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Morocco Lures Filmmakers With Geography, History and Incentives  Variety

Morocco's production incentives include exotic locations, a well-developed filmmaking infrastructure and a 20% rebate.

Intrepid Travel's Women Only Tours to Morocco: Best New Travel Groups  Thrillist

Intrepid Travel's new group trips to Morocco are exclusively for women, guided by local women.

Morocco will not host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: minister  EWN

Morocco and South Africa had been seen as the frontline contenders to host the competition, which is due to start on 15 June.

Western Mediterranean Route: EU reinforces support to Morocco  EU News

The EU is intensifying its support to Morocco to address irregular migration in response to increased migratory pressure along the Western Mediterranean Route ...

EU News
Morocco's migrants treatment under spotlight after UN conference  Al Jazeera English

Marrakech, Morocco - Morocco's treatment of sub-Saharan African migrants returned to the spotlight this week as the North African country hosted a two-day ...

Al Jazeera English
The kindergarten giving hope to refugees in Morocco  Aljazeera.com

Run by Yemeni refugees, the school has given hope to migrants and refugees in Morocco, a country fighting unemployment.

Morocco woos Nigerians for business, tourism  Guardian Nigeria

The Kingdom of Morocco is moving to expand its development frontiers with Africa through economic development policies that will see an anticipated increase ...

Guardian Nigeria
Morocco opens market for US beef | Livestock  Capital Press

The access expands U.S. beef trade in Africa and is expected to be an $80 million market for U.S. beef.

Capital Press
Lead MEP on Morocco resigns as her report passes  EUobserver

French liberal MEP Patricia Lalonde has stepped down as the parliament's lead on a trade deal with Rabat following EUobserver reports into Moroccan lobbying ...

More than 150 governments to adopt UN migration pact in Morocco  Channel NewsAsia

MARRAKESH, Morocco: More than 150 countries will join a United Nations conference to adopt a global pact to better handle migrant flows, a senior ...

Channel NewsAsia
Morocco's treatment of African migrants draws scrutiny  Axios

"Morocco is using these migrants as a pressure card with the EU”

EU aviation agreement with Morocco in legal hot water  EUobserver

The European Commission is struggling to respond to questions on how it can include the disputed territory of the Western Sahara into its aviation agreement ...

Morocco Improving Sustainable Energy Indicator- WB Report  The North Africa Post

Morocco has been classified among developing countries that notably improved their renewable energies sector and policies since 2010. This came in the ...

The North Africa Post
The designer keeping embroidery tradition alive in Morocco  Aljazeera.com

Fadila el Gadi has opened a school that teaches underprivileged children in Morocco the 'dying art' of embroidery.

Morocco Gets Over $96 Loan to Improve Access to Employment  The North Africa Post

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced a $96.6 million loan to Morocco to enable the country to implement a program on improving access to ...

The North Africa Post
A man dies after jumping in front of Morocco's high speed train  Yabiladi in English

A man was killed on Friday, December the 14th, after jumping in front of Morocco's high speed train at around 6:55 pm, said Morocco's national railway operator ...

Yabiladi in English
In Morocco, cooperation on migration proves tricky  OpenCanada

The route to Europe can take months, sometimes years, to cross. Migrants making their way from Sub-Saharan African countries like Senegal and Guinea often ...

Morocco unveils Africa's first ever high speed train line  KSLA

French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco's King Mohammed VI are inaugurating his country's first high-speed rail line in Morocco, the first ever high ...

Minister Hussen concludes successful trip to Morocco  Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, Dec. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today concluded his week-long visit to ...

Canada NewsWire
Morocco Enjoys Spike in Foreign Shoots, Raises Global Profile for Local Films  Variety

Morocco is becoming a popular destination for international film and TV shoots, while Moroccan talent is producing cinema and TV *content* that is traveling ...

UK's Altus Strategies Discovers Zinc, Cobalt, Copper in Central Morocco  Morocco World News

Rabat – UK-based Altus Strategies announced it had discovered more zinc, cobalt and copper prospects at its Takzim project in central Morocco.

Morocco World News
Counterterrorism cooperation in the Maghreb: Morocco looks beyond Marrakech  The Strategist

Seven years after its last major terrorist attack, Morocco's multifaceted strategy for dealing with Islamist extremism appears to be paying off security-wise—but at ...

The Strategist
'Corruption Kills Confidence:' Rachdi Vows to Cleanse Morocco of Impunity  Morocco World News

Rabat – This week marked a series of landmark appointments aimed at ensuring King Mohammed VI's call for more effectiveness and inclusion in Morocco's ...

Morocco World News
African Development Bank loans Morocco 96.6 mln USD to boost employment - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RABAT, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a loan of 96.6 million U.S. dollars for the implementation of a program ...

Morocco King Calls on Ombudsman Institution to Uphold Rule of Law  The North Africa Post

King Mohammed VI has urged the Moroccan Ombudsman institution to continue its contribution to upholding the principles of the rule of law, transparency and ...

The North Africa Post
Morocco’s King Appoints New Ombudsman, Head of Anti-Corruption Authority  Asharq Al-awsat English

King Mohammed VI on Thursday appointed Judge Mohamed Benalilou as the Kingdom's Ombudsman and Mohamed Bachir Rachdi as the president of the ...

Asharq Al-awsat English
UEFA against Morocco being part of Spain-Portugal World Cup bid  Al Jazeera English

Head of European football says he would not back Spain and Portugal if they were to bid alongside Morocco for 2030.

Al Jazeera English
Ag News: US Beef to Morocco  newstalkkit.com

**Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and ...

Raped, abused and harassed: Tale of female migrants in Morocco  Al Jazeera English

A third of female migrants were abused on their way, research shows. The suffering doesn't end when they reach Morocco.

Al Jazeera English
Book Review: Explore Morocco in your mind's eye with this anthology  Arab News

BEIRUT: “A Morocco Anthology” is the latest volume released in the delightful series “Travel Writing through the Centuries,” published by The American ...

Arab News
All things bright and beautiful: Morocco a kaleidoscope of colour  The Australian

Colour plays a starring role in the architecture, craftsmanship, food and culture of Morocco. Even taxis play the colour card in this strategically located North ...

The Australian
Lead MEP on Morocco resigns position on trade file  EUobserver

French liberal Patricia Lalonde has resigned her post as lead MEP on the EU association agreement with Morocco, EUobserver has learned. Her office ...

Morocco Grants Access for U.S. Beef Opening Up a New Trade Market  Drovers Magazine

After a previous prohibition, U.S. beef has gained access to Morocco which could become an $80 million market.

Drovers Magazine
Morocco Largest African Beneficiary of France's AFD Funding  Morocco World News

Rabat – As a testament to the strong political and economic relations between Morocco and France, the French Development Agency (AFD) announced that ...

Morocco World News
Q&A: Morocco's border chief hits back at criticism over migrants  Al Jazeera English

Morocco's treatment of African migrants, hoping to settle in the country or go to Spain, has been under the spotlight.

Al Jazeera English
Dec. 12, 7:37 pm Ukraine and Morocco agree on veterinary certificate for egg product exports  Kyiv Post

The State *Service* of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumers' Rights Protection and the competent authority of the Kingdom of Morocco have signed a veterinary ...

Kyiv Post
Greens boycott EU-Morocco vote after lobbying expose  EUobserver

An internal protest has erupted at the European Parliament at continuing with the vote next week on a controversial EU trade pact with Morocco, despite ...

Morocco, African Union agree to establish African migration observatory in Rabat - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RABAT, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Morocco and the African Union (AU) signed on Monday an agreement to set up the headquarters of the African Observatory for ...

Morocco king meets Gabon president in hospital  News24

Morocco's King Mohammed VI visited Gabon's President Ali Bongo at a military hospital in Rabat where the Gabonese leader is recovering from an illness, ...

Colombian Parliament Adopts Resolution to Support Morocco's Territorial Integrity  Morocco World News

Rabat – The two chambers of the Colombian parliament expressed full support for Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara through a resolution, denouncing ...

Morocco World News
Rain, Snow Return to Morocco Thursday  Morocco World News

Rabat – Throughout the day, thick clouds and rain showers will linger in all of Tangier, Safi, the Mediterranean, the Rif region, Saiss, Essaouira, Loukkos, ...

Morocco World News
An Australian strategy institute noted the lack of counterterrorism cooperation between Rabat and Canberra.  Morocco World News

Rabat – Morocco's counterterrorism strategy has attracted increasing interests among international security services. The efficiency of the strategy led the ...

Morocco World News
Morocco meeting to adopt UN migration pact despite withdrawals  News24

Representatives from around the globe are gearing up for a major conference in Morocco to endorse a United Nations migration pact, despite a string of ...

Nigeria: Georgia Oboh Set for 'Tough' Final Let School Battle in Morocco  AllAfrica.com

By all standards, it is rated as a tough qualifying test, but Nigeria's golf prodigy, Georgia Oboh, says she is set for the battles in Morocco.

Morocco under the spotlight for treatment of African migrants  Al Jazeera English

Searching for jobs and a 'better life', African migrants brave the dangerous journey to Morocco hoping to reach Spain.

Al Jazeera English
US beef gains access to Morocco  GlobalMeatNews.com

Announced by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, US beef producers will now have access to Morocco ...

Gabon president leaves Morocco hospital  News24

Gabon's president Ali Bongo has left hospital in Rabat and will stay at a private residence in the Moroccan capital as he recovers from illness, a presidency ...

Haiti: Morocco Autonomy Plan Will Guarantee Stability in Western Sahara  Morocco World News

Rabat – Haiti's Foreign affairs minister Bocchit Edmond reaffirmed his country's support for Morocco's autonomy plan in a meeting with Morocco's Minister of ...

Morocco World News
Morocco's Princess Lalla Hasna Reviews Progress of Air-Climate, Eco-Schools Program  Morocco World News

Rabat – The board of directors congratulated Lalla Hasna on one of her most notable achievements this year, being appointed Ambassador of Goodwill by the ...

Morocco World News
Improving the Quality of Radiotherapy in Morocco  International Atomic Energy Agency

The importance of radiotherapy in treating and managing cancer is well known. Highly skilled and trained staff are critical to ensuring the safe use of ...

International Atomic Energy Agency
Golf: Oboh faces tough test in Morocco  The Punch

Nigeria's teenage sensation Georgia Oboh will face the toughest test in her golf career when the finals of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying Scho...

The Punch
US clears 162 Abrams tank upgrades for Morocco, HIMARS for Poland  DefenseNews.com

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department cleared Thursday the potential sale of support and upgrades for a Moroccan order of 162 Abrams tanks, a sale that ...

Spain Portugal Morocco considering joint 2030 World Cup bid  ESPN

Spain and Portugal are considering a joint intercontinental bid with Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on ...

Bankers Hit Morocco Via Central Park, Belly Dancers Included  Bloomberg

Yesim Philip, the designer of L'Etoile Sport tennis dresses favored in Southampton and Palm Beach, filmed the shimmying belly dancers Thursday to show her ...

Farming: Morocco-Proposed Triple A Initiative at Focus of Meeting at AfDB  The North Africa Post

The initiative for the Adaptation of African agriculture, presented by Morocco during the COP22 in Marrakech in 2016 was at the focus of a meeting in Abidjan ...

The North Africa Post
SA, Morocco in bitter battle to host AFCON  Sport24

SA and Morocco continue their ongoing, often bitter battle in the quest to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Sy Lerman reports.

UK selects preferred frigate designers; Morocco secures Abrams upgrades  Defence Connect

This global wrap-up provides key updates of industry developments across the globe, including new procurement deals, capability introductions and key ...

Defence Connect
A Moment Of Reckoning For Decentralisation In Morocco  ValueWalk

Morocco's parliament, at this moment, is deciding the nation's Decentralisation Charter. Since its working draft is not currently made public.

Dissent in Morocco: From Abraham Serfaty to Nasser Zefzafi  Al Jazeera English

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the death of Abraham Serfaty, a prominent Jewish Moroccan political activist. Serfaty was an avowed communist and ...

Al Jazeera English
PSL soccer team spreads goodwill in Morocco  TCPalm

The U18 Port St. Lucie United soccer team recently returned from a trip to Morocco where they were the first youth soccer team from the U.S. to visit the country.

India, Morocco sign pacts to combat global terror including ISIS  Economic Times

The agreements were inked this week during Moroccan Justice Minister Mohamed Auajjars visit to Delhi.

Economic Times
The forest sheltering African migrants in Morocco  Aljazeera.com

Just over 20km from Spain's southern tip, the forest in Tangier acts as a last stop for those aiming to reach Europe.

Exposed: How Morocco lobbies EU for its Western Sahara claim  EUobserver

A few square metres of office space inside the Brussels offices of lobby firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies is home to an international foundation fronting for the ...

Morocco visit opens my eyes  Cleveland Jewish News

Tali is a super chatty middle-aged Sephardic Israeli woman who drove me to the airport on my recent trip to Israel. Her parents are Moroccan and she recently ...

Cleveland Jewish News
Greenhouse acreage expanding faster in Morocco than in Spain  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.

Finland signs intergovernmental migration pact in Morocco  Helsinki Times

Roughly 150 national governments committed to the so-called global compact for migration (GCM) in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Monday.

Helsinki Times
Morocco's Achraf Hakimi continues to impress in Germany  BBC Sport

Morocco and Borussia Dortmund's Achraf Hakimi wins a second monthly newcomer award to be in the running for the end-of-season prize.

BBC Sport
Morocco navy finds 15 migrants dead in stranded boat  News24

Morocco's navy has found the bodies of 15 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa on board a boat stranded at sea for days and rescued 53 survivors, a military ...

Is a silent crisis simmering beneath Morocco and Saudi ties?  TRT World

Morocco declined to host Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to local media, and requested to indefinitely postpone a joint commission ...

TRT World
Greens demand probe against MEPs on Morocco lobbying  EUobserver

The Greens have demanded an EU parliament code of conduct probe against a group of MEPs following an EUobserver investigation on Moroccan lobbying.

Gabon president in Morocco to convalesce | News | Africa  Mail and Guardian

The official Saudi Press Agency said Bongo had departed from Riyadh's King Salman airbase on Wednesday night, and that Saudi foreign ministry officials saw ...

Mail and Guardian
Morocco: 7,000 participants at 8th Africities Summit  euronews

This figure reflects the extent of seriousness of challenges in African cities. They are home to nearly 500 million inhabitants, a figure that, according to experts, ...

Morocco gets Africa's first truly high-speed train (Sorry Gautrain, you're slow)  702

Africa's fastest train is twice as fast as Gautrain, says Africa correspondent Lee Kasumba.

FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 - News - Video Vault: When Morocco's Raja defied the odds  FIFA.com

Host club Raja Casablanca were expected to make little impact at the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup as they faced up to six continental kings. The Moroccan ...

Artificial intelligence experts meet in Morocco  RFI English

The challenges and opportunities for developing the use of artificial intelligence in Africa are being discussed by experts at the inaugural Forum on Artificial ...

RFI English
Morocco rape victim urges women: never remain silent  The Guardian

Khadija, 17, calls on victims of sexual abuse to speak out after she was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped.

The Guardian
Morocco expects record citrus yields in 2018-2019  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.

Morocco stocks lower at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares down 0.83%  Investing.com

Investing.com – Morocco stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Utilities, Forestry & Paper and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

Gabon's president transfers to Morocco for further treatment  Washington Post

LIBREVILLE, Gabon — Gabon's government says President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been in treatment in Saudi Arabia for more than a month, will be ...

Washington Post
AFCON: Cameroon lose soccer hosting rights, Morocco likely  Quartz

CAF has cited Cameroon's lack of adequate stadium infrastructure and it's pressing insecurity problems.

Almoravid Koubba – Marrakech, Morocco  Atlas Obscura

Discover Almoravid Koubba in Marrakech, Morocco: The oldest monument in Marrakesh and the city's only surviving example of Almoravid architecture.

Atlas Obscura
Qatar's labour reforms highlighted at Morocco forum  The Peninsula Qatar

A delegation from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs and the Planning and Statistics Authority ...

The Peninsula Qatar
Morocco qualify for Cup of Nations after Malawi lose  EWN

They are the sixth country after hosts Cameroon, Senegal, Madagascar, Egypt and Tunisia to secure a place at the finals, which will feature 24 teams for the first ...

Nissan Truck And SUV Road Test: A Sahara Desert Dash In Morocco  Forbes

For Nissan's Sahara Desert road test the automaker brought together four of its most capable off-road models from across the globe. The Nissan Titan was ...

Insurance Fees in Morocco to Rise Dramatically Despite Stagnant Wages  Morocco World News

Rabat – Owners of passenger vehicles valued at less than MAD 160,000 will have to pay MAD 12,000 instead of MAD 4,500 to have comprehensive insurance.

Morocco World News
Morocco ranks fifth in Africa for online shopping readiness, says UN report  Yabiladi in English

Morocco is ranked 81st in the world by the UNCTAD B2C e-Commerce Index, a report that measures an economy's preparedness to support online shopping.

Yabiladi in English
Morocco seeks Kazakh tourists, tourism agency partnerships  Astana Times

ASTANA – Morocco sees the potential for cooperation in the Kazakh tourism market, said the country's first Ambassador to Kazakhstan Abdeljalil Saubry at the ...

Astana Times
Bassil heads to Morocco for migration conference | News , Lebanon News  The Daily Star

Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Sunday left Lebanon for Morocco to participate in a conference on migration, a Foreign Ministry source told The Daily ...

The Daily Star
ANIMA – Morocco  Atlas Obscura

Discover ANIMA in Morocco: This amazing oasis of art and plants is hidden on the outskirts of Marrakesh.

Atlas Obscura
Morocco calls on Algeria for response to king's dialogue offer  Arabnews

CAIRO: Morocco has called on Algeria to officially respond to an offer by King Mohammed VI for dialogue to improve relations between both countries. Morocco ...

Morocco bullet speed train launched by King Mohammed VI  Quartz

Morocco is banking on a French-built bullet train being an investment draw card for the country by linking its major cities and sprucing up its image ...

President Buhari's visit has enhanced Nigeria-Morocco ties – Amb. Garba  Daily Trust

President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to the Kingdom of Morcco in June has enhanced bilateral relations between the two African countries, says Nigeria's ...

Daily Trust
Morocco arrests Daesh cell  World Bulletin

Morocco says three suspects had been detained in the northern city of Kenitra.

World Bulletin
The US Is Driving the New Talks on Western Sahara, Involving Morocco and Algeria  PassBlue

Horst Koehler, a former German president who has been the United Nations special envoy for Western Sahara since last year, is bringing the parties to the ...

Spain, Morocco discuss joint Africa-Europe bid for 2030 FIFA World Cup  africanews

Africa and Europe could jointly host the 2030 football World Cup, if a plan by Spain to jointly bid for the hosting rights with Portugal and Morocco is successful.

Morocco jails 16 over protests in impoverished mining town  News24

A Moroccan court has sentenced 16 people to prison terms ranging from two months to five years in connection with protests in the impoverished former mining ...

Bahia Palace – Marrakesh, Morocco  Atlas Obscura

Discover Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco: This vast masterpiece of Moroccan architecture spreads across 20 acres.

Atlas Obscura
Gabon president Bongo 'doing well' in Morocco after illness: PM  News24

Gabon's President Ali Bongo is recovering well after being hospitalised in Morocco, his prime minister has said after the two met in the capital Rabat.

Cepsa Hopes to Take Over 15% of Morocco's Fuel Station Market  Morocco World News

Rabat – Spanish oil company Cepsa and Derhem Holding will create a joint venture in Morocco with the goal of having a network of 100 fuel stations over the ...

Morocco World News
Morocco sees hotel sale, tourist growth as debt-cutters  Hotel Management

As part of a privatization drive to cut the country's budget deficit, the government of Morocco is looking to sell its stake in La Mamounia, regarded as one of the ...

Hotel Management

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The area of present-day Morocco has been inhabited since Paleolithic times, sometime between 190,000 and 90,000 BC. A recent publication may demonstrate an even earlier habitation period, as Homo sapiens fossils discovered in the late 2000s near the Atlantic coast in Jebel Irhoud were recently dated to roughly 315,000 years before present. During the Upper Paleolithic, the Maghreb was more ...
Morocco is a gateway to Africa, and a country of dizzying diversity. Here you'll find epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts – and warm hospitality.
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Morocco travel and visitors guide from Morocco.com. You can find hotels, reservations, tours, flights, maps, popular shopping destinations, one-of-a-kinds sights and attractions throughout Morocco and its cities, towns and regions.
Morocco is a North African country that has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.Morocco has got Moroccan western Sahara independence in 1973. It has borders with Algeria, Algeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast in the north. It is just across the Strait of Gibraltar from Gibraltar.
Morocco: Morocco, mountainous country of western North Africa that lies directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain. Morocco’s largest city and major Atlantic Ocean port is Casablanca. The capital, Rabat, lies a short distance to the north on the Atlantic coast.
Passports and Visas: You must have a valid passport with at least one blank page. Visas are not required for visits lasting less than 90 days. Visit the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco website for the most current visa information.; Overstays: If you remain in Morocco beyond 90 days without having requested an extension of stay, you will need to appear before a judge prior to departing Morocco.
Geography. Morocco, about one-tenth larger than California, lies across the Strait of Gibraltar on the Mediterranean and looks out on the Atlantic from the northwest shoulder of Africa.
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This enhanced satellite image shows the Anti-Atlas Mountains, part of the Atlas Mountain range in southern Morocco. The Anti-Atlas Mountains form a border between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sahara Desert, extending 500 km (310 mi) to their easternmost point, the 3,304 m (10,835 ft) peak of Djebel Sarho.

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Morocco ( (listen); Arabic: المغرب‎, translit. al-maġrib, lit. 'place the sun sets; the west'; Standard Moroccan Tamazight: ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ, translit. Lmeɣrib), officially the Kingdom of Morocco (Arabic: المملكة المغربية‎, translit. al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyah, lit. 'The Western Kingdom'; Standard Moroccan Tamazight: ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ, translit. Tageldit n Lmaɣrib), is a country located in the Maghreb of North West Africa with an area of 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi). Its capital is Rabat, the largest city Casablanca. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, bordered to the east by Algeria and to the south by Mauritania. Morocco claims the areas of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, all of them currently under Spanish jurisdiction.Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788 AD, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid and Almohad dynasties, spanning parts of Iberia and northwestern Africa. The Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, allowing Morocco to remain the only northwest African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, which rules to this day, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier. It regained its independence in 1956, and has since remained comparatively stable and prosperous by regional standards.Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara, formerly Spanish Sahara, as its Southern Provinces. After Spain agreed to decolonise the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1975, a guerrilla war arose with local forces. Mauritania relinquished its claim in 1979, and the war lasted until a cease-fire in 1991. Morocco currently occupies two thirds of the territory, and peace processes have thus far failed to break the political deadlock.The unitary sovereign state of Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs, which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the constitutional court.Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and Berber; the latter became an official language in 2011, and was the native language of Morocco before the Muslim conquest in the seventh century C.E. The Moroccan dialect of Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken. Moroccan culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, Sephardi Jews, West African and European influences.Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean and the African Union. It has the fifth largest economy of Africa.