Atlantic Eye: Taking Aliyev at his word

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The delegation moved through security and up the elevators to a grand foyer. From the window, Gen. Constantin Degeratu, the Romanian national security adviser, and Eduard Kukan, who recently left his post after eight years as Slovak foreign minister, peered out to the Caspian Sea. I too was at the window looking at the massive building projects in Baku. I turned to Hassan Abouyoub, the chief adviser to Morocco's King Mohammed VI, and Seffi Bodansky, a senior adviser to the U.S. Congress, as the door opened.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

The North African brew

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- This weekend’s peaceful elections in Morocco and the al-Qaida bomb attacks in neighboring Algeria gave two sharply contrasting images of the realities of power and politics in North Africa.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Thousands pardoned after princess' birth

RABAT, Morocco, March 2 (UPI) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco has pardoned almost 9,000 prisoners and commuted more than 24,000 sentences to mark the birth of a daughter.

Morocco to have women Muslim preachers

RABAT, Morocco, May 4 (UPI) -- The North African Islamic kingdom of Morocco will let its women preach the religion but they still won't be allowed to lead Friday prayers.

Morocco addresses decades of abuses

RABAT, Morocco, April 18 (UPI) -- Morocco's government is grappling to address past human rights abuses while at the same time, meet international demands to battle terrorism.

Bush praises Moroccan reforms

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- President Bush welcomed Moroccan King Mohammed VI to the White House Thursday and praised new political and social reforms in the African nation.

Jordan gets invitation to G-8 summit

AMMAN, Jordan, May 24 (UPI) -- Jordanian King Abdullah received an invitation from U.S. President George W. Bush to attend the G-8 summit in the June 8, reports said Monday.

Morocco forms council to preserve Islam

RABAT, Morocco, May 13 (UPI) -- King Mohammed VI announced Thursday the Moroccan government's establishment of a council aimed to preserve Moroccan Islam against extremism.

Spain's new PM visiting Morocco

MADRID, April 24 (UPI) -- Spain's prime minister is traveling to Morocco on his first official foreign trip since being elected last month, the BBC reported Saturday.

Morocco human rights record criticized

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 8 (UPI) -- Human rights groups are criticizing the Moroccan government for undermining freedom of expression in its fight against terrorists, the BBC said Thursday.

Earthquake strikes villages in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Officials say at least 447 people died and 250 were injured when a strong earthquake shook the Moroccan resort area of Al Hoceima Tuesday.

Rabbat insists on claim over W. Sahara

RABBAT, Morocco, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Moroccan King Mohammed VI reiterated his country's sovereignty claim over the disputed Western Sahara, stressing diplomacy to resolve the issue.

Morocco women win rights

RABAT, Morocco, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Women in Morocco will gain more rights relating to marriage and divorce under a landmark reform proposed by King Mohammed VI.

Moroccan king to recognize Israel

RABAT, Morocco, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Israel's foreign minister said Tuesday Morocco's King Mohammed VI would "seriously consider" diplomatic relations with Israel.

Journalist: Chirac's eyes on Arab world

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Jacques Chirac is not soft on Islamist terrorism or Saddam Hussein, but his foreign policy must be understood in terms of France's relations with the Arab world
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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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