Briefs, January 24, 2013

A chimp at a research centre in Louisiana. Photo: NYT

Rebels on rampage at Syria's religious sites

Thursday, 24 January, 2013, 4:37am

Filipino maids complain of rape, abuse in Morocco

Filipino maids complain of rape, abuse in Morocco. Photo: AFP

Young women from the Philippines working as housemaids in Morocco have described being exploited, physically abused and raped by their employers in the north African kingdom.

"I was confined in the house of this woman, who confiscated my passport. To get it back, she told me that I had to give her US$4,000," Analissa Dalambines, a young Filipino, told a press conference in Rabat.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:39am

Rights group alarmed over Morocco’s treatment of maids

A recent meeting against the use of under-15 aged girls as domestic servants in Imintanoute, southwest of Marrakech, Morocco. A new report says the country still needs to do more to reduce the number of girls working as domestic servants. Photo: AP.

Morocco has made progress in reducing the number of girls working as domestic servants but much more needs to be done, Human Rights Watch reported on Thursday.

16 Nov 2012 - 12:32pm

42 killed in Morocco’s worst-ever bus crash

Moroccan rescuers carry the body of a passenger who was killed in a bus crash to a hospital morgue in Marrakech on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

A bus plunged into a ravine in the Atlas mountains of southern Morocco early on Tuesday killing at least 42 people, a security official said, in the worst such accident recorded in the kingdom.

All the victims were Moroccan, a local official told reporters. “But we are still in the process of identifying the bodies, as well as the injured,” he added.

4 Sep 2012 - 8:43pm

US spook treads religio-racial fault lines in modern Morocco

The Honoured Dead by Joseph Braude Spiegel & Grau

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

'Choose your road carefully then stick to it'

My education in Morocco and France included going to university at the age of 16 and it helped me create my proudest achievement, the wine and spirits event Vinexpo.

My father was a French administrator in Morocco, which won independence from France in 1956.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

Today's questions

Who are the new team at this year's Sevens?A) MadagascarB) MalaysiaC) Morocco

How many Plates have Hong Kong won over the 30 years?A) TwoB) ThreeC) Four

21 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Tim Hall

The London-based photographer unveils a retrospective of his work featuring pictures taken in Myanmar, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India and Morocco during the past decade. His ability to capture images that exude life and character gives the display a reassuring warmth. The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9566. Until Apr 7

27 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Morocco survive final onslaught

Morocco coach Bernard Delbreil celebrated his first success since taking over the reins last year by masterminding his team to a closely fought 15-12 victory over Chinese Taipei in the Bowl Championship final yesterday.

25 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Moroccan fleet figures fall

Morocco's shipping fleet turnover fell in value by 2.2 per cent to 2.1 billion dirhams (about HK$1.67 billion) in 1997 compared with the year before, a spokesman said. Freight also fell 10.5 per cent to 4.6 million tonnes.

22 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Morocco orders French frigates

The Moroccan navy is to buy two French Floreal-class coastal frigates for 800 million francs (about HK$1.04 billion). According to sources, the frigates will be built at Saint-Nazaire on the French Atlantic coast.

24 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Morocco activity up 7.4pc

Morocco's merchant maritime transport activity rose 7.4 per cent to 5.15 million tonnes in 1996, worth US$230 million, according to a government official.

The business generated turnover of 2.16 billion dirhams (about HK$1.78 billion) in 1996, a drop of one per cent compared with the previous period, the merchant maritime directorate said.

30 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Morocco seeks port builder

The Moroccan Government has invited tenders for design, construction and operation of a new Atlantic transshipment port in Tangier.

23 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Consumer Council offers more amazing insights

IT'S the time of the month when the Consumer Council issues Choice magazine, its most lethal weapon in the fight for consumers' rights.

18 Oct 1994 - 12:00am