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In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the pandemic was raging.

French-Algerian actor Bouhlel Brahim and two others have caused outrage in Morocco with disparaging comments about women and children.

US-Moroccan YouTuber jailed over 'insults' to state

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US-Moroccan YouTuber jailed over 'insults' to state

Known under the handle "3robi F'Merikane" ("A country person in America"), Chakib Omerani has for several years been posting videos critical of King Mohammed VI and Moroccan authorities.

Dozens die in migrant ship fire off Libya: charity

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens die in migrant ship fire off Libya: charity

More than 40 people were rescued after the boat's engine caught fire off the coast of Libya, while 60 are missing and presumed dead.

Morocco oasis residents caught between tensions with Algeria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco oasis residents caught between tensions with Algeria

Moroccan farmers who are living from date groves on the other side of the border with Algeria are now struggling as they have been expelled.

Sophia Akram

Census 2021: An opportunity for Britain's Arab community?

The Office for National Statistics says that understanding the needs of individual communities and identity groups is one of its main focuses for Census 2021.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccan border farmers protest over Algeria evictions

The border has been closed since 1994, but Algiers allows some Moroccan farmers to use an area known to Moroccans as Arjal and to ...

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Couscous added to UNESCO list following Algeria, Morocco agreement

Couscous, a staple dish in both Algeria and Morocco has been given the UNESCO treatment

Morocco's police disperse protest against ties with Israel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco's police disperse protest against ties with Israel

Protesters, who wanted to show solidarity with the Palestinians, were pushed away from the capital's parliament building by dozens of riot ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Morocco will introduce Jewish history and culture in its school curriculum.

Moroccan political parties walk a tightrope on Sahara, normalisation

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan political parties walk a tightrope on Sahara, normalisation

President Donald Trump's bombshell announcement that Tel Aviv and Rabat will normalise ties has divided Morocco.

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Sadek Hamid

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

Western Sahara conflict to end when 'occupation' over: Polisario

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Western Sahara conflict to end when 'occupation' over: Polisario

The pro-independence Polisario Front said that conflict in the Western Sahara would end once Morocco stops its "occupation" of the disputed ...

Morocco, Polisario exchange fire in Western Sahara: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco, Polisario exchange fire in Western Sahara: report

Morocco's official news agency said the army responded to fir by the Polisario Front along the UN-patrolled buffer zone in Western Sahara.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Drought casts shadow over prime Moroccan farming land

Authorities in Morocco have increasingly resorted to diverting water from dams in the region to residential areas, depriving farms of essential irrigation.

The New Arab Staff

Erdogan sues Dutch far-right MP Wilders over 'terrorist' cartoon

Dutch far-right politician and former MP Geert Wilders, known for his anti-Islam stance, shared a cartoon of Erdogan with the caption ...

The New Arab Staff

No peace for Palestinians without statehood: Moroccan PM

Saadeddine Othmani's comments come a month after his country rejected moves to follow Bahrain and the UAE in signing diplomatic pacts to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccans protest Arab nations normalising ties with Israel

North Africans are protesting Gulf countries' decision to normalise relations with Israel.

Morocco intercepts nearly 200 migrants trying to reach Spain

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Morocco intercepts nearly 200 migrants trying to reach Spain

This year, 8,200 migrants have tried to reach the Spanish coast from the Western Mediterranean, with Algerian nationals accounting for nearly ...

The New Arab Staff

Calls for release of Moroccan man jailed for 'blasphemy'

Mohammad Awatif Kachchach was jailed for six months for sharing a cartoon online.

Morocco diplomat leaves Algeria over 'enemy' remarks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco diplomat leaves Algeria over 'enemy' remarks

"The consul of Morocco has left the country at Algeria's request," spokesman Mohand Oussaid Belaid said.

Moroccan actor arrested for mocking Islam

The New Arab

Moroccan actor arrested for mocking Islam

Moroccan actor Rafik Boubker told people 'to make their ablution with wine and perform prayers with whiskey'.

Stranded Moroccan citizens repatriated from Spanish-run enclave of Melilla

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 home to ...

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