Popular Sufi leader in Morocco dies aged 95

2017-01-18 20:30

The head of one of Morocco's biggest Sufi orders, with tens of thousands of followers at home and abroad, died at the aged of 95, an official and local media have said.

Morocco parliament elects speaker in absence of new govt

2017-01-17 16:32

Morocco's parliament has elected a new speaker, three months after elections that left the country, which aims to rejoin the African Union, without a government.

Morocco bans production and sale of burqas: reports

2017-01-11 16:02

Morocco has banned the production and sale of burqa full-face Muslim veils, apparently for security reasons, media reports say.

Morocco faces political impasse after talks collapse

2017-01-10 19:01

Morocco is facing an unprecedented political deadlock after the Islamist prime minister broke off talks on forming a coalition government following three months of fruitless effort.

Morocco to close schools allegedly linked to Turkish preacher

2017-01-06 08:24

Morocco has ordered the closure of schools it says are linked to a US-based Islamic preacher that Turkey blames for a failed coup last year, the interior ministry has said.

Two Moroccan troops killed in CAR convoy attack

2017-01-05 07:01

Two Moroccan peacekeepers have died after gunmen attacked their convoy in the Central African Republic's remote southeast, the UN mission says.

Seeing demand, Morocco approves first Islamic banks

2017-01-04 12:03

Morocco has become the latest Muslim-majority country to authorise Islamic banks, amid growing market demand for Sharia-compliant banking.

EU court says Western Sahara can't apply to EU-Morocco deal

2016-12-21 19:01

The European Union's high court says that EU agreements on closer ties and trade with Morocco should not apply to the disputed Western Sahara region.

Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline

2016-12-07 22:03

Nigeria and Morocco say they have agreed to build a pipeline to carry Nigerian natural gas to North Africa and Europe in a major initiative to boost energy production and create industrial hubs to attract foreign investment.

Morocco arrests 8 over alleged ties with ISIS

2016-12-03 21:01

Morocco has arrested eight men with alleged ties to the Islamic State jihadist group active in the cities of Fez and Tangiers, the interior ministry says.


Morocco offers The Gambia president 'golden retirement'

2017-01-17 18:36

Morocco has offered The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh asylum in return for accepting election defeat and stepping down, a local news website reported Tuesday.

Burqa ban splits Morocco

2017-01-13 17:13

Morocco's ban on the sale and production of burqa full-face Muslim veils beloved of Salafists has sharply divided opinions in the North African country.

Senegal to extradite Guinean soldier wanted over massacre

2017-01-11 08:13

A Senegalese court has approved the extradition of a Guinean soldier allegedly involved in the 2009 massacre of more than 150 people in a stadium, says his lawyer .

Bus crashes kill 19 in Morocco, Algeria

2017-01-08 13:22

Two major bus crashes in Morocco and Algeria have killed a total of 19 people and injured almost three dozen more, media reports say.

Police break up protest in northern Morocco

2017-01-05 21:03

Police have dispersed a protest in Morocco's northern city of Al-Hoceima, says a rights group, months after a local fishmonger's death in a garbage truck sparked unrest.

Zuma to host Sahrawi President Ghali

2017-01-04 18:08

President Jacob Zuma is set to host the President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Brahim Ghali, who is expected in the country on Friday for a working visit, the presidency has said in a statement.

Five held in Morocco for 'celebrating' Russia envoy death

2016-12-30 12:00

Morocco has arrested five youth members of the premier's Islamist party who allegedly celebrated last week's murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, a party source says.

2 teen girls in Morocco acquitted of homosexuality charges

2016-12-10 08:02

A Moroccan judge has acquitted two teenage girls put on trial for homosexuality, charges that angered LGBT rights groups who have long argued that same-sex relationships should not be a crime.

Morocco arrests suspect tied to thwarted French attack plot

2016-12-04 07:03

Moroccan police have arrested a "dangerous element" who allegedly served as a liaison between the Islamic State group's external operations and members of a French cell that was dismantled last month while allegedly planning an attack.

Morocco uses business diplomacy to win friends in Africa

2016-12-02 17:02

With contracts across Africa running into billions of dollars, Morocco is placing business at the heart of its strategy to win support for its re-entry into the African Union.

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