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Two minutes' silence in Norway for hikers slain in Morocco

Oslo - Hundreds of people observed two minutes of silence on Monday in Norway in honour of two Scandinavian women hikers murdered in Morocco's Atlas Mountains in December.

7 new suspects brought before Morocco judge in slain hikers case

Rabat - A Morocco prosecutor on Thursday brought seven new suspects including a Spanish-Swiss man before a Rabat anti-terror judge in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains.

15 suspects brought before Morocco judge over hiker murders

Rabat - A Morocco prosecutor on Sunday presented to an anti-terror judge 15 people suspected of links to the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains, Rabat's attorney general said.

Morocco arrests Swiss man over links to hiker murder suspects

Rabat - A Swiss man living in Morocco was arrested in Marrakesh on Saturday, for alleged links to suspects in the recent murder of two female Scandinavian hikers, authorities said.

Moroccans pay homage to slain Scandinavian hikers

Rabat - Crowds of Moroccans gathered Saturday to mourn two Scandinavian hikers brutally murdered by suspected jihadists in the High Atlas mountains.

'Radical' young men key suspects in Morocco tourist murders

Marrakesh - One key suspect in the murder of two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco was a plumber and another was a carpenter who enjoyed drinking alcohol before embracing radical Islam, friends and neighbours said.

Maren and Louisa, the Scandinavian hikers killed in Morocco

Stockholm - Scandinavian hikers Maren Ueland and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen were murdered by suspected jihadists in Morocco near a popular tourist spot in the Atlas mountains.

New Morocco arrests as bodies of slain hikers flown to Scandinavia

Marrakesh - Moroccan authorities have made nine new arrests over the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers by suspected jihadists in the kingdom's High Atlas Mountains, police said Friday.

Bodies of murdered Scandinavian hikers flown back from Morocco

Rabat - The bodies of two women from Denmark and Norway murdered by suspected jihadists while hiking in the High Atlas mountains in Morocco were flown back to Scandinavia on Friday.

Morocco says suspects in hikers murder pledged allegiance to IS

Rabat - Moroccan authorities said Thursday four suspects arrested following the murder of two young Scandinavian hikers in southern Morocco had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) Three of the four suspects were arrested on Thursday over the grisly ki...

Morocco arrests suspect after two Scandinavian tourists murdered

Agdal - Moroccan authorities on Tuesday arrested a suspect over the murder of two Scandinavian women in the High Atlas mountains, a popular trekking destination for tourists.

Morocco arrests suspect after murder of two Scandinavians: official

Rabat - Moroccan authorities on Tuesday arrested a suspect following the murder of two Scandinavian tourists in the High Atlas mountains, the interior ministry said.

Bodies of 2 Scandinavian women found in Morocco

Rabat - The bodies of two Scandinavian women with cuts to their necks were found in a village in Morocco's High Atlas mountains on Monday, the interior ministry said.

Migrants keep crossing Strait of Gibraltar despite bad weather

Tarifa - A radio message comes in from a Spanish maritime rescue boat to the service's command centre in the southern town of Tarifa: "34 migrants rescued".

Renewed push for peace as Western Sahara talks open in Geneva

Geneva - The first UN-backed discussions on the disputed Western Sahara region since 2012 opened in Geneva on Wednesday, but expectations remained low, with the meeting seen as just a first step towards resuming dialogue.

Renewed push for peace as Western Sahara talks open in Geneva

Geneva - The first UN-backed discussions on the disputed Western Sahara region since 2012 open in Geneva Wednesday, but expectations remain low, with the meeting seen as just a first step towards resuming dialogue.

UN chief pushes sides to be constructive in Western Sahara talks

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged all parties meeting in Geneva this week to discuss the Western Sahara dispute to be constructive and impose no conditions for formal talks.

Morocco-Polisario Western Sahara talks an 'ice-breaker'

Rabat - A UN envoy is set to host an "initial round-table" in Geneva this week between Morocco and the Polisario Front in a bid to kick-start dialogue on the disputed Western Sahara region.

Macron in Morocco for opening of high-speed railway

Tanger - French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Morocco on Thursday to take part in the inauguration of a high-speed railway line that boasts the fastest journey times in Africa or the Arab world.

Pope to visit Morocco in March

Vatican City - Pope Francis, who has made building bridges between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Morocco in March, the Vatican said Tuesday.

Teenager killed in Morocco coal mine collapse

Rabat - A teenager died Wednesday in Morocco when an abandoned coal mine collapsed in the impoverished former mining town of Jerada which saw protests earlier this year following similar accidents.

UN renews Western Sahara mission ahead of talks

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday threw its weight behind planned talks on Western Sahara as it voted to extend for six months its decades-old mission in the disputed north African territory.

Two migrant children die at sea between Morocco and Spain: NGO

Madrid - Two seven-year-old children have died in the Mediterranean as hundreds of migrants sought to reach Spain from Morocco, a Spanish NGO said Saturday.

'Europe or bust' migrants undeterred in Morocco

Tanger - For scores of African migrants, it's a case of "Europe or bust", no matter what Moroccan authorities throw at them in the way of detentions and being bussed hundreds of kilometres away."I'll come back here even if they send me back 10 times!

Berlin expels 9/11 accomplice to Morocco

Berlin - A convicted Moroccan accomplice in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States was expelled from Germany on Monday and sent back to Morocco, police said.

Morocco justifies 2015 extradition of Saudi official

Rabat - Morocco confirmed Friday that in 2015 it arrested a Saudi official, wanted by Interpol, and extradited him to Riyadh, denying that this was a "disappearance".

Morocco navy fires on migrant boat, wounding one

Rabat - The Moroccan navy opened fire on a boat transporting migrants from the North African country, wounding one of them, a military source said on Wednesday.

Morocco navy says 615 migrants saved in weekend ops

Rabat - Morocco's Royal Navy said Monday its forces rescued 615 migrants from 31 boats that ran into trouble in the Mediterranean at the weekend while trying to reach Spain.

Dozens of Moroccan migrants rescued at sea

Rabat - Morocco's navy rescued 37 of its citizens off the country's coast on Wednesday, as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, the armed forces said.

UN sets sights on Western Sahara talks in December

New York - The United Nations has invited Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front to talks in December on ending their decades-old conflict over Western Sahara, diplomats said Saturday.
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