Morocco arrests alleged Algerian jihadist

Moroccan authorities have arrested an Algerian national thought to be a member of Jund al-Khilafa, a jihadist group responsible for the September beheading of a French tourist, authorities said Sunday. 

Spain arrests four suspected jihadists

Spanish police on Saturday arrested four suspected Islamist extremists who were prepared to launch attacks in Spain, the government said.

Italy has expelled 9 suspected jihadis since December

Italy has expelled nine suspected jihadis since late December, and a top minister vowed on Sunday that authorities would order more expulsions in a heightened terrorism crackdown.

Africa Cup of Nations winner to reap financial rewards
Africa Cup of Nations winner to reap financial rewards

The 16 teams at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea will share a total of $10 million with the champions earning $1.5 million (1.3m euros, £990,000) the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said.

Hosts take centre stage in Africa Cup of Nations opener
Hosts take centre stage in Africa Cup of Nations opener

After a build-up dominated by off-field anxieties, the action finally begins on the pitch on Saturday as the 30th Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Equatorial Guinea.

Morocco slams new Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Prophet

Morocco on Thursday condemned the publication of new cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and said it will ban foreign newspapers that carry them.

Senegal thrash Guinea 5-2 in friendly
Senegal thrash Guinea 5-2 in friendly

Senegal sent out an ominous warning of their potential ahead of the African Nations Cup finals with a 5-2 win over Guinea in a pre-tournament warm-up international on Tuesday.

Equatorial Guinea's President offers 40,000 match tickets to the poor
Equatorial Guinea's President offers 40,000 match tickets to the poor

Equatorial Guinea`s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has vowed to personally pay for 40,000 tickets for the Africa Cup of Nations so that the poor can attend matches, and called on the wealthy to do likewise.

Lavezzi, Cavani finally return to PSG
Lavezzi, Cavani finally return to PSG

Attacking duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani finally returned to the Paris Saint-Germain training ground on Friday afternoon after missing their team`s first training session of 2015, an AFP journalist reported.

Ezequiel Levezzi, Edinson Cavani fail to show up for PSG again
Ezequiel Levezzi, Edinson Cavani fail to show up for PSG again

Attacking duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani were the notable absentees as Paris Saint-Germain resumed training after the New Year break on Friday morning, an AFP journalist reported.

UAE follows Egypt, Morocco in banning Moses epic

The United Arab Emirates said Tuesday that it will not allow screening of Hollywood`s Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," mirroring similar bans by Egypt and Morocco.

Five arrested in Morocco on 'terror' charges

Morocco has indicted five people on charges of plotting "terrorist acts" and belonging to an illegal religious group, the official MAP news agency said on Monday.

Morocco banned Moses epic for 'showing God': Distributor

Morocco banned biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" on the flight of the Jews from ancient Egypt because it "represents God" which is forbidden under Islam, its distributor said Saturday.

International `tragedy` on Europe`s brutal African borders

Just across the sea from the sunny tourist beaches of southern Spain where many Europeans spend their Christmas holidays, a violent crisis is intensifying on Europe`s borders with Africa.

Sharmila Nicollet tied 15th at Ladies' European Tour event in Morocco
Sharmila Nicollet tied 15th at Ladies' European Tour event in Morocco

Sharmila Nicollet making a comeback from injury got off to a good start with a one-over par 71 that placed her tied 15th at the end of the first day of the 90-hole Ladies European Tour's Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifier.

Arrests fuel jihad fears in Spain`s African lands

Aisha has lived all her life in one neighbourhood in Spain`s African territory of Ceuta, but now she is willing to move -- even to the war zone of Syria.

Real Madrid sail into Club World Cup final with 4-0 romp
Real Madrid sail into Club World Cup final with 4-0 romp

European champions Real Madrid turned on the party tricks as they sailed into the Club World Cup final by crushing Cruz Azul 4-0 on Tuesday.

Morocco court upholds rapper`s 4-month jail term

An appeals court in the Moroccan city of Casablanca on Monday upheld a four-month jail sentence imposed on pro-reform rapper Mouad Belghawat for assaulting police, a judicial source said.

Western Sydney Wanderers in Club World Cup boycott row
Western Sydney Wanderers in Club World Cup boycott row

Australia`s Western Sydney Wanderers were Monday travelling to Morocco for the FIFA Club World Cup despite fears they could boycott the tournament over a pay dispute.

Spain rescues 28 migrants, searches for missing

 Spain`s coastguard said on Friday it had plucked 28 migrants from a ship in the Mediterranean Sea and were looking for other passengers from the vessel who may have gone missing.