Update: Pope in Morocco highlights Christian-Muslim ties

World 03/30/19, 08:32

The Latest on the Pope's trip to Morocco (all times local):2:25 p.m.Pope Francis has arrived in Morocco for a trip aimed at highlighting the North African nation's tradition of Christian-Muslim ties, while also letting him show solidarity with migrants at Europe's door and tend to a tiny Catholic flock.Pope Francis ...

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

World 03/30/19, 03:46

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 Europe's door and tend to a tiny Catholic flock on the peripheries.Francis will address the first two items on the agenda Saturday when he ...

Pope seeks to build on Muslim outreach with Morocco trip

Europe 03/29/19, 03:40

Pope Francis is forging ahead with promoting moderate Islam during a weekend trip to Morocco, seeking to build on warming ties with the Sunni world while also ministering to a tiny Catholic community and offering solidarity with migrants.For the 82-year-old pope, the 27-hour, whirlwind visit to Rabat, the Moroccan capital, ...

Moroccan teachers protest low wages, temporary contracts

World 03/24/19, 13:08

Several thousand Moroccan teachers have staged a protest in the capital Rabat, in the latest outbreak of anger at low-wage, temporary teaching contracts that do not cover health care or provide for pensions.Sunday's march came the day after police used water cannon to disperse teachers trying to sleep outside in ...

Morocco drops case against Spanish pro-migrant activist

Europe 03/11/19, 05:29

Spanish activist Helena Maleno says Moroccan authorities have dropped a case against her that sought human trafficking charges for her calls alerting maritime rescue services to the presence of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea.In 2012, Spanish police investigated what they alleged were possible links between Maleno and human trafficking gangs. ...

Pope Francis’ visit to Morocco to focus on migration

World 03/05/19, 13:05

Morocco's bishops say migration issues will top the agenda when Pope Francis visits the country that is a key transit point for migrants trying to reach Europe at the end of the month.The Catholic church in Morocco mainly works with people from Sub-Saharan Africa who make up 50 to 70 ...

Prince Harry and wife Meghan visit equine center in Morocco

Entertainment 02/25/19, 06:32

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have traveled to one of Morocco's most prestigious equestrian clubs to learn about how therapy using horses can benefit children with disabilities. The couple walked hand-in-hand as they arrived at the Royal Equestrian Sports Complex in Rabat on Monday. The royal pair ...

Prince Harry, Meghan visit mountain school in Morocco

World 02/24/19, 06:31

Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are visiting a school high up in Morocco's rugged Atlas Mountains. Harry and Meghan landed in the mountain town of Asni on Sunday morning on a whirlwind official visit to Morocco. They arrived by helicopter from the capital of Rabat ...

Prince Harry, wife Meghan in Morocco on official visit

Entertainment 02/23/19, 16:43

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have arrived in Morocco for an official trip scheduled to be their last international journey before she gives birth to their first child. Meghan is seven months pregnant and is expected to have their child in April. The royal couple's schedule begins ...

Moroccan police crackdown on protesting teachers

World 02/20/19, 12:52

Moroccan police fired water cannons at protesting teachers who were marching toward a royal palace and beat people with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital Wednesday.Several demonstrations were held Wednesday, marking exactly eight years after the birth of a Moroccan Arab Spring protest movement that awakened a spirit of activism ...

EU border guard chief says ‘no burning crisis’ over migrants

Europe 02/20/19, 06:56

The European Union faces "no burning crisis" right now over migrant arrivals, but more people from Africa are trying to enter Europe through Spain from Morocco, the head of the EU's border and coast guard agency said Wednesday.The EU has been plunged into a severe political crisis due to differences ...

Morocco, Spain sign economic deals during royal visit

World 02/14/19, 13:46

Morocco and Spain have signed agreements about the fight against crime, energy, trade and other partnerships during a visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to Rabat.The Spanish royals are visiting Morocco for the second time since Felipe's ascension to the throne in 2014.The two countries also launched an ...

Pope to visit Moroccan imam school to boost moderate Islam

World 02/09/19, 08:37

Pope Francis will meet with migrants in Morocco and visit a training institute for imams that seeks to be a bulwark against Islamic extremism during his March 30-31 visit to the North African country.The Vatican on Saturday released the schedule for the pope's trip to Rabat.It comes on the heels ...

Morocco freezes involvement in Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

World 02/07/19, 13:49

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.Tensions have been mounting between Morocco and Saudi Arabia amid international concerns about the Yemen war and other issues.A Moroccan government official said Thursday ...

Russia urges North Africa to bring Syria back to Arab League

World 01/26/19, 09:42

Russia's foreign minister is pressing North African countries to support Syria's return to the Arab League, now that President Bashar Assad is largely seen as having won the Syrian civil war.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria this week and at each stop called for Syria's reintegration ...

FIFA task force discusses $25BN competitions deal in Morocco

Soccer 01/18/19, 14:19

FIFA's task force studying options to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global Nations League in a joint $25 billion deal got together on Friday in Morocco, and will meet again next month in Brazil.World soccer's ruling body says the panel of officials from six continental governing bodies ...

Morocco: Terror charges brought in Nordic tourists’ deaths

Europe 12/30/18, 14:02

Moroccan prosecutors have filed preliminary terrorism charges against 15 people who are suspected of links to the killing of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains.Morocco's public prosecutor said in a statement that the charges include forming a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts and premeditated murder. Three of ...

Swiss-Spanish man arrested in attack on tourists in Morocco

World 12/29/18, 14:48

Moroccan authorities have detained a Swiss-Spanish man for suspected links to Islamic extremists who allegedly killed two Scandinavian hikers.The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations said in a statement the man was detained Saturday in Marrakech. Moroccan counterterrorism forces allege he taught social media skills and archery to some suspects in ...

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