Latest Morocco government News

The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland

Jun. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the...

The Latest: Job program for trafficked women gets Gucci gift

Jun. 6, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Nigerian women who were trafficked to Italy to work as prostitutes have found new work in a handbag and dressmaking shop that recently received some top-notch raw materials: 4,000 meters of leftover fabric...

Spanish police arrest 12 from alleged hash smuggling ring

May. 20, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have broken up an alleged drug ring that smuggled hashish from Morocco to Europe. Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said Sunday that Spanish police arrested 12 alleged smugglers and confiscated nearly 190,000 euros ($224,000.) Zoido said in a Twitter post: "We...

Iran denies supporting Polisario after Morocco severs ties

May. 2, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has denied supporting the Polisario Front in the disputed Western Sahara a day after Morocco severed ties with Tehran in protest. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was quoted by local media on Wednesday as saying the accusations are "completely baseless" and that Iran...

Morocco cuts ties with Iran over Sahara weapons dispute

May. 1, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco severed relations with Iran Tuesday, accusing the Mideast country of providing funds, training and weapons to Polisario Front independence fighters in the disputed Western Sahara. Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said he spoke with his Iranian counterpart to officially...