RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The North African kingdom of Morocco is using new tactics to cut into the surge of migrants seeking to use it as a springboard to get to Europe, stopping about 25,000...
SALE, Morocco (AP) — Twenty-four people went on trial Thursday in Morocco on terrorism charges for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hikers that was then shared on social...
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities said Monday they have stopped boats carrying 117 sub-Saharan migrants from crossing to Europe and arrested 40 people trying to scale a fence into Spain's...
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish authorities say 52 migrants have climbed a guarded fence to gain entry into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — An activist group that operates a hotline for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea said Friday that nine of the 12 people on a Spain-bound boat drowned after...
LONDON (AP) — Canadian aerospace company Bombardier says it will sell businesses in Northern Ireland and Morocco as part of a broad restructuring.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday welcoming "new momentum" from the restart of talks on resolving the decades-old dispute over the mineral-rich Western...
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Spanish golfer Jorge Campillo overcame a poor start in the fourth and final round before posting a 2-under 71 to win the Trophee Hassan II by two shots on Sunday.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — South African golfer Erik Van Rooyen posted a 5-under 68 to take a one-shot lead from Jorge Campillo after the third round of the Trophee Hassan II on Saturday.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities say 16 people from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have died in a vehicle accident between the coastal cities of Saidia and Nador.
LONDON (AP) — British actor Idris Elba has married model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco.
Images featured by British Vogue on Instagram showed the star of "Luther" sharing an embrace with Dhowre,...
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Americans David Lipsky and Sean Crocker share a one-shot lead after the second round of the Trophee Hassan II on Friday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain appears to have stemmed a surge in illegal migration that made it Europe's main entry point for sea arrivals, after boosting joint efforts with neighboring Morocco to...
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Jordan Smith of England carded a bogey-free 7-under 66 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Trophee Hassan II.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators marched in Morocco's capital Sunday to condemn lengthy prison sentences given to dozens of activists, including the leader of the Hirak Rif...
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...
PARIS (AP) — European marathon silver medalist Clemence Calvin will be allowed to run the Paris marathon after a French administrative court lifted her provisional ban.
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RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Swiss man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Moroccan terrorism court for links to Islamic extremists who allegedly killed two Nordic tourists last...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. jury found a former Roman Catholic priest who was captured in Morocco guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and Air Force base in...
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French marathon runner Calvin suspended in doping case
PARIS (AP) — European marathon silver medalist Clemence Calvin was provisionally suspended by the French anti-doping agency on Wednesday for allegedly obstructing a doping test last month in...
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Morocco: (all times local):
Pope Francis is warning that political leaders who want to build walls to keep out...
Pope tells Moroccans “we are brothers and sisters”
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Pope Francis sought Sunday to encourage greater fraternity between Christians and Muslims in Morocco, telling his flock that showing the country's Muslim majority they are...
Fugitive priest accused of abusing boy faces trial
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A priest who was captured in Morocco after fleeing the U.S. decades ago is facing a federal trial on charges that he sexually abused a New Mexico boy in the early 1990s at...
The Latest: Muslim students talk to pope about tolerance
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on the Pope's trip to Morocco (all times local):
Students at a school for Muslim preachers have told Pope Francis and Morocco's king that...
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Pope Francis praised Morocco as a model of religious moderation and migrant welcome as he kicked off a trip to the kingdom Saturday, warning that border walls and...
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Pope seeks to build on Muslim outreach with Morocco trip
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is forging ahead with promoting moderate Islam during a weekend trip to Morocco, seeking to build on warming ties with the Sunni world while also ministering to a...
Messi to play for Argentina in Copa America, coach says
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi will play for Argentina in the Copa America in June in Brazil, according to coach Lionel Scaloni on Monday.
Moroccan teachers protest low wages, temporary contracts
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Several thousand Moroccan teachers have staged a protest in the capital Rabat, in the latest outbreak of anger at low-wage, temporary teaching contracts that do not cover...
Little headway as UN ends 2nd talks over Western Sahara
GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-mediated talks aimed at resolving a decades-old standoff over Western Sahara failed to make headway on the key issue about how to provide for "self-determination" for the...
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Forty-five migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Spain, including pregnant women, a Spanish rights activist said Thursday, quoting survivors. Morocco...
Morocco drops case against Spanish pro-migrant activist
MADRID (AP) — Spanish activist Helena Maleno says Moroccan authorities have dropped a case against her that sought human trafficking charges for her calls alerting maritime rescue services to the...
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...
Prince Harry and wife Meghan visit equine center in Morocco
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have traveled to one of Morocco's most prestigious equestrian clubs to learn about how therapy using horses can...
Prince Harry, Meghan back education for girls in Morocco
ASNI, Morocco (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, flew up to a village in Morocco's rugged Atlas Mountains on Sunday to visit a school and encourage girls to pursue an education...
Prince Harry, wife Meghan in Morocco on official visit
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have arrived in Morocco for an official trip scheduled to be their last international journey before she gives...
Morocco: Arab Spring anniversary brings reflection, beatings
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan police fired water cannons at protesting teachers who were marching toward a royal palace and beat people with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital...
EU border guard chief says ‘no burning crisis’ over migrants
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union faces "no burning crisis" right now over migrant arrivals, but more people from Africa are trying to enter Europe through Spain from Morocco, the head of the...
Morocco, Spain sign economic deals during royal visit
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco and Spain have signed agreements about the fight against crime, energy, trade and other partnerships during a visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to Rabat.
The Spanish royals are visiting Morocco for the second time since Felipe's ascension to the throne in 2014.
The two countries also launched an economic council to further reinforce cooperation and agreed to facilitate trade and passenger flows at the Strait of Gibraltar.
Spain’s royal couple kicks off two-day visit in Morocco
PARIS (AP) — King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain have started a two-day official visit in Morocco.
The couple, guests of King Mohammed VI, arrived late Wednesday afternoon at Rabat airport, where they have been greeted by the Moroccan royal family before heading to the royal palace for an official ceremony.
Moroccan authorities said the two kings would use the visit to sign bilateral agreements.
Spain arrests 29 people for drug smuggling
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested 29 people who they allege are involved in a drug trafficking ring.
Spain's Civil Guard says that their officers made the arrests on Tuesday after raiding several locations in the southern provinces of Cadiz and Malaga. Most of the arrests took place in the town La Linea de la Concepcion near the Iberia Peninsula's southern tip.
Pope to visit Moroccan imam school to boost moderate Islam
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with migrants in Morocco and visit a training institute for imams that seeks to be a bulwark against Islamic extremism during his March 30-31 visit to the North African nation.
The Vatican on Saturday released the schedule for the pope's trip to Rabat, the capital of Morocco.
Morocco re-evaluates role in Saudi-led Yemen war coalition
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Government officials say Morocco has stopped taking part in military action with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's war, and has recalled its ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
Tensions have been mounting between Morocco and Saudi Arabia, amid international concerns about Saudi actions in the Yemen war and other issues.
Morocco is not currently taking part in military interventions or ministerial meetings in the Saudi-led coalition, according to a Moroccan government official.
UN diplomats: New talks on Western Sahara expected in March
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Morocco and the Polisario Front independence movement are expected to meet for a second round of talks on the conflict over the mineral-rich Western Sahara, a hopeful sign following the Security Council's call last year to speed up a solution to their 43-year dispute, U.N. diplomats said Tuesday.
Russia urges North Africa to bring Syria back to Arab League
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Russia's foreign minister is pressing North African countries to support Syria's return to the Arab League, now that President Bashar Assad is largely seen as having won the Syrian civil war.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria this week and at each stop called for Syria's reintegration into the "Arab family." Lavrov urged it to happen before an Arab League summit in Tunis in March.
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.
Ailing Gabon president returns to Morocco for rehabilitation
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba has returned to Morocco to continue his recovery after a brief visit home, an official and a relative said Thursday.
The relative said Bongo returned to Morocco late Tuesday after swearing in a new government. A Cabinet member confirmed it. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
The Cabinet member said Bongo's recovery from a reported stroke has been strong.