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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.

Morocco flash floods toll climbs

2014-11-24 18:53

The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades is still climbing.

Burkina's Compaore to stay for limited period – Morocco

2014-11-21 19:37

Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government says.

Concern as Morocco blocks human rights groups

2014-11-07 14:12

Human Rights Watch has expressed concern over Morocco blocking the activities of local and international human rights organisations operating in the country.

Morocco arrests three ISIS jihadists

2014-10-28 20:52

Morocco has arrested three men; a Frenchman, a French-Moroccan and an Algerian; accused of planning to join the ISIS jihadist group.

Morocco plans first solar mega-project

2014-10-20 11:06

Morocco's first solar energy plant will begin operating in 2015 as it aims to become a world class renewable energy producer and eyes exporting to nearby Europe.

Hundreds of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border

2014-10-15 19:24

About 300 African migrants have stormed a border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish territory of Melilla, leaving at least 10 people injured, officials say.

Toyota SA wraps up Dakar test

2014-10-10 13:01

South Africa's Toyota Hilux crew of Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz has wrapped up six successful days of testing for the 2015 Dakar at the Rally of Morocco.

Anti-Islam lawmaker investigated for hate speech

2014-10-09 15:35

Dutch prosecutors say they are investigating anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders on suspicion of inciting hatred and discrimination against Moroccans in the Netherlands.

SA woman not arrested in Morocco

2014-10-09 05:47

An African Union youth ambassador has not been arrested but is being held at a Moroccan airport because she has no visa to enter that country, the international relations department says.

Gay Briton jailed in Morocco released

2014-10-07 22:12

A British tourist jailed in Morocco for 'homosexual acts' has been released, his family says.

SA pair still with leaders in Morocco

2014-10-07 12:47

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz are still with leaders in the 2014 Morocco Rally, a shakedown/test event to prepare them for the 2015 Dakar.

Morocco mulls legal pot growing, breaking taboo

2014-10-07 09:57

Morocco's marijuana farmers live in a strange limbo in which the fields are left alone, while the growers face police harassment. A new draft law may bring some reprieve.

SA Toyota crew shows 'how to' in Morocco

2014-10-06 12:56

SA Toyota team Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz had a minor setback on Saturday's Stage 1 of the Rally of Morocco but made up the pace to finish second overall...

Morocco dismantles extremist recruitment cell

2014-09-12 16:06

Morocco has announced the dismantling of a cell involved in recruiting Moroccans to go fight with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

Morocco dismantles recruitment cell for Iraq

2014-08-14 16:15

Moroccan police say they have dismantled a nine-person cell recruiting volunteers to fight with the radical Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

Morocco building collapse toll hits 23

2014-07-14 10:46

The death toll after three buildings collapsed in the Moroccan city of Casablanca has reached 23, officials say, after more bodies were recovered from the rubble in the past three days.

At least 32 killed in Morocco building collapse

2014-07-11 17:14

Two buildings have collapsed in the Moroccan city of Casablanca, leaving at least three people dead and 26 wounded, medical officials say.

Morocco urged to stop jailing gays

2014-07-07 23:14

Human Rights Watch has urged Morocco to stop prosecuting and jailing people for their sexual orientation.

Morocco activists jailed over demo granted bail

2014-06-17 21:33

Nine activists from Morocco’s February 20 pro-reform movement jailed last month for violence against police have been granted bail at their appeals hearing, judicial sources say.

Morocco seizes 30 tons of hashish

2014-06-09 14:41

Moroccan police have seized nearly 30 tons of hashish in Casablanca, one of the largest busts in the major cannabis exporting country in years, reports say.

Morocco king in Tunis

2014-05-31 06:45

Moroccan King Mohamed VI has arrived in Tunis for his first official visit to the country since the January 2011 popular uprising.

100s of migrants breach Morocco-Spain border

2014-05-28 13:10

About 400 migrants have stormed across a towering, triple-layer border fence from Morocco into the tiny Spanish territory of Melilla, one of the biggest crossings in nearly a decade.

6 Moroccans jailed for 'homosexuality'

2014-05-15 07:52

A Moroccan court has jailed six men for up to three years on various charges including "homosexuality", a rights group says.

 

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.

Floods kill at least 17 in southern Morocco

2014-11-24 12:13

Morocco's government says heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed at least 17 people with a further 18 missing after heavy rains.

Ousted Burkina leader arrives in Morocco from I Coast

2014-11-21 08:47

Burkina Faso’s deposed president Blaise Compaore has arrived in Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he has been in exile since his ouster in a popular revolt last month, the Moroccan foreign ministry says.

Moroccan living in US gets to 2 years in drone plot

2014-10-30 10:46

A Moroccan national, accused of plotting to attack Harvard University and a federal building with bombs attached to a drone, has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Fossil treasures at risk in Morocco desert town

2014-10-24 09:24

A rare and vanishing fossil treasure in the middle of a sprawling palm grove in Morocco's remote eastern desert, is at risk of over-excavation - threatening the site's archeological and cultural heritage.

Moroccan held for trying to join ISIS

2014-10-16 09:29

A Moroccan man, with his two young French daughters in tow, has been arrested in Casablanca, as he sought to join up with the jihadist ISIS fighters, authorities say.

Teen Moroccan rapper charged over videos

2014-10-11 20:51

A teenaged Moroccan rapper is in juvenile detention on a variety of charges that include distorting the words of the national anthem.

Moroccan jailed with gay Briton freed

2014-10-09 16:20

The companion of a British tourist freed from Moroccan jail this week after being arrested with him for “homosexual acts” has also been released from custody, a rights group says.

Super day for SA crew at Morocco Rally

2014-10-09 11:27

SA's Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz suffered some heavy setbacks at the Morocco Rally but despite mechanical gremlins, the pair managed to win a great stage on Wednesday.

Gay tourist jailed in Morocco returns to UK

2014-10-08 08:48

A British tourist jailed in Morocco for “homosexual acts” has returned to Britain to a tearful reunion with his family.

Islamic Morocco considers legalising marijuana

2014-10-07 17:00

Morocco, the top hash provider globally, is considering legalising production of marijuana for medical and industrial despite Islamic taboos against drugs.

Islamic Morocco considers legalising marijuana

2014-10-07 10:19

Morocco, the top hash provider globally, is considering legalising production of marijuana for medical and industrial despite Islamic taboos against drugs.

UK family urges Morocco to free gay pensioner

2014-10-06 21:09

A British man has urged Morocco to release his 70-year-old father, claiming he is being held in "appalling" conditions in a Marrakesh prison after being convicted of homosexuality.

Tourist jailed in Morocco for being gay

2014-10-06 05:00

A 70-year-old British tourist has been sent to jail in Morocco for being gay after he was arrested with a local man at a bus stop.

Hard times for red gold divers

2014-09-09 16:16

Harvesting mineral-rich seaweed on Morocco's Atlantic coast, Attibari Lemkhanter worries that the plant known locally as 'red gold' is becoming increasingly scarce.

Morocco warns of terror plot from Syria, Iraq

2014-07-17 07:41

Morocco's interior minister says that Moroccan extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria are plotting terror attacks on prominent figures and sites back home.

Casablanca buildings collapse: Death toll revised

2014-07-13 21:43

The death toll after three buildings collapsed in Morocco's largest city and commercial capital Casablanca, is lower than initially thought.

Morocco tightens security over threat

2014-07-11 07:02

Morocco has announced that it is tightening security measures in response to a "serious terrorist threat" linked to the growing number of its citizens joining jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

Morocco arrests recruiters for Iraq-Syria fighting

2014-06-25 14:56

Morocco’s interior ministry says it has dismantled a cell recruiting Moroccans to fight for extremist groups in Iraq and Syria.

African music legends pay homage to Mandela

2014-06-16 07:50

African superstars Johnny Clegg and Youssou N'Dour have paid homage to late South African icon Nelson Mandela at the 20th edition of the World Festival of Sacred Music in Morocco.

Arabs mostly give Obama negative 2014 report card

2014-06-04 14:14

A new poll shows that Arabs believe the Obama administration has little commitment to a Palestinian state and should not intervene militarily in Syria.

UN rights chief urges Morocco to do more

2014-05-29 14:04

The UN has lauded Morocco’s 2011 constitution and various measures to better protect the citizens’ rights, and urged that they be swiftly applied.

Morocco Salafists demand release of brothers

2014-05-16 22:14

Hundreds of hardline Salafists have demonstrated outside Morocco's parliament demanding the release of fellow Islamists jailed in connection with suicide bombings in Casablanca 11 years ago, insisting on their innocence.

700 migrants rush Spain's border

2014-05-01 18:30

Seven hundred African migrants have rushed Spain's border in the North African enclave of Melilla, 140 breach it.

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