oppose as a contradiction of the very principle of national self-determination.
At the moment, the Administration's policy toward the Western Sahara appears to be swinging toward a "globalist" approach which emphasizes the implications of the conflict for our reputation as a reliable ally rather than the intrinsic merits of the dispute itself.
www.foreignaffairs.org /19791201faessay8216/stephen-j-solarz/arms-for-morocco.html?mode=print   (641 words)

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