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Thousands of low-earning Moroccan workers in Spain are unable to afford flights home.

Moroccan companies are providing face masks to countries in Europe, as Covid-19 lockdown eases in some countries

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

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.

Algeria summons Morocco envoy over 'enemy' remarks

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Algeria summons Morocco envoy over 'enemy' remarks

Algeria has responded to a video clip allegedly showing a Moroccan diplomat calling Algeria an "enemy" country, reviving long-standing tensions ...

Morocco makes face masks obligatory to fight coronavirus

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Morocco makes face masks obligatory to fight coronavirus

Morocco has become the latest country to make it compulsory for people to wear face masks in public, in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19

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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.

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Morocco bans customary kissing of king's hand amid coronavirus

Judges sworn in to Morocco's constitutional court did not approach King Mohammed VI and kiss his hand, as is normally ...

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.

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15 on trial for robbing Moroccan king's luxury watches

The main suspect is a 46-year-old who worked as a cleaning woman in a royal household and has allegedly confessed to the robberies, while the ...

Moroccans protest in support of journalist detained over tweet

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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.

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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.

Moroccan YouTuber arrested for 'public insults' after criticising <em>king</em>

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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 ...

Is Israel normalising ties with Morocco?

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Is Israel normalising ties with Morocco?

Egypt and Jordan are the only Arab nations to have signed peace treaties with Israel, but Morocco has been relaxing the Arab world's decades-old ...

Moroccan journalist jailed for abortion freed after royal pardon

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Moroccan journalist jailed for abortion freed after royal pardon

In a case that had provoked a storm of protests from rights groups, the justice ministry said 28-year-old Hajar Raissouni was released on a ...

Morocco <em>king</em> suddenly cancels birthday party celebrations

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Morocco king suddenly cancels birthday party celebrations

Morocco's Mohammed VI has ordered authorities to stop organising birthday celebrations weeks after he marked 20 years on the ...

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Moroccan King pardons thousands, including 'Hirak' protesters

An official statement announced 4,764 people were to be pardoned, including some detained during the months of protests in the long-marginalised northern Rif region.

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Qatar PM in Saudi Arabia, first visit since blockade

Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al-Thani is the highest-ranking Qatari official to visit Saudi Arabia since the kingdom led a regional ...

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Jordan stands firm on two-state solution as Kushner visits

Jordan's king reiterated his commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after meeting Trump advisor Jared ...

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Morocco king 'snubs' Saudi emergency summit in Mecca

Morocco's King Mohammed VI will not participate in an emergency Saudi summit called for by King Salman to ...

Kushner meets Moroccan <em>king</em> to sell US peace plan

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Kushner meets Moroccan king to sell US peace plan

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner met Morocco's King Mohammed VI as part of a fresh push on a ...

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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 ...

Pope rounds off Morocco visit with mass

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Pope rounds off Morocco visit with mass

Pope Francis called for tolerance and peace at a mass for thousands of Catholics in Morocco.

Pope says Jerusalem is for Christians, Jews and Muslims

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Pope says Jerusalem is for Christians, Jews and Muslims

Pope Francis said that Jerusalem should be a "symbol of peaceful coexistence" for Christians, Jews and Muslims.

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