Moroccan and US forces are among nearly 1,300 troops from across the world taking part in a major military exercise in southern Morocco
Comment: Samir Bennis asks what the language of the UN's recent report on the Western Sahara might indicate about finding a solution to the ongoing conflict.
Blog: Mohamed Ouled Abdel Aziz will launch a popular referendum to get rid of parliament's second chamber.
Moroccan officials were reported to have been less dubious about the new UN proposal than previous years, stating the UN had adopted a more objective tone.
The long read: Morocco rejoining the African Union in January changed the status quo for Sahrawi ambitions for independence. Thomas Vescovi sends this analysis from the Tindouf refugee camps.
A French man abducted from southeastern Chad has been located in neighbouring Sudan, a Chadian minister said.
A proposed change to the country's constitution passed the country's upper house of parliament on Thursday - despite widespread protests over living conditions.
The capitals of Iraq and Iran were both ignited by two local derbies, which brought more than just football to stadiums packed with tens of thousands of raucous fans.
Morocco's religious authorities have ruled that people who leave Islam should not be punished with the death penalty, reversing its previous ruling on apostasy.
Defeated President Yahya Jammeh has been told to cede power or face military action by a UN-backed regional force now massing inside the country having crossed from Senegal on Thursday