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Morocco arrests of Italian man linked to ISIS attacks

2016-06-13 20:30

Moroccan authorities have arrested an Italian national who is suspected of plotting attacks in support of ISIS.

France can strip terrorists of nationality - court

2016-06-08 20:58

France's highest administrative court has rejected an appeal by five men stripped of their nationality after being convicted for terrorism.

Morocco jails brother of presumed Paris attacks ringleader

2016-05-07 12:04

A Moroccan court has sentenced the younger brother of suspected Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud to two years in prison on charges including justifying terrorism, state media reports.

Morocco arrests three 'ISIS-linked jihadists'

2016-04-29 21:18

Morocco has dismantled a "terrorist cell" composed of three men who had received instructions from the Islamic State group to carry out attacks in the country, the interior ministry says.

Western Sahara separatists warn UN of return to violence

2016-04-15 08:49

The separatist leader of Western Sahara has warned the United Nations of a return to armed conflict in the north African territory unless pressure is put on Morocco to fully restore a UN mission there.

Topless activists held at Morocco homosexuality trial

2016-04-11 22:32

The trial has reopened in central Morocco of a homosexual and three men who allegedly attacked him, as two topless Femen activists protested.

Morocco expels 8 foreigners

2016-04-07 20:08

Eight foreigners have been expelled for supporting prisoners convicted for their roles in deadly protests in Western Sahara.

Morocco asks UN to shut Western Sahara liaison office

2016-03-22 15:53

Morocco has asked the UN to close its military liaison office in Western Sahara, amid a row between Rabat and the world body over the status of the disputed territory.

Morocco orders 84 UN staffers to leave Western Sahara

2016-03-17 22:23

Morocco has ordered 84 UN staffers to leave Western Sahara in an 'unprecedented' move.

Morocco cutting support for UN Western Sahara force

2016-03-16 22:01

The Moroccan government is reducing its staff and support for the UN peacekeeping operation in the Western Sahara.

 

Migrant dies trying to enter Spain via sewer

2016-06-09 05:39

A migrant from sub-Saharan Africa has died after trying to cross from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla through the sewage system.

Morocco slams US human rights report as a list of lies

2016-05-18 08:27

Morocco has slammed the US State Department's report on human rights as a list of inventions and even lies.

UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission

2016-04-29 21:59

The UN Security Council is calling for the urgent return of the UN peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation in a rebuke to Morocco which expelled most of its civilian staff to protest a comment by the UN secretary general

Morocco's ouster of UN staff from Western Sahara denounced

2016-04-27 12:00

The African Union's special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara says Morocco's expulsion of most of the UN peacekeeping mission's civilian staff sets "a very dangerous precedent" and undermines the UN Security Council.

Morocco court releases 2 convicted of homosexuality

2016-04-12 07:45

A Moroccan court has released two men convicted of homosexuality in a case that stirred emotions throughout the country.

Italy expels Moroccan who says he wanted to behead Italians

2016-04-08 15:00

Italy's interior minister says a Moroccan man who shouted to police he wanted to 'behead Italians' and who supports ISIS has been expelled.

Pig's heads found on fence at Moroccan ambassador's Paris home

2016-04-01 08:18

Two pig's heads have been found attached to the fence of the Moroccan ambassador's residence in a chic suburb of the French capital, police say.

Morocco resumes contact with European authorities

2016-03-18 10:18

Morocco's government has announced its intention to resume contacts with the European Union amid disputes over Western Sahara.

Western Sahara referendum key to peace

2016-03-17 06:27

A referendum on the future of the disputed territory of Western Sahara holds the key to peace and stability in North Africa, the pro-independence Polisario Front says.

'Millions' protest over Ban's take on Western Sahara

2016-03-13 21:21

Hundreds of thousands of Moroccans - authorities have put the figure at 3 million - are demonstrating to protest the UN chief's recent remarks about the contested Western Sahara territory.

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