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Solar Plane Aborts Morocco Flight

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong headwind has forced the world’s first solar-powered plane to make an intercontinental flight to abort what would have been its toughest flight yet across Morocco. The Solar Impulse team announced on its website Wednesday that headwinds and turbulence between Casablanca and Marrakesh was twice as strong as expected and prevented the solar airplane […]

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Solar Plane Flies Over Moroccan Desert in Toughest Challenge

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s first solar-powered plane to make an intercontinental flight is attempting an even greater challenge as it flies through the mountainous and desert climate of Morocco. The experimental Solar Impulse plane took off from the Moroccan capital, Rabat, at 8 a.m. local time (0700 UTC) Wednesday, with Swiss pilot and businessman Andre Borschberg at […]

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Moderate Islamist Party Wins Morocco Election

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Final results from Morocco’s parliamentary elections show that a moderate Islamist party has won the most seats in the country’s legislature, giving it the right to lead a coalition for the first time. Morocco’s Interior Ministry said Sunday that the Justice and Development Party — the PJD — captured 107 seats in the 395-seat assembly […]

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Islamist Party Wins Most Seats in Morocco Election

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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An Islamist party has captured the most seats in a parliamentary election in Morocco and will lead a coalition government for the first time in the north African nation. Final results released Sunday show the Justice and Development Party capturing 107 seats in the 395-seat assembly in the election that was held Friday. The new […]

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Moderate Islamist Party Wins Morocco’s Elections

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A moderate Islamist party has won the most seats in Morocco’s parliamentary elections and will be charged with leading the country in forming a new government. The government said Saturday that preliminary results from Friday’s polling show the Justice and Development Party captured about one-fifth of the seats in the 395-member assembly. Prime Minister Abbas […]

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Morocco Holds Parliamentary Elections

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Moroccans go to the polls Friday to choose the country’s new parliament, as the monarchy pursues democratic reforms designed to head off “Arab Spring”-style protests. The elections, seen as a test to the reforms, were expected in late 2012, but Morocco’s King Mohammed called for a prompt vote so the country can create a new […]

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Morocco to Hold Early Elections on November 25

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Morocco says it will hold early parliamentary elections on November 25, as the monarchy pursues democratic reforms designed to head off “Arab Spring”-style protests. The country’s official MAP news agency reported that Interior Minister Taieb Cherkaoui announced the date Tuesday. The elections were expected in late 2012, but Morocco’s King Mohammed called for a prompt […]

Morocco to Hold Early Elections on November 25

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Morocco says it will hold early parliamentary elections on November 25, as the monarchy pursues democratic reforms designed to head off “Arab Spring”-style protests. The country’s official TAP news agency reported that Interior Minister Taieb Cherkaoui announced the date Tuesday. The elections were expected in late 2012, but Morocco’s King Mohammed called for a prompt […]

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Morocco to Hold Early Elections in November

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Morocco’s government says it will hold early parliamentary elections in mid-November following delicate negotiations between the Moroccan interior ministry and some of the country’s political parties, which had argued that more time was needed to prepare. Morocco’s King Mohammed has called for prompt parliamentary elections so the country can create a new government. In early […]

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Morocco’s King Calls for Prompt Parliamentary Elections

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Morocco’s King Mohammed is calling for prompt parliamentary elections so that the country can create a new government, after months of pro-democracy demonstrations. The king delivered his message Saturday in his first address to the North African nation since his people voted overwhelmingly to curb his powers with constitutional reforms on July 1 in a […]

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