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Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ambitions. But many remain unconvinced, writes Khadija Moshen-Finan.

Morocco revelled in US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Rabat's claim over the disputed Western Sahara region.

Bahrain to open consulate in Morocco-controlled Western Sahara

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Bahrain to open consulate in Morocco-controlled Western Sahara

Bahrain's King Hamad expressed 'support and solidarity of the kingdom with Morocco in defending its sovereignty and its rights' in a phone call with King Mohamed VI.

Egyptian singer 'unaware' he was photographed with Israeli singer

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Egyptian singer 'unaware' he was photographed with Israeli singer

Mohamed Ramadan denied knowing Omer Adam was Israeli after he received backlash for taking a photo with the singer, and said that ...

Egypt court to examine Mohammed Ramadan over "normalisation" photos

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Egypt court to examine Mohammed Ramadan over "normalisation" photos

An Egyptian court is to hear a case against prominent singer and actor Mohamed Ramadan after photos emerged of him posing with Israeli ...

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are likely to resist pressures and inducements to follow suit, writes Abdelkader Cheref

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Morocco to release thousands of prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

Morocco has ordered the release of thousands of prisoners as the death toll from the COVID-19 illness increased to 66 people.

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 ...

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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' <em>king</em>

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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.

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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 ...

Thousands of Tunisians mourn country’s first directly elected president

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Thousands of Tunisians mourn country’s first directly elected president

Thousands of Tunisians, as well as international heads of states, have attended the funeral of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who died on ...

Morocco upholds sentences against Hirak protesters

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Morocco upholds sentences against Hirak protesters

The Al-Hirak al-Shaabi, or "Popular Movement", protests took hold in the country's marginalised Rif region in October 2016.

Morocco under fire for mixing of prayer and music

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Morocco under fire for mixing of prayer and music

International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) decried mixing call to prayer with music during a ceremony attended by Pope Francis and Morocco ...

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 ...

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Migration and its role in Morocco's political agenda

Analysis: Morocco is using the refugee crisis to build a trade deal with Europe, reports Habibulah Mohammed Lamin.

Jalal Bounouar

El Jadida celebrates Morocco's rich horse heritage

Society: The El Jadida horse exhibition features various events including international Arabian horse shows and championship competitions.

The New Arab & agencies

Train crash in Morocco leaves at least six dead

A train crash that took place 12 miles north of the capital Rabat killed six people, including the driver.

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Jailed Moroccan protest leader ends hunger strike

The leader of Morocco's main protest movement has ended a nearly week-long hunger strike.

Convicted leader of Morocco protest movement on hunger strike

The New Arab

Convicted leader of Morocco protest movement on hunger strike

The jailed leader of a Moroccan protest movement began a hunger strike on Thursday to protest against prison conditions, weeks after he was ...

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco king sacks economy minister amid unrest

Protests have rocked the North African country since 2016, particularly in the underdeveloped Rif region.

Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia 'considering joint World Cup 2030 bid'

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Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia 'considering joint World Cup 2030 bid'

A Maghrebi Mondial in 2030? Algeria's sports minister hints at a shared World Cup with North African neighbours Tunisia and Morocco

Moroccan court slaps three year sentence on journalist

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Moroccan court slaps three year sentence on journalist

Rights groups have criticised authorities for the arrest and jail sentence, saying Hamid El Mahdaoui did not commit a crime.

So long to freedom of expression in Morocco

Ilhem Rachidi

So long to freedom of expression in Morocco

Comment: The brief period of openness that followed the uprising in 2011 did not last long. Today, civil rights are curtailed, and demonstrators ...

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