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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.

Morocco confronts abortion taboo with proposed reform

2015-03-30 12:13

Morocco's plans to reform law on abortion could set example for North Africa.

Moroccan opposition in standoff with police over burial

2015-03-27 08:46

Thousands of supporters of Morocco's biggest opposition movement have buried their late leader's widow after a standoff with security forces who tried to prevent her being laid to rest beside his grave.

Morocco: ISIS cell brought in arms through Spanish enclave

2015-03-24 09:34

Moroccan authorities say a "terrorist cell" they dismantled had brought in arms through the Spanish enclave of Melilla to carry out attacks for the ISIS jihadist group.

 

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.

Plane performs emergency landing after bomb threat

2015-03-30 19:08

A Turkish Airlines plane has made an emergency landing in Morocco after a bomb threat, Turkish television reports.

Saudi-led campaign strikes Yemen's Sana'a

2015-03-27 19:40

Yemen's beleaguered government says Saudi-led airstrikes against its Houthi militia opponents would not last long on the second day of a mainly Gulf Arab campaign.

Moroccan 'FBI' keeps jihadists at bay

2015-03-26 07:42

Morocco prides itself on being a bastion against Islamist extremism, with its anti-jihadist ‘FBI’ and training of imams to preach tolerance keeping the jihadist threat at bay.

Morocco says ISIS cell busted, arms seized

2015-03-23 05:00

Morocco says it has dismantled a "terrorist cell" and seized weapons earmarked for a string of assassinations in a nationwide operation targeting supporters of the Islamic State jihadist group.

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