Morocco: Speed cited as cause of derailment, driver detained

Africa 10/23/18, 10:35

Morocco's Royal Prosecutor says excessive speed caused the fatal derailment of a passenger train and the driver has been arrested.Eight people died and more than 80 were injured when the shuttle between Rabat and a coastal town to the north went off the tracks a week ago.Police officer and train ...

1 migrant dead, 200 others climb fence into Spanish enclave

Europe 10/21/18, 08:01

Spanish authorities say one migrant has died and 200 others have entered Spain when a large group of migrants attacked a fence separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco. A representative of Spain's government in Melilla says the migrant appears to have died from a heart attack. Officials are ...

7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment

World 10/16/18, 05:36

At least seven people died and nearly 80 were injured after a shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, authorities at the accident site said.A man searches a derailed train Tuesday Oct.16, 2018 near Sidi Bouknadel, Morocco. A shuttle train ...

Germany preparing to deport convicted Sept 11 suspect

New York 10/15/18, 05:10

Germany is preparing to deport a Moroccan man convicted in Hamburg of helping three of the Sept. 11 attackers as they got ready to strike New York and Washington.Mounir el-Motassadeq was convicted in 2006 of membership in a terrorist organization and accessory to murder for his part in the plot.The ...

Cameroon faces being dropped as African Cup host

Africa 09/29/18, 07:07

Cameroon is at risk of being stripped of its hosting duties for next year's African Cup of Nations soccer tournament over serious delays in building infrastructure and deadly violence in a region due to stage games.Tournament organizer the Confederation of African Football says Saturday after an executive committee meeting in ...

Authorities arrest fugitive New Mexico priest in abuse case

California 09/21/18, 13:25

A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said Friday.Arthur J. Perrault, 80, a former Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and a ...

AP PHOTOS: Morocco cracks down on migrants heading to Spain

World 09/18/18, 03:10

TANGIERS, Morocco (AP) — Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants escaping poverty and violence in their home countries are fleeing to forests to escape police raids in the northern Moroccan port city of Tangiers — only to be chased from their makeshift camps.

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