Prominent Morocco Islamists rapped over 'sex on beach'

2016-08-23 10:07

Two senior Moroccan Islamist figures have been suspended from their party, the group has announced, following media reports that they have been arrested in a "sexual position" on a beach.

Rabat zoo seeks answers after elephant kills girl with stone

2016-07-29 16:26

Experts at a zoo in the Moroccan capital of Rabat are trying to understand why an elephant tossed a stone in the direction of visitors, killing a 7-year-old girl.

Thousands rally against Morocco pension reforms

2016-07-24 22:15

Thousands of Moroccans have demonstrated in the capital Rabat to protest against a new law raising the retirement age from 60 to 63 for public sector employees.

Morocco wants to rejoin African Union: king

2016-07-18 07:17

Morocco wants to rejoin the African Union, 32 years after quitting the bloc in protest at its decision to accept Western Sahara as a member, King Mohammed VI said.

Morocco arrests of Italian man linked to ISIS attacks

2016-06-13 20:30

Moroccan authorities have arrested an Italian national who is suspected of plotting attacks in support of ISIS.

France can strip terrorists of nationality - court

2016-06-08 20:58

France's highest administrative court has rejected an appeal by five men stripped of their nationality after being convicted for terrorism.

Morocco jails brother of presumed Paris attacks ringleader

2016-05-07 12:04

A Moroccan court has sentenced the younger brother of suspected Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud to two years in prison on charges including justifying terrorism, state media reports.

Morocco arrests three 'ISIS-linked jihadists'

2016-04-29 21:18

Morocco has dismantled a "terrorist cell" composed of three men who had received instructions from the Islamic State group to carry out attacks in the country, the interior ministry says.

Western Sahara separatists warn UN of return to violence

2016-04-15 08:49

The separatist leader of Western Sahara has warned the United Nations of a return to armed conflict in the north African territory unless pressure is put on Morocco to fully restore a UN mission there.

Topless activists held at Morocco homosexuality trial

2016-04-11 22:32

The trial has reopened in central Morocco of a homosexual and three men who allegedly attacked him, as two topless Femen activists protested.


Morocco cleric blasts 'nudity' among immodestly dressed women

2016-08-19 06:43

A senior Moroccan cleric has lashed out at what he called "nudity" in the Muslim kingdom, claiming that more and more women are immodestly dressed, sparking criticism in the media.

Morocco arrests 52 suspects in ISIS-linked terror cell

2016-07-27 17:40

Morocco's Interior Ministry says it has arrested 52 people suspected of being part of a cell linked to ISIS.

Morocco asks to rejoin the African Union after 32 years

2016-07-18 21:51

More than three decades after leaving in a row over membership of Western Sahara, Morocco wants to return to the bloc.

Migrant dies trying to enter Spain via sewer

2016-06-09 05:39

A migrant from sub-Saharan Africa has died after trying to cross from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla through the sewage system.

Morocco slams US human rights report as a list of lies

2016-05-18 08:27

Morocco has slammed the US State Department's report on human rights as a list of inventions and even lies.

UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission

2016-04-29 21:59

The UN Security Council is calling for the urgent return of the UN peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation in a rebuke to Morocco which expelled most of its civilian staff to protest a comment by the UN secretary general

Morocco's ouster of UN staff from Western Sahara denounced

2016-04-27 12:00

The African Union's special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara says Morocco's expulsion of most of the UN peacekeeping mission's civilian staff sets "a very dangerous precedent" and undermines the UN Security Council.

Morocco court releases 2 convicted of homosexuality

2016-04-12 07:45

A Moroccan court has released two men convicted of homosexuality in a case that stirred emotions throughout the country.

Italy expels Moroccan who says he wanted to behead Italians

2016-04-08 15:00

Italy's interior minister says a Moroccan man who shouted to police he wanted to 'behead Italians' and who supports ISIS has been expelled.

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