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Morocco arrests 3 more suspects in Nordic hikers' killing

Dec. 20, 2018 4:20 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities arrested three more suspects Thursday in the deaths of two Scandinavian university students who were killed in Morocco's Atlas Mountains. Moroccan authorities said the men detained in Marrakech and a fourth suspect pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a...

2 Scandinavian women found dead in Morocco's Atlas Mountains

Dec. 17, 2018 2:48 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Authorities in Morocco say the bodies of two Scandinavian women have been found in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination. According to a statement from the Interior Ministry, the women from Denmark and Norway were discovered on Monday with "evidence of violence on their...

Unfinished business: UN migrant pact inked, but foes remain

Dec. 11, 2018 5:47 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Seeking to remind the world that migrants are people, too, a U.N. migration conference ended Tuesday with pledges to put a landmark new accord to work, but it left unfinished business on ending the divisive debate between nationalists and globalists as migrant detention centers,...

The Latest: Red Cross: Migrant policy mustn't add suffering

Dec. 10, 2018 2:45 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. migration conference (all times local): 8:40 p.m. A top humanitarian leader admits governments have a right to set migration policy, but insist they shouldn't increase suffering or play into a recent trend toward the "criminalization of compassion."...

UN-led talks on Western Sahara end with plans to meet again

Dec. 6, 2018 1:54 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general's envoy for Western Sahara on Thursday wrapped up the first talks in six years over the future of the territory mostly controlled by Morocco, saying the sides have agreed to meet again early next year. Former German president Horst Koehler hailed "a first, but an...

UN hosts meeting of regional envoys over Western Sahara

Dec. 5, 2018 11:21 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general's envoy for Western Sahara is meeting with foreign ministers from Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania plus leaders of the Polisario Front over the future of the Morocco-annexed territory. U.N. envoy Horst Koehler, a former German president, hosted a "round-table"...

The Latest: Morocco showcases its migration security record

Nov. 22, 2018 12:08 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Morocco's government says it has stopped 68,000 illegal migration attempts and dismantled 122 human trafficking networks since 2002. As Morocco faces increasing numbers of migrants from around Africa attempting to...

Portugal unaware of joint World Cup bid with Spain, Morocco

Nov. 20, 2018 5:58 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese official says Spain has made no approach about the possibility of presenting a three-way bid to host the 2030 World Cup with Morocco. Education Minister Tiago Brandao Rodrigues, who oversees sports, says he has "no formal knowledge of any official announcement about a...

Migration at top of agenda of Spanish PM's 1st Morocco visit

Nov. 19, 2018 4:03 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez urged greater cooperation on migration while making his first visit Monday to Morocco, a jumping-off point for a growing number of migrants trying to reach Spain and get a foothold in Europe. Spain is one of the North African kingdom's strongest...

The Latest: Spanish PM talks migration in 1st Morocco visit

Nov. 19, 2018 11:08 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on issues relating to migrants in Europe (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called for greater cooperation on migration during his first visit to Morocco, a jumping-off point for a growing number of migrants trying to reach Spain as a first...