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.

2 Morocco women acquitted of indency

2015-07-13 19:03

A Moroccan court has acquitted two women who faced charges of 'gross indecency' for wearing dresses in public.

Libya's internationally accepted PM 'aspires' to peace deal

2015-07-02 12:04

The internationally recognised prime minister of Libya says he is “aspiring” to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the rival Islamist-led Tripoli government in Morocco.

Moroccan women facing 'indecency' charges

2015-06-25 19:48

Two Moroccan women who walked through a market wearing dresses are facing charges of "gross indecency", sparking an outcry in the kingdom.

Moroccan villagers harvest fog for water supply

2015-06-19 09:17

Green technology to turn fog into fresh water straight from the tap has put an end to exhausting daily treks to distant wells by village women in southwest Morocco.

Morocco arrests 57 in high school exam scandal

2015-06-14 08:05

Dozens of people have been arrested in Morocco for selling answers to high school exams in a racket that even saw two pages of answers posted on Facebook, authorities say.


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.

Morocco breaks up cell linked to ISIS

2015-07-02 22:12

Morocco security forces have dismantled an Islamist militant cell affiliated to ISIS, including members with knowledge in handling weapons and explosives.

Anti-gay beating sparks new row in Morocco

2015-06-30 22:26

Videos showing a crowd attacking a presumed homosexual in public in Morocco because of his appearance, have triggered fresh controversy over social intolerance in the conservative Muslim country.

Moroccan men jailed for kissing in public: NGO

2015-06-19 22:50

Two Moroccan men have been jailed for four months for kissing in public, say NGO officials who attended the trial.

Morocco kiss trial resumes as debate on anti-gay law rages

2015-06-16 19:53

The trial of two men arrested for kissing in public has resumed in Morocco, where a string of recent controversies has reignited debate over homosexuality in the conversative Muslim kingdom.

Moroccan magazine recalls 'burn gays' issue

2015-06-12 21:18

A Moroccan magazine is recalling its latest issue, whose cover asked 'Should We Burn Gays?'

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