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Morocco recalls Algeria envoy over 'hashish money' jibe

Rabat - Morocco has recalled its ambassador after the Algerian foreign minister accused the kingdom's banks of "laundering hashish money" in Africa, in the latest diplomatic spat between the North African rivals.

Families of jailed Morocco protesters face long road

Casablanca - A 1,200-kilometre (750 mile) round bus trip taking about 22 hours: that is the weekly grind faced by families of activists arrested over a protest movement in northern Morocco if they want to see their loved ones jailed in Casablanca.

Spain attacker showed 'no sign of radicalisation': father

- Residents of Melouiya, a village high in Morocco's Atlas Mountains, are in shock at the news two of their sons were implicated in terror attacks in Spain.

Moroccan king pardons more than a thousand detainees

Rabat - King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Saturday pardoned more than a thousand detainees, some of whom were under arrest for taking part in protests in the troubled northern Rif region, the justice ministry announced.

Morocco arrests British Bitcoin dealer wanted in US

Rabat - Moroccan police have arrested a British dealer in virtual currency Bitcoin wanted on fraud charges in the United States, a source close to the investigation told AFP on Thursday.

Moroccans eye Spanish enclave across tiny border

Alhacemas - 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.

Fossils shaking up our understanding of human origins

There is a broad consensus among scientists that human evolution began on the African continent. Generally, fossils of Homo sapiens have been found in East Africa or even Sub-Saharan Africa, but a fossil find in Morocco has set evolution on its head.

Protestors and police clash over arrest of Morocco movement head

Alhacemas - Hundreds of young people clashed with riot police in northern Morocco Friday, following a general strike called by activists demanding the release of a protest leader.

Protests and general strike grip Morocco's north

Alhacemas - A general strike Thursday gripped the northern Morocco city of Al-Hoceima, rocked by a week of nightly protests demanding the release of the leader of a popular movement.

Protests and general strike grip Morocco's north

Alhacemas - A general strike Thursday gripped the northern Morocco city of Al-Hoceima, rocked by nearly a week of protests demanding the release of the leader of a popular movement.

UN urges Morocco and Algeria to help stranded Syrians

Rabat - The UN refugee agency on Tuesday urged Morocco and Algeria to provide safe passage for dozens of Syrian refugees trapped in no-man's land between the two countries.

Morocco arrests leader of northern protest movement

Alhacemas - Authorities in Morocco on Monday arrested the fugitive leader of a protest movement that has shaken the country's northern Rif region for months.

Morocco protest leader arrested: officials

Rabat - Authorities in Morocco have arrested the fugitive leader of a protest movement that has shaken the country's northern Rif region for six months, officials said on Monday.

Third night of protests in northern Morocco

Alhacemas - Protesters have rallied for a third night running in Morocco's city of Al-Hoceima, in a northern region of the country where there has been growing social unrest.

Anger brews in Morocco's neglected Rif region

Alhacemas - In Morocco's neglected Rif region, where outrage erupted last year over the gruesome death of a fishmonger, calls for justice have evolved into a grassroots movement demanding jobs and hospitals.

Morocco fights to save its iconic monkey

Chefchaouene - "If nothing is done, this species will disappear within 10 years," warns a poster on Ahmed Harrad's ageing 4x4 showing Morocco's famed Barbary macaque monkey.

Morocco's Christian converts emerge from the shadows

Agadir - Moroccans who secretly converted to Christianity are demanding the right to practise their faith openly in a country where Islam is the state religion and "apostasy" is condemned.

Morocco king to replace PM to end political impasse

Rabat - The king of Morocco is to appoint a new prime minister, the royal palace announced, after an unprecedented five months of talks on forming a coalition government ended in failure.

Morocco court tries 25 over W. Sahara killings

Rabat - A Moroccan court on Monday resumed the trial of 25 Sahrawis accused of killing 13 people, mostly Moroccan security forces, in the contested Western Sahara's Gdeim Izik camp in 2010.

Morocco says determined to develop Western Sahara

Rabat - Morocco is "more determined than ever" to develop the Western Sahara, Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said Wednesday on a two-day visit to the disputed territory.
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