Morocco eyes boycott of Swedish companies over Western Sahara

2015-10-02 13:27

Morocco says it is considering a boycott of Swedish companies operating in the North African kingdom because of Sweden’s position on the conflict over Western Sahara.

Freed Guantanamo inmate detained in Morocco - prosecutor

2015-09-21 07:41

A Moroccan held in Guantanamo Bay military prison for 13 years without charge before his release this week has been detained in his native country, Morocco’s prosecutor general says.

Moroccan journalist on hunger strike, barred from leaving

2015-09-17 22:00

A Moroccan journalist has gone on hunger strike after being banned from leaving the country.

Official: Arms seized in Morocco 'came from Algeria'

2015-09-15 12:22

Arms seized during a swoop on an alleged extremist cell entered the country from Algeria, a Moroccan security official has charged.

Morocco Islamists win key urban posts

2015-09-05 21:44

Morocco's ruling Islamist party won most of the country's key cities further expanding its reach after four years of leading a coalition government that undertook major fiscal reforms.

Morocco votes in test for Islamist government

2015-09-04 10:37

At least 15 million Moroccans are set to go to the polls for local elections seen as a gauge of the popularity of the government of Abdelilah Benkirane, a year ahead of a general election.

Morocco's teachers battle urban-rural education divide

2015-08-19 16:01

Although Morocco is pouring its resources into education, students in rural areas are still lagging behind, a report says.

Morocco jails two over anti-gay beating

2015-08-13 21:28

A Moroccan court has sentenced two men to four months in jail for beating up a presumed homosexual man because of his appearance, a rights group says.

Morocco FBI foils jihadist attack plots

2015-07-21 21:43

Morocco has arrested several people over alleged plots to carry out attacks mainly targeting security officials on behalf of ISIS.

Mouse sparks a stampede at a Moroccan mosque – 80 injured

2015-07-15 14:47

A mouse triggered panic and consequently a stampede in a Casablanca mosque, leaving at least 80 people, mostly women, injured, a report says.


African migrant found in Spain in car dashboard

2015-09-25 06:45

Spanish police say they have found a would-be migrant squashed into a hidden compartment under the dashboard of a car that was attempting to enter Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.

Moroccan freed after 13 years at Gitmo

2015-09-18 06:36

Another Guantanamo Bay prisoner has been released as part of the drawn-out US effort to close the detention centre on the US base in Cuba.

Investment in Morocco private school network

2015-09-17 18:08

TPG/Satya, the partnership between TPG Growth and Satya Capital has agreed to invest in the largest private school network in Morocco.

Morocco breaks up another ISIS cell

2015-09-14 21:05

Moroccan authorities say they have dismantled a militant cell planning to create an ISIS affiliate, seizing weapons and bomb-making materials in raids on their hideouts.

Morocco's ruling Islamists trailing in local polls

2015-09-05 12:08

Morocco's ruling Islamists are on course to finish second behind the liberal opposition in local polls seen as a gauge of the political climate ahead of next year's general election.

2 journalists arrested in blackmail of Moroccan king

2015-08-28 14:43

The Paris prosecutor's office and a lawyer for Morocco's King Mohammed VI say two French journalists have been arrested in France for allegedly trying to blackmail the monarch.

Moroccan air force Mirage F1 crashes after bird strike

2015-08-18 10:13

A Moroccan air force Mirage F1 crashed in the northeast of the country after hitting a flock of birds but the pilot managed to eject safely, a report citing the armed forces says.

Man suffocates trying to enter Spain in suitcase

2015-08-03 13:40

A 27-year-old Moroccan man suffocated to death while trying to illegally enter Spain hidden inside a suitcase in the trunk of a car, police say.

Arrests after suspected thief lynched in Morocco

2015-07-21 21:04

Four more people have been arrested over the lynching of a suspected thief in a marketplace of central Morocco.

Moroccans convicted for drinking juice during Ramadan

2015-07-14 23:35

Four youths arrested in Morocco for drinking fruit juice in public during the daylight hours of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan received suspended four-month jail terms.

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