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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.

Frenchman accused of Morocco terror ties to remain jailed

2017-03-09 12:44

A Moroccan appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Frenchman arrested in anti-terrorism raids, dismissing his claims that he signed a confession in Arabic that he could neither read nor understand.

Moroccan lawmaker shot dead in Casablanca

2017-03-08 12:54

A Moroccan parliamentarian has been shot dead in Casablanca, local media reports, adding that Abdellatif Merdas was gunned down near his home in the well-off southern district of Californie.

Morocco applies to join west African regional economic bloc

2017-03-07 18:05

The Ecowas has confirmed that Morocco is applying to join the bloc. It comes after the north African kingdom in January rejoined the African Union as it seeks a larger role on the continent.

10 hurt in new Morocco football riot

2017-03-06 13:46

At least 10 people were hurt when rival football fans clashed in Morocco over the weekend, the interior ministry says, vowing a "rigorous" crackdown on hooliganism.

Trade rises as tensions ease on W Sahara contested road

2017-03-01 21:31

Trade has picked up on a contested road in Western Sahara on Morocco's border with Mauritania after tensions eased between troops and separatists, officials and truck drivers said Wednesday.

Polisario dismisses Rabat pullback as 'window dressing'

2017-02-27 20:20

Polisario separatists have dismissed as "window dressing" Morocco's announcement of a pullback from a zone of the contested Western Sahara that has raised tensions with their Algiers-backed movement.

 

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 jails Frenchman for 'terrorist' links

2017-03-09 16:03

A Moroccan appeals court has sentenced a Frenchman to four years in prison after he was convicted of financially supporting a "terrorist" cell, a case that has alarmed rights groups.

Morocco says determined to develop Western Sahara

2017-03-08 21:05

Morocco is "more determined than ever" to develop the Western Sahara, Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad has said on a two-day visit to the disputed territory.

Polisario blames Morocco for UN W Sahara envoy leaving

2017-03-07 21:01

An official from the Polisario Front fighting for the independence of the Western Sahara has blamed Morocco for the resignation of a UN envoy to the disputed territory.

UN envoy for Western Sahara quits

2017-03-07 05:25

The UN envoy for Western Sahara has offered his resignation after leading efforts for eight years to settle the conflict between Morocco and the Polisario Front.

14 hurt as rival Moroccan fans clash

2017-03-04 07:05

At least 14 people have been injured after rival football supporters clashed in the northern Moroccan town of Al-Hoceima, the interior ministry says.

Paris auction of Moroccan 'Nessie' makes waves

2017-03-01 05:57

Geologists in Morocco have denounced the planned auction of a 66-million-year-old marine dinosaur skeleton in Paris and demanded that the remains be repatriated.

Morocco says to withdraw from Western Sahara tension zone

2017-02-27 06:09

Morocco says it will pull back from a zone of the contested Western Sahara that has raised tensions with Algeria-backed Polisario Front separatists.

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