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New Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakech

2017-10-19 18:07

The Yves Saint Laurent museum has opened its doors to the public in Marrakech, the Moroccan city beloved by the fashion designer, less than three weeks since the inauguration of a Paris-based museum also dedicated to him

21 opposition members on trial over Morocco protests

2017-10-17 17:00

Demonstrators are calling for justice for 21 detained leaders of a Moroccan protest movement that has become the biggest challenge to this North African kingdom since the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011

Western Sahara: disputed territory in North Africa

2017-10-17 10:04

Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony mainly controlled by Morocco, but whose territory is claimed by the pro-independence Polisario Front.

'Thirsty protests' hit Morocco over water shortages

2017-10-15 18:06

Residents angered by persistent water shortages in southern Morocco have taken to the streets in a series of "thirsty protests" that has grabbed the attention of the country's king.

'Inspiration' Marrakesh hosts Yves Saint Laurent museum

2017-10-15 10:00

A fusion of Moroccan traditions and contemporary flair that inspired Yves Saint Laurent, a museum to the famed fashion designer is set to be unveiled in his beloved Marrakesh.

Moroccan king wants rethink of poverty projects

2017-10-14 16:55

The king of Morocco has ordered the government to rethink its development model, telling legislators the country's anti-poverty programs are no longer working.

Russian PM talks up Morocco gas projects

2017-10-12 11:59

Russia and Morocco hope to co-operate more closely in the energy sector, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev has said during a visit to Rabat.

Hundreds protest to free Morocco's northern activists

2017-10-08 19:13

Hundreds of people from around Morocco are protesting in the nation's economic capital, Casablanca, to demand freedom for jailed activists.

Morocco 'mule women' in back-breaking trade from Spain

2017-10-06 12:41

Along the border between Spain's North African enclave Ceuta and Morocco, thousands of women eke out a living lugging back-breaking loads of goods in an "organised trafficking" operation tolerated by officials.

Morocco defends expulsion of Guardian journalist

2017-09-29 20:36

Morocco's communication minister has said that a journalist for Britain's Guardian newspaper was expelled because he had been working in a tense region of the country without a permit.

 

Fake dentists ply brisk trade in Morocco

2017-10-18 21:16

A smart white coat is no proof of being a qualified medical practitioner in Morocco, where fake dentists and other "health professionals" thrive on poverty, sometimes with wretched consequences.

New UN envoy in Morocco to restart talks on disputed Western Sahara

2017-10-17 11:10

The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, is visiting Morocco as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario Front.

Disabled chefs serve as model for change in Morocco

2017-10-16 15:26

A remarkable restaurant in Morocco's capital offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy a full, fresh meal for just $6.

Morocco arrests 11 suspects linked to ISIS jihadists

2017-10-15 16:02

Moroccan police arrested 11 members of an "extremely dangerous terrorist" cell linked to the Islamic State group and seized chemical products used to make bombs, says the interior ministry.

New UN envoy for Western Sahara to make regional tour

2017-10-14 19:00

The UN's new envoy for Western Sahara will travel to Morocco at the weekend as part of a regional tour aimed at kick-starting talks on ending the decades-old conflict over the disputed territory.

Morocco court annuls ruling on paternity outside marriage

2017-10-12 18:35

A Moroccan appeals court has struck down a ruling that for the first time recognised a man as the father of a child born outside of marriage.

Morocco prepares to test 'fastest train in Africa'

2017-10-10 11:40

Engineers in Morocco are preparing to test the Arab world's first high-speed railway this week with trains reaching 320km/h, the country's rail office says.

Morocco to flesh out on strategy to ensure water security

2017-10-06 17:37

The Moroccan government has set up a ministerial commission to flesh out a strategy to ensure the country's water security.

13 held in Morocco over record cocaine haul

2017-10-05 10:35

Thirteen Spanish citizens of Moroccan origin have been arrested over a record seizure of cocaine in the North African country, authorities say.

Guardian says journalist expelled from Morocco

2017-09-29 17:36

A journalist for The Guardian was expelled from Morocco on Thursday, the British newspaper said after he landed in London.

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