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Italy arrests Tunisia museum attack suspect

2015-05-20 13:45

Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in the attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis in which 21 tourists were killed in March.

Abortion laws changed in Morocco

2015-05-16 11:01

The Moroccon king has ordered laws restricting abortion to be changed to allow abortion for incest, rape and danger to a mother's health.

Moroccan fighter jet goes missing in Yemen

2015-05-11 07:40

Morocco’s armed forces say one of its F-16 fighter jets taking part in the Saudi-led Sunni coalition air strikes against the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen has gone missing.

Morocco foils migrant crossing

2015-05-08 21:19

Morocco's navy has prevented a group of 40 illegal migrants from crossing the Strait of Gibraltar on makeshift boats headed for Spain.

Runaway train in Morocco as driver goes for coffee

2015-04-21 21:06

A runaway Moroccan passenger train travelled for 1.5km without its driver who had gone for a coffee, reports say.

UN presses Libya peace talks under shadow of drowning

2015-04-16 18:05

Delegates from Libya’s rival parliaments have gathered in Morocco for what the UN mediators demanded be a “final” push for a unity government to stem mounting jihadism and a desperate exodus of asylum-seekers.

ISIS claims attacks on embassies in Libya

2015-04-13 11:46

Militants claiming loyalty to ISIS have claimed responsibility for two attacks on foreign embassies in Libya.

Bus carrying athletes crashes in Morocco, at least 31 dead

2015-04-10 11:59

A head-on collision in Morocco between a truck and bus carrying athletes has killed at least 31 people and left nine injured, reports say.

Spanish caver rescued in Morocco's Atlas mountains

2015-04-06 09:19

The sole survivor among three Spanish cavers trapped for days at the bottom of a deep ravine in Morocco's High Atlas mountains has been freed on after a complicated rescue operation.

Morocco locates missing Spanish cavers

2015-04-04 17:13

Moroccan emergency services have launched a rescue operation for three Spanish cavers found apparently alive by search teams in the High Atlas mountains.

 

Amnesty report warns over torture practices in Morocco

2015-05-19 13:18

Human rights group Amnesty International has issued a report documenting widespread torture by the Moroccan state, contrary to its public commitment to reform.

Moroccan warplane apparently downed

2015-05-11 16:21

Shi'ite rebels in Yemen have claimed to have shot down a Moroccan F-16 fighter jet taking part in a Saudi-led coalition targeting them and their allies in the Arabian Peninsula nation.

Morocco health minister favours abortion

2015-05-08 22:21

Health Minister El Hossein Louardi came out in support of lifting Morocco's ban on abortion, saying women should control their own bodies.

UN seeks to step up Western Sahara negotiations

2015-04-22 11:55

The UN Security Council is set to push for more intensive negotiations to settle the decades-old dispute over Western Sahara, at the centre of tensions between Morocco and African countries.

Morocco arrests French woman, companion for militant links

2015-04-16 20:29

Moroccan police have arrested a French woman of Moroccan origin and her male companion in the southern city of Safi for suspected links to the Islamic State extremist group.

Morocco bus crash toll hits 34 after girl dies

2015-04-13 20:50

A 12-year-old girl who suffered third-degree burns in a bus crash in Morocco last week has died, bringing the accident's death toll to 34.

Western Sahara remains a worry: UN head

2015-04-11 08:45

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for a new push to resolve the conflict over Western Sahara and emphasised the importance of human rights.

Spain upholds West Sahara genocide case

2015-04-09 22:02

A Spanish judge has upheld genocide charges against 11 Moroccan ex-officials accused of killings and torture in Western Sahara - a penultimate step towards calling them to trial.

Itu needs your support

2015-04-05 11:00

The soccer star has urged fans to get behind Kaizer Chiefs this weekend.

Morocco dismantles ISIS recruitment cell

2015-04-01 23:26

Moroccan authorities say they dismantled a cell in the city of Fez that was recruiting fighters of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

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