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Moroccan injured during protest dies after weeks in coma

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Moroccan injured during protest dies after weeks in coma

- RABAT: A protester who fell into a coma after being wounded in protests that have shaken northern Morocco died in hospital on Tuesday, a lawyer and a judicial official said. Imad El Attabi, a 22-year-old from the northern city of Al-Hoceima, is the first protester to die since people took to the streets in the surrounding Rif region in October over corruption, injustice and underdevelopment
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Over 100 migrants storm border post between Morocco and Spain to enter Europe

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Over 100 migrants storm border post between Morocco and Spain to enter Europe

- MADRID (AFP) - More than 100 migrants stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Monday (Aug 7), careering through with agents unable to stop them, police said. They started running from the Moroccan side, crossed the border posts and reached Spanish soil, a spokesman for the Guardia Civil police force said, in the latest incident there
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Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Moroccan Crew

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Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Moroccan Crew

- Nigerian pirates have kidnapped five crew members, three of them from Morocco, from a general cargo vessel identified as the Panama-flagged Oya 1 around 15 nautical miles south west of Bonny Island. The kidnapping, according to World Maritime News, quoting Moroccan media, occurred 31 July. The attack was confirmed by IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. “The incident was reported to the Nigerian navy who responded and located the ship
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Moroccan flavors spice up lamb

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Moroccan flavors spice up lamb

- You can count on Ina, on the grill or off. That would be Ina Garten, cookbook author and TV host for millions of home cooks looking for recipes that can’t fail. Her latest book, “Cooking for Jeffrey” (that reference is to her husband), includes a lamb chop recipe that has made it to my dinner-for-company list. In typical fashion, she offers a twist on a traditional dish — grilled lamb chops — and makes it even better, in this case incorporating a rub and an unusual kind of marinade to give it a Moroccan flavor
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Morocco's king pardons some protesters jailed in unrest

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Morocco's king pardons some protesters jailed in unrest

- TETOUAN, Morocco — Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned some people jailed during a protest movement that has affected an impoverished northern region for months, slamming politicians and public officials for their "unprecedented irresponsibility." The king said in a speech Saturday night that he granted early releases and reduced sentences to 1,178 inmates and other convicts, including an undisclosed number of protesters detained during unauthorized demonstrations in the El Hoceima region and other parts of the country
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Morocco's king pardons some protesters, lambasts officials

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Morocco's king pardons some protesters, lambasts officials

- RABAT: Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned dozens of people arrested in recent protests in a northern region and blamed the failure of local officials to quickly implement development projects for stoking public anger. It was his first public address since the start of protests in October over injustice, corruption and underdevelopment following the death of Mouhcine Fikri, a fishmonger crushed in a garbage truck retrieving stock confiscated by police
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Msuva Kutua Morocco Jumatano kwa vipimo Al Jadida

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Msuva Kutua Morocco Jumatano kwa vipimo Al Jadida

- Ni nafasi ambayo ameipata mchezaji kiungo huyo wa Yanga, ya kwenda kujiunga na El Jadida ya Morocco kwenda kucheza soka la kulipwa. Kiungo wa Yanga Simon Msuva, anaondoka nchini kesho Jumatano kuelekea Rabati Morocco, kwa ajili ya vipimo kabla ya kusaini mkataba wa kuitumikia timu ya Difaa El Jadida. Msuva ameiambia Kona ya Michezo, safari yake imekamilika baada ya kupata viza ya kuingia nchini humo na kama mambo yakienda sawa atabaki moja kwa moja kwa ajili ya kuanza kazi
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Moroccan police fire tear gas to disperse protests in north

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Moroccan police fire tear gas to disperse protests in north

- AL-HOCEIMA, Morocco: Police fired tear gas and used truncheons to scatter hundreds of protesters in northern Morocco, a Reuters witness said on Thursday, part of the biggest wave of demonstrations in the kingdom since Arab Spring-inspired rallies in 2011. People have taken to the streets in the Rif region around the town of Al-Hoceima since October over injustice, corruption and underdevelopment, and on Thursday thousands gathered to try to join in rallies that local authorities had banned
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Morocco, M'sia agree on visa waiver for nations' passport holders

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Morocco, M'sia agree on visa waiver for nations' passport holders

- PUTRAJAYA: Morocco and Malaysia have agreed to a partial abolishment of visa requirements for citizens of both countries. The agreement was signed by Foreign Ministry secretary-general Datuk Ramlan Ibrahim and the Moroccan ambassador to Malaysia, Mohammed Reda Benkhaldoun this morning. Under the new agreement, Malaysian and Moroccan passport holders who are travelling for business or social visits with valid documents are allowed to enter and exit both countries without a visa for a maximum period of 90 days
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Moroccans eye Spanish enclave across tiny border

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Moroccans eye Spanish enclave across tiny border

- BADES (MAROC) (AFP) - It's one of the shortest land borders in the world: a few dozen metres of plastic cord across a sandbank separate Morocco from the tiny Spanish enclave of Penon de Velez de la Gomera. Wooden boats lie amid nets worn by seawater at the foot of the imposing mini-peninsula, home to a Spanish military base. "Don't approach the string!" a Moroccan soldier shouted from a pillbox, his helmet askew
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Simon Msuva aikacha Yanga kwenda Al Jadida Morocco

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Simon Msuva aikacha Yanga kwenda Al Jadida Morocco

- Msuva anaweza kuondoka nchini kwenda Morocco kumalizana na Al Jadida na imeelezwa tayari Yanga imekubali kumruhusu mchezaji huyo. Kiungo mshambuliaji wa klabu ya Yanga, Simon Msuva amekubali kuachana na Yanga na kwenda kucheza soka la kulipwa nje ya Tanzania ikiwa ni mara yake ya kwanza. Msuva ameiambia , amevutiwa na dao la dola 80,000, ambalo ameahidiwa kupewa na timu ya Difaa al Jadida ya Morocco, ambayo pia imemchukua winga wa Azam FC, Ramadhani Singano ‘Messi’
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Laptop ban on direct flights between Morocco and U.S. to be lifted, says Moroccan airline

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Laptop ban on direct flights between Morocco and U.S. to be lifted, says Moroccan airline

- A ban on carrying laptop computers and other large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on direct flights between Morocco and the United States will be lifted on Thursday, Morocco's Royal Air Maroc said in a statement. In March, the U.S. banned laptops in cabins on flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries — Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey — to address fears that bombs could be concealed in them
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Laptop Ban On Direct Flights Between Morocco And US To Be Lifted: Report

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Laptop Ban On Direct Flights Between Morocco And US To Be Lifted: Report

- Rabat: A ban on carrying laptop computers and other large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on direct flights between Morocco and the United States will be lifted on Thursday, Morocco's Royal Air Maroc said in a statement. In March, the United States banned laptops in cabins on flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries -- Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey -- to address fears that bombs could be concealed in them
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Laptop ban on direct flights between Morocco and U.S. to be lifted - airline

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Laptop ban on direct flights between Morocco and U.S. to be lifted - airline

- RABAT (Reuters) - A ban on carrying laptop computers and other large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on direct flights between Morocco and the United States will be lifted on Thursday, Morocco's Royal Air Maroc said in a statement. The airline is the only carrier to operate direct flights to the United States, flying from Casablanca's Mohammed V International Airport to New York and Washington D
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Climate change threatens nomadic life in Morocco

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Climate change threatens nomadic life in Morocco

- M’HAMID EL GHIZLANE, Morocco — For generations, they were known as “rain nomads,” herders who moved constantly along the western rim of the Sahara Desert in search of a patch of green where their goats and camels could graze. Then the rain, never plentiful, became even more sporadic. Temperatures got hotter. A dam choked another source of precious water, the Draa River
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KCCA FC ready for Morocco's FUS Rabat at Omondi stadium

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KCCA FC ready for Morocco's FUS Rabat at Omondi stadium

- KCCA FC vs FUS Rabat 4pm. *The game is free of charge for students in uniform. *Tickets at Shell Nakawa, Shell Lugogo and Shell Capital. Kampala, Uganda KCCA FC MEDIA Midfielder Saddam Ibrahim Juma who signed for KCCA FC in May and defender Peter Magambo have been cleared by Confederation of African Football (CAF) to feature in continental football ahead of today’s clash with Morocco’s FUS Rabat
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CAF Confederation Cup: FUS Rabat cautiously optimistic about return fixture against KCCA FC

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CAF Confederation Cup: FUS Rabat cautiously optimistic about return fixture against KCCA FC

- Moroccan titans FUS Rabat have had their first training session at the StarTimes Stadium ahead of Sunday’s Caf Confederation Cup match against KCCA FC. Moroccan titans FUS Rabat have had their first training session at the StarTimes Stadium ahead of Sunday’s Caf Confederation Cup match against KCCA FC. FUS Rabat who beat KCCA FC 3-0 in the reverse fixture were in high spirits
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15 Moroccan Kids Gang Rape Donkey, Contract Rabies
15 Moroccan Kids Gang Rape Donkey, Contract Rabies Fifteen kids and teens, aged 7-15, from Morocco have been treated for rabies after taking turns gang-raping a donkey. The group, from Gharb-Chrarda-Béni Hssen, was rushed to Mechraa Belksiri Hospital after it became known that the donkey was infected, reports Morocco World News. The families of the boys are said to be in “distress and horror” upon hearing the news that their sons have been engaging in bestiality, as they have been mocked endlessly in their village   Read More ...
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Morocco's king offers condolences over Barcelona attack
Morocco's king offers condolences over Barcelona attack RABAT (Reuters) - The king of Morocco expressed his condolences to Spain on Friday over the deadly attack in Barcelona, over which three Moroccans have been arrested. King Mohammed VI also condemned what he called an "odious criminal act, contrary to all human values and religious precepts". "His Majesty the King expresses to King Felipe VI, and through him, to all the families of victims and to the Spanish people, his sincere condolences and solidarity and compassion," said a statement carried by state news agency MAP   Read More ...
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Morocco's king offers condolences over Barcelona attack
The king of Morocco expressed his condolences to Spain on Friday over the deadly attack in Barcelona, over which three Moroccans have been arrested. King Mohammed VI also condemned what he called an "odious criminal act, contrary to all human values and religious precepts". "His Majesty the King expresses to King Felipe VI, and through him, to all the families of victims and to the Spanish people, his sincere condolences and solidarity and compassion," said a statement carried by state news agency MAP   Read More ...
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Spain rescues over 600 migrants coming from Morocco by sea in 24 hours
Spain rescues over 600 migrants coming from Morocco by sea in 24 hours MADRID – Spain’s maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year. The service said it rescued 16 migrants early Thursday in the Strait of Gibraltar, a narrow passage that separates Spain from Morocco. On Wednesday, its vessels rescued 601 migrants, including two in a canoe and six in a beach paddle boat   Read More ...
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Barcelona attack suspect identified as Moroccan citizen
Barcelona attack suspect identified as Moroccan citizen The first suspect identified as linked to the Barcelona terror attack is a Moroccan citizen who lived in Spain legally, investigators revealed Thursday. Driss Oukabir was arrested by police in Spain as a suspect in the attack, El Pais reported. The suspect, born in 1989, was a resident of Ripoli, and had been the one to rent the van that was used in Thursday's attack, investigators said, adding that the rental agency was located about 40 miles from Barcelona   Read More ...
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Spain rescues 339 migrants at sea in day as flow from Morocco swells
Spain rescues 339 migrants at sea in day as flow from Morocco swells MADRID – Spanish coast guard members rescued more than 330 people from seven boats Wednesday in the waters between Morocco and Spain, a route increasingly used by migrants trying to get to Europe. “A total of 339 people were rescued, in seven small boats, from 1:00 a.m. (2300 GMT) to now,” a spokeswoman for the coast guard told AFP. There were at least 19 minors and one baby among the migrants, she added   Read More ...
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Nigeria’s Future Eagles go up against Morocco U15 squad
Nigeria’s Future Eagles go up against Morocco U15 squad The U15 National Team of Nigeria, known as Future Eagles, will on Wednesday and Thursday play two international friendly matches against their Moroccan counterparts in Rabat, Morocco. Both teams will slug it out at the National Football Centre, Rabat starting from 4pm on Wednesday, and again clash at the same venue on Thursday from mid-day. The U15 squad and their officials arrived in Rabat on Sunday, and have had three training sessions at the National Football Centre ahead of the friendly games   Read More ...
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Moroccan festival site in Laval evacuated after massive brawl
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Morocco announces 2026 World Cup bid to rival CONCACAF
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Morocco challenges North America with 2026 World Cup bid
Morocco challenges North America with 2026 World Cup bid North America has a late challenge from North Africa in the contest to host the 2026 World Cup. Morocco will also bid for the tournament, with its announcement coming on FIFA’s deadline day on Friday. Morocco’s last-minute move takes on the joint bid between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Morocco formally launched its bid and sent relevant documents to FIFA, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation said in a brief two-sentence statement   Read More ...
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Morocco challenges North America with 2026 World Cup bid
Morocco challenges North America with 2026 World Cup bid North America has a late challenge from North Africa in the contest to host the 2026 World Cup. Morocco also will bid for the tournament, with its announcement coming on FIFA’s deadline day on Friday. The last-minute move takes on the joint bid between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Morocco formally launched its bid and sent relevant documents to FIFA, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation said in a brief two-sentence statement   Read More ...
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Morocco challenge North America with bid for 2026 World Cup
Morocco challenge North America with bid for 2026 World Cup Morocco announced Friday that it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup, providing a challenge to a joint North American project that is aiming to bring football’s main event back to the United States for the first time in more than 30 years. The Moroccan Football Federation released a two-sentence statement confirming its intention to bid. The announcement came on deadline day for countries to express their interest in hosting in 2026   Read More ...
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Morocco Will Challenge U.S.-Led Bid for 2026 World Cup
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World Cup 2026: Morocco confirms it will bid to host tournament
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700 migrants try to storm Spanish border post with Morocco
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700 migrants try to storm Spanish border post with Morocco
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700 migrants try to storm Spanish border post with Morocco
MADRID – Spain says around 700 migrants have tried to storm the border crossing between Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta and Morocco, but none managed to make it across. The Interior Ministry's office in Ceuta said the migrants also tried to scale the six-meter-tall (20-foot) barbed-wire fences around Ceuta after the early Thursday crossing attempt at the Tarajal post failed, but were again repelled by Moroccan and Spanish police   Read More ...
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Morocco seeks membership of ECOWAS
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Moroccan injured during protest dies after weeks in coma
A protester who fell into a coma after being wounded in protests that have shaken northern Morocco died in hospital on Tuesday, a lawyer and a judicial official said. Imad El Attabi, a 22-year-old from the northern city of Al-Hoceima, is the first protester to die since people took to the streets in the surrounding Rif region in October over corruption, injustice and underdevelopment   Read More ...
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Moroccan injured during protest dies after weeks in coma
Moroccan injured during protest dies after weeks in coma RABAT: A protester who fell into a coma after being wounded in protests that have shaken northern Morocco died in hospital on Tuesday, a lawyer and a judicial official said. Imad El Attabi, a 22-year-old from the northern city of Al-Hoceima, is the first protester to die since people took to the streets in the surrounding Rif region in October over corruption, injustice and underdevelopment   Read More ...
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Moroccan injured during protest dies after weeks in coma
RABAT (Reuters) - A protester who fell into a coma after being wounded in protests that have shaken northern Morocco died in hospital on Tuesday, a lawyer and a judicial official said. Imad El Attabi, a 22-year-old from the northern city of Al-Hoceima, is the first protester to die since people took to the streets in the surrounding Rif region in October over corruption, injustice and underdevelopment   Read More ...
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Moroccan injured during protest dies after weeks in coma
RABAT (Reuters) - A protester who fell into a coma after being wounded in protests that have shaken northern Morocco died in hospital on Tuesday, a lawyer and a judicial official said. Imad El Attabi, a 22-year-old from the northern city of Al-Hoceima, is the first protester to die since people took to the streets in the surrounding Rif region in October over corruption, injustice and underdevelopment   Read More ...
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Morocco opposition leader resigns
Morocco opposition leader resigns Rabat - Morocco's opposition chief has resigned to take responsibility for the troubles facing his Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), including last year's election defeat, the party said. Ilyas El Omari's party was beaten by the ruling Islamists in Morocco's legislative polls in October, but more than doubled its number of seats in the new parliament. The PAM, formed in 2008 by a close adviser to the king, had poured enormous resources into a campaign criticising the government's economic record   Read More ...
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More than 180 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post
Madrid: More than 180 migrants stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Monday, careering through with agents unable to stop them, authorities said. “They entered at five in the morning, running through,” a spokesman for the central government’s representative office in Ceuta told AFP, adding there were 187 people in total. Footage of the incident broadcast on local television showed the migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sprinting over the border from the Moroccan side while it was still dark   Read More ...
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Over 180 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post
Over 180 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post than 180 migrants stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Monday, careering through with agents unable to stop them, authorities said. “They entered at five in the morning running through,” a spokesman for the Central government’s representative office in Ceuta told AFP, adding there were 187 people in total. In a safe haven. Footage of the incident broadcast on local television showed the migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sprinting over the border from the Moroccan side while it was still dark   Read More ...
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More than 180 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post
than 180 migrants stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta today, careering through with agents unable to stop them, authorities said. "They entered at five in the morning running through," a spokesman for the central government's representative office in Ceuta told AFP, adding there were 187 people in total. Footage of the incident broadcast on local television showed the migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sprinting over the border from the Moroccan side while it was still dark   Read More ...
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Scores of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post
Scores of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post Madrid (AFP) - More than 180 migrants stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Monday, careering through with agents unable to stop them, authorities said. "They entered at five in the morning running through," a spokesman for the central government's representative office in Ceuta told AFP, adding there were 187 people in total. Footage of the incident broadcast on local television showed the migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sprinting over the border from the Moroccan side while it was still dark   Read More ...
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More than 180 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post
More than 180 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border post Madrid - More than 180 migrants stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Monday, careering through with agents unable to stop them, authorities said. "They entered at five in the morning running through," a spokesperson for the central government's representative office in Ceuta told AFP, adding there were 187 people in total. Footage of the incident broadcast on local television showed the migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sprinting over the border from the Moroccan side while it was still dark   Read More ...
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Over 100 migrants storm border post between Morocco and Spain to enter Europe
Over 100 migrants storm border post between Morocco and Spain to enter Europe MADRID (AFP) - More than 100 migrants stormed a border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Monday (Aug 7), careering through with agents unable to stop them, police said. They started running from the Moroccan side, crossed the border posts and reached Spanish soil, a spokesman for the Guardia Civil police force said, in the latest incident there   Read More ...
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Sudan’s Bashir arrives in Morocco
Sudan’s Bashir arrives in Morocco Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Morocco late on Thursday for a private visit. The Sudanese leader was accompanied by ministers and other senior Sudanese officials, according to the Le360 news site. The trip, announced last week in Sudanese media outlets, has angered rights groups in Morocco, who called on their authorities to cancel the visit   Read More ...
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Sudanese leader Bashir, wanted by ICC, arrives in Morocco
Sudanese leader Bashir, wanted by ICC, arrives in Morocco Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Morocco late Thursday for a “private” visit. Bashir arrived at Tangiers airport, accompanied by ministers and other senior Sudanese officials, according to the Le360 news site, considered close to circles in Morocco’s royal court. Earlier in the day the official Sudanese news agency said the president was making a “private” visit of several days to Morocco, without giving details   Read More ...
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Bashir, wanted by ICC, arrives in Morocco for a 'private visit'
Bashir, wanted by ICC, arrives in Morocco for a 'private visit' Rabat - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Morocco late Thursday for a "private" visit. Bashir arrived at Tangiers airport, accompanied by ministers and other senior Sudanese officials, according to the Le360 news site, considered close to circles in Morocco's royal court. Earlier in the day the official Sudanese news agency said the president was making a "private" visit of several days to Morocco, without giving details   Read More ...
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Sudanese leader Bashir, wanted by ICC, arrives in Morocco
Sudanese leader Bashir, wanted by ICC, arrives in Morocco Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Morocco late Thursday for a "private" visit. Bashir arrived at Tangiers airport, accompanied by ministers and other senior Sudanese officials, according to the Le360 news site, considered close to circles in Morocco's royal court. Earlier in the day the official Sudanese news agency said the president was making a "private" visit of several days to Morocco, without giving details   Read More ...
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Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Moroccan Crew
Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Moroccan Crew Nigerian pirates have kidnapped five crew members, three of them from Morocco, from a general cargo vessel identified as the Panama-flagged Oya 1 around 15 nautical miles south west of Bonny Island. The kidnapping, according to World Maritime News, quoting Moroccan media, occurred 31 July. The attack was confirmed by IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. “The incident was reported to the Nigerian navy who responded and located the ship   Read More ...
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Moroccan flavors spice up lamb
Moroccan flavors spice up lamb You can count on Ina, on the grill or off. That would be Ina Garten, cookbook author and TV host for millions of home cooks looking for recipes that can’t fail. Her latest book, “Cooking for Jeffrey” (that reference is to her husband), includes a lamb chop recipe that has made it to my dinner-for-company list. In typical fashion, she offers a twist on a traditional dish — grilled lamb chops — and makes it even better, in this case incorporating a rub and an unusual kind of marinade to give it a Moroccan flavor   Read More ...
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FC Goa sign Moroccan International Ahmed Jahouh
FC Goa sign Moroccan International Ahmed Jahouh FC Goa has confirmed the signing of Moroccan International Ahmed Jahouh on a one year loan deal from FUS Rabat of Morocco. The powerful midfielder will now link up with the squad for the pre-season which is slated to start in October. After completing the formalities, Jahouh said: “I’m very pleased to sign for FC Goa. This a challenge that I’m really looking forward to   Read More ...
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Scientists develop scorpion 'milking machine' for disease research
CASABLANCA, Morocco (Reuters) - Extracting venom from scorpions can be a dangerous, but rewarding, task. The poisonous secretion, while fatal to humans, contains hundreds of components that have potential uses in the health sector when they are broken down to a molecular level. In a bid to remove the venom safely, for both scorpion and extractor, a group of scientists in Morocco have developed a remote-controlled 'milking machine', which straps to the scorpion's tail and uses an electric impulse to stimulate the venom glands for the poison to be released   Read More ...
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Morocco's king pardons some protesters jailed in unrest
Morocco's king pardons some protesters jailed in unrest TETOUAN, Morocco — Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned some people jailed during a protest movement that has affected an impoverished northern region for months, slamming politicians and public officials for their "unprecedented irresponsibility." The king said in a speech Saturday night that he granted early releases and reduced sentences to 1,178 inmates and other convicts, including an undisclosed number of protesters detained during unauthorized demonstrations in the El Hoceima region and other parts of the country   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Protests |  Protesters | 
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Morocco's king pardons some protesters, lambasts officials
Morocco's king pardons some protesters, lambasts officials RABAT: Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned dozens of people arrested in recent protests in a northern region and blamed the failure of local officials to quickly implement development projects for stoking public anger. It was his first public address since the start of protests in October over injustice, corruption and underdevelopment following the death of Mouhcine Fikri, a fishmonger crushed in a garbage truck retrieving stock confiscated by police   Read More ...
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Morocco's king pardons some protesters, lambasts officials
Morocco's king pardons some protesters, lambasts officials RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned dozens of people arrested in recent protests in a northern region and blamed the failure of local officials to quickly implement development projects for stoking public anger. It was his first public address since the start of protests in October over injustice, corruption and underdevelopment following the death of Mouhcine Fikri, a fishmonger crushed in a garbage truck retrieving stock confiscated by police   Read More ...
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