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Morocco draft law criminalizes traveling abroad for jihad

Morocco's government has presented a new law criminalizing training with extremists with the intent to commit terrorist acts.

Hard times for 'red gold' divers in Morocco's El Dorado

Harvesting mineral-rich seaweed on Morocco's Atlantic coast, Attibari Lemkhanter worries that the plant known locally as "red gold" is becoming increasingly scarce. "There are more and more divers and less and less red seaweed," Lemkhanter sighed as he worked on a beach in El Jadida, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of Casablanca.

Morocco Expands Laws Against Jihad Seekers

Morocco draft law criminalizes traveling abroad for jihad

Moroccan 'rancorous' rapper freed from jail

Casablanca (Morocco) (AFP) - Rapper Mouad Belghawat, a voice of Morocco's February 20 protest movement, was released from jail on Thursday after serving a four-month sentence for assaulting police.

Moroccan government proposes penalties for nationals fighting in Syria, Iraq

By Aziz El Yaakoubi RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's government proposed legislation on Thursday which would make it a crime to join an armed group or undertake training in conflict zones, in a move aimed at some 2,000 Moroccan Islamists it believes are fighting in Syria and Iraq. Like other North African countries such as Algeria and Tunisia, Morocco fears that its nationals who have joined Syria's ...

Morocco trying to entice Leverkusen's Bellarabi

(Reuters) - Morocco are bidding to entice Bayer Leverkusen's exciting winger Karim Bellarabi to their cause as they prepare to host next year?s African Nations Cup, according to German media reports. Coach Badou Ezaki met with the 24-year-old, who has played for Germany at under-21 level but can still switch his allegiance if he applies to soccer's world governing body FIFA. Berlin-born ...

Morocco to tackle citizens fighting in Syria

Government's draft law incriminates fighting or training with armed groups, as hundreds of Moroccans said to join ISIL.

Dozens Demonstrate in Morocco Against Racism

Dozens demonstrate in Morocco against racism after Senegalese immigrant is killed

Morocco keeps flying to Ebola-hit states in 'solidarity'

Morocco, the last country to maintain regular scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations after Air France halted departures, is carrying on through "solidarity", an airline official has said. In a bid to stop the spread of the virus that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa, many African governments have sought to ring-fence Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. This week, after Air ...

Intertek Expands in Morocco with New Petroleum Laboratory

Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has opened a new, state-of-the-art petroleum laboratory to provide expanded local services and capabilities

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