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Thousands of people in northern Morocco demand better living conditions

December 29, 2017 11:00 pm
Thousands of people in northern Morocco demand better living conditions

Moroccans take part in a demonstration in in the city of Jerada, on December 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of Moroccans have been protesting for several days in the northern city of Jerada, calling for better living conditions, after the death of two coal miners there last week. Protests […]

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Blocked from Europe, refugees settle in Morocco

December 26, 2017 3:00 am
Blocked from Europe, refugees settle in Morocco

Moroccan police intervene during clashes between young Moroccans and sub-Saharan refugees on November 24, 2017 in Casablanca. (Photo by AFP) 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 refugees. “Everyone […]

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Former Israeli minister of military affairs Amir Peretz’s visit sparks protests at the Moroccan parliament in Rabat

October 9, 2017 11:37 am
Former Israeli minister of military affairs Amir Peretz’s visit sparks protests at the Moroccan parliament in Rabat

Amir Peretz, a former Israeli minister for military affairs Former Israeli minister of military affairs Amir Peretz has faced angry protests at the Moroccan parliament in Rabat, with several lawmakers calling him a “war criminal” and demanding his expulsion. Peretz, who is currently a member of the Knesset for the Zionist Union, […]

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Police in Spain, Morocco dismantle terror cell

September 6, 2017 9:00 pm
Police in Spain, Morocco dismantle terror cell

Spanish police arrest a man suspected of belonging to a terror cell in the North African enclave of Melilla, September 6, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Police in Spain and Morocco have dismantled a suspected terror cell that was planning “large-scale attacks” in the two countries. Spain’s Interior Ministry said in […]

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Morocco’s monarch, King Mohammed VI pardons detainees, including some Hoceima protesters

July 30, 2017 7:27 pm
Morocco’s monarch, King Mohammed VI pardons detainees, including some Hoceima protesters

This handout picture shows Morocco’s King Mohammed VI (C) delivering a speech to mark the 18th anniversary of his accession to the throne, in Tetouan, Morocco, on July 29, 2017. (By AFP) Morocco’s monarch, King Mohammed VI, has granted pardon to more than a thousand detainees, some of whom had […]

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Morocco recalls ambassador from Netherlands over extradition row

June 26, 2017 10:56 am
Morocco recalls ambassador from Netherlands over extradition row

Security forces arrest a demonstrator during a protest in support of the grassroots movement in the Rif region, in the capital, Rabat, Morocco, June 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Morocco has summoned its ambassador to the Netherlands over a dispute about the extradition of an alleged drug trafficker who is […]

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Spain arrests 3 Moroccans, including 1 suspected of membership in Daesh

June 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Spain arrests 3 Moroccans, including 1 suspected of membership in Daesh

Police lead a suspect from an apartment after a search in Madrid, Spain, June 21, 2017. (Photo by AP) Spain’s Interior Ministry says three Moroccans, including one suspected of membership in the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group, have been arrested. The ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that police arrested […]

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Moroccan authorities arrest more in anti-government protests

June 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Moroccan authorities arrest more in anti-government  protests

Security forces seize a demonstrator in Rabat on June 20, 2017 during a protest in support of the grassroots movement for the neglected Rif region in Morocco. (AFP photo) Moroccan authorities have arrested more people in relation to anti-government protests in the North African Arab country. Lawyers and rights groups said […]

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Thousands of Moroccans flood streets of Rabat in solidarity with Rif

June 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Thousands of Moroccans flood streets of Rabat in solidarity with Rif

Moroccan protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in downtown Rabat on June 11, 2017, demanding that authorities release the leaders of a protest movement that has rocked the neglected northern Rif region for months. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Rabat demanding that authorities […]

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Police in Morocco makes more arrests over protests in neglected Rif

10:30 pm
Police in Morocco makes more arrests over protests in neglected Rif

Protesters from Rif movement ‘Hirak’ chant during a demonstration against corruption, repression and unemployment in Imzouren, Morocco, June 11, 2017. (AFP photo) Police in northern Morocco have arrested more people in connection with the social unrest in the neglected Rif region. An official and an activist said Sunday that a […]

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Morocco arrests two more leaders of protest movement

June 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Morocco arrests two more leaders of protest movement

Protesters hold portraits of grassroots leader Nasser Zefzafi during a demonstration in Rabat on June 4, 2017 in solidarity with Morocco’s neglected Rif region. (Photo by AFP) Authorities in Morocco have arrested two prominent leaders of a protest movement that has swept through the country in defiance of government calls […]

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Morocco’s monarch Mohammed VI skirts Africa summit to avoid Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

June 3, 2017 10:30 pm
Morocco’s monarch Mohammed VI skirts Africa summit to avoid Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI (Photo by AFP) Morocco’s monarch Mohammed VI is to avoid an upcoming summit of African leaders as it is also to be joined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The meeting of the intergovernmental body of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to take […]

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Morocco’s north hit by protest, general strike

June 2, 2017 12:10 pm
Morocco’s north hit by protest, general strike

A general strike has gripped Morocco’s restive northern city of al-Hoceima, which has witnessed a week of anti-government demonstrations. Nearly all of the shops in the city center were shuttered on Thursday in protest to corruption, repression and unemployment. Hoceima, a city of 56,000 inhabitants in the neglected Rif region, […]

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Thousand protest arrest of activist in Morocco

May 31, 2017 2:43 pm
Thousand protest arrest of activist in Morocco

Police face protesters during a demonstration against corruption, repression, and unemployment in the northern city of al-Hoceima, Morocco, May 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of protesters in the North African kingdom of Morocco have staged night rallies to demand the release of a leader of an uprising in the […]

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Moroccan authorities detain leader of protest movement Nasser Zefzafi

May 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Moroccan authorities detain leader of protest movement Nasser Zefzafi

Moroccan activist and the leader of protest movement Nasser Zefzafi gives a speech during a demonstration in the northern town of al-Hoceima, Morocco, on May 18, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Authorities in Morocco have detained the leader of a protest movement that has shaken the North African country’s Rif region […]

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