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Algerian coastguard intercepted 300 migrants off the North African coast, as tougher policing off Libya's waters makes Maghreb states the new launchpad for illegal migration to Europe.

At least 15 Moroccans have been killed and others injured during a stampede in a southern village when volunteers handed out food aid.

Morocco's minorities demand clarity on religious freedom law

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Morocco's minorities demand clarity on religious freedom law

Representatives of Morocco's religious minorities gathered in an unprecedented meeting in Rabat to demand protection from repression and harassment.

More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

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More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several ...

Russia 2018: The most Arab World Cup ever?

Uri Levy

Russia 2018: The most Arab World Cup ever?

With five nations from across the Middle East confirmed for the 2018 World Cup,

Monique Bouffé

Lebanese Judge elected to International Court of Justice

Analysis: The election of Lebanon's UN ambassador to the International Court of Justice, while the UK's ambassador didn't pass, possibly represents a shift in geopolitics, writes Monique Bouffé.

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Morocco's World Cup qualifier win marred by Brussels violence

Over 20 police officers were injured in Belgium after riots broke out with football fans celebrating Morocco's win against the Ivory Coast, ...

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UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

The UN refugee agency said the evacuation of 25 "extremely vulnerable refugees" from Libya on Saturday marked the first of its kind.

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Morocco and Tunisia qualify for World Cup 2018

Victory for Morocco ends almost two decades of absence from the World Cup, while a draw for Tunisia sees the North African side just ...

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

Matt Broomfield

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with LGBTQI+ refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos to learn of their experience in the Moria refugee camp.

Uri Levy

Champions of Africa: This week in Middle East football

Moroccans celebrated late into the night as Wydad Casablanca defied naysayers and thumped Egypt's al-Ahly in Africa's premier continental ...

<em>Morocco</em> football club lift Africa Champions League trophy

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Morocco football club lift Africa Champions League trophy

Wydad Casablanca overcame Egypt giants al-Ahly in Africa's premier football club tournament in a closely fought game on Saturday, bringing the ...

Unemployment rate reaches 'record high' among Morocco's urban youth

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Unemployment rate reaches 'record high' among Morocco's urban youth

Government data for 2017's third quarter shows that urban youth unemployment has reached a new high, amid a broader national rise.

Marrakesh shooting leaves one dead, two wounded

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Marrakesh shooting leaves one dead, two wounded

Local 'settling of scores' ends in the death of one man in Morocco's popular tourist city of Marrakesh.

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Ben Clarke

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Comment: 100 years have passed since Balfour signed his infamous declaration, but what can Britain do now to help end injustice in Palestine?

Usman Butt

Islam and the European Reformation

Comment: Early Protestant thinkers were obsessed with Islam as the Reformation broke down barriers between Christian and Muslim nations, writes Usman Butt.

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Morocco bans protests on anniversary of Rif demonstrations

Moroccan authorities respond to calls for protests on social media by banning demonstrations on the first anniversary of the Rif region's unrest.

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Morocco arrests 4 suspected of planning attacks in Fez

Police dismantle a second suspected terror cell in less than a month in Morocco's 'Mecca of the West'.

Karim Traboulsi

Morocco to become space power with first-ever spy satellite

Morocco will become a space power in the coming weeks with the launch of the kingdom's first ever spy satellite which experts say could ...

Countdown to Casablanca: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Countdown to Casablanca: This week in Middle East football

Egypt's Al Ahly Cairo and Morocco's Wydad Casablanca are vying for the African Champions League trophy, writes Uri Levy.

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Morocco ministers fired over Rif development delays

King Mohammed VI sacks government ministers after an audit revealed that development projects in the Rif region are behind schedule.

‘Racist and illegal’ fast-track deportations target refugees in Greece

Matt Broomfield

‘Racist and illegal’ fast-track deportations target refugees in Greece

In-depth: The Greek authorities are deporting migrants on the Greek islands to Turkey in an expedited process - raising concerns over ...

<em>Morocco</em> recalls Algeria ambassador after airline 'drug trafficking accusations'

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Morocco recalls Algeria ambassador after airline 'drug trafficking accusations'

Morocco has recalled its ambassador from Algiers after Algeria's foreign minister accursed its national airline of trafficking drugs.

UN envoy meets Western Sahara independence leaders

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UN envoy meets Western Sahara independence leaders

Horst Koehler met leaders of an Algerian-backed independence movement on Wednesday, as part of his new position as the UN envoy for disputed ...

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