Morocco to start reopening borders after strict lockdown

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns, which trapped tourists inside the country and l...

Amnesty says spyware used to monitor critics in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Amnesty International says sophisticated telephone surveillance software appears to have been used to spy on a journalist-activist in Morocco, in a continuing crackdown on dissen...

Moroccans trapped in Spain for 2 months head home at last

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — It’s a reverse migrant crisis: Moroccan workers trapped in Spain are begging their own government to let them come back home. Construction worker Mohammed Benal...

'We want to go home': Moroccans stranded by virus seek help

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccans stranded abroad since their country abruptly grounded flights due to the coronavirus two months ago were holding protests in multiple countries Monday to beg their gove...

Weary Moroccan medics fight virus, nightmares and tears

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — When Moroccan nurse Mofadal Ahyane lost his first patient to COVID-19, he had a recurring nightmare: His patient in agony slips from his body, which gradually transforms into Ahy...

Hundreds of tourists stranded in Moroccan lockdown

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Hundreds of tourists who were traveling in Morocco in motorhomes have found themselves stranded in a parking lot near a Tangier highway that authorities have turned into a makesh...

As lockdowns kill jobs, Africa's informal workers suffer

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Earlier this month, Soukaina Rgragui, her 1-year-old daughter and diabetic mother lived modestly on the money brought back home by Soukaina’s husband, a vendor of used furniture ...

Travelers rush to Moroccan airports for evacuation flights

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Foreigners stranded in locked-down Morocco are getting on evacuation flights Friday as governments try to repatriate their citizens after days of travel frustration. ...

Americans stranded when Morocco shuts borders call for help

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Thousands of travelers are stranded in Morocco, which has closed its borders, gone into lockdown and is shuttering hotels in major cities to try to stem the spread of the coronav...

Moroccan journalist released from jail, charged over a tweet

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan court has agreed to release on bail a journalist-activist who defended anti-government protesters in a tweet. Omar Radi was released Tuesday soon aft...

Moroccan YouTuber sentenced to prison, journalist detained

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities have sentenced a Youtuber who criticized the king to prison, and detained a journalist-activist who defended anti-government protesters in a tweet. ...

Moroccan military: 7 migrants dead, 70 saved from shipwreck

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Seven African migrants died Monday and 70 other people were rescued when their boat sank while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco to Spain, acc...

Moroccan rapper on trial amid growing rage at powers-that-be

FES, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan rapper Gnawi is going on trial accused of insulting police. But his supporters see the case as a crackdown against a recent video by him and two friends that exposes Moroc...

15 dead as Moroccan landslide buries van, rescue fails

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities say that 15 people have been killed in a landslide that buried their van under 20 meters (65 feet) of earth, leaving no survivors. The dead...

Morocco: Death penalty sought over Nordic hikers' killings

SALE, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan prosecutor is seeking death sentences for three men accused of killing two European women hikers in what authorities describe as a terrorist attack in the scenic Atlas ...