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Migrants in the Spanish enclave Melilla say police forces raided their camp for several consecutive nights this week.

Pro-independence rebels fighting Morocco for Western Sahara said the United Nations was responsible for "political deadlock" over the disputed territory, on the 45th anniversary of their unilateral declaration of independence.

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Samir Bennis

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Comment: President Biden is well aware of Morocco's strategic importance to the US in the region, and is unlikely to want to destabilise that relationship, writes Samir Bennis.

To improve Morocco-Spain relations, first confront Spanish double standards

Samir Bennis

To improve Morocco-Spain relations, first confront Spanish double standards

Comment: It is both incongruent and hypocritical for Spain to continue laying claim to Gibraltar while dismissing Morocco's claims to Ceuta and ...

Spain calls on Morocco to explain disputed enclaves comments

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Spain calls on Morocco to explain disputed enclaves comments

Spanish authorities on Tuesday called on Morocco to explain comments made on disputed enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Spain court backs rapid migrant deportations

Spain's top court backed the immediate deportation of migrants who enter the country's North African enclaves.

The New Arab & agencies

Stranded Moroccan citizens repatriated from Spanish-run enclave of Melilla

Two hundred Moroccan citizens, trapped in the disputed Spanish-run enclave of Melilla by the coronavirus pandemic, have made their way ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco trapped by virus and poverty

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco grapple with worsening living conditions amid the kingdom's Covid-19 restrictions.

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Gunmen open fire at mosque in Spain's Ceuta

Two masked gunmen on a motorbike fired shots on Monday at a mosque in the Spanish territory of Ceuta on the northern coast of Africa.

IS members funded through 'VAT scam' by Spanish cell

The New Arab

IS members funded through 'VAT scam' by Spanish cell

Large-scale VAT fraud in Denmark earned a Spanish extremist cell millions of dollars that were used to send members to join the Islamic State ...

The New Arab & agencies

At least 16 migrants killed in Morocco road crash

At least 16 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa died Saturday when the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into an irrigation canal.

Rabat, Madrid sign economic deals during Spanish King's visit

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Rabat, Madrid sign economic deals during Spanish King's visit

Morocco and Spain have signed a series of deals encompassing trade, crime, energy and other issues during a visit by the Spanish royals to Rabat.

Two children presumed dead after Spain migrant rescue

The New Arab & agencies

Two children presumed dead after Spain migrant rescue

Two children have been presumed dead after Spanish rescue services were unable to find their bodies during a rescue operation.

Spain police break up Moroccan migrant smuggling ring

The New Arab

Spain police break up Moroccan migrant smuggling ring

Spanish police said Monday they have smashed an alleged people trafficking network which 'operated like a travel agency' and smuggled around 600 ...

Morocco navy finds 15 migrants dead in stranded boat

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco navy finds 15 migrants dead in stranded boat

Morocco's navy on Saturday found the bodies of 15 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa on board a boat stranded at sea for days and rescued 53 ...

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Spain says 13 people killed, 80 rescued at sea

Thirteen African refugees died while another 80 people were rescued at sea after trying to reach Spain in two boats.

The New Arab

Teenager injured after Morocco navy fires on migrant boat

The Moroccan navy opened fire on a boat transporting migrants from the North African country, wounding one of them, a military source said on ...

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens of Moroccan migrants rescued at sea

Morocco's navy rescued 37 of its citizens off the country's coast on Wednesday, as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, the ...

Nearly 700 refugees rescued off Spain over the weekend

The New Arab & agencies

Nearly 700 refugees rescued off Spain over the weekend

Nearly 700 people were rescued off the Spanish coast over the weekend.

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco navy fires on migrant ship, killing one

Four people were wounded, including one fatally, after the speedboat's driver reportedly refused to obey the Moroccan navy's orders.

Morocco: Over 50,000 migrant crossings to Europe foiled

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco: Over 50,000 migrant crossings to Europe foiled

Moroccan authorities have announced that they have foiled 54,000 bids by migrants to cross over to Europe this year.

Morocco targets migrant smuggling 'mafia'

The New Arab

Morocco targets migrant smuggling 'mafia'

A Moroccan government source said the kingdom has launched an operation against people-smuggling mafia.

Migrants who tried entering Spain through Morocco sent back

The New Arab & agencies

Migrants who tried entering Spain through Morocco sent back

Moroccan migrants who had tried to enter Spanish territory of Ceuta have been sent back by Madrid forces.

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