A princess, dates and milk welcome Ivanka Trump to Morocco

Politics 11/06/19, 10:11

A princess, dates and milk welcomed Ivanka Trump to Morocco on Wednesday as she opened a three-day visit to promote the economic empowerment of women in developing countries. Morocco's Princess Lalla Meryem, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and other officials met the daughter of President Donald Trump at the airport in the ...

Konta beats Bertens to reach Italian Open semifinals

Sports 05/18/19, 08:31

Johanna Konta rallied past sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in nearly three hours on Saturday to reach the Italian Open final for the biggest clay-court result of her career.Konta's only previous final on clay came recently in Rabat, Morocco, where she lost the title match to Maria Sakkari.This result ...

Moroccans protest prison sentences of anti-poverty activists

Africa 04/21/19, 11:18

Thousands of demonstrators in Morocco are condemning prison sentences given to the leader of the Hirak Rif anti-poverty movement and dozens of other activists.The demonstration brought one of the main avenues of the Moroccan capital, Rabat, to a standstill on Sunday. Security forces kept watch as participants sang, "The people ...

Update: Christians hope pope’s Morocco visit a good sign

Europe 03/31/19, 05:38

The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Morocco: (all times local):11:20 a.m.Moroccans who converted to Christianity are hoping Pope Francis' visit will compel Moroccan authorities to become more tolerant of respecting religious freedom.Pope Francis exchanges gifts during a visit to the Rural Center for Social Services at Temara, south of ...

Update: Pope in Morocco highlights Christian-Muslim ties

Africa 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

Africa 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 ...

Moroccan police crackdown on protesting teachers

Africa 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 ...

Morocco, Spain sign economic deals during royal visit

Africa 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

Africa 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 ...

Moroccans hold anti-terror vigil for slain Nordic hikers

Europe 12/22/18, 14:45

Moroccans have gathered in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honor two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack in the Atlas Mountains.Hundreds of people brought flowers and shed tears Saturday in a show of opposition to violence and religious extremism. ...

Morocco: Terrorist ties to Scandinavian hiker slaying

Europe 12/19/18, 16:19

The lone suspect arrested in the killing of two Scandinavian tourists is connected to a terrorist group, and three other suspects are on the run, Moroccan prosecutors and a security official said Wednesday.State television 2M reported on its website that authorities consider the two women's slayings a terrorist act. Local ...

Morocco unveils Africa’s first ever high speed train line

Africa 11/15/18, 11:41

French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco's King Mohammed VI have inaugurated Morocco's first high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa.Known as the LGV, it will connect the economic hubs of Tangier and Casablanca in 2 hours 10 minutes at a speed of up to 320 kph (199 ...

Pope to visit Morocco in March in big year for foreign trips

Africa 11/13/18, 06:25

Pope Francis is going to Morocco in March in what is expected to be a heavy year of foreign travel for the 81-year-old pontiff.The Vatican on Tuesday confirmed the March 30-31 visit to Rabat and Casablanca.Previously, there were rumors that Francis would travel to Marrakesh next month to participate in ...

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 ...

7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment

Africa 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 ...

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