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Spain’s prime minister meets with Morocco’s king and discusses migration and the Israel-Hamas war

Feb. 21, 2024 16:02 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Wednesday, lauding cooperation on managing migration. Sánchez also reiterated Spain's position in support of Morocco’s autonomy plan regarding the disputed Western Sahara and called...

Morocco intercepts a boat with 141 people as African migrants increasingly attempt to reach Spain

Feb. 19, 2024 06:15 AM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Moroccan navy said it intercepted 141 people attempting to traverse the Atlantic Ocean as migration from West Africa to Spain's Canary Islands has spiked since the beginning of the year. Morocco's Royal Armed Forces said in a statement Sunday it was able...

Spanish runner Katir provisionally suspended on allegation he failed to be available for drug test

Feb. 07, 2024 17:57 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish long-distance runner Mo Katir, a world championship silver medalist, has been provisionally suspended on accusations he failed to make himself available for out-of-competition drug testing. The Athletics Integrity Unit said Wednesday he faces an allegation of...

Moroccan authorities plan new laws to combat art forgeries in growing market

Feb. 05, 2024 17:40 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco is planning on passing new laws and strengthening penalties to combat art forgeries in order to protect a multimillion dollar art market that officials believe will continue to grow. The North African nation's chief prosecutor on Monday kicked off a...

Morocco arrests 30 people suspected of trafficking newborns, report says

Feb. 01, 2024 13:17 PM EST

FES, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities arrested 30 people this week in the city of Fes on multiple charges as part of a wide-ranging case involving blackmail, threats and trafficking of newborn babies. The North African country's state-run news agency, MAP, reported on Wednesday...

Congo captain Chancel Mbemba subjected to online racist abuse after Africa Cup game against Morocco

Jan. 21, 2024 18:27 PM EST

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Congo captain Chancel Mbemba was subjected to a torrent of racist abuse on social media after leading his team to a 1-1 draw against Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday. Mbemba’s Instagram account was targeted by many users who replied to...

Russia's foreign minister tours North Africa as anger toward the West swells across the region

Dec. 21, 2023 12:37 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Not far from where Russia’s Foreign Minister is holding meetings in Tunisia on Thursday, large green billboards advertising Russia Today, a Kremlin-backed media outlet, have been recently erected. The ads are yet another indicator that Russia continues to...

Today in History: December 10, Nelson Mandela is mourned

Dec. 10, 2023 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2023. There are 21 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 10, 2013, South Africa held a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, during which U.S. President Barack Obama...

To phase out or phase down fossil fuels? That is the question at COP28 climate talks

Dec. 05, 2023 17:36 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After days of shaving off the edges of key warming issues, climate negotiators Tuesday zeroed in on the tough job of dealing with the main cause of what's overheating the planet: fossil fuels. As scientists, activists and United Nations officials...