Morocco expels over 80 members of UN mission in Western Sahara

More than 80 civilian members of a UN mission have left Western Sahara under a Moroccan expulsion order, airport sources and an AFP correspondent in the disputed territory said today.

Saudi Arabia says ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

Saudi Arabia says ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Islamic State, the country`s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Morocco arrests women linked to 'IS terrorist' cell

 Two women suspected of belonging to a cell linked to the Islamic State group that planned to carry out attacks in Morocco have been arrested, the interior ministry said today.

Morocco says eight arrested over jihadist attack plots

 Morocco said eight people were arrested on Tuesday over alleged plots to carry out attacks mainly targeting security officials on behalf of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Over 80 hurt as mouse sparks Casablanca mosque crush

 A mouse triggered panic and a crush in a Casablanca mosque has left more than 80 injured, mostly women, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.

Moroccans convicted for drinking juice during Ramadan

Four youths arrested in Morocco for drinking fruit juice in public during the daylight hours of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan received suspended four-month jail terms Tuesday, a rights group said.

Hundreds of lawyers back Morocco women tried over dresses

 Hundreds of lawyers have registered to defend two women who went on trial in Morocco on Monday accused of "gross indecency" for wearing dresses considered provocative, an activist said.

Morocco raids IS affiliate cell

The Moroccan authorities said on Thursday that they raided an Islamic State (IS) affiliate cell in the central city of Berkane.

11 athletes drown off beach in Morocco

Eleven teen athletes drowned on Sunday near an unguarded beach around the Moroccan capital Rabat, media reported.

Russia, China block UN Libya sanctions

Russia and China on Friday opposed a US-led request to impose sanctions on two Libyans accused of obstructing UN talks on forming a national unity government, diplomats said.

Nine alleged IS recruiters arrested in Morocco

 Morocco`s Central Bureau for Judiciary Investigations (BCIJ) on Wednesday arrested a terrorist cell operating in several cities of the North African country and arrested nine alleged Islamic State (IS) recruiters, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Libya rivals to resume Morocco talks Thursday

Libya`s rival parliaments are to resume UN-brokered talks in Morocco on Thursday on forging a united administration for the divided and violence-wracked country, a diplomatic source told AFP.

Morocco bus crash toll hits 34 after girl`s death

A 12-year-old girl who suffered third-degree burns in a bus crash in Morocco last week has died, medical officials said Monday, bringing the accident`s death toll to 34.

Athletes killed as bus, lorry collide in Morocco

A severe accident took place involving a moving bus and a lorry on Friday. The accident was a result of a head-on collision between the bus and lorry and reports suggest that it has killed 31 people, many of them young athletes.

Trapped Spanish caver dies in Morocco: Local officials

A Spanish caver trapped at the bottom of a cliff in Morocco`s High Atlas mountains died on Saturday, but rescuers were able to save two of his friends, officials said.

Three Spanish cavers missing in Morocco

Three Spanish caving enthusiasts have gone missing in Morocco`s Atlas mountains and intensive air and ground searches are underway to find them, local authorities and a Spanish diplomat said Friday.

Moroccan `FBI` and imam training keep jihadists at bay

Morocco, on guard against attacks like the Tunis museum massacre, prides itself on being a bastion against Islamist extremism with its anti-jihadist "FBI" and training of imams to preach tolerance.

Morocco says IS cell busted, arms seized

Morocco on Sunday said it dismantled a "terrorist cell" and seized weapons earmarked for a string of assassinations in a nationwide operation targeting supporters of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Morocco to deport two French journalists

Two French journalists were arrested on Sunday at the offices of a human rights association in the Moroccan capital and are to be deported, their television production company said.

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.