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Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane speaks during an interview with Reuters in his house in Rabat, Morocco, October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
Nouakchott – Morocco and Mauritania began a new chapter after the relationship between the two countries faced some problems following statements of secretary-general of Istiqlal Party Hamid Chabat saying that Mauritania had originally been part of Morocco and is a...
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Nouakchott-The Arab Ministerial Quartet recently concluded its third meeting held in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on the fringe of preparatory ministerial meetings preceding the 27th Arab Summit. The quartet discussed developments of the ongoing crisis with Iran...
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In this Friday, April 4, 2014, file photo, head mason Alassane Ramiya inspects the remains of tombs at a mausoleum after it was damaged in Timbuktu, Mali.
Nouakchott, Asharq Al-Awsat—Mauritanians are thrilled that Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu is in the running for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Oscars. It is the first time that a film by a Mauritanian director has received the prestigious nomination. The...
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A Mauritanian girl stands outside her family’s shack in a shanty town in Nouakchott’s El-Mina quarter, which is mainly inhabited by the descendants of slaves. Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images)
Nouakchott, Asharq Al-Awsat—Mauritanian presidential candidate and human rights activist Biram Dah Abeid stood in front of dozens of his supporters, adjusted his black turban, and began his speech by talking about his intention to free all slaves in Mauritania, known...
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French President François Hollande (R) accompanies Mauritania’s president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz after a meeting at the Elysée Palace in Paris on November 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer)
Nouakchott, Asharq Al-Awsat—A heated debate is raging in Mauritania as the country prepares for the parliamentary and municipal elections scheduled for November 23. This round of elections has been delayed since October 2011. Opposition figures say they will not...