Maghreb Arabe Press
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The agency was founded on 31 May 1959 by Mehdi Bennouna in Rabat. The director is Mohammed Khabbachi, and headquartered in Rabat. The agency has official international services in four languages: Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. In 1960, the agency launched the African bulletin. It launched the Middle East service as well as the English service on 14 October 1975.
Abdeljalil Fenjiro served as the director of the agency for more than twenty years until 16 November 1999 when Mohammed Yassine Mansouri replaced him in the post.
The agency has international offices in Abidjan, Algiers, Bonn, Beyrouth, Cairo, Dakar, Geneva, Jeddah, Lisbon, Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal, Moscow, New Delhi, Nouakchott, Paris, Rome, Tunis and Washington. In addition, the agency has a large network in Asia.
National and regional offices
The agency has correspondents in Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Ankara, Baghdad, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Damascus, El Jadida, Essaouira, Málaga, Marseille, Mexico City, New Delhi, Ouarzazate, Pretoria, Tan-Tan, Taza, Tehran, Tetouan and Tripoli.
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