Showing posts with label Morocco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Morocco. Show all posts

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Morocco rejects any EU moves for it to host migrants

Morocco rejects any EU moves for it to host migrants
 Morocco's foreign minister on Thursday rejected any moves by the European Union to outsource reception centres for migrants beyond the bloc's borders to his country.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Iran strongly rejects claims of cooperation with Polisario Front

Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi refuted allegations that Iran embassy in Algeria cooperated with Polisario Front.

Morocco to Cut Ties With Iran Over Polisario Front Support: FM

Western Sahara
Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita on Tuesday threatened to sever diplomatic ties with Iran over what he regarded as Tehran's support for the Polisario Front, a Western Sahara independence movement.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

UN chief calls for "all necessary steps" to avoid escalating tensions in southern part of Western Sahara

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said that he was "deeply concerned about the increased tensions" in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border, and called on relevant parties to "exercise maximum restraint and take all necessary steps to avoid escalating tensions."

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hundreds of Migrants Try to Storm Border into Spain's Enclave of Ceuta

Around 1,100 sub-Saharan African migrants tried to cross into Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Sunday by storming a border fence, though most were eventually turned back, the Spanish government said.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Germany arrests Moroccan suspected of links to Paris attackers

A Moroccan suspect has been arrested in Germany and charged with being a member of the Islamic State group cell behind the deadly attacks in Paris of November last year, the German Federal Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

La Belgique et les Pays-Bas ne veulent pas accueillir de réfugiés algériens ou marocains

Les autorités belges et néerlandaises envisageraient de prendre des mesures pour dissuader les demandeurs d'asiles des pays considérés comme «sûrs» de venir dans le Benelux. Les réfugiés marocains et algériens seraient particulièrement visés.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Suspected coordinator of Paris, Brussels attack identified

French investigators have identified a Syria-based extremist of dual Belgian and Moroccan nationality as a suspected coordinator of attacks in Paris and Brussels, sources close to the case told AFP this morning.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

ONU : Environ 30.000 "terroristes étrangers" en Irak et Syrie

Près de 30.000 "combattants terroristes étrangers" évoluent en Irak et en Syrie, a déclaré mardi le directeur du Comité contre le terrorisme de l'ONU, Jean-Paul Laborde, qui a averti contre le risque d'"attaques de plus en plus fortes" dans leurs pays d'origine.

Friday, May 13, 2016

German lawmakers controversially name 3 safe countries

Germany’s parliament on Friday declared Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia “safe countries” in a bid to limit migration from these North African countries.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gulf states back Morocco on Sahara territory

Gulf monarchies on Wednesday voiced support for Morocco’s claim over the Sahara during a joint summit in Riyadh, where Moroccan King Mohammed VI spoke of a “dangerous” situation.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"No reason" for escalation in Western Sahara, UN says

There is "no reason, none" for the escalation of the situation in the Western Sahara after Morocco ordered withdrawal of 84 international staff members on the UN Mission in West Sahara to protest UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's use of the word "occupation" in describing the status of the disputed territory, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, told reporters here Monday.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

UN deplores Rabat’s Western Sahara move

The United Nations condemned Wednesday Morocco’s decision to reduce its contribution to the world body’s MINURSO mission in Western Sahara, saying it would now take “mitigating measures.”

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Morocco Cutting Support for UN Western Sahara Force

The Moroccan government is reducing its staff and support for the U.N. peacekeeping operation in the Western Sahara, to protest the U.N. secretary-general's recent comments about the disputed territory.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Moroccans rally to protest UN chief's Western Sahara comments

Hundreds of thousands of people protested against Ban Ki-moon in Rabat on Sunday after Morocco's government criticised the UN chief for remarks made on the disputed Western Sahara region.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Morocco Arrests Belgian with ’Direct Links’ to Paris Attackers

Morocco said Monday it had arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan descent who it said was directly linked with some of those behind the "jihadist" attacks in Paris in November.

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