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Authorities: Migrant paraglided over Melilla border to Spain

Dec. 02, 2022 05:51 AM EST

Spanish authorities are looking for a person who paraglided over a border fence from Morocco to the Spanish enclave of Melilla in what appeared to be a new and creative way to migrate irregularly to European territory. Two citizens reported seeing the paraglider Thursday afternoon,...

Arabs unite in celebration as Morocco advances in World Cup

Dec. 01, 2022 15:36 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — First Qatar was out, exiting the World Cup with the worst record of a host country. Then the Saudi national team's run ended, despite a historic upset against Argentina last week. Finally Tunisia was eliminated, after a dramatic victory against already-qualified France. ...

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. ...