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Eleven injured as migrants storm Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Around 350 migrants managed to scale the 6-metre-high double border fence around the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in Morocco early Monday.

Hundreds of migrants stampede Moroccan border fence into Spanish city

Hundreds of migrants stampeded a six-metre border fence in Morocco on Friday and entered the independent Spanish city of Ceuta, Moroccan authorities said.

Morocco to help finance new capital for war-torn South Sudan

Morocco will contribute 5.1 million dollars towards the construction of a 10-billion-dollar new capital for war-torn South Sudan, the two countries announced during a visit by Moroccan King Mohammed VI to the current capital Juba.

Morocco dismantles group with suspected links to Islamic State

Moroccan authorities said Friday they had dismantled a group linked to the Islamic State extremist militia on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks in the North African country.

10 killed in bus crash in southern Morocco

Ten people were killed and 22 others injured Saturday in a crash involving a truck and a bus near Agadir, authorities in the southern Moroccan city said.

Over 1,100 migrants attempt to storm Spanish enclave in North Africa

More than 1,100 migrants attempted to storm the border fence of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in Morocco overnight, Spain's efe news agency reported on Sunday, citing the authorities.

Moroccan detained for possible Christmas season attack in Austria

A Moroccan asylum seeker was detained in Austria after he was overheard talking about a terrorist attack in Salzburg between Christmas and New Year, a prosecution spokesman in Salzburg said Tuesday.

47 countries commit to end fossil fuels production at Morocco talks

Forty-seven countries that are the most vulnerable to climate change on Friday pledged to switch their energy production as quickly as possible to renewable sources.

US businesses call on Trump to continue climate action

Hundreds of businesses and investors on Wednesday called on US president-elect Donald Trump to support policies to fight climate change and implement a global agreement adopted last year in Paris.

Global carbon emissions stabilizing due to US, China, researchers say

Global carbon emissions have remained largely steady for the past three years, even while economies have grown, scientists said in a study published Monday.

Developing countries hit hard by extreme weather events

Developing countries have been more affected by extreme weather events than industrialized countries, underscoring their vulnerability to climate change, a study released Tuesday showed.

COP22 climate talks begin: "We must be spurred on by action"

UN climate talks began Monday in Marrakesh, where leaders called on negotiators to ensure that the global accord on climate change reached in Paris is enacted swiftly.

Moroccan king reappoints outgoing Islamist premier after election win

Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Monday reappointed outgoing Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and instructed him to form a new government after his moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) came first in Friday's legislative elections.

Morocco's ruling Islamists win parliamentary election

Morocco's ruling Islamists took the lead in the country's parliamentary elections on Saturday in a win set to extend their stay in power.

Polls closed in Morocco's parliamentary vote

Polling stations closed in Morocco's parliamentary elections Friday, an official said, as the governing Islamist party hopes to repeat a landmark win from five years ago.

Morocco rounds up 10-member female cell linked to Islamic State

Moroccan authorities have rounded up a 10-member female terrorist cell linked to Islamic State, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

Moroccan woman takes late husband's bowels on flight to Austria

Austrian airport officials made the "strangest find of the past year" after discovering a man's intestines being taken through customs by a female passenger.

Moroccan boxer arrested in Olympic village on assault charges

Moroccan boxer Hassan Saada has been arrested in the Olympic village for the Rio Games on assault charges, Brazilian police said on Friday.

Morocco arrests 52 suspected of Islamic State links in crackdown

Moroccan authorities have arrested 52 people suspected of having links with the Islamic State extremist militia, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

UN says its mission to Western Sahara still not fully functional

The UN mission in the disputed Western Sahara region has not been restored to its full functionality, members of the UN Security Council said Tuesday, despite the council's call for the return of UN staff who had been previously kicked out by Morocco.

UN Security Council votes to renew mission in disputed Western Sahara

The UN Security Council voted Friday in favour of extending the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission to the Western Sahara for a year, citing an "urgent need" to avoid hostilities in the disputed region.

More than 100 migrants storm Spanish territory of Ceuta in Morocco

At least 119 migrants managed to storm into the Spanish territory of Ceuta, which lies on the Moroccan Mediterranean coast, Spain's Efe news agency reported Saturday.

Morocco orders UN to pull 84 staffers from Western Sahara mission

Morocco has told the United Nations that 81 of its international civilian personnel and three African Union observers deployed with the UN mission to the disputed Western Sahara region, which is under Moroccan control, must leave, the UN said Thursday.

Morocco calls for reduction of UN mission after Ban's comments

Morocco has told the United Nations that it would reduce the presence of the UN mission to Western Sahara and even consider withdrawing its troops from all UN missions in response to recent comments made by UN chief Ban Ki-moon, the UN said Wednesday.

Morocco says it seized biological weapons in terrorist cell arrest

Suspicious materials seized by the Moroccan authorities during the arrest of 10 suspected terrorists last month contained biological weapons, the Interior Ministry in Rabat said on Thursday.

Earthquake strikes under Mediterranean between Spain and Morocco

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit at 0422 GMT, at a depth of 10 kilometres, around 65 kilometres north of the Moroccan coast and 165 kilometres east of Gibraltar.

Thousands protest in Morocco over education job cuts

Thousands of trainee teachers Sunday protested in the Moroccan capital Rabat against a government plan to cut education jobs.