Sunday 19 November 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-11-19

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AFP - 11/14/17

Huddling against a hillside in northern Morocco is a tourist town famed for the striking blue of its buildings, and now the mayor is mixing in another colour -- green...

AFP - 11/7/17

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has ruled out any peace deal that allows for the independence of the Western Sahara as the United Nations renews efforts to resolve the...

AFP - 11/3/17

An unexpected gust of cool air greets visitors to the new archives centre in Tiznit in the mountains of southern Morocco, even without air-conditioning despite...

AFP - 10/31/17

The once teeming Jewish area of Moroccan tourist gem Marrakesh is seeing its fortunes revived as visitors including many from Israel flock to experience its unique...

AFP - 10/30/17

Tensions still simmer in Morocco's neglected north a year after a fishmonger was crushed to death in a rubbish truck, sparking a wave of protests for social justice...

AFP - 10/25/17

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

AFP - 10/24/17

A protest leader who spearheaded demonstrations that rocked northern Morocco earlier this year went on trial Tuesday in a packed courtroom in the city of Casablanca...

AFP - 10/22/17

Morocco has recalled its ambassador after the Algerian foreign minister accused the kingdom's banks of "laundering hashish money" in Africa, in the latest diplomatic...

AFP - 10/21/17

A 1,200-kilometre (750 mile) round bus trip taking about 22 hours: that is the weekly grind faced by families of activists arrested over a protest movement in...

AFP - 10/20/17

Visitors crowded through the doors Thursday as a museum to legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent opened to the public in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh....

AFP - 10/17/17

The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, was visiting Morocco on Monday as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between...

AFP - 10/16/17

Residents angered by persistent water shortages in southern Morocco have taken to the streets in a series of "thirsty protests" that has grabbed the attention of the...

AFP - 10/15/17

A fusion of Moroccan traditions and contemporary flair that inspired Yves Saint Laurent, a museum to the famed fashion designer is set to be unveiled Saturday in his...

AFP - 10/15/17

Moroccan police on Saturday arrested 11 members of an "extremely dangerous terrorist" cell linked to the Islamic State group and seized chemical products used to make...

AFP - 10/12/17

Russia and Morocco hope to cooperate more closely in the energy sector, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said Wednesday during a visit to Rabat.

He spoke...

AFP - 10/11/17

In a country where nearly half of people with mental disabilities are unemployed, one restaurant in the Moroccan capital is part of a pilot project tackling the...

AFP - 10/11/17

Engineers in Morocco are preparing to test Africa's first high-speed railway this week with trains reaching 320 kilometres (200 miles) per hour, the country's rail...

AFP - 10/8/17

Morocco's oldest political party Istiqlal has elected former finance minister Nizar Baraka as its new leader, the party said on its website.

On Saturday,...

AFP - 10/7/17

Along the border between Spain's North African enclave Ceuta and Morocco, thousands of women eke out a living lugging back-breaking loads of goods in an "organised...

AFP - 10/5/17

Thirteen Spanish citizens of Moroccan origin have been arrested over a record seizure of cocaine in the North African country, the authorities said Wednesday.

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AFP - 9/14/17

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) voiced alarm Wednesday after a Moroccan court increased the prison sentence of a journalist to one year for inciting an...

AFP - 9/7/17

Morocco has been added to a list of countries whose citizens no longer need visas to enter Qatar, official Moroccan media has said.

Qatar, hit by a land and...

AFP - 9/6/17

Twenty years on from his death in exile in Morocco, only the initials MSS mark the grave in Rabat as the resting place of Mobutu Sese Seko, the self-styled "King of...

AFP - 8/25/17

Morocco's Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani vowed Thursday to adopt a strategy to tackle sexual harassment after attacks that have shocked the North African...

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