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Morocco’s contractual teachers protest trial of colleagues

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Al-Araby

Moroccan contractual teachers held a national strike on Thursday, calling for 13 of their colleagues on trial after protesting last year to be acquitted. Public school teachers in Morocco are usually hired by the country’s education ministry, but more than 50,000 public school teachers in Morocco have instead signed contracts with regional academies, with which they are granted lower pensions and less job security. With the unemployment rate in Morocco currently standing at 12.7 percent.&text=Le%20taux%20correspondant%20a%20stagn%C3%A9,trimestres%20de%202020%20et%202021.), the teachers say the…

Russia Delays New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

The Russian government on Friday delayed approving unpopular legislation that would have restricted access to public places without proof of COVID-19 vaccination, amid a surge in new infections.The Associated Press reports the bill would have required ...

This year’s Oscars show will go on, with a host

Los Angeles, The Academy Awards will have a host for the first time since 2018 and return to their longtime home at the Dolby Theatre, broadcaster ABC said on Tuesday. While other awards shows have been postponed because of a surge in COVID-19 cases, W...

UN Chief: ‘Race Against Time’ to Save Afghan Economy

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday the United Nations is “in a race against time” to prevent millions of Afghans from falling deeper into a severe economic and humanitarian crisis.“Livelihoods across the country have been lost. More than ...

Czech president opposes abuse of Olympic idea for political aims

PRAGUE, Czech President Milos Zeman has spoken out against a boycott of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics.“I am fundamentally against the misuse of the Olympic idea for political purposes,” Zeman said in a statement on the Prague Castle website.Accordi...

Morocco to receive new German ambassador as ties improve

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Al-Araby

Morocco is set to approve of Germany’s appointment of Thomas Peter Zahnseisen as its new ambassador to Rabat, signaling that the two countries are returning to normal diplomatic ties after a period of frosty relations. The North African country is expected to give its green light to Ambassador Zahneisen’s appointment by the end of this week, according to Moroccan news outlet Le360. Zahneisen, who is expected to arrive in Rabat in the next few days to commence his diplomatic duties, could be part of a list of newly appointed foreign ambassadors who have been scheduled to submit their credential…

Israeli basketball player joins Moroccan league

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Al-Araby

Rabat – Israeli basketball player Mohamed Abu Arisha is getting ready to play for Morocco’s Michlifen Ifrane Basketball Association (AMI), to become the first Israeli player contracted by an Arab team, Israel Hayom newspaper reported on Tuesday. The 24-year-old athlete played for Hapoel Beersheba in the Israeli Basketball Premier League and Israel’s National Team, before heading to Morocco more than two months ago to join AMI’s training sessions, according to the Israeli daily. The Moroccan team has officially shared Mohammed’s picture with the AMI uniform, while Israeli media are branding the…

Somalia: Car bomb kills at least 8 in capital Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, At least eight people were killed as a huge blast went off on a road near the main international airport in the Somali capital.The Islamist terror group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the explosion, saying it was targeting “foreign of...