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3 countries investigate Morocco attacker who killed tourist

Jan. 20, 2022 14:12 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan judge on Thursday ordered a man suspected of fatally stabbing a French woman and injuring a Belgian visitor to undergo psychiatric evaluation, as authorities in three countries opened probes into the suspect's possible links to terrorism. A...

UN envoy starts new effort to broker deal on Western Sahara

Jan. 13, 2022 15:14 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A United Nations diplomat newly tasked with reviving stalled negotiations for a settlement to the decades-old Western Sahara conflict met with Moroccan officials Thursday during his first visit to the region. U.N. envoy to Western Sahara Staffan De Mistura...

Israel, Morocco ink defense deal after normalizing ties

Nov. 24, 2021 14:00 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Israel and Morocco signed a landmark agreement Wednesday that lays the foundation for security cooperation, intelligence sharing and future arms sales. The memorandum of understanding was the centerpiece of a visit this week by Israeli Defense...

Moroccans protest vaccine pass required for work, travel

Oct. 31, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Protests erupted across cities in Morocco on Sunday against a coronavirus vaccine passport that is required to access indoor activities and travel. Proof of vaccination has been mandatory since Oct. 21 for all Moroccans to enter their place of...