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or Ma·ghrib  (mŭg′rəb)
A region of northwest Africa comprising the coastlands and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

Ma′ghreb·i adj.


(ˈmʌɡrəb) or


(Placename) NW Africa, including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and sometimes Libya
[from Arabic, literally: the West]


or Ma•ghrib

(ˈmʌg rəb)

NW Africa, considered to include Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and sometimes Libya.
Ma′ghre•bi, n., pl. -bis, -bi, adj.
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Noun1.Maghreb - the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and TunisiaMaghreb - the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
Al-Magrib, Kingdom of Morocco, Maroc, Marruecos, Morocco - a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
Republic of Tunisia, Tunisia - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956; "southern Tunisia is mostly desert"
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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The BADR-5 Maghreb Bouquet will broadcastBERBERE TV, BERBERE JEUNESSE and BERBERE MUSIC in addition to satellite radio channels Berbere Radio and Antinea Radio to the Maghreb communities.
TAP) - Participants in the 2nd Maghreb seminar on "The Quality of Education in the Arab Maghreb: Challenges and Stakes" pointed out the need to review the Maghreb education system and invest in education through improving the quality of educational programmes and opening on Anglo-Saxon models.
Summary: The five Maghreb countries have agreed to release a quarter of the capital of the Maghreb Investment and Foreign Trade Bank (BMICE), with an amount of 150 million dollars, said
In this regard, the Sovereign hailed the launch of the Maghreb Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade to contribute to reinforcing Maghreb economic relations and promoting trade and finance projects of mutual interest.
With regard to the Maghreb, we reaffirm our determination to build a strong union based on solid bilateral relations and inclusive economic projects," the Moroccan monarch underlined on the 15th anniversary of his accession to the throne.
As regards the Maghreb, I should like to say, once again, that I keenly look forward to seeing a strong union built on the firm foundation of solid bilateral relations and integrated economic projects", the Sovereign said in a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of His enthronement.
Among the encouraging results of this inclination is that the United Nations has taken the regional dimension into account, seeing how it would ensure the reopening of the border between the two neighboring countries and consequently support the steps leading towards the activation of the Maghreb Union.
Summary: In an exclusive report for BME, Amor Tahari, International Consultant and Former Deputy Director at the IMF states that for economic development and job creation, financial deepening and integration within the Maghreb Block are essential
pdf stresses in particular the development of energy cooperation, "an area where integration in the Maghreb could bring benefits both to partner countries and, in the longer term, to the European Union by opening the way for the export of renewable energy from Maghreb towards the EU.
In further response to the transformation of the countries of the Southern Mediterranean, the High Representative and the European Commission has just issued a Joint Communication setting out proposals to support the five countries of the Maghreb in their efforts towards closer cooperation and deeper regional integration.
In a statement he delivered in Tunis marking the first anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution, President Bouteflika praised the "democratic strides" achieved in the Maghreb countries, stressing that they will help resume the building of the Maghreb Union.
The Ministerial Council of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research for "Maghreb" Countries, will hold its 10th session tomorrow in the Tunisian city of Hammamet to study educational issues in the region and prospects of boosting cooperation between the Maghreb countries in the areas of specializations.