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 Five Healthy Tips to Implement into Your Lifestyle This Ramadan
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With the month of Ramadan starting worldwide, Morocco World News offers five tips for a healthier Ramadan. Each year, Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan with fasting, prayer, charity, and family but staying healthy often poses a unique challenge. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and consider the fast one of the biggest challenges they face throughout the month. This piece will offer five tips for a healthy month of Ramadan. Stay hydrated In order to remain hydrated throughout the day, try drinking a few glasses of water throughout the night. Additionally, consuming foods that preserve water can keep you hydrated for longer periods of time. Fruits like watermelon, strawberries, a
 Morocco’s King Mohammed VI Introduces New Social Security Project
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Morocco continues to promote social spending initiatives to stimulate working class Moroccans King Mohammed VI attended on Wednesday the initial signing ceremony for a royal social security initiative designed to alleviate financial pressure on Morocco’s working class. The project will provide new health care benefits for Moroccan artisanal workers such as farmers, craft workers, and other independent private employees. In a second phase of implementation, the royal initiative will extend coverage to those currently covered by the Single Professional Contribution (CPU) System. Minister of the Economy Mohamed Benchaaboun announced that the project is following the timeline established by the
 Morocco Second Largest African Investor in France in 2020
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In 2020, Morocco became the second biggest African investor in France, representing a 0.5% share of France’s total foreign investment.According to Foreign Investments in France, an annual report by Business France, the 0.5% share represents six Moroccan projects that ensured 40 jobs in France in 2020. This puts  Morocco as the 22nd largest foreign investor in general and the second-largest investor from Africa.Compared to 2019, even though the number of projects shrunk from seven to six, Morocco rose from the 27th largest foreign investor to the 22nd. Morocco’s investment was responsible for 113 jobs in 2019, yet in 2020, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the number shrunk by 73 jobs, down to
 New day, new all-time high: Bitcoin beats its own records again, rising above $64,000
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The world’s largest cryptocurrency has continued to rally, passing the $64,000 level for the first time in history ahead of the highly anticipated stock market debut of popular trading platform Coinbase. The price of bitcoin rose more than 6% on Wednesday to reach $64,829, a new record high. The new milestone comes less than 24 hours after it broke past $63,000. The cryptocurrency has more than doubled its value since the beginning of the year and has already hit $1.2 trillion market capitalization. Most of the top 10 cryptocurrencies followed bitcoin’s rally. Ethereum also hit an all-time high for the second time in two days, reaching $2,388 on Wednesday. The records were set ahead of the
 US diplomats arrive in Taipei after China warns Washington to keep out of Beijing’s internal affairs
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A former US senator and Biden ally has arrived in Taiwan along with a delegation after Washington gave its ambassadors greater freedom to meet with officials from the island nation. China had warned against the move. On Wednesday afternoon, at 3pm local time (7am GMT), a delegation led by US President Joe Biden’s political ally, former Senator Chris Dodd, landed at Taipei’s Songshan Airport.  Also onboard the plane were former Deputy Secretaries of State Richard Armitage and James Steinberg. The delegation was met on the tarmac by Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, and the ceremony was broadcast on local TV.  【#新唐人直播 4/14】拜登派老友訪台 訪問團抵達松山機場 |#新唐人電視台https://t.co/fWETrYKzcQ 來自 @YouTube@N
 Mimouna, Women, and Morocco’s Creative Cultural Diversity
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Mimouna is a beautiful tradition that illustrates the creation and the cultural diversity of Morocco. On Tuesday, April 6, the Mimouna Association hosted a virtual event titled “Celebrating Mimouna: From a Feminine Perspective.” The Mimouna Association is a non-profit founded in 2007 by Muslim students aiming to promote and preserve Morocco’s Jewish heritage and reclaim the country’s cultural diversity. The April 6th event is an example of one of the organization’s efforts to engage and educate youth about Moroccan-Jewish heritage.  Mimouna itself is a unique tradition in Morocco — which is a result of the North African country’s rich cultural heritage. In this way, the non-Jewish neighbors
 Brazil Becomes Morocco’s Third Biggest Trading Partner
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Brazil has become Morocco’s third largest trading partner, with Moroccan exports to the South American country growing by 23.18% in the past year. This means that, as the two countries expand their “multi-level ties,” only France and Spain now rank ahead of Brazil in terms of commercial relations with Morocco.  In the first quarter of 2021, Moroccan exports to Brazil reached more than $251.88 million (MAD 2.3 billion), while Moroccan imports from Latin America’s biggest economy reached $141.74 million (MAD 1.3 billion), according to Moroccan state media.  Morocco’s trade surplus with Brazil reached $110.13 million (MAD 985.2 million) in the first quarter of 2021. Compared to the first three
 French Senator Thanks Morocco for Helping France Avoid ‘Bloodbath’ on Easter Day
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Morocco handed essential data to France, enabling the European country to prevent a terrorist attack in a church by a French woman of Moroccan origin on Easter Day. French Senator Christian Cambon thanked Morocco after it helped France to avoid a terrorist attack in a church on Easter Day. Cambon, who is also the president of the Morocco-France friendship group, spoke during an interview about  the security cooperation between Rabat and Paris following a meeting between France-Morocco interparliamentary friendship group held on April 6. During the virtual meeting, the group discussed bilateral ties and cooperation in different fields. Cambon said the meeting allowed him, as well as his colle
 Ramadan 2021: Longest and Shortest Fasting Hours Globally
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Greenland will experience the longest fasting period while New Zealand will have the shortest. As Ramadan 2021 has started for some countries, others all over the world are getting ready to fast daily from dawn until sunset. During the month of Ramadan, the hours of fasting differ from one country to another depending on their geographical location. The holy month of Ramadan begins approximately 10-12 days earlier each year. This year, Ramadan is set to start mid-April. Ramadan is again, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions. Africa According to Forbes Middle East, Muslims in Morocco and Egypt will fast for the longest period in Africa, ranging from 14-15 hours. Ethiopia,
 Biden Congratulates Muslims For Ramadan, Thanks Them for Enriching US
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The US President also listed the challenges American Muslims face, including bullying, and the rise of Islamophobia. US President Joe Biden has shared his heartfelt congratulations to Muslims for the holy month of Ramadan. In a White House press release, Biden and his wife Jill expressed their greetings to all Muslims across the world. Biden opened his message, citing the challenges evolving across the globe due to COVID-19. He expressed regret that families and friends could not come together to celebrate the holy month.  “Yet, our Muslim communities begin the month of revelation with renewed hope.” Citing Islam, President Biden said many Muslims will focus on “increasing their consciousne
Cafe Owners in Morocco Request Suspension of Night Curfew in Ramadan
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The national office of the Association of Cafe and Restaurant owners has submitted a petition to Morocco’s  Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, calling him to reverse the decision to maintain a night curfew during Ramadan. Noureddine El Haraq, the president of the association signed the petition, emphasizing that the suspension of the night curfew may contribute to saving the sector. The petition warned that the decision to maintain the night curfew during Ramadan threatens a “complete collapse” of the sector that is a source of income for many Moroccans. Morocco decided to maintain the night curfew during Ramadan as part of the preventive measures to limit the pandemic crisis. The go
 We will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear capability, PM Netanyahu says as Tehran blames Israel for Natanz plant attack
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A day after an incident at Iran’s uranium enrichment facility, which was blamed on Israeli spies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will defend itself from Iranian “aggression and terrorism.” Without directly mentioning the incident in Iran, Netanyahu spared no words to admonish Tehran, calling it the biggest threat Israel faces in the Middle East. “Iran has never given up its quest for nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them. And Iran consistently and outrageously calls for Israel’s annihilation and works toward that goal,” the Israeli leader said. I will never allow Iran to obtain the nuclear capability to carry out its genocidal goal of eliminating Israel. And Isra