Algeria summons Morocco envoy over Syrian migrant row

2017-04-24 13:38

Algeria's foreign ministry summoned the Moroccan ambassador to deny accusations by his country that Algiers had expelled 55 Syrians across their shared border, a statement has said.

Morocco says Algeria expelled 55 migrants

2017-04-22 17:16

Morocco has accused Algeria of expelling 55 Syrian migrants across the countries' shared border and criticised it for "inhumane behaviour".

Senegal arrests suspected Boko Haram recruiter, extremists

2017-04-13 12:29

Senegalese police say authorities have arrested a suspected recruiter for the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.

UN chief urges new bid to end Western Sahara dispute

2017-04-11 09:13

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is proposing a new diplomatic push to end the decades-old dispute over Western Sahara, possibly by holding a referendum on Morocco's rule over the territory, according to a confidential report obtained by AFP.

Morocco's king regains upper hand with new cabinet

2017-04-08 17:08

Morocco's new government is set to be dominated by officials close to the palace despite the premier hailing from the country's ruling Islamist party.

Morocco hosts month-long African art festival

2017-03-30 16:00

Morocco is hosting a month-long festival to celebrate African art and culture, featuring some of the continent's most prominent artists.

Moroccan premier forms government, ending 5-month crisis

2017-03-26 11:01

Morocco's new prime minister Saadeddine El Othmani has succeeded in building a governing coalition, ending a five-month political deadlock after just eight days in office

Western Sahara wants AU to sanction Morocco after no-show

2017-03-21 21:33

Western Sahara wants African Union to sanction Morocco after skipping meeting on territory

Lebanese businessman wanted by US detained in Morocco

2017-03-17 08:31

A lawyer for a Lebanese businessman that the US says has provided millions of dollars to the Hezbollah group says his client has been arrested by Moroccan authorities.

Moroccan king, in rare move, ousts designated prime minister

2017-03-16 08:30

In a highly unusual move, Morocco's king has ousted the designated prime minister in an effort to settle a five-month deadlock over forming a new government.


Morocco, US stage joint military exercise

2017-04-23 11:17

Moroccan and US forces are among nearly 1 300 troops from across the world taking part in a major military exercise in southern Morocco, the American embassy and military officials have said.

UN chief wants new talks in 40-year Western Sahara impasse

2017-04-13 14:51

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he wants renewed negotiations to resolve the Western Sahara conflict, which has pitted Morocco against the Polisario Front independence movement for 40 years.

Morocco dismantles ISIS-linked cell

2017-04-12 23:01

The Moroccan authorities say they have dismantled a "terrorist cell" that was recruiting volunteers for the Islamic State group.

Polestar Racing team grabs 2017 World Touring Car Championship opener

2017-04-10 14:02

Thed Björk, Néstor Girolami and Nicky Catsburg completes the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Morocco.

Morocco names new government, ending 6-month deadlock

2017-04-06 15:24

Moroccan King Mohammed VI has appointed a new coalition government, ending six months of deadlock that had stalled the economy.

Governor fired as new violence hits Morocco province

2017-03-29 12:09

Moroccan authorities have fired a provincial governor after angry protesters clashed with police, leaving dozens of officers reportedly injured, an interior ministry source says.

Morocco's Tangiers to host Chinese industrial city

2017-03-22 16:14

Morocco and China's Haite Group have signed an agreement to launch an industrial park near Tangiers for 200 Chinese companies that will create tens of thousands of jobs.

Moroccan king names new PM to break political deadlock

2017-03-17 19:28

Morocco's king has named a new prime minister, former top diplomat Saadeddine Othmani, after ousting his predecessor after five months of government deadlock

Morocco king to replace PM to end political impasse

2017-03-16 10:00

The king of Morocco is to appoint a new prime minister, the royal palace says, after an unprecedented five months of talks on forming a coalition government ended in failure.

Morocco court tries 25 over W Sahara killings

2017-03-13 22:09

A Moroccan court has resumed the trial of 25 Sahrawis accused of killing 13 people, mostly Moroccan security forces, in the contested Western Sahara's Gdeim Izik camp in 2010.

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