Three men admit to the murder of two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco

RABAT (Reuters) – Three Moroccan men admitted on Thursday to the killing of two Scandinavian backpackers in a grisly murder last December, saying they had committed the crime after attempting and failing to join the Islamic State. The bodies of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were found on Dec. 17 near the village […]

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Morocco warns against Polisario provocation in Western Sahara

Morocco threatens to take control of UN-monitored buffer zones after Polisario Front sent troops to the area. Morocco’s ambassador to the UN has complained to the Security Council after the Polisario Front separatist movement sent some of its fighters to UN-monitored buffer zones in Morocco’s contested Western Sahara region. Omar Hilale said on Sunday that the Algerian-backed Polisario Front, which […]

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Algeria vows official support of Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

Decades-long rivalry put on hold as Algeria’s sports minister declares his country’s unequivocal support for neighbour. Algeria has announced its official support of Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. El Hadi Ould Ali, Algeria’s minister of youth and sports, said his country had endorsed Morocco’s candidacy to hold the world’s foremost football event “with pride”, as per […]

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Thousands of Moroccan teachers stage protest over pay terms

RABAT (Reuters) – About 10,000 teachers staged a new protest in the Moroccan capital Rabat on Sunday to demand permanent jobs, hours after police had used water cannon to disperse an overnight demonstration. The teachers, many of whom had spent the night in the streets of Rabat after the first event, marched from the education ministry to the square in […]

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Portugal 1-0 Morocco: Cristiano Ronaldo heads home the winner

Portugal 1-0 Morocco: Cristiano Ronaldo heads home his fourth goal of the World Cup to send opponents crashing out despite barrage of pressure Cristiano Ronaldo headed a fourth-minute winner as Portugal defeated Morocco 1-0 at the Luzhniki Stadium Portugal’s talisman drifted in front of his marker Karim El Ahmadi to score with a diving header early on It was Ronaldo’s […]

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