Tag Archives: Morocco

Dutch arrest 10 men suspected of using Bitcoin to launder money

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Ten men suspected of using the digital currency Bitcoin to launder up to 20 million euros ($22 million) of criminal money made from online drug deals have…

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Morocco plays key role in Europe's security, but has jitters

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan intelligence services are playing a central role in Europe's effort to uncover extremist threats — & doubling down with their own security ahead of New…

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Morocco postpones opening of huge solar plant without explanation

Rabat (AFP) – Morocco postponed without explanation the inauguration of Noor-1, a solar power plant due to open Sunday in Ouarzazate, part of what will eventually be the world's largest…

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Hundreds of African migrants storm Spanish border post

Madrid (AFP) – Hundreds of African migrants stormed a barbed wire-topped border fence between Morocco & the Spanish territory of Ceuta & 185 made it across, the Red Cross said….

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Vast desert sun farm to help light up Morocco

Ouarzazate (Morocco) (AFP) – On the edge of the Sahara desert, engineers make final checks to a sea of metal mirrors turned towards the sun, preparing for the launch of…

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Spanish police arrest 3 for links to Islamic militants

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested two men & a woman in northeastern Catalonia on suspicion of being involved in a network that recruited militants for the…

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Morocco arrests four militants with suspected Islamic State ties

RABAT (Reuters) – Moroccan police have arrested four people suspected of belonging to a militant cell linked to the Islamic State group, the interior ministry said on Monday. The cell,…

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Morocco stands fast on Western Sahara autonomy plan

RABAT (Reuters) – Morocco's king said he will offer no more than autonomy for the disputed Western Sahara, a few days after United Nations chief called for "true negotiations" to…

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Morocco defends hold on Western Sahara _ and targets IKEA

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco is reacting aggressively to any challenges to its claims on Western Sahara, as it marks 40 years since taking control of the mineral-rich territory. Among…

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30 migrants reach Spanish enclave from Morocco

Madrid (AFP) – Some 30 African migrants succeeded on Saturday in crossing a barbed wire fence into the Spanish enclave of Melilla in north Africa, authorities said. About 50 migrants…

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