Morocco

Desperately Seeking Marrakech

Usman Butt | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Usman Butt

Stepping into the street of the Medina (Old City), from our tranquil guest house with its traditional courtyard, open-roof top and old fashioned doors and locks, was like stepping into a world not to far removed from the images of Asia and Africa depicted by 19th century European Orientalist travelogues and art works.

Morocco Withdraw From Hosting African Cup Of Nations Over Ebola Outbreak

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Sport

Morocco have withdrawn from hosting the 2015 African Cup of Nations over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to reports. The Moroccan gove...

Touching Moment Gay Dad Jailed In Morocco Is Reunited With His Children

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

A British holidaymaker jailed in Morocco for being gay had a tearful reunion with his family as he returned to the UK following his release from priso...

British Holidaymaker Jailed In Morocco 'For Being Gay'

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

A British man has been jailed in Morocco for being gay, his family say. Ray Cole, from Deal in Kent, was arrested by police in the Muslim country ...

Algeria: North Africa's Reluctant Policeman

Imad Mesdoua | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
Imad Mesdoua

The fierce debate raging inside the Algerian regime over greater or less interventionist action will continue. For now, North Africa's 'reluctant policeman' will no doubt stick to a number of its non-interventionist dogmas. However, should a cataclysmic event like In Amenas occur on Algerian soil once more, the country will have no choice but to take decisive action.

Becouscous I Told you, That's Why! - A Hitch-Hike to Morocco

James Dann | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

The old band back together. "No fella (I imagine he said fella) it's legal, it's OK, €50 and we'll be back in 5 minutes, my brother will ...

Getting the Best of Both

Ellie Priest | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Priest

Yoga is known mostly for the (asanas) aka the Yoga postures in the west. However, Yoga is much deeper than this. Whilst the asanas are an important element, it also teaches us to consider how we treat ourselves, others, how to stay calm and focused, and encourages us to overall look after ourselves and eat well. You can achieve inner peace with Yoga, it has been known to lower the stress hormone 'Chortisol' even after one session.

Planet Appetite: MarrakChef Culinary Competition, Marrakech, Morocco

Rupert Parker | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Four top international chefs, from France, Belgium, Spain and the UK, gather in Marrakech to create new dishes inspired by the cuisine of Morocco - only one of them will win the acclaimed title of MarrakChef 2014.

Top Ten Places to Get Your 'Game of Thrones' Fix

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Game of Thrones has become an international phenomenon with a dedicated following around the world. Over the past four seasons, the show has become well-known for its dramatic backdrops and breath-taking locations filmed all over Europe.

Morocco: Lucky Number Five

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

As part of my Eat, Pray, Love adventure, Morocco was the fifth phase of my twelve countries in twelve months journey that I couldn't wait to escape my busy city life to. The number five carries huge significance in their culture and everywhere I went this number seemed to appear.

This Is The Moment More Than 1,000 Migrants Stormed A Razor-Wire Wall

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK

It could be a scene from an action movie, but this is the moment hundreds of Sub-Saharan refugees stormed Spain's North African exclave of Melilla. ...

Tips for Visiting Marrakech

Andrea Magrath | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Marrakech is an enchanting, intoxicating place. It can also feel overwhelming and intimidating at times. This post shares some advice for first-time visitors to help you make the most of this Moroccan city that is a favourite with tourists.

A Right Royal Retreat: Royal Mansour, Marrakech

The Spa Spy | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Hidden in a secret oasis behind the ancient city walls - amongst palms, citrus, olive and pomegranate trees -the tranquility of The Royal Mansour feels a million miles away from the vociferous bustle of nearby Djemaa el Fna square.

Where to Go for a Quick Blast of Winter Sun

Victoria Ferran | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

The further you travel the more chance you have of catching some sun, but then again you're sacrificing valuable holiday time and is it really worth it? There are much better things you could be doing with your time than sitting on a plane. So without further ado, here are three short-haul destinations.

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

Winter Sun Getaways for New Year

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

As temperatures begin to plummet in Blighty, it can only mean it's time to pack your bags and head to warmer climates, where spectacular beaches, exotic food and sunshine are a plenty.

Super-Luxe Spas of Marrakesh

The Spa Spy | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

I'm so attached to the centre of the 'Red City' and the maze-like alleys of its old town, the medina, that I am always reluctant to leave. Any hotel outside of the city walls... was going to have to really impress to contend with my love for those intimate places in the old town.

This Is The Kiss That Could See Moroccan Teenagers Jailed For Two Years

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

This is reportedly the picture of two Moroccan teenagers sharing a kiss outside their school, which saw the pair arrested for "violating public decenc...

The Opening of MMP+ the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts

Karen Ruimy | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMP+) is a new home for the arts, somewhere that with all the political and social unrest you see every day in North Africa, will send out a message to the rest of the world that Morocco is a country where contemporary culture can and will triumph over reactionary thinking.

Whip Crack Away

Nick Abbot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

Hot news from the Dark Ages - a man who danced naked on his car was sentenced to...have a guess...no, go on, take a wild stab in dark. What should be the punishment for a man who took all his clothes off and D.I.S.C.O.'d on his car in the naughty naked nude? Small fine? Community service? I know, it is a difficult thing to answer...

Teen Sweethearts Arrested For Facebook Kiss

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

Two lovestruck Moroccan teenagers will face court for posting a picture of themselves kissing on Facebook. The school sweethearts - aged 14 and 15...

Filming The New Video in Morocco: a Test of The Old Endurance

Josephine | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Josephine

Morocco was a whirlwind of bikes, scooters, heat and extremely pushy/ enthusiastic merchants, selling everything from slippers to spices. It is a place where you need to watch your back for bikes; or otherwise be mowed down, and be careful of eye contact unless, that is, you really want to buy something.

Planet Appetite: Rotterdam World Food Festival in the Netherlands, 18 September to 27 October, 2013

Rupert Parker | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I've been to Rotterdam a number of times, usually for art or jazz, but I always make time to visit its vibrant food markets and restaurants. The fact that it's a port means that all sorts of people come and go but many stay and have a major influence on the food culture of the city.

Theresa May's Immigration Policy Is Ruining People's Health

Michael Allen | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

There is a terrible human cost to the government's immigration policy orchestrated by home secretary Theresa May. Thousands of families are being torn apart and forced to live in separate countries as a result of a new £18,600 salary requirement for bringing a foreign spouse from a non-EU country into the UK.

Spanish Hypocrisy Over Gibraltar: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Luke Coffey | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics
Luke Coffey

It is clear that Spain's disdain for Gibraltar is purely hypocritical when viewed through the wider lens of Spanish possessions in Morocco. Above being hypocritical, Spain's behaviour creates unnecessary tension between two very close friends and partners.