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Moroccans elect new leaders in shadow of virus

Sep. 08, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccans voted Wednesday for a new parliament and local leaders in elections that have been reshaped by the pandemic, and whose outcome is hard to predict as opinion polls were not allowed. Candidates promised to create jobs and boost Morocco's...

Parties campaign ahead of Morocco's pivotal elections

Sep. 07, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Politicians from dozens of political parties were campaigning for a final day Tuesday, trying to reach out to millions of Moroccans despite social distancing measures a day before pivotal legislative, regional and local elections, with a moderate Islamist party hoping...

Morocco starts vaccinating children ages 12 to 17

Sep. 01, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has launched a campaign to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children from 12 to 17, becoming one of the first African countries to inoculate that age group. The World Health Organization says that the North African country has already given...

Spain wrangles with migrant laws as border pressure persists

Aug. 25, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A group of at least 40 migrants attempted to swim from Morocco into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta and threw stones at Spanish police, local media reported as top officials wrestled Wednesday with what to do with hundreds of unaccompanied minors who got into Ceuta...

Israel's envoy inaugurates diplomatic mission in Morocco

Aug. 12, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister on Thursday inaugurated the country’s diplomatic representation in Morocco, a symbol of the normalization of the relations between the two nations. Yair Lapid’s two-day visit is the first to the country by an...

Israeli envoy in Morocco to cement ties, talk Mideast peace

Aug. 11, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Israel's foreign minister opened a two-day visit to Morocco on Wednesday to seal ties with the North African country less than a year after agreeing to normalize relations. The two nations quickly took concrete steps, signing off on three accords, with more expected. ...

Israeli foreign minister to visit Morocco to cultivate ties

Aug. 10, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister will fly to Morocco on Wednesday for a visit that will help cement ties between the two countries less than a year after they signed a deal to normalize relations. Yair Lapid will head of a delegation of lawmakers and...