Mar 15, 2016

Spanish police arrest 30 accused of robbing drug traffickers

Spanish police arrested 30 people accused of robbing, kidnapping and torturing drug traffickers, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. Police detained 21 Moroccans, eight Spaniards and one person from Senegal and are investigating another five people, it said. Those detained are accused of fixing ...

Morocco switches on giant Saharan solar plant in ambitious energy push

Feb 5, 2016

Morocco switches on giant Saharan solar plant in ambitious energy push

King Mohammed VI on Thursday inaugurated Morocco’s first solar power plant, a massive project that the country sees as part of its goal of boosting its clean energy output. Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal were among local and foreign ...

Dec 24, 2015

Unemployed rescued migrant wins big in Spanish Christmas lottery

An unemployed Senegalese man who was rescued by the Spanish coast guard after making a risky journey from Morocco eight years ago on a packed wooden boat won €400,000 ($437,000) in Spain’s annual Christmas lottery, local media reported Wednesday. The man, identified only by ...

Sep 18, 2015

U.S. frees Moroccan prisoner held over 13 years at Guantanamo

Another Guantanamo Bay prisoner has been released as part of the drawn-out U.S. effort to wind down and eventually close the detention center at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Thursday. Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri was sent to his native Morocco after more than ...