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Morocco: Country in Northwestern Africa
Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and has land borders with Algeria to the east and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the south. Morocco also claims the exclaves of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera and several small Spanish-controlled islands off its coast. The capital is Rabat and the largest city is Casablanca. Morocco spans an area of 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi) and has a population of over 37 million.

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Nora Fatehi celebrates success of 'Dilbar' [Video]

Nora Fatehi celebrates success of 'Dilbar'

Moroccan actress and dancer Nora Fatehi created history as her dance number 'Dilbar,' smashing all records, touched 1 billion-mark on YouTube. Nora is the first African Arab female artist to achieve..

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Winston Churchill landscape owned by Angelina Jolie sells for €9.5m [Video]

Winston Churchill landscape owned by Angelina Jolie sells for €9.5m

The Moroccan landscape painted by Britain’s wartime leader was sold by Angelina Jolie at an auction for more than €9.5 million.

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Morocco's king kicks off country's virus vaccination drive [Video]

Morocco's king kicks off country's virus vaccination drive

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Watch: India sends SII's Covishield vaccines to Mauritius, Seychelles, Myanmar [Video]

Watch: India sends SII's Covishield vaccines to Mauritius, Seychelles, Myanmar

India dispatched consignments of SII's Covishield to Myanmar, Seychelles and Mauritius. India is sending Covid-19 vaccines as part of donation program to neighbours and key partners. Bhutan, Maldives,..

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