Saudi-led campaign strikes Yemen's Sana'a

2015-03-27 19:40

Yemen's beleaguered government says Saudi-led airstrikes against its Houthi militia opponents would not last long on the second day of a mainly Gulf Arab campaign.

Moroccan 'FBI' keeps jihadists at bay

2015-03-26 07:42

Morocco prides itself on being a bastion against Islamist extremism, with its anti-jihadist ‘FBI’ and training of imams to preach tolerance keeping the jihadist threat at bay.

Morocco says ISIS cell busted, arms seized

2015-03-23 05:00

Morocco says it has dismantled a "terrorist cell" and seized weapons earmarked for a string of assassinations in a nationwide operation targeting supporters of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Ancient arthropod a gentle giant

2015-03-11 21:23

It was Earth's largest animal at the time, at least double the size of anything else.

Warplanes hit Tripoli airport before UN talks start

2015-03-05 15:31

Warplanes from Libya’s internationally recognised government have carried out airstrikes on a Tripoli airport, a security official says.

Morocco suspends flights to and from Libya citing security

2015-02-17 15:51

Morocco has announced that flights between Morocco and Libya have been suspended because security at Libya airports is not up to international standards.

Morocco man fears torture if deported from Spain

2015-02-06 10:20

Campaigners have demanded that Spain halt the deportation to Morocco of a man who fears being tortured there after being sentenced over unrest in the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

Five held in Morocco on terror charges

2014-12-30 07:34

Morocco has indicted five people on charges of plotting "terrorist acts" and belonging to an illegal religious group.

4 die as homes collapse in Morocco storms

2014-12-15 14:23

Four people have died in a house that collapsed as new storms swept across Morocco, a month after flooding killed nearly 50, the authorities say.

Morocco storms kill 11: report

2014-12-02 07:26

Floods triggered by torrential rains have killed 11 people in Morocco, a week after a storm left 36 dead.


Moroccan opposition in standoff with police over burial

2015-03-27 08:46

Thousands of supporters of Morocco's biggest opposition movement have buried their late leader's widow after a standoff with security forces who tried to prevent her being laid to rest beside his grave.

Morocco: ISIS cell brought in arms through Spanish enclave

2015-03-24 09:34

Moroccan authorities say a "terrorist cell" they dismantled had brought in arms through the Spanish enclave of Melilla to carry out attacks for the ISIS jihadist group.

Morocco recalls its ambassador to Nigeria

2015-03-11 23:55

Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Nigeria, in a row over whether the president of Nigeria is trying to use the king of Morocco to win over Muslim voters.

Spain says dismantles Islamic cell in N African enclave

2015-03-10 16:27

Spain says it has dismantled a militant Islamic cell in its North African enclave of Ceuta that it claims was ready to attack either Spain or other targets in Europe.

Morocco arrests 3 seeking to join ISIS in Libya

2015-02-19 16:13

Morocco has announced the arrest of three men suspected of seeking to join ISIS's Libyan branch.

Morocco clears migrant camps

2015-02-11 18:17

Moroccan forces have swept through the migrant camp outside the Spanish enclave of Melilla, arresting hundreds.

Morocco arrests suspect tied to Frenchman's murder

2015-01-26 15:22

Moroccan authorities say they have arrested a suspected Algerian member of the militant group responsible for kidnapping and beheading French tourist Herve Gourdel east of Algiers in September.

Morocco jails 10 in cases linked to 'terrorism'

2014-12-28 07:44

A Moroccan court specialising in cases related to "terrorism" has sentenced 10 people to jail terms, including some accused of recruiting fighters for Syria and Iraq.

Moroccan lawmaker dies after being hit by train

2014-12-08 08:30

A Moroccan lawmaker close to Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane has been killed in a train accident his party says.

At least 7 dead in Morocco storms

2014-12-01 16:13

Foul weather in Morocco has killed up to seven people a week after a previous storm left 36 dead, report say.

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