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Israel opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, its foreign ministry said.

The Polisario Front bombarded the Guerguerat buffer zone in an overnight attack slammed by Morocco as "propaganda war".

Morocco signs direct flight agreement with Israel

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Morocco signs direct flight agreement with Israel

The two states agreed to normalise ties in December last year.

<em>Western</em> Sahara's Polisario says ready to talk

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Western Sahara's Polisario says ready to talk

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

Morocco awards Trump for role in Israel normalisation deal

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Morocco awards Trump for role in Israel normalisation deal

Morocco awarded President Donald Trump, Chief White House Adviser Jared Kushner and the US’ Middle East Envoy Avi Berkowitz for their role in ...

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Outgoing Trump fetes Morocco king, rallies behind claim

US President Donald Trump awarded Morocco's king in a last-minute push to solidify Rabat's normalisation with Israel.

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US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

The United States started the "process of establishing" a consulate in contested Western Sahara, after Washington recognised ...

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US envoy visits Western Sahara after Morocco-Israel deal

The US is set to open a consulate in the contested Western Sahara.

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Morocco 'committed to opening Israel embassy': report

The Israel-Morocco accord agreed late last year fell short of pledges to open embassies.

Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

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Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's brittle ...

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A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Moroccan lawyers mobilise to stop deal with Israel

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Moroccan lawyers mobilise to stop deal with Israel

Taking to the Supreme Court, a group of local lawyers 'demanded a reversal' of Morocco’s normalisation deal with Israel.

Moroccan officials to fly to Israel next week

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Moroccan officials to fly to Israel next week

Israel is expecting to host a Moroccan delegation for talks on opening embassies early next week, reports said.

US opens 'virtual' presence in <em>Western</em> <em>Sahara</em>

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US opens 'virtual' presence in Western Sahara

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the "virtual presence post" will be managed the US Embassy in Rabat, followed soon by a "fully ...

Algeria's largest Islamist party slams Morocco PM as 'traitor'

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Algeria's largest Islamist party slams Morocco PM as 'traitor'

The head of Algeria's largest Islamist party branded Morocco's prime minister a 'zionist' after the kingdom's normalisation deal with Israel.

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Tunisia says no intention of normalising with Israel

Tunisia's foreign ministry said it refuses to normalise relations with Israel.

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Morocco signs 'normalisation' agreement with Israel

A normalisation agreement between Israel and Morocco was signed in the presence of the king as well as an Israeli delegation headed by Donald ...

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Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

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Kushner lands in Rabat on first Israel-Morocco direct flight

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner landed in Rabat on Tuesday on the first first direct commercial flight between Israel and ...

Spain calls on Morocco to explain disputed enclaves comments

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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.

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Morocco, Israel to seal normalisation with first direct flight

The first direct commercial flight will arrive to Rabat from Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: <em>Western</em> <em>Sahara</em> for Palestine

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ambitions. But ...

Jared Kushner to lead US delegation to Israel, Morocco

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Jared Kushner to lead US delegation to Israel, Morocco

An American delegation, headed by Kushner, will take the first direct commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Rabat, a source said.

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, ...

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