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Tunisia is imposing a nationwide curfew in new coronavirus restrictions.

Morocco has extended a state of emergency until next month as the number of coronavirus cases rises sharply in the North African country

Morocco closes net on Marrakesh, <em>Casablanca</em> as virus spikes

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Morocco closes net on Marrakesh, Casablanca as virus spikes

Covid-19 infections have been on the rise since the start of August, reaching a rate of 1,000 new cases a day in the country of 35 million.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

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Moroccan journalist named among 'most urgent' press freedom cases

A jailed Moroccan journalist was included in a list of most urgent global cases of threats against the press.

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Tributes pour in for Egypt's 'doctor of the poor'

Social media was flooded with tributes to Mohammed Mashally, an Egyptian doctor who dedicated his career to providing free medical care for ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco sees travel mayhem after snap movement restrictions

Morocco's roads and transport hubs saw chaotic scenes after authorities announced snap movement restrictions affecting eight cities and towns to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

A Moroccan court has ordered that the chief editor of Moroccan independent daily Akhbar Al-Yaoum remain in custody over charges of "indecent ...

Morocco arrests journalist over 'drunk' argument after spying claims

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Morocco arrests journalist over 'drunk' argument after spying claims

Omar Radi, who Amnesty had previously warned was targeted by Israeli spyware but accused by authorities of being a 'foreign spy', was arrested ...

Alessandra Bajec

INSAF: Helping Morocco's most vulnerable survive the coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

Morocco's tiny Jewish community hard hit by coronavirus pandemic

The New Arab

Morocco's tiny Jewish community hard hit by coronavirus pandemic

The Jewish community makes up less than one percent of Morocco's population but more than 10 percent of its coronavirus-linked deaths.

Morocco arrests thousands for breaching emergency coronavirus rules

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco arrests thousands for breaching emergency coronavirus rules

More than 28,000 people have been arrested in Morocco since measures were imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Morocco NGO delivers supplies to single mums in lockdown

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Morocco NGO delivers supplies to single mums in lockdown

Each year, INSAF helps over 500 young women who have fallen pregnant out of wedlock - viewed as a "sin" by a society marked by religious ...

Moroccan's share their own rendition of Italy's singing neighbours

The New Arab

Moroccan's share their own rendition of Italy's singing neighbours

Thousands of Moroccans took part in communal prayers from their balconies and homes this week, replicating videos of singing neighbours in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Moroccans defy distancing measures to pray for coronavirus relief

Groups of Moroccans went out to pray and to protest in the streets at the weekend, defying orders to stay at home to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The coronavirus has led to a stricter clampdown in the Middle East of social gatherings. Here are five stories you need to know about ...

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British men caught smuggling 100,000 masks out of Morocco

In one incident, a lorry driver attempted to smuggle 77,000 face masks, before customs officials discovered the items in a cargo port east of ...

The New Arab

Morocco reports first coronavirus case amid MENA outbreak

Morocco’s health ministry declared on Monday its first coronavirus case, the latest Arab countries to see an outbreak of the potentially deadly ...

Morocco: Silencing the last dissenting voices

Omar Brouksy

Morocco: Silencing the last dissenting voices

Comment: A wave of repression has rained down on Moroccans who criticise King Mohamed VI on social media, writes Omar Brousky.

The New Arab & agencies

Moroccans protest in support of journalist detained over tweet

Human rights groups say Moroccan authorities are increasingly cracking down on freedom of speech.

Moroccan YouTuber sentenced to jail for 'insulting' king

The New Arab & agencies

Moroccan YouTuber sentenced to jail for 'insulting' king

The YouTuber Mohamed Sekkaki, known as "Moul Kaskita", was sentenced by a court in the western city of Settat to four years in prison.

Moroccan YouTuber arrested for 'public insults' after criticising king

The New Arab & agencies

Moroccan YouTuber arrested for 'public insults' after criticising king

Mohamed Sekkaki, known as Moul Kaskita, was detained after publishing a video in which he criticised King Mohammed VI, considered 'inviolable' ...

Jailed Morocco protest leader decries 'torture', prison chief sacked

The New Arab & agencies

Jailed Morocco protest leader decries 'torture', prison chief sacked

Nasser Zefzafi said in a taped message that he "suffered the worst forms of torture" following his arrest in June 2017.

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