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Morocco flood kills seven at football match

The victims are a 17-year-old boy and six elderly men attending the match in the village of Tizert, in Taroudant region.

IS militants get death for Morocco tourists’ killing

The two women – one from Denmark and the other a Norwegian – were beheaded in the country’s Atlas mountains in December.

‘Sand mafias’ threaten Morocco’s coastline

Sand has been stolen to help feed an industry that is growing at full tilt.

Morocco dismantles ‘terror’ cell preparing attacks

The anti-terror police has arrested three suspects who adhered to 'the extremist ideology' of IS and tried to recruit and enrol people.

Facelift helps Morocco’s old city of Fez lure tourists

Since 2013, more than one billion dirhams of investment have been poured into Fez to restore the 9th-century walled medina and develop tourism.

‘Wound’ of migration not solved by physical barriers, pope says

In recent months, migration has again risen to the fore of national political debates in a number of North African and European countries and the United States.

Morocco institute trains imams to counter extremism

Mohammed VI Institute's mission to counter 'radical speech' would start by correcting mistaken concepts and misinterpretations of the Qur'an and the Hadith.

Pope, Morocco King say Jerusalem ‘common patrimony’ of 3 religions

Jerusalem declared the 'common patrimony of humanity and especially the followers of the three monotheistic religions.'

Pope visits Morocco to boost dialogue, meet migrants

The Moroccan capital Rabat has stepped up security ahead of his arrival.

Pope to broaden Muslim dialogue with Morocco visit

Pope Francis has repeatedly called for religious tolerance and dialogue and his visit is keenly awaited by the country's Christian minority.

Win not enough to prevent shock Olympics exit by Morocco

The Congolese won the 1st leg of the 2nd round tie 2-0 4 days ago and they qualified 2-1 on aggregate.

El-Moutawakel, torch bearer for Muslim sportswomen

Nawal el-Moutawakel, first Muslim woman to win Olympic gold in 1984, is now an influential member of the International Olympic Committee.

Harry and Meghan wrap up Morocco visit with tea ceremony hosted...

The couple's trip focuses on initiatives to promote girl's education, women's empowerment, and bringing disabled people into the mainstream.

Britain’s Harry and Meghan to champion cause of girls’ education in...

The visit at the request of the British government is the second to the kingdom in recent years by a member of the royal family, following a trip by Prince Charles in 2011.

Morocco arrests 3 Frenchmen for terrorism financing

Morocco has been largely insulated from militant attacks.

Moroccan saffron farmers battle knockoff spices

Local producers say counterfeiters often use chemical dyes and remains of other plants in an attempt to pass poor quality saffron off as a top-shelf spice.

De Niro, Scorsese discuss future of film at Morocco festival

The pair have worked on several films together, including 'Mean Streets' in 1973, 'Taxi Driver' in 1976 and 'Raging Bull' in 1981.

De Niro gets tribute award at Marrakech film festival

De Niro's career began on Broadway, before he discovered cinema at age 20.

Spain, Portugal mulls 2030 World Cup joint bid with Morocco

Spain, the 2010 world champions, hosted the 1982 World Cup and launched a failed bid along with Portugal to stage the 2018 tournament which was awarded to Russia.

Berlin to expel 9/11 accomplice to Morocco

Mounir el Motassadeq has admitted to having links to the hijackers, but he maintained his innocence in a five-year court battle.

Dozens of Moroccan migrants rescued at sea

More than 40,000 migrants have made it to Spain since the start of the year, including around 35,000 by sea, according to the International Organisation for Migration.

Police arrest 10 migrants who stormed Spain-Morocco border

The 10 sub-Saharan African migrants are accused of belonging to a criminal organisation.

Migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence, seven police injured

Every year sub-Saharan African migrants living illegally in Morocco try to enter Europe either by climbing over their border fences or swimming along their coastlines.

Morocco king pardons 188 people linked to Hirak protests

The council initially reported that royal pardons had been granted to 11 activists serving sentences of two to three years in prison for their part in the Al-Hirak al-Shaabi.