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Spain insists no deaths on its soil during Melilla tragedy

Nov. 30, 2022 08:51 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s interior minister on Wednesday flatly rejected new media allegations of possible deaths on Spanish soil during a June storming by migrants of the border fence separating its north African enclave of Melilla from Morocco when at least 23 people died. ...

Morocco looks to advance in World Cup, Canada hopes for win

Nov. 30, 2022 08:48 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — His nation on the verge of reaching the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first time since 1986, Morocco coach Walid Regragui downplayed his role. “There are other coaches that like to make you think that they’re magicians, they’re the ones, they’re...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Germany seeks World Cup rebound

Nov. 26, 2022 12:34 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A surprise opening-match loss has Germany headed into its second game seeking an easy victory to avoid a second consecutive early World Cup exit. Too bad the Germans play Spain in what should be anything but a leisurely Sunday stroll. Spain routed...

Capsules for teams at the 2022 World Cup

Nov. 18, 2022 08:11 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — QATAR Best result: First appearance 2018 World Cup: Did not qualify How they qualified 2022: Automatic as host Coach: Felix Sanchez (Spain) Players to watch: Abdelkarim Hassan, Hassan Al-Haydos, Saad Al...

Capsules for teams at the 2022 World Cup

Nov. 17, 2022 13:04 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — QATAR Best result: First appearance 2018 World Cup: Did not qualify How they qualified 2022: Automatic as host Coach: Felix Sanchez (Spain) Players to watch: Abdelkarim Hassan, Hassan Al-Haydos, Saad Al...

Morocco calls up Zaroury in World Cup squad to replace Harit

Nov. 16, 2022 20:24 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has added winger Anass Zaroury to its World Cup squad to replace the injured Amine Harit. The Moroccan team announced late Wednesday that Zaroury was replacing midfielder Harit, who was taken off the field by stretcher with a left knee injury on Sunday...

Arab nations eye breakthrough at World Cup in Qatar

Nov. 10, 2022 05:56 AM EST

Playing on more familiar ground this time, Arab nations will get another chance to shine at this year's World Cup after a disappointing showing in Russia. None of the four Arab teams at the 2018 tournament made it out of the first round, with only a consolation victory each for Saudi...

Spanish minister under growing pressure over border deaths

Nov. 08, 2022 13:45 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s interior minister is coming under increased pressure to be more transparent about how Spanish security forces responded to a June storming of its border with Morocco that led to the deaths of at least 23 migrants in the North African enclave of Melilla. ...

Arab leaders in Algeria for 1st League summit in 3 years

Nov. 01, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Arab leaders on Tuesday met in Algeria at the 31st summit of the largest annual Arab conference to seek common ground on divisive issues in the region. The meeting comes against the backdrop of rising inflation, food and energy shortages, drought and soaring cost of living...

UN urges Libya rivals to agree in road map to elections soon

Oct. 28, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the U.N. political mission in Libya for a year and urged key institutions and parties in the divided north African country to agree on a road map to deliver presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible....