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Moroccan protesters demand release of jailed activists

Thousands of people have protested in Morocco's capital Rabat, demanding the release of 42 activists who had rallied against corruption and unemployment.Sunday's "march of the Moroccan people" was organised by political and civil rights groups, as well as the...

Pope Francis arrives Morocco for two-day visit

Pope Francis arrives in Morocco on Saturday for a visit which will see him meet Muslim leaders and migrants ahead of a mass with the country’s minority Catholic community.The spiritual leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics was invited by King...

Moroccan police arrests Swiss-Spanish national in murder of 2 tourists

A dual Swiss-Spanish national has been arrested in Morocco for alleged involvement in the killings of two Scandinavian tourists. The man, who has not been named, was detained in Marrakesh for allegedly trying to recruit Moroccans "to carry out terrorist...

Suspect in Scandinavian women’s killing belong to militant group – Morocco

A man suspected in the killing of two female tourists from Norway and Denmark in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains belongs to a militant group, a prosecutor said on Wednesday, without identifying the group.The women’s bodies were found on Monday...

Morocco arrests suspect in the murder of 2 female tourists

Authorities in Morocco said that they have arrested a suspect following the murder of two Scandinavian women tourists in the High Atlas mountain range, AFP news agency quotes the interior ministry as saying. The ministry said other suspects were being...

UN revives move to restore peace in Western Sahara

The first UN-backed discussions on the disputed Western Sahara region since 2012 open in Geneva Wednesday, but expectations remain low, with the meeting seen as just a first step towards resuming dialogue.Six years after direct talks broke down, Morocco...

Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice to Morocco

Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington has been deported from Germany to his homeland.German authorities confirmed that Mounir el Motassadeq was...

UN sets December for talks on Western Sahara conflict

The United Nations has invited Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front to talks in December on ending their decades-old conflict over Western Sahara, diplomats said Saturday.UN envoy Horst Koehler, a former president of Germany and ex-director of the International...

One killed, 3 injured after Moroccan navy fire at migrants speedboat

A Moroccan woman died and three people were injured when the Moroccan navy opened fire on Tuesday at a speedboat with illegal migrants onboard, an interior ministry official said.The boat’s driver, a Spanish national, refused an order to...

Moroccan police tangle with Africans headed to Europe

Moroccan police conduct regular raids of areas popular with people from elsewhere in Africa and have bussed thousands to the other end of the country since 800 people stormed a fence to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in northern...
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