Morocco


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?'

JLo's booty could land her in jail

2015-06-09 11:35

Jennifer Lopez's performance on Moroccan TV is set to be investigated.

11 teens drown off Moroccan coast

2015-06-07 20:58

Authorities say 11 teenagers have drowned in the Atlantic during a beach outing just south of the Moroccan capital after they were carried away by waves.

France and Morocco strengthen counterterrorism cooperation

2015-05-29 23:00

France and Morocco have vowed to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation, four months after they resumed judicial cooperation following a year-long diplomatic rift.

Morocco's majestic cedars threatened by climate change

2015-05-26 08:23

The cedar tree, considered by many to be Morocco's national treasure, is coming under attack from climate change, greedy humans who indulge in illegal logging, and monkeys.

Tunis wants Rome to extradite Moroccan suspect

2015-05-22 17:30

Tunisia has asked Italy to extradite a Moroccan suspected of involvement in the deadly attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis in March.

 

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.

Morocco expels Amnesty team researching immigration issues

2015-06-12 10:42

Moroccan security officials have detained and expelled two members of the London-based Amnesty International human rights group researching immigration issues in the North African kingdom.

UN to host new rounds of Libya talks in Morocco

2015-06-08 07:35

The United Nations plans to host in Morocco a new round of talks among Libya's warring factions in an effort to end a conflict that threatens to break up the oil producer.

Morocco arrests two men who kissed in public

2015-06-04 14:20

Two Moroccan men who kissed in public were arrested by authorities in the conservative Muslim kingdom and a Spanish feminist was expelled after a pro-gay protest, officials said on Thursday.

Moroccan charity chief jailed for child trafficking

2015-05-26 22:55

A Moroccan woman who used to head a charity has been jailed for two years for trafficking in abandoned children.

Morocco jails three for homosexuality

2015-05-26 07:39

Three Moroccan men accused of homosexuality have been sentenced to three years in jail each by a court in northeastern Morocco.

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.

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