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Morocco: 18 migrants dead in stampede to enter Melilla

Jun. 24, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Eighteen Africans seeking to cross into Spain were killed and scores of migrants and police were injured in what Moroccan authorities called a “stampede” of people surging across Morocco's border fence with the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla on Friday. ...

Moroccan authorities say 5 migrants dead, scores injured in stampede to cross into Spanish enclave Melilla

Jun. 24, 2022 11:46 AM EDT
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities say 5 migrants dead, scores injured in stampede to cross into Spanish enclave Melilla.

Spain: Algeria's ties with Russia behind row with Madrid

Jun. 13, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's economy minister on Monday linked Algeria's decision to break a decades-old friendship treaty with Spain that has frozen economic links with what she described as the North African country's increasing alignment with Russia. In an interview with Catalunya...

Algeria denies suspending friendship treaty with Spain

Jun. 10, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Algeria on Friday appeared to have backed down in its dispute with Spain after its mission at the European Union issued a statement saying the northwest African country had never suspended the friendship treaty it holds with Spain. In an odd development, Algeria said,...

EU urges Algeria to restore friendship treaty with Spain

Jun. 09, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The European Union on Thursday urged Algeria to reverse its decision to suspend a two-decade-old friendship treaty with Spain. Algeria ordered the treaty's suspension on Wednesday, the country's latest move to ratchet up pressure on Madrid after the Spanish...

New blow: Algeria ends 2-decade friendship treaty with Spain

Jun. 08, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Algerian president’s office announced Wednesday that the North African nation was “immediately” suspending a two-decade-old friendship treaty with Spain. It was the latest blow to increasingly wobbly relations between Algiers and Madrid, which...

Spain grants nationality to ‘stateless’ girl

Jun. 08, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has upheld the decision to grant Spanish nationality to the daughter of a Cameroon woman who was born while they migrated to Europe. The girl had been residing in Spain without any official documents that granted her a nationality since she and her...

Ismail Elfath of US picked among 36 World Cup referees

May. 19, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

Ismail Elfath is the lone American among 36 referees selected by FIFA on Thursday for this year’s World Cup. The 40-year-old was born in Morocco, moved to Austin, Texas, at age 18 in 2001 to attend at the University of Texas and refereed his first Major League Soccer match in 2012....

Spain, Morocco reopen land border crossings as ties improve

May. 17, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The land borders between Spain and Morocco at Ceuta and Melilla, Spain’s North African enclave cities, have begun to reopen after being closed for just over two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic and later a diplomatic crisis between the two countries. Crowds...

Spain, Morocco to open land borders next week after 2 years

May. 12, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The land borders between Morocco and Spain's North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla will reopen next week, Spain said Thursday, after being closed for more than two years due to COVID-19 restrictions and tensions between the two countries. Spanish Interior...