15 on trial for robbing Morocco king of luxury watches

2020-01-24 19:03

Fifteen people have gone on trial in the Moroccan capital over the theft of dozens of luxury watches belonging to King Mohammed VI.

Moroccan star arrested in France over alleged rape

2018-08-27 13:14

A French prosecutor has said Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred is being held in police custody on suspicion of committing a rape in the town of Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera.

Morocco king pardons 188 people linked to Hirak protests

2018-08-22 12:24

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned a total of 188 people linked to the "Hirak" protest movement on the occasion of Islam's Eid al-Adha religious feast, the National Council on Human Rights has said.

Moroccan protest leader's 20-year sentence sets off marches

2018-06-28 10:04

The charismatic leader of a Moroccan protest movement and three other activists have each been sentenced to the maximum of 20 years in prison over mass demonstrations touched off by the death of a fish seller.

Morocco king undergoes heart operation

2018-02-27 06:00

Morocco's King Mohammed VI "successfully" underwent a heart operation in a Paris clinic on Monday for an irregular heart beat, his medical team says.

Moroccan king sacks ministers over troubled northern region

2017-10-25 11:22

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has sacked three ministers because of "delays in development programmes" in the troubled northern Rif region, the palace says.

Morocco names new government, ending 6-month deadlock

2017-04-06 15:24

Moroccan King Mohammed VI has appointed a new coalition government, ending six months of deadlock that had stalled the economy.

Morocco king to replace PM to end political impasse

2017-03-16 10:00

The king of Morocco is to appoint a new prime minister, the royal palace says, after an unprecedented five months of talks on forming a coalition government ended in failure.

Morocco says to withdraw from Western Sahara tension zone

2017-02-27 06:09

Morocco says it will pull back from a zone of the contested Western Sahara that has raised tensions with Algeria-backed Polisario Front separatists.

Moroccans welcome 'victorious return' to African Union

2017-01-31 20:17

Moroccans welcomed their country's "victorious return" to the African Union as their king on Tuesday took a seat at the bloc's Ethiopian headquarters for the first time in decades.


Harrowing account of tortured teen sparks outcry in Morocco

2018-08-31 15:14

The mother of a 17-year-old Moroccan girl who has told police she was gang-raped, forcibly tattooed and held against her will for two months has recalled how her daughter was dumped at the family's home by two men, the scars of horror stamped on her body, "her honour lost".

Moroccans mobilise for 'gang-raped' teen

2018-08-27 11:45

Hundreds of Moroccans have signed a petition urging authorities to provide urgent medical and psychological care to a teenage girl who says she was gang-raped.

Moroccan king criticises social programmes after protests

2018-07-30 21:52

Moroccan King Mohammed VI has criticised the North African kingdom's social development programmes as overlapping, uncoordinated and missing target populations, in a speech from a northern town that has been the epicenter for social unrest.

Morocco's king returns home after weeks-long absence

2018-04-17 17:41

King Mohammed VI has returned to Morocco after an absence of several weeks during which he underwent a heart operation in a Paris clinic, sources close to the palace say.

Morocco's king warns Trump against Jerusalem embassy move

2017-12-06 08:58

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has warned US President Donald Trump against moving the American embassy to the contested holy city of Jerusalem.

Moroccan king wants rethink of poverty projects

2017-10-14 16:55

The king of Morocco has ordered the government to rethink its development model, telling legislators the country's anti-poverty programs are no longer working.

Moroccan king names new PM to break political deadlock

2017-03-17 19:28

Morocco's king has named a new prime minister, former top diplomat Saadeddine Othmani, after ousting his predecessor after five months of government deadlock

Moroccan king, in rare move, ousts designated prime minister

2017-03-16 08:30

In a highly unusual move, Morocco's king has ousted the designated prime minister in an effort to settle a five-month deadlock over forming a new government.

Morocco's king hails 'return home' to AU after 33 years

2017-02-01 16:51

"I am finally home," King Mohammed VI has said as the African Union readmitted Morocco after a 33-year absence, deferring the issue of Western Sahara for another day.

Morocco's king attends AU summit for first time in 33 years

2017-01-31 18:11

Morocco's King Mohammed VI took a seat at the African Union headquarters Tuesday for the first time in 33 years after being re-admitted by the bloc.

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