5 more bodies found in Morocco after migrant boat capsizes
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Local authorities say they have recovered five more bodies after a rubber boat carrying Moroccan migrants capsized off the country's Atlantic coast, raising the death toll to...
7 Moroccan migrants die in capsizing off the country’s coast
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Local authorities say seven Moroccan migrants have died after their rubber boat capsized off the country's Atlantic coast.
When light is lethal: Moroccans struggle with skin disorder
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Determined for her 7-year-old son to attend school despite a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight, Nadia El Rami stuck a deal with the school's director: Mustapha...
Esperance declared African club champion after VAR farce
Esperance of Tunisia was declared Africa's club champion on Wednesday, more than two months after the final was abandoned under farcical circumstances when players from opponent Wydad Casablanca...
Sports court sets date for African Champions League ruling
GENEVA (AP) — Sport's highest court will rule this month on how to resolve the chaotic African Champions League final which was abandoned in May when one team stopped playing in protest.
PARIS (AP) — The second leg of the African Champions League final will be replayed after a VAR issue led to Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca walking off in protest and Tunisian side Esperance was...
Morocco is a trove of Jewish history if you know where to go
NEW YORK (AP) — With its mountains and desert, beach resorts and Berber villages, Morocco is a feast for travelers of all kinds, including those who want to explore the kingdom's deep Jewish...
Pope Francis’ visit to Morocco to focus on migrants
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's bishops said Tuesday they hope Pope Francis' visit to their country will help shed light on the situation of migrants in the country that is a key transit...
FIFA task force discusses $25BN competitions deal in Morocco
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA's task force studying options to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global Nations League in a joint $25 billion deal got together on Friday in Morocco, and will meet again next month in Brazil.
World soccer's ruling body says the panel of officials from six continental governing bodies was "updated on parallel discussions" with other groups, including representatives of clubs, leagues and player unions.
Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan camp shows migrant challenges
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery, lice and filth.
These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of going to Europe are a symbol of the problems world dignitaries are trying to address with the U.N.'s first migration compact, being finalized at a conference in Marrakech on Monday and Tuesday.
Morocco unveils Africa’s first ever high speed train line
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco's King Mohammed VI have inaugurated Morocco's first high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa.
Known as the LGV, it will connect the economic hubs of Tangier and Casablanca in 2 hours 10 minutes at a speed of up to 320 kph (199 mph) instead of almost 5 hours on a regular train.
Pope to visit Morocco in March in big year for foreign trips
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is going to Morocco in March in what is expected to be a heavy year of foreign travel for the 81-year-old pontiff.
The Vatican on Tuesday confirmed the March 30-31 visit to Rabat and Casablanca.
Previously, there were rumors that Francis would travel to Marrakesh next month to participate in the adoption of a new U.N. global compact on migration.
Heard on the Street: As time goes by, Casablanca Cuisine ready to move to new home
Rochester’s Casablanca Creative Cuisine & Wine is ready to play it again in a new home.
And who will be playing the new piano in the new place?
A pianist actually named Sam, of course, will playing “As Time Goes By,” along with other classic tunes.
After months of work, Chef Youness Bojji and his wife, Amber Bojji, are ready to move their cozy restaurant to a much larger space in the Barlow Plaza shopping center.
FIFA queries Morocco World Cup bid, to make 2nd inspection
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — FIFA's inspection of Morocco's 2026 World Cup plans ended with questions about the quality of stadiums and a demand for more details from the bid ahead of a second unexpected examination of infrastructure.
Bid president Moulay Hafid Elalamy acknowledged on Friday that Morocco still has to "improve the quality of our bid book," which was initially submitted to FIFA a month ago ahead of the June vote against the North American entry.
Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Uber is pulling out of Morocco — a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company says is linked to the North African country's failure to reform its strict transport rules.
For nearly three years, Uber has been operating illegally in Morocco — despite currently having 19,000 users in the country and over 300 drivers.
In a statement Uber said "as long as there is no real reform ... we are forced to suspend our operations."
UAE’s Al Jazira to face Real Madrid in Club World Cup semis
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Host club Al Jazira beat Japan's Urawa Reds 1-0 on Saturday to earn a meeting with Real Madrid in the Club World Cup.
Ali Mabkhout scored in the 52nd minute from a pass by Romarinho.
Al Jazira will face Madrid on Wednesday in the semifinals.
Hundreds protest to free Morocco’s northern activists
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Hundreds of people from around Morocco protested on Sunday in the nation's economic capital, Casablanca, to demand freedom for activists jailed for their roles in a protest movement that took off a year ago in a neglected northern city.
The demonstration was the latest of numerous protests demanding the liberation of activists from the city of Al Hoceima, in the northern Rif region where hundreds of protesters have been arrested.
Lebanese businessman wanted by US detained in Morocco
BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese businessman that the U.S. says has provided millions of dollars to the Hezbollah militant group has been arrested by Moroccan authorities, his lawyer said Thursday.
The lawyer for Kassim Tajeddine said he was arrested in Casablanca on Sunday while on his way from Guinea to Beirut.
"We now know there is an extradition order from the U.S. authorities," attorney Chibli Mallat said in an emailed response to questions from The Associated Press.
Cracking the glass ceiling in Arab politics
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — The polls have just closed. In a room decorated with posters and leftist slogans, Nabila Mounib is surrounded by activists who take selfies with her and wish her luck.