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Supplier of Barcelona attackers arrested in Morocco

Moroccan authorities have arrested a man suspected of supplying gas canisters to a jihadist cell that carried out a double attack in Catalonia earlier this month that killed 16 people, a source from the Spanish investigation said.

Barcelona attack suspect shot dead

Spanish police have confirmed the man shot in an operation outside Barcelona is Younes Abouyaaqoub - the chief suspect in the van attack in the city last Thursday.

Over a thousand detainees pardoned by Moroccan king

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Saturday pardoned more than a thousand detainees, some of whom were under arrest for taking part in protests in the troubled northern Rif region, the justice ministry announced. The monarch pardoned a total of…

Protesters defy ban in tense northern Moroccan town

Moroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger. Moroccans from other cities and abroad expressed their…

US laptop ban lifted in Egypt and Morocco

Egypt and Morocco's airlines have said a ban against carry-on laptops on US-bound flights has been lifted, leaving only two Saudi airports under the restrictions put in place in March. Morocco's Royal Air Maroc said in a statement Wednesday…

Boy travels to Spain from Morocco under bus

A boy travelled at least 230km from Morocco to Spain hanging underneath a bus, officials said Monday, in another example of desperate measures taken by migrants to get to Europe. Emergency services in the southern Spanish city of Seville…

Morocco’s request to join ECOWAS approved

West African regional group Ecowas has in principle approved Morocco's membership application despite the country being in North Africa. But Ecowas leaders meeting in Liberia said the implications of its membership still needed to be…

Moroccans protest demanding release of an activist

Thousands of people have demonstrated in the northern Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima, demanding the release of a well-known activist. Reports say riot police were involved in a tense stand-off with protesters, but later retreated. Protesters…