Topics :: Morocco

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Rabat, Morocco, Puts Mark on Cultural Map

By Paul Schemm | Mar 12
With its imposing mountains, peerless beaches and medieval cities, Morocco has been a key tourist attraction for centuries, though few take the time to visit its tidy little capital Rabat unless on business.

Morocco Jails Gay British Man Over Sexuality

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 6
A British man has been sentenced to four months in a Moroccan jail for being gay, according to his family.

Experiencing Morocco as a Woman Traveling Alone

By Giovanna Dell’Orto | Oct 22
Writer Giovanna Dell’Orto takes on a male-dominated culture to explore the ancient wonders and cultures of North Africa.

2 Moroccans Tried for Homosexuality Get 4 Months

By Smail Bellaoualli | May 21
A Moroccan court has convicted two men of homosexuality and public indecency, and sentenced each to four months in prison, in the latest case against gays in this North African nation.

Five Bars In Honor of "Casablanca" Anniversary

Dec 14
Rick’s Cafe may have been an invention of Hollywood’s iconic film "Casablanca," which premiered 70 years ago, but Morocco’s largest city still has a great nightlife.

Morocco Builds Massive Fashion Designers Mall

Inaugurated by popstar Jennifer Lopez in front of the cream of Moroccan society, Casablanca’s first mega mall, complete with two-story-high aquarium, is dripping with glamour and luxury.

On the Road to Morocco: Camels, Cafes, and Medinas

The dusty road to Marrakech had just started to straighten out after hours of tight curves along jagged mountains. We sped up when we spotted two policemen standing in the middle of the road by a small car. They waved us over.

Elton John performance in Morocco raises outcry

By Alfred de Montesquiou | May 27
A concert by Elton John has tested the limits of Morocco’s drive for modernity, probing this Muslim nation’s complex and ambiguous attitudes toward homosexuality like rarely before.

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