UN chief pushes sides to be constructive in Western Sahara talks

2018-12-04 21:27

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all parties meeting in Geneva this week to discuss the Western Sahara dispute to be constructive and impose no conditions for formal talks.

UN renews Western Sahara mission ahead of talks

2018-11-01 16:59

The UN Security Council threw its weight behind planned talks on Western Sahara as it voted to extend for six months its decades-old mission in the disputed north African territory.

US says it backs Morocco autonomy plan for Western Sahara

2018-06-29 21:28

A top US diplomat has backed Morocco's plan for autonomy in the disputed Western Sahara, calling "serious and credible" during a visit to Rabat.

Morocco cuts Iran ties over alleged Polisario arms delivery

2018-05-01 23:19

Morocco has cut diplomatic ties with Iran over its alleged involvement in the delivery of weapons from its Lebanese ally Hezbollah to the Polisario Front, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita has said.

Morocco demands UN, Algerian action on Polisario

2018-04-05 09:04

Morocco has hinted it could act unilaterally if the United Nations and Algeria fail to stop Polisario Front fighters it accuses of carrying out incursions into a buffer zone.

UN disputes Morocco's claims of incursions in W Sahara

2018-04-03 10:05

The United Nations has disputed claims by Morocco that the Polisario Front had carried out incursions in a buffer zone of Western Sahara, where a UN mission is monitoring a ceasefire.

Polisario condemns Morocco king speech on Western Sahara

2017-11-09 15:58

The Polisario Front has condemned a speech by Moroccan King Mohammed VI ruling out independence for the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

New UN envoy in Morocco to restart talks on disputed Western Sahara

2017-10-17 11:10

The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, is visiting Morocco as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario Front.

SA court orders Moroccan ship held over W Sahara

2017-06-15 21:58

A South African court has ordered the further detention of a Moroccan vessel laden with phosphate mined from the disputed Western Sahara pending a trial to determine the owner of the cargo.

Morocco welcomes vote backing W Sahara peace talks

2017-04-30 06:54

Morocco has voiced satisfaction over a UN Security Council resolution endorsing a new peace initiative on the disputed territory of Western Sahara.


Morocco-Polisario Western Sahara talks an 'ice-breaker'

2018-12-03 20:06

A UN envoy is set to host an "initial round-table" in Geneva this week between Morocco and the Polisario Front in a bid to kick-start dialogue on the disputed Western Sahara region.

Four parties agree to Western Sahara talks

2018-10-17 17:22

Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario Front have accepted a UN invitation to hold talks in December on ending the decades-old conflict in Western Sahara, according to UN officials.

Arab League backs Morocco for cutting off ties with Iran

2018-05-03 18:57

The Arab League says it supports Morocco's decision to sever ties with Iran over its alleged support for the Polisario Front in the disputed Western Sahara. Tehran has denied supporting the pro-independence group.

Minister: Morocco could improve rights in Western Sahara

2018-04-10 18:50

Morocco's minister for human rights Mustapha Ramid says his country could do better in the way it deals with civil rights in Western Sahara

Polisario Front envoy to UN dies after illness

2018-04-05 06:27

Ahmed Boukhari, the Polisario Front's representative to the United Nations, has died following a battle with cancer, diplomats have told AFP.

Western Sahara phosphate cargo auctioned in South Africa

2018-03-20 17:13

A ship's cargo of phosphate claimed by the disputed territory of Western Sahara has been put up for auction in South Africa, 10 months after being seized by local authorities.

Refugees in Algeria yearn for homeland in Western Sahara

2017-11-04 13:27

Selembouha Dadi can only imagine the homeland she dreams of but has never seen, agonisingly out of reach beyond the Algerian refugee camp where she has spent her whole life.

Morocco sentences 23 to prison over W Sahara killings

2017-07-19 16:40

A Moroccan court has sentenced 23 Sahrawis to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara.

Algeria praises UN vote on disputed W Sahara

2017-04-30 13:08

Algeria has hailed a UN Security Council resolution endorsing a new peace initiative on the disputed territory of Western Sahara as a "diplomatic success".

UN Security Council delays vote on Western Sahara to allow pullback

2017-04-28 17:36

The UN Security Council postponed voting on a draft resolution on the Western Sahara conflict amid signs the Polisario Front independence movement is preparing a pullback from a tense zone of the contested territory.

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