King Mohammed VI Urges UN to Take Necessary Measures on Guergarate Situation
Feb24

King Mohammed VI Urges UN to Take Necessary Measures on Guergarate Situation

King Mohammed VI has called upon the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to take urgent and necessary measures to put an end to an unacceptable situation seriously threatening the UN-brokered ceasefire and jeopardizing stability in the region of Guergarat, a border area at the extreme southwest of the Western Sahara. During the phone call, the King drew the Secretary General’s attention to the serious situation...

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Tunisia confirms U.S. drones over Libyan border, monitor Islamic State
Nov23

Tunisia confirms U.S. drones over Libyan border, monitor Islamic State

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has said U.S. surveillance drones are flying over the Tunisian-Libyan border to ward of attacks by Islamic State, after lawmakers called on his government to clarify U.S. reports on such a mission. In Tunisia, any U.S. military presence on its soil is a sensitive topic. Opponents say it would be a breach of sovereignty. Last month U.S. government sources said U.S. surveillance drones had begun...

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King Mohammed VI, Paul Kagame Chair Signing Ceremony of 19 Agreements
Oct19

King Mohammed VI, Paul Kagame Chair Signing Ceremony of 19 Agreements

King Mohammed VI and Rwandan President Paul Kagamé, chaired, on Wednesday in Kigali, the signing ceremony of 19 agreements, including government and private sector agreements. The agreements, which concern the different sectors as agriculture, housing, vocational training, finances, taxes and banking sector, new technologies, air transportation, tourism and renewable energy, seek to foster the legal framework governing bilateral...

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Moroccan King Mohammed VI received the results of consultations on abortion from concerned ministerial departments
May16

Moroccan King Mohammed VI received the results of consultations on abortion from concerned ministerial departments

King Mohammed VI examined Friday proposals on abortion he asked the departments of justice and Islamic Affairs and the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) to prepare. The proposals showed that an “overwhelming majority” of Moroccans want to legalize abortion only in certain cases, including preserving the health of the mother, birth defects of the fetus, incest or rape. Based on these findings, King Mohammed VI gave his...

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Morocco win appeal over Afcon 2017 and 2019 bans
Apr08

Morocco win appeal over Afcon 2017 and 2019 bans

Morocco have won their appeal against their bans from the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. The Court of Arbitration for Sport   has overturned the ruling made by the Confederation of African Football after Morocco did not host the 2015 finals. It has also reduced a fine imposed on Morocco’s FA (FRMF) from US$1m (£675,000) to $50,000 (£34,000). However, Caf’s order for FRMF to pay 8m euros (US$8.7m, £5.85m)...

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Obama sends Congress request for military force
Feb12

Obama sends Congress request for military force

President Barack Obama has sent draft legislation to the US Congress for authorization to use military force against Islamic State militants. In Wednesday’s draft legislation, Obama said the Islamic State poses a threat to the people and stability of Iraq, Syria and the broader Middle East and to US national security. The draft would limit operations against the militants to 3 years and withhold permission “for enduring...

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