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Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - A Moroccan court on Thursday condemned three Islamic State group supporters to death for the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in the High Atlas mountains.

Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - Three Islamic State group supporters were sentenced to death by a court in Morocco on Thursday over the beheadings of two Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in the High Atlas Mountains.

Slain Danish student's mother urges death sentences in Morocco trial

Tabriquet - The mother of a Danish student beheaded along with another Scandinavian woman while hiking in Morocco's High Atlas mountains called Thursday for the suspected jihadist killers to face the death penalty as their trial neared its end.

Morocco's sole oil refinery battles for survival

Mohammedia - Three years after it was liquidated for racking up billions of euros worth of debt, Morocco's sole oil refinery and one-time economic flagship is struggling to attract a buyer and survive.

'Sand mafias' threaten Morocco's coastline

Mohammedia - Beneath an apartment block that looms over Monica beach in the western coastal city of Mohammedia, a sole sand dune has escaped the clutches of Morocco's insatiable construction contractors.

Defendants at Morocco trial deny involvement in hiker killings

Tabriquet - The trial of 24 men charged over the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers resumed Thursday in Morocco, with several defendants denying their involvement in the killings.

Alleged ringleader admits hiker killings at Morocco trial

Tabriquet - The alleged leader of a jihadist cell accused of killing two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco admitted to the murders in court on Thursday, saying they were carried out in the name of the Islamic State group.

Kushner meets Moroccan king on trip to press US peace plan

Rabat - US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner met Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Tuesday in Rabat as part of a fresh push on a long-promised but yet-to-be-delivered peace plan for the region.

Suspects back in Morocco court over Scandinavian hiker murders

Tabriquet - Two dozen jihadist suspects charged over the murder of two Scandinavian women hiking in Morocco appeared in court Thursday, with the lawyer of one victim saying the government must be held "morally responsible" for the killings.

Suspected jihadists back in dock over murder of two Scandinavian women

Tabriquet - A street vendor, a plumber and a carpenter are among two dozen jihadist suspects who return to a Moroccan court Thursday, charged in connection with the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers.

Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco

Rabat - Two dozen suspects are set to go on trial in Morocco Thursday over the gruesome murder of two young Scandinavian hikers late last year that shocked the North African country.

Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco

Rabat - Two dozen suspects are set to go on trial in Morocco Thursday for offences linked to the gruesome murder of two young Scandinavian hikers late last year that shocked the North African country.

Dozens wounded as police break up Morocco teacher protest

Rabat - Over 70 demonstrators were left wounded Thursday after Moroccan police used water cannon to disperse a rally in the capital by thousands of contract teachers protesting over their employment terms.Teachers chanting "Social justice!

Morocco tourist murder trial to open on May 2

Rabat - Suspected jihadist sympathisers will face trial on May 2 for the murder of two Scandinavian women in Morocco, a defence lawyer told AFP on Tuesday.

Morocco upholds sentences against Hirak protesters

Casablanca - Dozens of activists linked to the Hirak protest movement that rocked northern Morocco in 2016 and 2017 had prison sentences of up to 20 years upheld by a court of appeal on Friday.

Morocco appeal court upholds sentences against Hirak protesters

Casablanca - The leaders of the Hirak protest movement which rocked Morocco in 2016 and 2017 on Friday had their sentences upheld by a court of appeal.

Pope rounds off Morocco visit with mass for thousands

Rabat - Pope Francis has called for tolerance and peace at a mass for thousands of Catholics during a rare visit by a pontiff to Morocco, after warning the faithful there against trying to convert others.

Pope visits Morocco to boost dialogue, meet migrants

Rabat - Pope Francis arrives in Morocco on Saturday for a visit which will see him meet Muslim leaders and migrants ahead of a mass with the country's minority Catholic community.The spiritual leader of the world's 1.

Driver in Morocco deadly train crash guilty but walks free

Rabat - The driver of a passenger train that derailed and killed seven people in Morocco last year has been convicted of manslaughter but released on time already served, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Morocco's diverse Catholic community awaits Pope Francis

Rabat - Ahead of Pope Francis arriving in Morocco, the country's small and diverse Catholic community gathered excitedly at Rabat's cathedral to get their hands on tickets to see the pontiff."We're lucky!
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