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Migration activist says Spain, Morocco trying to silence her

Apr. 12, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A renowned Spanish activist for migrants’ rights accused authorities in Morocco and Spain on Monday of trying to silence her by barring her from returning to the northern African country where she has worked for two decades. Helena Maleno, the founder of...

Morocco imposes Ramadan curfew, despite vaccine success

Apr. 07, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities decided Wednesday to enforce a night-time curfew during the holy month of Ramadan because of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, as scientists announced the discovery of a new, local variant of the virus. Many Moroccans voiced...

AP PHOTOS: Moroccan mimics Charlie Chaplin to mask hardships

Apr. 02, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — When 58-year-old Moroccan Belhussein Abdelsalam was arrested and lost his job three decades ago, he saw Charlie Chaplin on television and in that moment decided upon a new career: impersonating the British actor and silent movie maker remembered for his Little Tramp...

Morocco: 4 arrested for links to alleged IS attack plot

Mar. 25, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Special agents in eastern Morocco on Thursday arrested four suspected Islamic State-linked extremists who were allegedly assigned to attack a military base and other sensitive targets, the official Moroccan news agency MAP reported. U.S....

Migrants stuck in Spain's Canary Islands say camps are unfit

Mar. 25, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — While Spain has criticized Europe for not sharing responsibilities on migration, the country is finding itself under fire from migrants, local officials and human rights groups on the Canary Islands, where thousands who made hazardous sea crossings...

Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells for $11.5M

Mar. 04, 2021 09:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction on Monday for more than $11.5 million, smashing the previous record for a work by Britain’s World War II leader. “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” sold at...

Morocco freezes ties with German Embassy amid Sahara tension

Mar. 02, 2021 13:18 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s Foreign Ministry has suspended ties with the German Embassy because of “deep misunderstandings," notably related to the disputed Western Sahara. The move this week comes amid diplomatic tension around Western Sahara since the U.S....