Morocco plays cat and mouse with Africans headed to Europe

By Ahmed Eljechtimi TANGIER, Morocco, Sept 19 : African emigrants are defying a campaign by Morocco to keep them away from land and sea crossings to Spain, which has become the main entry point to Europe for migrants and refugees following crackdowns elsewhere. Moroccan police conduct regular raids of areas popular with people from elsewhere […]

Morocco severs ties with Iran, accusing it of backing Polisario Front

By Ahmed Eljechtimi RABAT, May 1 : Morocco has severed diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran’s support for the Polisario Front, a Western Sahara independence movement, the Moroccan foreign minister said on Tuesday. Morocco has claimed Western Sahara since colonial power Spain left in 1975. But Polisario fought a guerrilla war for independence for the […]