Latest Morocco News

Gabon's ailing president returns for government swearing-in

Jan. 15, 2019 7:11 AM EST

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been out of the country for health reasons since October, has returned for the swearing-in of his new government. Bongo's return comes a week after an attempted coup by officers with the Republican Guard. Two of the plotters were killed...

Sheriff: Texas teacher tried to sell underage girl for sex

Jan. 3, 2019 6:42 PM EST

MEXIA, Texas (AP) — A junior high school teacher in Central Texas has been arrested on charges she tried to sell an underage family member for sex with men in the African country of Morocco. The Freestone County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday that 37-year-old Amber Michelle Parker of...

Morocco: Terror charges brought in Nordic tourists' deaths

Dec. 30, 2018 2:02 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan prosecutors have filed preliminary terrorism charges against 15 people who are suspected of links to the killing of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains. Morocco's public prosecutor said in a statement that the charges include forming a gang to prepare and commit...

Swiss-Spanish man arrested in attack on tourists in Morocco

Dec. 29, 2018 2:48 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities have detained a Swiss-Spanish man for suspected links to Islamic extremists who allegedly killed two Scandinavian hikers. The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations said in a statement the man was detained Saturday in Marrakech. Moroccan counterterrorism forces...

Morocco announces new arrests in Nordic tourists' killings

Dec. 26, 2018 10:55 AM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities say a total of 19 people have been arrested in connection with the murders of two Nordic tourists in the Atlas Mountains. Boubker Sabik, a spokesman for Morocco's national security agency, says 10 new suspects were arrested over the last two days for their links...

Moroccans hold anti-terror vigil for slain Nordic hikers

Dec. 22, 2018 4:16 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccans gathered Saturday in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honor two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack in the Atlas Mountains. Hundreds of people brought flowers and shed tears Saturday in a show of...

9 new suspects arrested after murder of 2 women in Morocco

Dec. 21, 2018 11:26 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Nine more people have been arrested in Morocco for connections to the four initial suspects in the killing of two Scandinavian university students in a remote corner of the Atlas Mountains, Moroccan authorities said Friday. A total of 13 men have been detained after the murder of...

The Latest: 9 more suspects arrested in Morocco slayings

Dec. 21, 2018 11:01 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the slayings of two Scandinavian women while hiking in Morocco's Atlas mountains (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Moroccan authorities say nine more people have been arrested in the slayings of two Scandinavian university students hiking in Morocco's Atlas Mountains....

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...

Morocco: Terrorist ties to Scandinavian hiker slaying

Dec. 19, 2018 5:06 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The lone suspect arrested in the killing of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco's Atlas Mountains is connected to a terrorist group, and three other suspects are on the run, Moroccan authorities said Wednesday. State television 2M reported on its website that authorities consider the...