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Morocco refuses bail for 9 detained activists

Casablanca (Morocco) (AFP) - Nine activists with Morocco's February 20 pro-reform movement, who were arrested this month during a mass demonstration in Casablanca, had their request for bail rejected on Tuesday. During Tuesday's hearing, the court in Casablanca refused a renewed demand for bail by the remaining nine defendants,with the trial adjourned to April 29, an AFP journalist reported. A ...

Moto-Meter(TM) Granted a Patent in Morocco Until 2033

World Moto, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a patent on the Moto-Meter? technology until 2033 in Morocco. Changing the way the world goes around, World Moto is a global authority on ...

Morocco warned of crackdown on freedom of speech as editor faces trial

Terrorism charges follow article on al-Qaida video as claims of violence elsewhere are used to gag critics Human rights groups have warned of a crackdown on freedom of speech in Morocco as one of the country's few independent journalists prepared to appear in court this week on charges of aiding and abetting terrorism. Ali Anouzla, the editor of the Arabic news website Lakome , faces up to 20 ...

Spain evicts 7 illegal migrants from tiny island to Morocco

Spain on Wednesday sent back to Morocco seven sub-Saharan African migrants who arrived at an uninhabited Spanish island near the Moroccan coast on an inflatable boat, officials said. The migrants were spotted by Spanish soldiers on Tuesday shortly after they landed on Congress Island about four kilometres (2.5 miles) off Morocco. The soldiers gave the migrants food and water and they were ...

Morocco king in rare visit to W.Sahara before UN vote

Dakhla (Undefined) (AFP) - Morocco's King Mohamed VI made a rare visit Thursday to the Western Sahara, ahead of a UN Security Council vote on the disputed territory, an AFP correspondent said. The UN Security Council is due to vote on April 23 to renew the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in the Western Sahara, which was annexed by Morocco in the 1970s. Earlier this month the king warned UN ...

Morocco's mentally ill await deliverance from their 'demons'

Bouya Omar (Morocco) (AFP) - A thin mist hangs in the air as a handful of troubled souls wander aimlessly around the Bouya Omar mausoleum in central Morocco, the occasional chilling cry rising from behind its walls. These are Morocco's "possessed" -- from violent schizophrenics to hard drug users -- who are believed to be tormented by evil spirits and whose relatives bring them here to await ...

NGOs condemn Morocco 'silence' over migrant crisis warning

Activists condemned Tuesday Morocco's "total silence" over warnings about the plight of sub-Saharan migrants, accusing security forces of "barbaric acts" that contradicted the country's new migration policy. Last month, following a surge in attempted border crossings into Ceuta and Melilla, Spain's North African enclaves, Moroccan authorities relocated hundreds of illegal immigrants to the ...

Morocco jails British paedophile for 20 years: NGO

Morocco Tuesday jailed a British man, previously convicted of child sex offences, for 20 years for kidnapping and attempting to rape three young girls, a rights activist at the trial said. Robert Bill, 59, a former teacher from North Wales, was found guilty by the court in Tetouan at a hearing attended by his victims, Mohammed Benaissa, who heads the Northern Observatory for Human Rights, told ...

Morocco's economic growth slows in first quarter as agricultural output falls

Morocco's economic growth slowed sharply to 2.5 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, and is likely to ease slightly again this quarter as agricultural output shrinks, the country's planning agency said on Tuesday. Agriculture, which accounts for about 15 percent of Morocco's gross domestic product, fell 3.4 percent in the first three months of 2014 and is expected to drop 3.9 ...

Longreach prepares to drill into target Liassic formation with Kamar-1 well in Morocco

Longreach prepares to drill into target Liassic formation with Kamar-1 well in Morocco





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