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Uber is paying $3.1BN to pick up Middle East rival Careem

After months and months of it’s finally been confirmed that ride-hailing giant Uber is picking up its Middle East rival Careem in an acquisition deal worth $3.1 billion — with $1.7BN to be paid in convertible notes and $1.4BN in cash. Careem was founded as a ride-hailing rival to Uber in 2012 but has since diversified its business to include offerings such as food and package deliver, bus services and credit transfers — bolstered via acquisitions of its own, such as RoundMenu and Commut ...
Tags: Apps, Fundings & Exits, Transportation, Cairo, Careem, Carsharing, Dara Khosrowshahi, Egypt, Jordan, Middle East, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Transport, Uber, United Arab Emirates

The Zara Studio Collection Will Inspire You To Book A Desert Vacation ASAP

Forget the tropics: desert landscapes are fashion's ecosystem of choice right now. H&M ’s latest studio collection takes inspiration from the canyons and desert lights of Sedona, while Zara found its desert on a separate continent: Africa, in Marrakech, Morroco, to be exact. The latest studio collection, developed with Karl Templer, utilizes organic textures, handcrafted details, and an easy silhouette. The result: Chunky macrame sweaters, linen trousers, and dresses so dreamy we can almost fee...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Africa, Morocco, Zara, Sedona, Jason Wu, Karl Templer, Marrakech Morroco

Morocco travel advice: Foreign Office warns UK tourists of heightened terror threat

The Foreign Office has updated its travel advisory [Author: Helen Coffey]
Tags: UK, Morocco, Foreign Office, Helen Coffey

Highlights of Morocco: readers’ travel tips

Serene hotels, exquisite Islamic gardens and mountain hikes are just a few of the country’s stars, say our tipstersThis is a recently renovated garden on Rue Mouassine, dating back to the 16th century. It’s a perfect place to escape busy Marrakech, with an exotic range of plants and an ingenious water system created in the 11th century, fed by an aquifer. The Islamic garden is split into four sections, laid out to geometric rules established as early as the sixth century BC in the Persian garden...
Tags: Travel, Morocco, Top 10s, Cultural Trips, Marrakech, Africa Holidays, Morocco Holidays, Marrakech Holidays, Rue Mouassine

Foreign Office issues Morocco travel warning

Security personal might be seen at hotels and tourist sites
Tags: Travel, Morocco, Foreign Office

Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: I’m drinking a piña colada right now in Cuba

All right, don’t roll your eyes at me, but I’m going back to Cuba. Yes, again. I’m sorry. I know it’s excessive. But I just can’t find any other country where you can find $3 piña coladas everywhere you go, made with fresh pineapple and coconut. And rum, of course. They’re hideously fattening, but I refuse to think about that. Vacation calories don’t count. They’re free. The odd thing about Cuba is that, due to the U.S. trade embargo, they can’t get many things, including fake pina colada mix. T...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Morocco, Mcdonalds, Cuba, Northern India, Top Stories OCR, Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom, Marla Jo Fisher, Marla Eat

Sergio Aguero’s Argentina warning & Leo Messi is knackered

Argentina & Cesar Luis Menotti Argentina are gearing up for their final two warm up matches before this summer’s Copa America in Brazil. Argentina take on Venezuela on Friday, before a match against Morocco on Tuesday. Argentina have been drawn in a group with Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar at the Copa America. Prior to the Venezuela game, Argentina’s national team director Cesar Luis Menotti has given an eye-catching interview with Radio Gol. Menotti, 80, is an Argentine legend who played and ma...
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Morocco, Champions League, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Jose Mourinho, Sergio Aguero, Messi, Agüero, Panama, Copa América

Oussama Idrissi: Cleared to play for Morocco by Fifa

Netherlands-born Oussma Idrissi receives clearance from Fifa to swap national allegiances and play for Morocco.
Tags: News, Morocco, Netherlands, Fifa, Oussama Idrissi, Oussma Idrissi

UAE announces pan-Arab body for space programme

Eleven Arab states including Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Morocco on Tuesday signed on to the first regional team to cooperate on a space programme, the UAE said. "Today at the Global Space Congress in Abu Dhabi, we attended the signing of a charter to establish the first Arab body for space cooperation, bringing together 11 Arab states," said Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum in comments carried by the government media office. The pan-Arab team's first project is "a satellite tha...
Tags: Science, Morocco, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Saudi Arabia Algeria, Global Space Congress

Looking for inspiration? Meet the LA County judge and the homeless people who star in film about a Skid Row running club

Craig Mitchell finished his 75th marathon — this one in Morocco — at the end of January. The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ran with some of his homeless buddies from the Skid Row Running Club, a group he formed in 2012. Over the years, the judge and selected club members have made similar international trips to run marathons in places like Ghana, Rome, and Vietnam. Those ventures are always special to Craig. But so is this weekend, closer to home. “Skid Row Marathon” is a documenta...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Morocco, Homeless, Michigan, Vietnam, Pasadena, Michael Moore, Craig, Mitchell, Santa Monica, Gabi, Mark

U.N. hosting Western Sahara talks in Switzerland this week

The U.N. envoy for the contested Western Sahara will convene talks in Switzerland later this week, seeking compromise after a first round in December that marked a return to the negotiating table for the first time in six years, a statement said. United Nations efforts have repeatedly failed to broker a settlement over the desert territory, contested between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario since Spain left in 1974. U.N. envoy Horst Koehler said after talks in December that all sides ...
Tags: Science, Spain, Morocco, United Nations, Switzerland, Western Sahara, Horst Koehler

Man City & Argentina blow: Nicolas Otamendi is injured

Otamendi to miss out on Argentina’s upcoming games Nicolas Otamendi was expected to feature for Argentine in the upcoming international break. While the European sides will be facing off in qualifying matches for Euro 2020, Argentina instead have two friendlies. Argentina will host Venezuela on Friday, March 22nd before travelling to Morocco on Tuesday the 26th. It has now, on Monday been revealed that Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi will no longer be taking part in said games. Argentina hav...
Tags: City, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Manchester City, Wembley Stadium, Morocco, Tottenham, Swansea, Brighton, Pep Guardiola, Argentina, Venezuela, Fulham, Man City, Man United

Drinking laws in the Arab world

In the multi-billion-dollar game of tourism, having places for people to cut loose and drink is as important as beaches and chef-driven restaurants. This is the conundrum for much of the Middle East and parts of North Africa, as strict Muslim countries — governed by Sharia law prohibiting any involvement with alcohol – try to develop large-scale tourism. Nearly all of the Muslim countries you’d want to visit have ways for you to drink; you just need to follow an often confusing set of laws to...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Israel, Qatar, Turkey, United States, Egypt, Morocco, Middle East, Dubai, Oman, FIFA World Cup, Alcohol Laws, Erdogan, Tsa, Jordan

I Am an Immigrant. Someday You Might Be One, Too.

Increasingly, people are being forced to flee their homes not just by war and poverty, but also by climate change. It’s time we rethink our antiquated ideas about immigrants.
Tags: News, Climate Change, Morocco, Illegal Immigration, Immigration and Emigration, Border Barriers

Bertelsmann And Saham Combine CRM Businesses -

Bertelsmann And Saham Combine CRM Businesses Bertelsmann, the international media company, and Morocco's Saham Group have combined their worldwide Customer Relationship Management (CRM) ...
Tags: Seo, Morocco, Bertelsmann, Saham Group

Alexander: Marquee matchup at Indian Wells fails to appear as Rafael Nadal withdraws

INDIAN WELLS — It is the closest thing to a matchup of legends that the men’s tennis tour currently has: Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal. And it was supposed to be the centerpiece of Saturday’s schedule at the BNP Paribas Open. As they say in the business, never assume. The players did their part on the court in the days leading up to Saturday, but Nadal’s body – specifically his right knee – would not cooperate with the plan. Shortly before the beginning of the first semifinal, Dominic Thiem’s 7...
Tags: Abc, Australia, California, Germany, Russia, Sports, Sport, Austria, Soccer, Morocco, Roger Federer, Espn, Rafael Nadal, Houston, Federer, Clay

After Christchurch, Reddit bans communities infamous for sharing graphic videos of death

In the aftermath of the tragic mosque massacre that claimed 49 lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, tech companies scrambled to purge their platforms of promotional materials that the shooter left behind. As most of the internet is now unfortunately aware, the event was broadcast live on Facebook, making it one of the most horrific incidents of violence to spread through online communities in realtime. As Twitter users cautioned others from sharing the extraordinarily graphic video, some Reddit ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Tech, Morocco, Reddit, Christchurch, Don, Pacific Time, Christchurch New Zealand, Christchurch Reddit

‘Finding Steve McQueen’ Star William Fichtner Shares Stories of Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, and More

A serious, timely question: Who on Earth doesn’t have love for William Fichtner? The actor brings it every time, no matter the size of the role – which, as he recently told us, is not something he cares about. Whether he’s one of the stars or only on screen for a scene or two, he always leaves an impression. Now, he’s one of the leads of Mark Steven Johnson‘s playful heist movie Finding Steve McQueen, a true story about an eclectic gang of criminals stealing Richard Nixon’s illegal campaign con...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Armageddon, Michael-Bay, Features, Prague, Morocco, Delta, Steve McQueen, Ridley-Scott, Michael, Go, Bay, Cadillac, Richard Nixon, Ridley

The Under-$25 Drugstore Hair Launches You Need In 2019

Some people say the spring equinox is all about spiritual awakenings and, frankly, much better weather. But once you've opened your windows after sealing them shut some time in October, and finished smudging your winter fling from your bedsheets, consider observing the third-best part of the new season: cleaning out your beauty routine.Winter is (almost) officially over, which means the hair products you've been relying on for the last four months can go into hibernation to make room for spring...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Walmart, Morocco, Starbucks, Dakota Johnson, Cvs, Garnier, Oreal, Ulta, John Frieda, Kool Aid, Maui Moisture, Walmart Dove, Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair, Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner

21 migrants saved in Moroccan waters trying to reach Spain

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan official says at least 21 migrants have been rescued at sea by the Royal Marines after their rubber dinghy floundered. The official said he couldn’t confirm a report by an NGO based in northern Morocco that 45 migrants had drowned. He said he knew of only one body being […]
Tags: News, Spain, Nation, Morocco, Royal Marines, Rabat, Morocco AP

Morocco’s Women-Only Off Road Rally, The Rally of Gazelles

Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles Du Maroc is an all-woman road rally in the desert of Morocco that pits woman against woman in high speed road rally racing.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Morocco, Western Sahara, Womens Travel, Alternative Travel, Transports, Rallye Aicha des Gazelles du Maroc, Gazelles Road Rally, Rally of Gazelles

#Qatar Petroleum acquires twelve exploration blocks in Morocco | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Qatar Petroleum acquires twelve exploration blocks in Morocco | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Qatar Petroleum said it has agreed with Italian oil major Eni to acquire a 30 percent participating interest in the Tarfaya Shallow Exploration Permit, a series of 12 neighboring offshore blocks along the Atlantic coast of Morocco.The agreement, which is subject to regulatory approvals from Morocco, will leave the operator Eni with a 45 percent participating interest and Qatar Petroleum and Morocco's Office Nation...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Atlantic, Morocco, Eni, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar Petroleum

The 1 Beauty Trend Meghan Markle Does That Nobody Has Noticed

It's no secret that the royal family doesn't often reveal dramatic hair and makeup transformations, preferring to make small adjustments and trying different trends in a very understated way. Princess Diana had a very sneaky way of cutting her hair so that the public wouldn't even notice: her hairstylist Richard Dalton once said, "We had to do it one-fourth of an inch at a time over several weeks." It seems that old traditions still ring true for the young royals when it comes to beauty. Althoug...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Morocco, Kate Middleton, Diana, British Royals, The Royals, Sussex, Meghan, Markle, MEGHAN MARKLE, Eyeliner, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup, Richard Dalton

Share your highlights of Morocco for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Cities, deserts, coast or mountains … tell us about your favourite place or experience in MoroccoThough only a short flight away, Morocco feels like a long way from Europe, with cities, culture and landscapes that are fascinatingly exotic. We’d love to hear about your highlights of independent travel in Morocco, whether you’ve enjoyed cosmopolitan Casablanca, beautiful Fez, the breezy Atlantic coast or one of the country’s four mountain ranges.Tell us about your discoveries, including details of...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Atlantic, Morocco

9 Reasons To Fall In Love With Morocco

9 Reasons To Fall In Love With Morocco Fall in love with Morocco – Located at the intersection of Africa and Europe is the world’s most amazing country for tourism. Warm waters of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean, sky-high green mountains, unique civilization, and friendly environment of Morocco make it an unbeatable destination for tourists. Surf camp Morocco presents to you some major […] The post 9 Reasons To Fall In Love With Morocco appeared first on As We Travel - The World - Travel, T...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Morocco, Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean, Morocco Fall, Morocco Located

African e-commerce startup Jumia files for IPO on NYSE

Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange today per SEC documents and confirmation from CEO Sacha Poignonnec to TechCrunch. The valuation, share price, and timeline for public stock sales will be determined over the coming weeks for the Nigeria headquartered company. With a smooth filing process, Jumia will become the first African tech startup to list on a major global exchange. Poignonnec would not pinpoint a date for the actual IPO, but noted the min...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ipo, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Smartphones, Companies, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, SEC, Online Retail

Nigeria’s drops consumer e-commerce, pivots to e-procurement

Nigerian startup is dropping consumer online retail and pivoting to B2B e-procurement with Gloopro as its new name. The Lagos based venture has called it quits on e-commerce grocery services, shifting to a product that supplies large and medium corporates with everything from desks to toilet paper. Gloopro’s new platform will generate revenues on a monthly fee structure and a percentage on goods delivered, according to Gloopro CEO D. O. Olusanya. Gloopro, which raised around $1 million i...
Tags: Travel, TC, Uber, Business, Nigeria, Africa, Articles, Spokesperson, Unilever, E-commerce, Economy, Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, Kenya, Online Retail

The Open Reel Takes Calil’s ‘Cinema Morocco’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Italy-based The Open Reel has taken all international rights to Ricardo Calil’s “Cinema Morocco,” a documentary competition entry at the Guadalajara Int’l Film Festival (FICG), which March 8 -15. “Cinema Morocco” world premiered at the Dok Leipzig documentary and animation festival winning the Golden Dove Next Masters Award. The feature screened at Guadalajara on Sunday 10. […]
Tags: News, Global, Morocco, Italy, Festivals, Guadalajara, Guadalajara Int, The Open Reel, Calil, Ricardo Calil

African Confederation Cup: Sfaxien and Berkane reach quarter-finals

Tunisia's CS Sfaxien and Renaissance Berkane of Morocco become the first teams to qualify for this season's African Confederation Cup quarter-finals.
Tags: News, Morocco, Tunisia, Sfaxien, CS Sfaxien, Berkane

Morocco drops case against Spanish activist who helped save lives at sea

Helena Maleno, who aided rescue of migrants, accused of colluding with traffickersA Moroccan court has abandoned proceedings against a Spanish human rights activist who had been investigated for supposedly colluding with people traffickers despite helping to save the lives of hundreds of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean.Helena Maleno and her Walking Borders NGO operate by fielding distress calls from people crossing from north Africa and passing on their locations to the Spanish coastg...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Law, Africa, Spain, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Charities, Voluntary sector, Migration, Morocco, Mediterranean, Helena Maleno