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Morocco journalist 'a victim not only of unjust laws, but of unjust authorities’

November 18, 2019 7:22 am

Days before her wedding, she was held for an abortion she says she didn't have. Now Hajar Raissouni is pushing for more reforms

Morocco: Journalist's pardon for 'abortion' reflects societal split

October 20, 2019 8:52 am

Hajar Raissouni was jailed for an abortion she has always denied. Her pardon this week was a small victory for women's rights activists across the region who, despite recent gains, still face serious resistance.

WATCH: Security scare erupts in Moroccan capital as man charges towards Pope's motorcade

March 30, 2019 10:36 pm

"The papal car pulled out in front and as the King continued to wave, the man - who appeared to be holding a note - darted towards it, "the report said.

Moroccan police use water cannons to disperse teachers' protest, says witness

March 24, 2019 10:46 am

Authorities were trying to end a rally of an estimated 15,000 teachers in front of parliament where they planned to spend the night ahead of an even bigger demonstration called by a coalition of leftist opposition parties, unions and civil society groups.

More arrests made over murder of two Scandinavian women in Morocco

December 25, 2018 8:26 am

Those arrested include the four main suspects in the crime and fifteen other people accused of having connections to the alleged killers, the source told Reuters, without giving further details.

Looking for the old world charm of Casablanca

December 16, 2018 6:00 am

All you need is a frosty lager, a love of things rough and weary and you are set for the 1920s.

Moroccan court sentences journalist to three years in jail

June 29, 2018 8:19 am

El Mahdaoui, who was arrested in July 2017 in the northern Rif city of Al Hoceima, was tried on the charge of not reporting a crime against state security after receiving a phone call from a Moroccan national living abroad saying he would introduce arms to Morocco.

Morocco's king undergoes successful heart surgery: report

February 27, 2018 7:21 am

The 54-year old Moroccan king was treated at a Paris clinic after suffering from a "heart rhythm disorder" on Jan. 20, the agency said, adding he had been diagnosed with an "atrial flutter".

Morocco stampede: 15 dead, five hurt as people queue for food aid amidst drought

November 19, 2017 8:42 pm

A drought has greatly hurt agricultural output in Morocco recently, contributing to the high cost of basic food items.

Morocco arrests two over Catalonia attacks

August 30, 2017 1:37 am

"Thanks to permanent contact and collaboration between the two countries, Moroccan security services have carried out two arrests here in Morocco linked to the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils," he said. He declined to give further details because the men were still under investigation.