Obama schedule for Friday, Nov. 22

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with King Mohammed VI of Morocco at the White House Friday, the daily schedule indicated.

Spanish police arrest pedophile mistakenly pardoned in Morocco

MURCIA, Spain, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Police in Spain arrested Daniel Galvan Vina, a convicted pedophile who had mistakenly been pardoned by the king of Morocco, Interior Ministry officials said.

Moroccan king revokes pardon of Spanish pedophile

RABAT, Morocco, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Moroccon King Mohammed VI revoked the pardon of a convicted Spanish pedophile whose release sparked protests, the royal office said.

Morocco to release 48 jailed Spaniards

RABAT, Morocco, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Moroccan King Mohammed VI has agreed to release 48 Spaniards from prison at the request of Spanish King Juan Carlos, officials said.

Moroccan student remains jailed for insulting king

RABAT, Morocco, July 16 (UPI) -- Human rights workers are calling on the Moroccan government to free a student jailed for deprecating comments he made about the king that were put online.

Qatar succession and the gulf's aging monarchies

DOHA, Qatar, June 26 (UPI) -- The handover of power by the emir of Qatar to his 33-year-old son is a rare occurrence among the Persian Gulf's aging ruler-for-life monarchs, but it could show them the way to go as they grapple with the turmoil of the Arab Spring that toppled four seemingly unassailable Arab leaders.

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H. Clinton warns against supporting Assad

H. Clinton warns against supporting Assad

RABAT, Morocco, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton strongly urged the Syrian military and business sector against supporting their president, Bashar Assad, and his regime.

Islamist party makes big gains in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A moderate Islamist party was poised to become the biggest party in Morocco's Parliament after elections.

Morocco's national election under way

RABAT, Morocco, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Polls opened Friday in Morocco to elect 395 members of parliament amid concerns voter turnout would be low, political analysts said.

U.N. hails Moroccan reform plans

UNITED NATIONS, June 23 (UPI) -- The people and the government of Morocco are praised for their efforts that led to proposals for constitutional reform, the U.N. secretary-general said.
Morocco's monarch keen on reform

Morocco's monarch keen on reform

CASABLANCA, Morocco, June 22 (UPI) -- Morocco said it was following through with key constitutional reforms just two weeks after thousands of people took to the streets in protest of the monarchy.

Moroccan leadership unlikely to fall

RABAT, Morocco, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Despite the discovery of five burned bodies in a Moroccan bank, protests in the country are largely peaceful, the interior minister said.

Obama urges Morocco help on Mideast peace

RABAT, Morocco, July 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Morocco's King Mohammed VI to help bring peace between Arabs and Israelis, officials said Saturday.

Atlantic Eye: U.S. elections

TORONTO, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- No U.S. presidential primary in recent memory has been watched overseas more closely than the 2008 contest. It has also brought out large numbers of previously unregistered U.S. citizens who live outside the United States to vote. Here are comments from some ranking individuals.
MARC S ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist
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King Mohammed VI
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Morocco's King Mohammed VI arrive at the King's palace in Casablanca on September 7, 2006. Putin visits Morocco on his mission to expand Russia's reach in Africa. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)

Mohammed VI, (Arabic: محمد السادس‎) (born 21 August 1963) is the present King of Morocco and self-appointed Amir al-Mu'minin (commander of the faithful). He ascended to the throne on 23 July 1999 upon the death of his father.

On the day of his birth, he was appointed Heir Apparent and Crown Prince. His father, King Hassan II, was keen on giving him a religious and political education from an early age. At the age of four, he started attending the Qur'anic school at the Royal Palace, and received a religious and traditional education.

After primary and secondary studies at the Royal College and after he received his Baccalaureate in 1981, Mohammed obtained in 1985 a Bachelor's degree in law at the College of law of the Mohammed V University at Agdal in Rabat. His research paper dealt with "the Arab-African Union and the Strategy of the Kingdom of Morocco in matters of International Relations". He has also frequented the Imperial College and University of Rabat. In the same year of 1985 he was appointed President of the Pan Arab Games and commissioned Colonel Major of the Royal Moroccan Army on 26 November, and Coordinator of the Offices and Services of the Royal Armed Forces until 1994.

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