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Jihadists held for plotting attacks in Morocco, France: ministry

Morocco said Thursday it has arrested two jihadists who were planning to attack banks and multinational companies in the North African country and in France. An interior ministry statement said a Frenchman and a Franco-Moroccan arrested on Monday had also been planning to join the Islamic State jihadist group. It said they used the Internet to urge "individual terrorist acts in Morocco and ...

Al Huffington Post Maghreb To Launch October 28th in Morocco

The Huffington Post Media Group today announced the launch of Al Huffington Post Maghreb in Morocco , building upon the brand?s growing inter

Algeria turns 'deaf ear' to border dispute

Morocco wants the border reopened for economic reasons, but the issue remains a low priority for Algeria, experts say.

Morocco says Algerian soldier fired on Moroccans at border, summons envoy

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco said on Saturday that an Algerian soldier had fired on Moroccan civilians, badly wounding one of them, in the north east at the border with Algeria, and that it had summoned the Algerian ambassador for an explanation. North African neighbours Morocco and Algeria share a 1,500 km (970 miles) land border that runs from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sahara desert. It has ...

Fossil treasures at risk in Morocco desert town

In the middle of a sprawling palm grove in Morocco's remote eastern desert, inhabitants of an oasis town watch over a rare and vanishing treasure. At the entrance of a traditional townhouse visitors are welcomed by a piece of Erfoud's unusual bounty: the petrified skeleton of a prehistoric creature. During the Palaeozoic era -- about 540 million to 250 million years ago -- the southeast of ...

Hundreds more migrants storm Morocco-Spain border

Some 350 African migrants tried to storm a fence from Morocco into Spanish territory on Wednesday, authorities said, the latest in a wave of desperate arrivals at Europe's southern border. Just three of the migrants who charged towards the seven-metre (23-foot) fence in separate locations at dawn made it into the territory of Melilla, the Spanish government delegation there said in a statement ...

Morocco says to bolster security in the face of 'threats'

Morocco, which has frequently reported the arrest of jihadists and is concerned over the number of its citizens fighting in Syria and Iraq, announced Saturday plans to bolster its security. Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said new measures will be deployed progressively to "confront the different threats facing the kingdom," according to his office. Hassad did not identify those threats, but ...

Militants held for plotting attacks in Morocco, France

Morocco said on Thursday (Oct 30) it has arrested two militants who were planning to attack banks and multinational companies in the North African country and in France.

Morocco play down Nations Cup postponement call

By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Morocco have played down talk of next year's African Nations Cup being cancelled, while South Africa gave a lukewarm response on Friday to a suggestion they could step in as hosts. Morocco stunned African football last week when they asked that the Jan. 17?Feb. 8 tournament be postponed overs fears that travelling supporters could put the country at greater ...

Morocco and United Arab Emirates: A New Dawn in Strategic Partnership

VIENNA, Va., Oct. 29, 2014 / Standard Newswire / -- It was obvious that the kingdom of Morocco will be leaving its prints within the international community and attract many nations to collaborate with its institutions at all levels, due to the fundamental reforms His Majesty King Mohammed VI has been implementing since he inherited the Moroccan throne in 1999.

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