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

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.

Morocco sees travel mayhem after snap movement restrictions

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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 curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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

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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 ...

Moroccans defy distancing measures to pray for coronavirus relief

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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 ...

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Stranded tourists flood Morocco airports amid flight cuts

Morocco has suspended regular flights with some 30 countries affected by the new coronavirus epidemic, leaving thousands stranded.

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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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Morocco floods kill 11 after bus overturns on bridge

At least 11 people were killed and several injured when their bus was overturned by flooding in southeastern Morocco.

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Eighth body found after Morocco football match flood

Morocco authorities said they found the body of a person missing after a flood hit a football pitch, bringing to eight the number of people ...

Morocco recovers 16 bodies after Atlas Mountains landslide

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Morocco recovers 16 bodies after Atlas Mountains landslide

A landslide buried a minibus travelling through the mountainous area.

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Morocco suspects back in court over Scandinavian hiker murders

Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland had their throats slit before they were beheaded in ...

Scandinavian hikers' murder trial to open in Morocco

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Scandinavian hikers' murder trial to open in Morocco

Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland had their throats slit before they were beheaded in ...

Morocco tourist murder trial to open in May

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Morocco tourist murder trial to open in May

The killing of Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland in December was deemed a "terrorist" act ...

Morocco sentences Swiss man to 10 years for 'terrorism'

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Morocco sentences Swiss man to 10 years for 'terrorism'

A Moroccan court has sentenced a Swiss citizen arrested in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian hikers to 10 years in prison on ...

Harry and Meghan meet Moroccan girls during official tour

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Harry and Meghan meet Moroccan girls during official tour

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan met Moroccan school girls as protests took place nearby.

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Spanish-Swiss man says he did not Morocco backpackers slaying

A Spanish-Swiss man detained in an investigation into the murder of two backpackers in Morocco has pleaded his innocence.

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Danish PM attends funeral for Dane slain in Morocco

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen joined some 400 mourners at a small Danish church for the funeral of a woman hiker murdered in ...

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New suspects brought to Morocco court over slain hikers

A Morocco prosecutor on Thursday brought seven new suspects before a Rabat anti-terror judge in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian ...

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Court appearance of Moroccans accused of murdering Scandinavian hitchhikers

The suspects in the murder case of two Scandinavian women appeared in court in Morocco on Sunday.

Morocco arrests Swiss man over links to hikers' murder

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Morocco arrests Swiss man over links to hikers' murder

A Swiss man living in Morocco was arrested in Marrakesh on Saturday, for alleged links to suspects in the recent murder of two female ...

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Morocco arrests five more in hikers' murder probe

The arrests were made in several cities in the kingdom, bringing to 18 the number of people detained over the double-murder.

Moroccans pay homage to Scandinavian women 'murdered by terrorists'

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Moroccans pay homage to Scandinavian women 'murdered by terrorists'

Hundreds of people paid tribute to Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland outside the embassies ...

Moroccan suspects in hikers murder 'pledged allegiance to IS'

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Moroccan suspects in hikers murder 'pledged allegiance to IS'

Moroccan authorities said Thursday four suspects arrested following the murder of two young Scandinavian hikers in southern Morocco had pledged ...

Morocco arrests three suspected extremists over Scandinavian women's murder

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Morocco arrests three suspected extremists over Scandinavian women's murder

Moroccan authorities have arrested three fugitive suspects with links to Islamic extremist groups in the grisly murder of two Scandinavian ...

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