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Trolleys bring relief for Moroccan 'mule women'

Ceuta - It's a form of hard labour that has provoked an outcry -- Moroccan women bent double, overburdened by goods approaching or exceeding their own bodyweight.

Morocco's king returns home after weeks-long absence

Rabat - King Mohammed VI has returned to Morocco after an absence of several weeks during which he underwent a heart operation in a Paris clinic, sources close to the palace said Tuesday.

Macron meets Moroccan king,still in Paris after heart op

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday hosted Morocco's King Mohammed VI, yet to return home following heart surgery in Paris, for unscheduled talks notably on the Middle East, royal sources said.

Morocco demands UN, Algerian action on Polisario

New York - Morocco on Wednesday hinted it could act unilaterally if the United Nations and Algeria fail to stop Polisario Front fighters it accuses of carrying out incursions into a buffer zone.

UN disputes Morocco's claims of incursions in W. Sahara

New York - The United Nations on Monday disputed claims by Morocco that the Polisario Front had carried out incursions in a buffer zone of Western Sahara, where a UN mission is monitoring a ceasefire.

Four migrants found dead off Spain, others missing: rescuers

Madrid - At least four migrants were found dead off Spain on Sunday, with others who had been on board a make-shift boat missing, rescuers said.The bodies were recovered in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar between Morocco and southern Spain.

Eni rig sails for Morocco after Turkey blocks Cyprus search

Nicosia - An Italian drillship blocked by the Turkish navy from exploring for gas off Cyprus was on Tuesday headed for Morocco, a website monitoring sea traffic showed.

Morocco publisher accused of 'sexual assault': lawyer

Rabat - A prominent Moroccan newspaper publisher and journalist arrested last week has been referred to the prosecution for alleged "sexual assault", his lawyer said on Monday.

Moroccan held in Paris over 2015 train attack

Paris - A Moroccan man was arrested in Paris Wednesday on suspicion of helping a jihadist who staged an attack on a high-speed train in 2015, a source close to the inquiry told AFP.

Moroccan arrested in Paris over 2015 train attack

Paris - A Moroccan man was arrested in Paris Wednesday on suspicion of helping a jihadist who tried to massacre passengers on a Paris-bound train from Amsterdam in 2015, a source close to the inquiry told AFP.

Morocco adopts law on violence against women

Rabat - The Moroccan parliament on Wednesday, after months of heated debate, adopted a law first drafted five years ago to combat violence against women."Thank God!

Morocco tops 11-million mark in record tourism year

Rabat - Morocco recorded a bumper year for tourist arrivals in 2017, breaking through the 11-million barrier for the first time, the tourism ministry announced Monday.Visitor arrivals numbered some 11.

Spain sounds alarm over fighter influx from Sahel

Madrid - Spain is worried about security on its southern border due to the possible influx of Islamist fighters to West Africa's Sahel region, Spain's foreign minister told AFP in an interview Thursday.

Bodies of 16 migrants recovered off Morocco coast

Nador - Moroccan rescue services have recovered the bodies of 16 migrants off the coast of Spain's enclave of Melilla, Moroccan and Spanish officials said Sunday.

French railway loses discrimination appeal against Moroccan workers

Paris - France's national rail operator on Wednesday lost its appeal against a finding that it discriminated against hundreds of Moroccan workers arriving in the post-colonial era, damaging their careers.

Morocco hotline struggles against graft

Rabat - After years fighting to evict tenants he believes are backed by corrupt officials, Slimane Brihmi called a much-heralded anti-graft hotline in Morocco -- but it made no difference.

UN's Western Sahara envoy to hold talks in Berlin

New York - The UN envoy on Western Sahara talks between Morocco and the Polisario Front has invited the parties and neighboring countries to Berlin for bilateral talks, a UN spokesperson said Tuesday.

Concern as Spanish activist probed for saving drowning migrants

Madrid - For years Helena Maleno made calls to the Spanish coastguards about migrant boats, potentially saving the lives of thousands of people attempting the treacherous crossing to Europe.

More than 200 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border

Madrid - More than 200 African migrants stormed over a high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Saturday, officials said, leaving some of them and a police officer injured.

Migrant arrivals by sea triple in Spain in 2017

Madrid - Migrant arrivals by sea to Spain tripled in 2017 on the previous year, fuelled by a surge in the numbers of Algerians and Moroccans, while over 200 died trying to make the crossing.

Blocked from Europe, migrants settle in Morocco

Rabat - Unable to reach Europe in search of a better life, Aliou Ndiaye settled in Morocco instead, giving up on his original goal like thousands of other sub-Saharan African migrants.

Tourists roll up for Morocco's cannabis trail

Targuist - It may not feature in Morocco's official tourism brochures but cannabis attracts thousands of visitors a year to the North African country.

Western Sahara UN envoy says 'encouraged' after first meetings

New York - Fresh from a regional tour to discuss the dispute over Western Sahara, the new UN envoy said Wednesday he was "encouraged" but did not announce plans for new political talks.

Crush near Morocco's Essaouira kills at least 15: ministry

Rabat - At least 15 people were killed and five injured Sunday in a crush as food aid was distributed near the coastal tourist town of Essaouira in western Morocco, officials said.

Anti-drug operation nets 4 tonnes of cocaine in Spain, Morocco

Madrid - Spanish and Moroccan police have netted close to four tonnes of cocaine with a street value of over 100 million euros and arrested 40 people in a long-term anti-trafficking operation, Spain's interior ministry said Friday.The ministry said that 1.

Spain rescues 250 migrants in Mediterranean

Barcelona - Spanish authorities said they rescued over 250 migrants, including children, on Saturday who were making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe.

Refugees in Algeria yearn for homeland in Western Sahara

A - Selembouha Dadi can only imagine the homeland she dreams of but has never seen, agonisingly out of reach beyond the Algerian refugee camp where she has spent her whole life."They tell me it was beautiful," the 25-year-old told AFP.

Moroccan extradited to France over 2015 train attack

Paris - A Moroccan man suspected of helping to plan a 2015 attack on a Paris-bound train has been extradited from Germany to France and charged, a legal source said Friday.

Historic Jewish quarter of Marrakesh sees revival

Marrakesh - The once teeming Jewish area of Moroccan tourist gem Marrakesh is seeing its fortunes revived as visitors including many from Israel flock to experience its unique culture and history.

One year on, tensions simmer in neglected Moroccan north

Al Hoceima - Tensions still simmer in Morocco's neglected north a year after a fishmonger was crushed to death in a rubbish truck, sparking a wave of protests for social justice.
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