Tag: Rabat

UN opens office for counter-terrorism and training in Africa

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RABAT, Morocco — Morocco and the United Nations on Thursday inaugurated a U.N. office for counter-terrorism and training in Africa, that's seeing increasing extremist...

EU lawmakers say Morocco put children’s lives at risk

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BRUSSELS — European Union lawmakers on Thursday accused Morocco of endangering the lives of children in an attempt to put political pressure on Spain,...

Western Sahara independence chief leaves Spain for Algeria

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MADRID — The leader of a movement seeking independence from Morocco who is at the center of a diplomatic row between Rabat and Madrid...

Morocco says rift with Spain about ‘broken’ trust, respect

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RABAT, Morocco — In a deepening diplomatic rift with Spain, Morocco’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that the crisis between the two countries was “about...

Aide: Western Sahara movement leader to testify in Spain

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MADRID — The leader of the Western Sahara independence movement at the heart of a diplomatic spat between Spain and Morocco will appear before...

Spain offers to speak for Morocco at EU amid migration spat

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MADRID — Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Monday that Spain is an ally of Morocco, and Madrid will defend both countries' common interests at...

Food, shelter, beatings: Border city divided over migrants

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CEUTA, Spain — Residents of Spain's multi-ethnic city of Ceuta are used to being in the news every time the fragile alliance between Spain...

Migrant surge on Spain-Morocco border brings more suffering

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FNIDEQ, Morocco — They are desperate teenagers and jobless men. They come from Morocco’s coastal towns, its mountainous east or even farther away —...

An ailing Sahrawi leader shakes Spain and Morocco’s alliance

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LOGRONO, Spain — The mysterious COVID-19 patient arrived at an airport in northern Spain in a private jet. An ambulance ferried the 71-year-old man...

Spain’s migrant drama highlights EU outsourcing policy flaws

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BRUSSELS — The sight of hundreds of migrants swimming or climbing fences separating the Spanish enclave of Ceuta from the rest of Africa this...