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7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment

Oct. 16, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

SIDI BOUKNADEL, Morocco (AP) — At least seven people died and nearly 80 were injured after a shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, authorities at the accident site said. The train derailed about halfway between Rabat and the town of...

The Latest: 7 reported dead in Morocco train derailment

Oct. 16, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment in Morocco (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The Moroccan state news agency is reporting that at least 7 people have been killed in the derailment of a shuttle train on Tuesday. The MAP news agency cited a regional health official, Abdelmoula Boulamizat, as...

Morocco to let prisoner complete terror sentence in France

Oct. 15, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has agreed to turn over a French prisoner convicted of terror charges after French President Emmanuel Marcon intervened in the case. Morocco's official MAP news agency published a Justice Ministry statement on Monday saying Thomas Gallay would be allowed to serve the remainder...

Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco

Oct. 15, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington was deported Monday from Germany to his homeland. German authorities confirmed that Mounir el Motassadeq was aboard a plane that had taken...

Moroccan navy fires on migrant boat, wounding teenager

Oct. 10, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder by a Moroccan Royal Navy unit that opened fire on a boat carrying at least 50 would-be migrants toward Europe, a military official said Wednesday. The boy, lightly wounded, was taken to a hospital in the northern city of Tangiers, according...

Moroccan girl tells judge about alleged gang rape, torture

Oct. 10, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

BENI MELLAL, Morocco (AP) — A 17-year-old Moroccan girl whose alleged gang rape and forcible tattooing sparked a public outcry has confronted in court the only minor among the 12 suspects accused of assaulting and torturing her. The girl, identified only as Khadija, was brought in through a backdoor for...

EU security chiefs, Sessions hold stadium terrorism exercise

Oct. 9, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — European security chiefs struggled over solutions to the migrant crisis and oversaw a simulated terrorist attack on a stadium Tuesday, with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions looking on. Elite police forces staged the anti-terrorism exercise in the French city of Lyon as part of...

Spanish group: 34 migrants feared dead in waters off Morocco

Oct. 2, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish nonprofit group said 34 migrants were feared dead after their group waited for more than 36 hours to be rescued from a semi-sunken boat in waters off Morocco. The Moroccan Interior Ministry said Tuesday 11 bodies were recovered and the boat's teenage skipper had been detained. The...

The Latest: Group says 34 migrants feared dead off Morocco

Oct. 2, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Spanish nonprofit group says 32 adult migrants and two children are feared dead in waters off the Moroccan coast after waiting to be rescued from a semi-sunken boat for more than 36 hours. Walking Borders founder...

Cameroon faces being dropped as African Cup host

Sep. 29, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Fighting between separatists and government forces, along with concerns its stadiums won't be ready, have left Cameroon facing the possibility Saturday of being stripped of its hosting of next year's African Cup of Nations soccer tournament. Tournament organizer the...