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The export of goods from Western Sahara by Morocco are contested by the pro-independence Polisario Front, which will be discussed at the European Court of Justice

Abdelmajdid Tebboune is expected to call for early elections.

Morocco prime minister denounces Polisario 'media war'

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Morocco prime minister denounces Polisario 'media war'

Morocco has denied that three of its soldiers were killed by the Polisario Front, casting the claim as propaganda.

Western Sahara's Polisario Front attacks Guerguerat border area

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Western Sahara's Polisario Front attacks Guerguerat border area

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

Western 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.

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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 Morocco's sovereignty there in exchange for Rabat normalising ties with Israel.

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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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Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

Another Algerian has been jailed as Tebboune's government continues its crackdown on free speech.

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Algerian president signs new constitution into law

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who returned to Algeria this week after two months in Germany, had promoted the new constitution as the ...

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

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Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the divorce will play out in many ...

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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 ...

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

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Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost ...

Algeria president makes TV appearance

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Algeria president makes TV appearance

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said he is recovering from coronavirus infection.

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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Uncertainty as virus-hit Algerian president marks month in hospital

Abdelmadjid Tebboune's health situation is fuelling uncertainty about the future of Algeria.

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Bahrain to open consulate in Morocco-controlled Western Sahara

Bahrain's King Hamad expressed 'support and solidarity of the kingdom with Morocco in defending its sovereignty and its rights' in a phone call ...

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Algeria slashes activist's jail term for 'offending Islam'

An Algerian court has cut the sentence of a Hirak activist who was found guilty of “offending Islam” from ten years in jail to one year.

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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.

Rabat deploys army in Western Sahara border zone

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Rabat deploys army in Western Sahara border zone

Morocco has announced operation in the Western Sahara in response to 'provocations' by the Polisario Front.

Algeria backs constitutional reforms: final results

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Algeria backs constitutional reforms: final results

The referendum text was passed with 66.8 percent of votes cast, constitutional council president Kamel Fenniche announced on public ...

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