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Restive Morocco-Spain border hit by new car ramming incident

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Restive Morocco-Spain border hit by new car ramming incident

- This method to get migrants into the Spanish territory had not been used in years, but it happened once in March, and again on Friday and Saturday. Melilla and its sister city Ceuta, some 400 kilometres (250 miles) northwest along the Moroccan coast, are the only two land borders between Africa and the European Union and migrants wanting to get to Europe often resort to desperate measures to get in

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Police fire tear gas at protesters in restive Moroccan city

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Police fire tear gas at protesters in restive Moroccan city

- Al-Hoceima (Morocco) (AFP) - Police fired tear gas as clashes erupted Thursday between them and demonstrators in the Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima, epicentre of a protest movement that has shaken the northern region for months. The tear gas was fired as dozens of young people threw stones at the riot police in the alleys of Sidi Abed neighbourhood, where demonstrations have been held for days without any violence

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Tags: Protesters |  Protests |  Social Issues | 
Places: France |  Morocco |  Maghreb |  N Africa |  Africa | 

This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco

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This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco

- NEW YORK — How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in fossil-rich eastern Africa. The new discovery reveals people from an early stage of our species' evolution, with a mix of modern and more primitive traits

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Tags: Dinosaurs / Fossils | 
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Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria

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Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria

- ROME: A third man arrested for carrying out Saturday's deadly attack in central London is an Italian-Moroccan who was arrested last year on suspicion of trying to reach Syria, according to Italian media reports. Italy's main media outlets said Youssef Zaghba, 22, was the son of an Italian mother from Bologna and a Moroccan father. The couple were separated and their son, who had passports from both countries, lived mainly in Morocco with regular periods spent working in Britain

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Tags: Detention |  Arrests |  Law Enforcement | 
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London attacker believed to be Moroccan, lived in Dublin: Report

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London attacker believed to be Moroccan, lived in Dublin: Report

- DUBLIN: One of the three attackers shot dead in London on Saturday night was carrying an Irish identity card and had lived in Dublin, according to a report Monday (Jun 5) by RTE, Ireland's national broadcaster. Citing police sources, RTE said the man is believed to have been from Morocco and married to a Scottish woman. "An Garda Siochana providing every assistance to our colleagues in the London Metropolitan Police in relation to the terror attack in London," the Irish police force said in a statement to AFP

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Authorities stifle women's protest in Morocco's Rif

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Authorities stifle women's protest in Morocco's Rif

- Moroccan authorities stifled a women's protest in the coastal city of Al-Hoceima, campaigning for access to jobs, health services and infrastructure in the northern Rif region. Police encircled hundreds of female protesters in a public park late on Saturday, impeding others from joining, as the women chanted "freedom, dignity and social justice," Reuters news agency reported. Female police officers and riot police pushed the leader of the protest Nawal Ben Aissa - a prominent member of Hirak - away from the group

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Tags: Women | 
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Thousands rally in Morocco for release of protest leader

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Thousands rally in Morocco for release of protest leader

- Al Hoceima (Morocco) (AFP) - Several thousand people took to the streets in Morocco after dark on Tuesday to demand the release of the leader of months of protests in the neglected northern Rif region. The region has been shaken by social unrest since the death in October of fishmonger Mouhcine Fikri, 31, who was crushed in a rubbish truck in the fishing port of Al-Hoceima as he protested against the seizure of swordfish caught out of season

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Tags: Protests |  Social Issues | 
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UN urges Algeria, Morocco to release trapped Syrian refugees

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UN urges Algeria, Morocco to release trapped Syrian refugees

- RABAT: Algeria and Morocco should to take action to assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries for weeks, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)said on Tuesday. The Syrian refugees, including babies and a pregnant woman in need of medical care, have been stuck on the border since April 17, with Morocco and Algeria trading blame in what resulted in a diplomatic row last month

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Carlyle battles insurers in New York over Moroccan oil losses

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Carlyle battles insurers in New York over Moroccan oil losses

- LONDON: U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group is suing a group of its insurers over US$400 million worth of oil it claims it lost when Morocco's sole refinery went bankrupt two years ago, court documents show. Carlyle claims in a suit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York that insurance underwriters led by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Underwriting (now known as MS Amlin) have reneged on their obligations when refusing to cover the losses, according to documents on the court's website

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Tags: Insurance | 
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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

- By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Attackers in Central African Republic ambushed a convoy of United Nations peacekeepers from Cambodia and Morocco, killing one Cambodian soldier and wounding eight others, Cambodian and U.N. officials announced Tuesday. Three Cambodian soldiers and one Moroccan peacekeeper were also reported missing after Monday's surprise assault and may have been kidnapped, Cambodian officials said

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Morocco fights to save its iconic monkey

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Morocco fights to save its iconic monkey

- PIC: A Barbary macaque eats in a forest near the Moroccan town of Azrou, in the Atlas mountain chain. (AFP)"If nothing is done, this species will disappear within 10 years," warns a poster on Ahmed Harrad's ageing 4x4 showing Morocco's famed Barbary macaque monkey.Harrad spends his time crisscrossing northern Morocco to try to convince locals to protect the endangered monkey.The only species of macaque outside Asia, which lives on leaves and fruits and can weigh up to 20 kilogrammes (45 pounds), was once found throughout North Africa and parts of Europe

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Morocco's Christian converts emerge from the shadows

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Morocco's Christian converts emerge from the shadows

- Agadir (Morocco) (AFP) - Moroccans who secretly converted to Christianity are demanding the right to practise their faith openly in a country where Islam is the state religion and "apostasy" is condemned. The 46-year-old civil servant, son of an expert on Islamic law from nearby Taroudant, was once an active member of the banned but tolerated Islamist Charity and Justice movement

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Tags: Christianity |  Islam |  Abrahamic Religions | 
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Kate and Gerry McCann’s spokesman reveals plane was on standby with engine running ready to pick up girl in Morocco they thought was missing Maddie

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Kate and Gerry McCann’s spokesman reveals plane was on standby with engine running ready to pick up girl in Morocco they thought was missing Maddie

- A PLANE was once put on standby with its engine running ready to race to Morocco to pick up a girl thought to be missing Maddie McCann, Kate and Gerry’s spokesman has revealed. The dramatic plan was put into action after reports emerged that a young blonde girl who was speaking English had been spotted in the north African country just months after Maddie went missing

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Why African Union needs to revisit admission criteria: A case of Morocco

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Why African Union needs to revisit admission criteria: A case of Morocco

- Morocco’s admission to the African Union (AU) was a mistake. In one move, the AU squandered a chance to discourage the north African state’s aggression against Western Sahara. It also showed how the body struggles to enforce the implementation of its own standards and directives. Morocco easily met the AU’s admission criteria. It’s geographically located within Africa and was voted in by more than a simple majority

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Moroccans eye TZ fishing industry

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Moroccans eye TZ fishing industry

- Dar es Salaam. Moroccan investors are set to establish a fish processing factory in Tanzania. “Some Moroccan investors have conducted a study and found huge potential in fisheries. They intend to set up a giant fish processing factory. Zanzibar and Union governments are striving to attract investors,” said Zanzibar Finance minister Khalid Salum Mohamed. He was speaking at a meeting on African Business Connect for Economic Partnership here yesterday

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Watch: The Moment A Lightning Bolt Hit A Moving Car In Morocco

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Watch: The Moment A Lightning Bolt Hit A Moving Car In Morocco

- New Delhi: The terrifying moment a car was struck by lightning has been caught on camera. The video reportedly shot in Morocco, shows the vehicle on the road when a lighting bolt appears to hit its boot. The car catapults at twice the speed after being hit but the driver manages to take control of the vehicle and come to a halt

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Moroccan prime minister agrees to form coalition government with five other parties

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Moroccan prime minister agrees to form coalition government with five other parties

- RABAT: Moroccan Prime Minster Saad Eddine El Othmani said that he had agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election deadlock. Othmani, from the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), was appointed as premier last week by Morocco's King Mohammed VI. He replaced PJD leader Abdelilah Benkirane, whose efforts to form a government following October elections had been frustrated

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Brussels station attacker identified as Moroccan from Molenbeek enclave with drug record
Brussels station attacker identified as Moroccan from Molenbeek enclave with drug record BRUSSELS – Belgian authorities Wednesday identified a Moroccan man behind a foiled nail bomb assault on a busy Brussels train station, the latest in a wave of attacks to hit Europe. The 36-year-old — named by prosecutors only by the initials O.Z. but by the media as Oussama Zariouh — shouted “Allahu Akbar” and tried to detonate a suitcase among a group of passengers at Brussels Central station before a soldier shot him dead on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Tanzania told to learn from Morocco, Israel in well digging technologies
Tanzania told to learn from Morocco, Israel in well digging technologies Dodoma. Facing serious water scarcity in various locations, Tanzania now needs to learn from Morocco and Israel on the best technologies that will make the problem a thing of the past in the country, the Parliament has heard. The chairman of Monday’s session in Parliament, Mr Mussa Azan Zungu (CCM - Ilala), told the House on Monday morning that Tanzania is failing to deal with water scarcity in various regions largely due to the fact that most water drilling contractors use outdated technologies   Read More ...
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Morocco’s Dirar joins Fenerbahce from Monaco
Istanbul: Moroccan international midfielder Nabil Dirar is to join Istanbul giants Fenerbahce from French Ligue 1 champions Monaco, the Turkish side announced on Saturday. Dirar, 31, arrived in Istanbul earlier in the week and passed a medical. The formal signing is expected in the next days with press reports saying a three-year deal with the option of a further year will be inked   Read More ...
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Restive Morocco-Spain border hit by new car ramming incident
Restive Morocco-Spain border hit by new car ramming incident This method to get migrants into the Spanish territory had not been used in years, but it happened once in March, and again on Friday and Saturday. Melilla and its sister city Ceuta, some 400 kilometres (250 miles) northwest along the Moroccan coast, are the only two land borders between Africa and the European Union and migrants wanting to get to Europe often resort to desperate measures to get in   Read More ...
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China, Morocco state news agencies ink cooperation agreement
Visiting editor-in-chief of China's Xinhua News Agency He Ping on Friday signed an agreement with Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, president of Morocco's Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), for future cooperation in news businesses. The agreement between the two state news agencies, mainly aimed at video and new media, will contribute to mutual understanding and friendly relations, as China and Morocco have entered a new phase of bilateral strategic partnership, said He   Read More ...
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Morocco clashes turn more violent
Morocco clashes turn more violent Rabat - Nightly clashes between protesters and Moroccan security forces in the flashpoint city of Al-Hoceima over the region's marginalisation are turning more violent, a witness and a news website said Friday. "Around 100 residents gathered on an avenue (on Thursday night) to demonstrate. Security forces intervened in strength," said one witness, contacted by telephone. "They were hitting people. Youths dispersed into sideroads and started throwing stones, while the police used tear gas," the source said, adding that women were also attacked and several protesters hurt in running battles   Read More ...
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Tags: Violence |  Social Issues | 
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Protests swell in northern Morocco
Protests swell in northern Morocco Under the banner of the People's Movement, Moroccans have just staged the country's biggest political protest since the "Arab Spring" and some now say that only intervention by their king can defuse a deepening crisis. For months, demonstrators have taken to the streets in the Rif region around the northern city of Al-Hoceima to vent their frustrations over the economic, social and political problems of a kingdom that presents itself as a beacon of stability in a turbulent region   Read More ...
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Protests in northern Morocco call for king's authority to ease tension
Protests in northern Morocco call for king's authority to ease tension Al-Hoceima, MoroccoUnder the banner of the People's Movement, Moroccans have just staged the country's biggest political protest since the "Arab Spring" and some now say that only intervention by their king can defuse a deepening crisis. For months, demonstrators have taken to the streets in Rif region around the northern city of Al-Hoceima to vent their frustrations over the economic, social, and political problems of a kingdom that presents itself as a beacon of stability in a turbulent region   Read More ...
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Protests in northern Morocco swell with calls for royal intervention
Under the banner of the People's Movement, Moroccans have just staged the country's biggest political protest since the "Arab Spring" and some now say that only intervention by their king can defuse a deepening crisis. For months, demonstrators have taken to the streets in Rif region around the northern city of Al-Hoceima to vent their frustrations over the economic, social and political problems of a kingdom that presents itself as a beacon of stability in a turbulent region   Read More ...
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Protests in northern Morocco swell with calls for royal intervention
Protests in northern Morocco swell with calls for royal intervention AL-HOCEIMA, Morocco Under the banner of the People's Movement, Moroccans have just staged the country's biggest political protest since the "Arab Spring" and some now say that only intervention by their king can defuse a deepening crisis. For months, demonstrators have taken to the streets in Rif region around the northern city of Al-Hoceima to vent their frustrations over the economic, social and political problems of a kingdom that presents itself as a beacon of stability in a turbulent region   Read More ...
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Emmanuel Macron to focus on Libya conflict, Qatar crisis during his one-day Morocco visit
Emmanuel Macron to focus on Libya conflict, Qatar crisis during his one-day Morocco visit French President Emmanuel Macron was in Morocco on a 24-hour visit for talks on battling terrorism as well as the Libyan conflict and Qatar’s dispute with its Gulf neighbours. Ahead of the visit, the French presidency said Macron would discuss with King Mohammed VI the dispute between Qatar and several countries, as both Paris and Rabat are keen on mediating a solution to the crisis   Read More ...
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French president, in Morocco, urges dialogue over Qatar
French president, in Morocco, urges dialogue over Qatar RABAT, Morocco (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is urging Qatar and its rival neighbors to talk directly, to defuse their tensions over alleged terrorism financing, and said Wednesday he will step up diplomatic discussions with Gulf leaders in the coming days. Macron spoke after meeting with Moroccan King Mohammed VI, who is also trying to mediate the escalating Qatar standoff   Read More ...
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Gulf dispute tops agenda of France-Morocco talks
Gulf dispute tops agenda of France-Morocco talks French President Emmanuel Macron has travelled to Morocco for a 24-hour visit for talks on battling terrorism as well as the Libyan conflict and Qatar's dispute with its Gulf neighbours. Ahead of Wednesday's visit, the French presidency said Macron would discuss with Mohammed VI the dispute between Qatar and several countries, as both Paris and Rabat are keen on mediating a solution to the crisis   Read More ...
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Morocco supports Kuwait mediation in Gulf crisis
Morocco supports Kuwait mediation in Gulf crisis Moroccan King Mohammed VI has expressed his "full support" for ongoing efforts by Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah to resolve the Gulf crisis. The statement came in a verbal message conveyed by Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita to Sheikh Sabah, who received him in Kuwait City on Tuesday. "The Moroccan king stressed the importance of containing the Gulf crisis and resolving differences through dialogue between brotherly countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council," the statement said, according to Kuwait's official news agency   Read More ...
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Are anti-government protests a sign of Moroccan Spring?
The shadow of the still hangs over Morocco, as its authorities scramble to contain the latest political turmoil. The trigger for the current troubles was the gruesome death last October of a fisherman while retrieving allegedly illegal catch from the police in the Mediterranean port town of al-Hoceima. The incident in the Rif region, which has been periodically restive, proved a catalyst for social unrest witnessed since then against the general marginalisation of the population, and culminating in the detention of scores of protesters, including journalists and human rights activists   Read More ...
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Morocco to send food to Qatar after Gulf states cut ties
Morocco to send food to Qatar after Gulf states cut ties Morocco said it would send plane-loads of food to Qatar to boost supplies there after Gulf Arab states cut diplomatic and economic ties with Doha. Qatar, which imported 80 per cent of its food from bigger Gulf Arab neighbours before the diplomatic shutdown, has also been talking to Iran and Turkey to secure food and water. “This decision was made in conformity with Islamic precepts that call for solidarity and mutual aid between Muslim people, notably during this holy month of Ramadan,” the Moroccan foreign ministry statement said   Read More ...
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Morocco delivers foods to Qatar in line with Islamic teachings
Moroccan girls read the Quran in a madrasa, or religious school, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in a village in Tinghir, Morocco June 11, 2017. [Photo/Agencies] RABAT - Morocco said in a statement on Monday that it will send planes loaded with food to Qatar, in line with the teachings of the Islamic religion, especially during the month of Ramadan   Read More ...
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Morocco says will send food to Qatar after Gulf states cut ties
Morocco said it would send plane-loads of food to Qatar to boost supplies there after Gulf Arab states cut diplomatic and economic ties with Doha. Qatar, which imported 80 percent of its food from bigger Gulf Arab neighbours before the diplomatic shutdown, has also been talking to Iran and Turkey to secure food and water. "This decision was made in conformity with Islamic precepts that call for solidarity and mutual aid between Muslim people, notably during this holy month of Ramadan," the Moroccan foreign ministry statement said on Monday   Read More ...
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This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco
This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco NEW YORK (AP) — How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in fossil-rich eastern Africa. The new discovery reveals people from an early stage of our species’ evolution, with a mix of modern and more primitive traits   Read More ...
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Thousands protest in Morocco against corruption
Thousands protest in Morocco against corruption Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Moroccan capital to protest against corruption and abuse of power. The demonstration in Rabat on Sunday was one of the largest of its kind for several years. The march was also to support recent demonstrations in Morocco's impoverished northern Rif region. It has been shaken by protests since the death in October of a fish vendor who was crushed by a garbage compactor while trying to save fish that officials had confiscated   Read More ...
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Morocco offers to mediate Qatar-GCC crisis
Morocco offers to mediate Qatar-GCC crisis Morocco's King Mohammed VI has offered to mediate diplomatic row between Qatar and three Gulf Arab states that severed diplomatic relations with Doha and have since imposed a debilitating blockade on the country. "If the parties so wish, the Kingdom of Morocco is ready to offer its services to foster a frank and comprehensive dialogue on the basis of non-interference in internal affairs and the fight against religious extremism," the statement read   Read More ...
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Led by Islamists, thousands of Moroccans rally in support of northern protests
RABAT Thousands of Moroccans led by an Islamist movement rallied in the capital Rabat on Sunday in a massive show of support for protests against corruption and official abuses in a northern region that have tested authorities for weeks. Chanting against "ruling mafia" and carrying portraits of detained activists, protesters packed Rabat's Bab El Hed area and marched toward the parliament, with most from the Adl Wal Ihsan (Justice and Spirituality) Islamist movement   Read More ...
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Led by Islamists, thousands of Moroccans rally in support of northern protests
Thousands of Moroccans led by an Islamist movement rallied in the capital Rabat on Sunday in a massive show of support for protests against corruption and official abuses in a northern region that have tested authorities for weeks. Chanting against "ruling mafia" and carrying portraits of detained activists, protesters packed Rabat's Bab El Hed area and marched toward the parliament, with most from the Adl Wal Ihsan (Justice and Spirituality) Islamist movement   Read More ...
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Thousands protest in Morocco against corruption
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Moroccan capital to protest against corruption and abuse of power. The demonstration in Rabat on Sunday was one of the largest of its kind for several years. The march was also to support recent demonstrations in Morocco's impoverished northern Rif region. It has been shaken by protests since the death in October of a fish vendor who was crushed by a garbage compactor while trying to save fish that officials had confiscated   Read More ...
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Thousands protest in Morocco against corruption
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Moroccan capital to protest against corruption and abuse of power. The demonstration in Rabat on Sunday was one of the largest of its kind for several years. The march was also to support recent demonstrations in Morocco's impoverished northern Rif region. It has been shaken by protests since the death in October of a fish vendor who was crushed by a garbage compactor while trying to save fish that officials had confiscated   Read More ...
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Morocco detains four as Rif protests persist
Morocco detains four as Rif protests persist Imzouren - Moroccan police have detained four people in northern Morocco, an official and an activist said, as protests continued for a second week in the neglected Rif region. "There have been three arrests in the past 24 hours," an official source said, without identifying those detained. A local activist said six people had been brought in for questioning - "three in the city of Al-Hoceima and three in nearby areas"   Read More ...
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Protesters, police clash in northern Morocco
Protesters, police clash in northern Morocco Protesters clashed with security forces in Morocco's Al-Hoceima early on Saturday, an AFP correspondent reported, after more than a week of protests in the northern province.Late Friday, more than 1,000 demonstrators -- mostly young men and women, some with children -- gathered in Al-Hoceima under a heavy police presence to call for Zefzafi and fellow activists to be freed.Participants cleaned the streets as the protest came to an end shortly before midnight (2400 GMT)   Read More ...
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Morocco protests: Four things you need to know
Morocco protests: Four things you need to know Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in al-Hoceima, northern Morocco, on Thursday. Demonstrations have been continuing in the port city for months in spite of a government crackdown. How did the protests start? Thousands of Moroccans took to the streets in a number of cities last October when a fish-seller was crushed to death in a garbage truck. Mouhcine Fikri was trying to rescue his stock, which the police wanted to confiscate   Read More ...
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Police fire tear gas at protesters in restive Moroccan city
Police fire tear gas at protesters in restive Moroccan city Al-Hoceima (Morocco) (AFP) - Police fired tear gas as clashes erupted Thursday between them and demonstrators in the Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima, epicentre of a protest movement that has shaken the northern region for months. The tear gas was fired as dozens of young people threw stones at the riot police in the alleys of Sidi Abed neighbourhood, where demonstrations have been held for days without any violence   Read More ...
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300,000-Year-Old Homo Sapiens Bones Found In Morocco Challenge Conventional East Africa Evolutionary Theory
300,000-Year-Old Homo Sapiens Bones Found In Morocco Challenge Conventional East Africa Evolutionary Theory Deep inside an old mine in Morocco, 300,000-year-old bones belonging to Homo sapiens have been discovered, challenging the conventional theory that Homo sapiens sprang into existence 200,000 years ago in East Africa, in what has often been referred to as the cradle of civilization. Archaeologists have rescued the bones from five or more people at Jebel Irhoud, once a barite mine that is around 60 miles west of Marrakesh   Read More ...
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Armed police break into former Air Force captain's car to stop his 33-day hunger strike in Paris
Armed police break into former Air Force captain's car to stop his 33-day hunger strike in Paris An ex-serviceman who has been on hunger strike for 33 days has been removed by armed police in a dramatic arrest. Human rights activist and ex-captain Mustapha Adib had been camped out in his car annoyed at France's connections with Morocco. Mr Adib who was born in Morocco and served in the Royal Moroccan Air Force has not eaten for over a month   Read More ...
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Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins (1/4)
Two views of a composite reconstruction of the earliest known Homo sapiens fossils from Jebel Irhoud in Morocco, based on micro computed tomographic scans of multiple original fossils, are shown in this undated photo. The understanding of human origins was turned on its head on June 7, 2017 with the announcement of the discovery of fossils unearthed on a Moroccan hillside that are about 100,000 years older than any other known remains of our species, Homo sapiens   Read More ...
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Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils Discovered In Morocco
Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils Discovered In Morocco Bones found in a cave in Morocco add 100,000 years to the history of modern human fossils. These bones are from "early anatomically modern" humans - our own species, Homo sapiens, with a mixture of modern and primitive traits, an international team of anthropologists, paleontologists and evolutionary scientists report in a pair of papers published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Despite their primitive features, these ancient people could blend in with a modern crowd, study author Jean-Jacques Hublin of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, said in a news briefing Tuesday - particularly, he added, if hats covered their somewhat oddly shaped heads   Read More ...
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World's oldest human species' fossils found in Morocco
A team of international scientists has found the world's oldest human species' fossil near the southern Moroccan city of Youssoufia, the Moroccan national Institute of Sciences of Archaeology and Heritage announced in a statement on Wednesday. The institute said the remains of the Homo sapiens, which were found in a remote village called Jbel Irhoud, date back to over 300,000 years ago   Read More ...
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Earliest fossils of oldest humans found in Morocco
Earliest fossils of oldest humans found in Morocco New York — How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in fossil-rich eastern Africa. The new discovery reveals people from an early stage of our species’ evolution, with a mix of modern and more primitive traits   Read More ...
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This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco
This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco NEW YORK — How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in fossil-rich eastern Africa. The new discovery reveals people from an early stage of our species’ evolution, with a mix of modern and more primitive traits   Read More ...
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This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco
This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco NEW YORK — How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in fossil-rich eastern Africa. The new discovery reveals people from an early stage of our species' evolution, with a mix of modern and more primitive traits   Read More ...
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Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins
Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins The understanding of human origins has been turned on its head with the announcement of the discovery of fossils unearthed on a Moroccan hillside that are about 100,000 years older than any other known remains of our species, Homo sapiens. Scientists determined that skulls, limb bones and teeth representing at least five individuals were about 300,000 years old, a blockbuster discovery in the field of anthropology   Read More ...
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This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco
This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco NEW YORK — How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in fossil-rich eastern Africa. The new discovery reveals people from an early stage of our species' evolution, with a mix of modern and more primitive traits   Read More ...
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Fossils unearthed in Morocco suggest our species, Homo sapiens, lived 300,000 years ago
Fossils unearthed in Morocco suggest our species, Homo sapiens, lived 300,000 years ago NEW YORK - How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in fossil-rich eastern Africa. The new discovery reveals people from an early stage of our species’ evolution, with a mix of modern and more primitive traits   Read More ...
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