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Despite reaching the World Cup finals, Saudi Arabia's manager, Bert van Marwikj, has been unceremoniously sacked for refusing to relocate to the conservative kingdom, writes Uri Levy.

The Orient Desert Express, made famous in the 2015 Bond movie "Spectre", trundles tourists between the town of Oujda and the former mining city of Bouarfa.

<em>Morocco</em> urged to address torture allegations

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Morocco urged to address torture allegations

In-depth: Human rights groups say Moroccan police are still brutally dispersing demonstrations and torturing protesters in the Rif region, despite a largely successful PR campaign to whitewash government oppression.

Israel-Africa summit canceled amid Togo unrest

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Israel-Africa summit canceled amid Togo unrest

The Israeli Foreign Ministry says an Israel-Africa summit scheduled next month in Togo has been postponed.

Tunisia bars Morocco's 'rebel prince' from democracy conference

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Tunisia bars Morocco's 'rebel prince' from democracy conference

A Moroccan prince has been expelled from Tunisia after he tried to attend a conference on the North African country's political transition.

Ali Bakeer

Saudi Arabia's attempts to topple Qatar's emir will fail

Comment: Saudi Arabia is trying to topple the Emir of Qatar and it will fail, writes Dr Ali Bakeer.

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Qatar waives visa requirement for Moroccans

Citizens of Morocco no longer need visas to enter Qatar, official Moroccan media reported on Tuesday, after Qatari Prime Minister met ...

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Feminising the Ma'zoon: Morocco allows women to officiate marriages

Women in Morocco can soon start authorising marriages, divorces and a number of other legal contracts as well as assist judges, as part ...

Steven Salaita

'Israeli' hummus is theft, not appropriation

Comment: Referencing Arab defensiveness about traditional dishes without mentioning colonisation or ethnic cleansing is a whitewash, writes ...

11 hilarious Eid al-Adha memes to kick-start your celebrations

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11 hilarious Eid al-Adha memes to kick-start your celebrations

Need to inject a little humour this Eid? Here are 11 of the funniest Eid al-Adha memes online. You're welcome.

Robert Cusack

Libya's Haftar receives UK foreign secretary in Benghazi

The UK foreign minister flew to Benghazi on Thursday to meet the breakaway rebel military leader and discuss the peace process.

Saudi-led coalition kills 42 Yemenis in one week

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Saudi-led coalition kills 42 Yemenis in one week

Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have killed 42 civilians in Yemen over the past week, with multiple children among the dead.

Muslims protest against Islamophobic hate crimes after Spain attacks Muslims protest against Islamophobic hate crimes after Spain attacks

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Muslims protest against Islamophobic hate crimes after Spain attacks

Muslims in Spain protested against Islamophobia on Wednesday, after a rise in hate crimes following last week's deadly terror attacks.

Moroccans protest after 'horrifying' sexual assault video Moroccans protest after 'horrifying' sexual assault video

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Moroccans protest after 'horrifying' sexual assault video

Hundreds protested in Morocco's Casablanca on Wednesday, after footage of a woman being assaulted on a bus caused outrage across the North ...

Morocco's Abdelhamid Sabiri joins the Premier League

Uri Levy

Morocco's Abdelhamid Sabiri joins the Premier League

This 20-year-old striker is a little-known talent that has yet to play in any international or top-level matches, notes Uri Levy.

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Austerity amnesia: Saudi king splurges $100m on Moroccan holiday

Saudi king single-handedly boosts Morocco's expected tourism revenue with lavish $100 million stay in private holiday complex.

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Teenagers arrested after Morocco bus sex-attack video goes viral

Moroccan police confirmed the arrest of six teenagers for their suspected involvement in an attempted gang-rape of a mentally ill girl on a ...

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Spanish police 'kill Barcelona attack suspect'

Spanish police shot dead the 'driver' behind last week's attack in Barcelona on Monday, after a tense hunt for the ringleader behind the ...

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Spain identifies Barcelona attack suspect as manhunt widens

Spanish police have identified the driver of a van used in last week's Barcelona terror attacks, as the manhunt for the main suspect widens ...

Danish FM admits selling mass-surveillance technology to Saudi Arabia

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Danish FM admits selling mass-surveillance technology to Saudi Arabia

Denmark's foreign minister has for the first time acknowledged that the government allowed the sale of surveillance technology to authoritarian ...

Uri Levy

Bidding wars: This week in Middle East football

Morocco has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2026 World Cup, but face a challenge from a US-Canada-Mexico super-bloc who want ...

Outrage after Moroccan song promotes domestic violence

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Outrage after Moroccan song promotes domestic violence

Outrage was triggered across Morocco's online community after a new song promoted the idea of physical abuse against women being a sign of love.

Police identify three Moroccans suspected of Spain attacks

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Police identify three Moroccans suspected of Spain attacks

Spanish police late on Friday named three Moroccan men suspected of the deadly twin terror attacks and who were shot overnight in Cambrils

Rising refugee flow to Spain could become 'big emergency'

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Rising refugee flow to Spain could become 'big emergency'

More than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain from North Africa so far this year, surpassing 2016 totals, with a "big emergency" predicted if the ...

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