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Morocco attracting Western aerospace, electrical industries

Moroccan Industry Minister Moulay Hafid Alamy

Special to CAIRO — Morocco continues to draw dual-use Western industry. Morocco has added to its list of major Western contractors that decided to build production facilities in the North African kingdom. On June 16, Morocco hosted a ground-breaking […]

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Morocco captures cell recruiting fighters for Al Qaida militia in Syria


Special to CAIRO — Morocco has arrested a suspected cell of recruiters for the war in Syria. The Moroccan Interior Ministry said three people were detained on charges of recruiting and financing young Muslims to fight the regime of […]

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Morocco erects blade-topped wall after migrants swarmed into Spanish enclave


Special to CAIRO — Morocco has been quietly building a wall around the Spanish enclave along the Mediterranean Sea. Moroccan sources said the North African kingdom was constructing a wall to stop infiltration of the Spanish enclave of Melilla. […]

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Moroccan youth were forcibly recruited, funds extorted for Syrian war

Nusra Front fighters

Special to CAIRO — Thousands of Moroccans have been recruited for the civil war in Syria. Diplomatic sources and analysts said that Al Qaida and other Islamist militias were focusing on recruiting Moroccans and other North Africans to fight […]

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Morocco becomes a wind power ‘world leader’ with new facility

Tarafaya wind farm

Special to CAIRO — Morocco has launched the largest wind power facility in Africa. Officials said the wind farm in the southwestern town of Tarfaya encompasses nearly 100 square kilometers. The officials said the $690 million complex would contain […]

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U.S. calls on Muslim allies Turkey and Morocco to train Libya’s ‘weak’ military

Gen. David Rodriguez.  /AP

Special to WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said the Obama administration has reached out to Muslim allies within and outside NATO to help rebuild Libya’s military. The officials cited Morocco and Turkey, the latter which recently completed a training course […]

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Moroco dismantles Al Qaida ‘jihad’ network operating in several cities


Special to CAIRO — Morocco has dismantled an Al Qaida network. The Interior Ministry said security forces captured members of a so-called “jihad” network that operated in several cities in Morocco. The ministry said the network was directed by […]

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Morocco said to buy Israeli-designed drones from France

Harfang drone

Special to LONDON — Morocco was said to have acquired an Israeli-designed unmanned aerial vehicle. French sources said the Royal Moroccan Air Force has signed a contract for the purchase of at least three Israeli UAVs. The sources identified […]

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Al Qaida recuiting campaign targets Moroccan royal family’s ‘kingdom of corruption’

Moroccan King Mohammed

Special to WASHINGTON — Al Qaida has sought to expand recruitment in Morocco by highlighting official corruption in the North African kingdom, a report said. The Jamestown Foundation asserted that Al Qaida Organization in the Islamic Maghreb launched a […]

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Morocco is latest in string of U.S. allies wooed by China for strategic ties

King Mohammed VI received this Monday in the Royal palace in Rabat, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, currently on an official visit in Morocco.

Special to CAIRO — China plans to establish strategic ties with another U.S. ally in the Middle East. Officials said China has been planning a summit with Morocco in an effort to establish a strategic alliance. Officials said Morocco […]

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