Two French journalists held for `attempted blackmail of Morocco king`

Two French investigative journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco, legal sources in both countries said. 

Spain, Morocco arrest 14 suspected of recruiting for Islamic State

Spain and Morocco arrested 14 people on Tuesday suspected of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Spain`s Interior Ministry said.

Middle Eastern leaders flood to Moscow for Syrian talks, aerospace
Middle Eastern leaders flood to Moscow for Syrian talks, aerospace

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to host the Jordanian King and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Moscow Tuesday to discuss the Syrian crisis and take part in a showcase of Russia`s military industry.

French President awards train heroes Legion d`Honneur for preventing "carnage"

French President Francois Hollande awarded three Americans and a Briton the Legion d`Honneur on Monday, saying their actions in overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a train prevented "a real carnage".

Moroccan air force Mirage F1 crashes after bird strike

 A Moroccan air force Mirage F1 crashed in the northeast of the country Monday after hitting a flock of birds but the pilot managed to eject safely, a report citing the armed forces said.

Underworld don to be brought from Morocco to Bengaluru

Alleged underworld don, Bannanje Raja, who was facing an Interpol red corner notice, will be brought to the city from Morocco in a week's time, Karnataka Director General of Police Om Prakash on Friday said.

'Saudi King Salman left France holiday villa as planned'

 Saudi King Salman has arrived in Morocco from southern France as always planned, and had no problem with media reports about his controversial Riviera holiday, an official source said Monday.

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.

Spain arrests man accused of recruiting for Islamic State

Spanish police, with the help of Moroccan authorities, have arrested a man accused of distributing propaganda and recruiting for the Islamic State group, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

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.

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.

UN lauds Morocco role in Libyan reconciliation

 Morocco has played a "very important role" in affording political support to the talks between the warring Libyan parties, crowned by the initialling Saturday night of the Skhirat Agreement aimed at ending the political and military crisis in the north African country, UN Special Envoy Bernardino Leon has said.

Libya groups agree peace deal without Tripoli parliament

Libyan political parties and members of civil society initialled a UN-proposed peace accord in Morocco on Saturday, despite the absence of a rival parliament not recognised by the international community.

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.

Spain arrests Moroccan accused of distributing Islamic State propaganda

Spanish police arrested a Moroccan man in the north eastern city of Badalona on Saturday accused of distributing militant Islamist propaganda across social networks, the Interior Ministry said.

Libya peace talks stall again despite UN sanctions threat

 Libya`s rival governments will not return to peace talks this week after rebel forces Wednesday rejected the latest proposal, defying threats the UN Security Council would impose sanctions on anyone who stands in the way of a deal.

US, European allies call for speedy Libya deal

The United States and five European allies on Tuesday called for rival Libyan groups to endorse a deal at UN-led negotiations to resolve the country`s ongoing crisis. 

Anti-gay beating sparks new row in Morocco

Videos showing a crowd attacking a presumed homosexual in public in Morocco because of his appearance triggered fresh controversy Tuesday over social intolerance in the conservative Muslim country.

Libya talks at crucial stage over power-sharing deal

Libya`s two main rival factions restarted UN-backed peace talks in Morocco on Friday with negotiations at a crucial stage over a power-sharing proposal that negotiators call the best chance for peace.

Libya rivals back in Morocco for fresh peace talks

Libya`s warring factions arrived Thursday in Morocco for a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks aimed at putting an end to months of fighting in the stricken North African state.