Morocco http://www.kunc.org en Actor Who Played Satan Scoffs At Obama Comparison http://www.kunc.org/post/actor-who-played-satan-scoffs-obama-comparison "It's nonsense," Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazzani says of the fuss created by some conservative TV talkers who think Ouazzani was made to look as much like President Obama as he did Satan in The History Channel miniseries "The Bible."<p>Still, he <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=176647481" target="_blank">tells The Associated Press</a> that the notoriety is a good thing:<p><blockquote><p>"For someone like me, a simple unknown actor, to find himself in a controversy like this — even though it's nonsense — it makes me known around the world, so it's something positive," Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:11:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 42660 at http://www.kunc.org Actor Who Played Satan Scoffs At Obama Comparison Moroccans Celebrate A Bountiful Year For Date Harvest http://www.kunc.org/post/moroccans-celebrate-bountiful-year-date-harvest In the heart of the Moroccan oasis and palm grove of Skoura, west of Marrakesh, yellow and reddish dates dangled heavily from branches high above us. It's going to be a good year, a man harvesting dates said, offering me a handful of fresh, still-yellow fruit cut from the tree just moments before.<p>The man, holding a <em>tamskart</em>, a hooked knife anchored to a short wooden handle used for trimming these heavily laden branches, had just shimmied down from one of a dozen palm trees. He was paid 20 dirham, or just over $2, per tree by the family that owns them. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:11:00 +0000 38678 at http://www.kunc.org Moroccans Celebrate A Bountiful Year For Date Harvest 2 Marines Killed, 2 Injured In Osprey Crash In Morocco http://www.kunc.org/post/2-marines-killed-2-injured-osprey-crash-morocco Two U.S. Marines have been killed and two others injured when the V-22 Osprey they were in crashed Wednesday during a training exercise in Morocco.<p>NPR's Larry Abramson is reporting that the reservists were part of a Marine unit participating in the annual African Lion exercise with the Moroccan military. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:50:00 +0000 25534 at http://www.kunc.org