Morocco says it's cutting illegal migrant crossings to Spain

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The North African kingdom of Morocco is using new tactics to cut into the surge of migrants seeking to use it as a springboard to get to Europe, stopping about 25,000 attempts to...

Morocco stops 3 migrant boats, arrests 40 on border fence

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities have stopped boats carrying 117 sub-Saharan migrants from crossing to Europe and arrested 40 people trying to scale a fence into Spain's North African enclav...

Pope's trip to Morocco to highlight Christian-Muslim ties

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis's weekend trip to Morocco aims to highlight the North African nation's tradition of Christian-Muslim ties while also letting him show solidarity with migrants at Europ...

21 migrants saved in Moroccan waters trying to reach Spain

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan official says at least 21 migrants have been rescued at sea by the Royal Marines after their rubber dinghy floundered. The official said he couldn't ...

Morocco freezes involvement in Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan government officials say Morocco has stopped taking part in military action with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's war, and has recalled its ambassador to Saudi Arabia....

Moroccans hold anti-terror vigil for slain Nordic hikers

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccans have gathered in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honor two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack ...

Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan migrant camp shows challenges

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery and unsa...

Migration at top of agenda of Spanish PM's 1st Morocco visit

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez urged greater cooperation on migration while making his first visit Monday to Morocco, a jumping-off point for a growing number of migrants trying to reach Spain a...

Morocco to unveil Africa's first ever high speed train line

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco's King Mohammed VI are inaugurating Morocco's first high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa. The $...

Moroccan navy fires on migrant boat, wounding teenager

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan military official says a 16-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder by a Royal Navy unit that opened fire on a boat carrying about 50 migrants toward Europe. ...

Mother of Moroccan teen shocked by reported torture drama

OULAD AYAD, Morocco (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old Moroccan girl who was reportedly gang-raped, forcibly tattooed and held against her will for two months says that she fainted when two men brough...

Morocco shaken by harrowing account of tortured teen

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A lawyer for a 17-year-old Moroccan girl who told police she was gang-raped, forcibly tattooed and held against her will for two months says authorities have arrested 14 suspects...

Morocco border chief says Libya curbs creating new pressures

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco is seeing more migrants trying to get to Europe amid an intensifying clampdown on the Mediterranean Sea route between Libya and Italy, the kingdom's migration and border ...

Western Sahara conflict impacts Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The 2026 World Cup contest has been engulfed in intrigue about whether Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration and foreign policy will cost North America votes. What's barely talk...

Moroccans rattle leaders with mass boycott over high prices

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Buying yogurt in a small grocery store in Rabat, Morocco, 24-year-old Chaima Lahsini has a request: "Nothing from Central Danone please," she asks the clerk, who looks back mourn...