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The Polisario Front said that it was willing to join talks on the Western Sahara's future, but would not lay down its arms.

The United States started the "process of establishing" a consulate in contested Western Sahara, after Washington recognised Morocco's sovereignty there in exchange for Rabat normalising ties with Israel.

How Morocco-Israel normalisation could push Algeria closer to Russia

Giorgio Cafiero

How Morocco-Israel normalisation could push Algeria closer to Russia

Analysis: Threatened by Arab-Israeli normalisation deals and US recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, Algeria's ties to Washington could weaken as it moves closer to Russia.

'Foreign manoeuvres' in Western Sahara destablising Algeria: PM

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Foreign manoeuvres' in Western Sahara destablising Algeria: PM

Donald Trump's recent comments about supporting Morocco's bid for the Western Sahara has been met by opposition from its neighbour Algeria.

Morocco savours Western Sahara breakthrough in Israel deal

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Morocco savours Western Sahara breakthrough in Israel deal

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

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Polisario vows to keep up Western Sahara fight

"Fighting will continue until the total withdrawal of the Moroccan occupation troops."

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Polisario Front condemns US declaration on W. Sahara

US President Donald Trump, whose mandate ends in January, said on Thursday he had agreed to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed ...

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Morocco upholds jail terms for Sahrawis over 2010 killings

The court has upheld life sentences for 23 Sahrawis over the killings of 11 security personnel 10 years ago.

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Jordan to open Western Sahara consulate following UAE move

Jordan will follow the UAE and open a consulate in the Western Sahara region of Morocco.

Polisario says pounds Morocco defensive wall in Western Sahara

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Polisario says pounds Morocco defensive wall in Western Sahara

The pro-independence Polisario Front said it launched attacks against a Moroccan defensive wall in the disputed Western Sahara.

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Morocco carries out work in disputed Western Sahara

Morocco has carried out work in an area of the disputed Western Sahara amid a crisis between the kingdon and the Polisario Front.

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 ...

Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

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Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

Truck traffic resumed between Mauritania and Morocco a day after Rabat launched a military operation to reopen a key highway in the Western ...

Mauritania and Algeria urge Western Sahara ceasefire be upheld

The New Arab Staff

Mauritania and Algeria urge Western Sahara ceasefire be upheld

Mauritania and Algeria urged Morocco and the Polisario Front to uphold a three-decade-old ceasefire in disputed Western Sahara.

Polisario says WSahara ceasefire over as Rabat launches operation

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Polisario says WSahara ceasefire over as Rabat launches operation

The Polisario Front said the three-decade-old ceasefire in the Western Sahara is now over.

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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 normalise ties with Israel.

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Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

Nine Covid-19 cases have been detected in Algeria’s Tindouf province, where tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees live in camps.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel pushes for US consulate in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara

In an attempt to normalise ties with Morocco, Israel urged the US to open a consulate in the disputed Western Sahara territory.

The New Arab

Morocco redraws maritime boundaries through Western Saharan waters

Morocco's lower house has passed two bills which expand its sovereign territory - one which redraws its maritime boundaries and the other which ...

HRW urges <em>Sahrawi</em> authorities to release detained 'dissidents'

The New Arab & agencies

HRW urges Sahrawi authorities to release detained 'dissidents'

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called for the release of three "dissidents" being held in Algeria by authorities of the Polisario Front, which is ...

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Progress in Western Sahara yields new commitments to 'self-determination'

After direct talks, the latest UN-sponsored negotiation on Western Sahara ended with US pressure mounting to resolve the conflict. But how long ...

Algeria president 'ignores' Morocco king's attempts to end rift

The New Arab

Algeria president 'ignores' Morocco king's attempts to end rift

Algeria's president has ignored the king of Morocco's attempt to end to a long-running spat between the rival North African countries.

Morocco king invites Algeria for 'direct and frank dialogue'

The New Arab

Morocco king invites Algeria for 'direct and frank dialogue'

King Mohammed VI has expressed a willingness to consider Algerian suggestions to ending a decades-old political standoff between Rabat and ...

Bolton in driving seat as Western Sahara looms

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Bolton in driving seat as Western Sahara looms

Trump's national security adviser hates costly UN peacekeeping missions that drag on for years, so could pressure on MINURSO force a deal to be ...

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