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Abdelilah Benkirane said that his Justice and Development Party, which currently holds the Moroccan premiership, did not make the decision to normalise ties with Israel but did not oppose it.

The Middle East is keeping a watchful eye on the outcome of the volatile elections taking place in the US.

Is Morocco's royal court reaching out to the opposition?

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Is Morocco's royal court reaching out to the opposition?

The Hamidine scandal has pushed the ruling Islamist party out of favour, and the monarchy-supporting opposition is waiting in the wings, writes Habib Lamin.

Morocco king names new government to end six-month deadlock

The New Arab

Morocco king names new government to end six-month deadlock

Moroccan King Mohammad VI has appointed a new coalition government, ending six months of deadlock that had stalled the economy.

Arab Spring divisions dominate Arab League Summit

Alaa Bayoumi

Arab Spring divisions dominate Arab League Summit

Comment Arab leaders are split over whether terrorism or democracy is the legacy of the Arab Spring, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

The New Arab & agencies

New Moroccan prime minister forms government, ending five-month crisis

Morocco’s new Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani has succeeded in building a governing coalition, ending a five-month political deadlock after just eight days in office.

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco king names new premier to end deadlock

King Mohammed VI named Saad-Eddine El Othmani, a former foreign minister, to form a new government.

The New Arab

Moroccan king ousts designated prime minister

Morocco's king ousted the designated prime minister Wednesday, in an effort to settle a five-month deadlock over forming a new government.

The New Arab

Morocco parliament elects speaker in absence of new government

Sole candidate Habib el-Malki, a leftist economist who has held several ministerial posts, mustered 198 votes in the 395-seat house, in a ...

No government in sight: Morocco PM ends coalition talks

The New Arab

No government in sight: Morocco PM ends coalition talks

Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane on Sunday night announced an end to talks to form a new government with two main ...

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Mauritania's Algeria alliance leaves Morocco out in the cold

In-depth: Nouakchott's diplomats seek to balance economic relations with Algeria and Morocco while becoming a hub for strategic dialogue.

One day with Moroccan election observers

Perrine Massy and Timothée Vinchon

One day with Moroccan election observers

In-depth: Morocco's election passed without huge incident, but low turnouts suggested the country still has a long way to go.

<em>Benkirane</em> tasked to form new Morocco government

The New Arab & agencies

Benkirane tasked to form new Morocco government

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has tasked Abdelilah Benkirane to keep his post as prime minister and form a new government.

Morocco's Islamists win parliamentary elections

The New Arab

Morocco's Islamists win parliamentary elections

Prime Minister Benkirane's PJD party beat rival Authenticity and Modernity Party by 23 seats.

Morocco's parliamentary elections and the ruling Islamist party

The New Arab

Morocco's parliamentary elections and the ruling Islamist party

On 7 October, around 16 million Moroccans will head to the polls and elect representatives for the 395 seat lower house of parliament.

Omar Brouksy

Royal influence at play in Morocco's election

Comment: The Moroccan king and his advisers have been waging an insidious war that attempts to block the re-election of the Islamist party, writes Omar Brouksy

The New Arab

The crying game: Morocco's tearful prime minister sparks mockery

Morocco's prime minister has cried his heart out during a speech on the campaign trail, prompting cheers from some and online jokes from others.

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco to hold general election in October

Moroccans will go to the polls on October 7 for the second general election since the king made constitutional reforms in 2011.

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands of protesters defy protest ban in Morocco

Cuts to education services continue to spark civil unrest, despite government threats against "unauthorised" protesters.

Morocco: Protesting teacher trainees offered deal for classroom return

Nada Ramadan

Morocco: Protesting teacher trainees offered deal for classroom return

Morocco's prime minister has offered a deal to teacher trainees protesting against controversial decrees that they say reduce their training ...

Nada Ramadan

Morocco's teacher protests trigger political crisis after government violence

Morocco's government has violently dispersed hundreds of teacher trainees protesting against two controversial government decrees in the past ...

Islamists' urban victory in Morocco elections surprises many

Taoufik Bouachrine

Islamists' urban victory in Morocco elections surprises many

Analysis: Last week's municipal and regional elections in Morocco, the first to take place since the Arab Spring, left moderate Islamists the ...

Morocco: 15 million to vote today in local elections

Al-Araby al-Jadeed/AFP

Morocco: 15 million to vote today in local elections

Moroccans go today to the polls to vote in the first local and municipal elections since 2011. The elections will test the Islamist-led ...

Morocco: First post-Arab Spring local elections test political parties

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Morocco: First post-Arab Spring local elections test political parties

Analysis: The focus of Friday's municipal elections will be local and economic issues, but the poll carries political implications for the ...

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