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 ...

France train gunman's parents home in Spain raided

Sep 2, 2015

France train gunman's parents home in Spain raided

Police in Spain on Tuesday searched the family home of an alleged jihadi accused of launching a foiled attack on a French express train last month. Officers searched an apartment in the southern city of Algeciras on Tuesday morning at the request of the ...

Aug 25, 2015

Fourteen arrested in anti-jihadi raids in Morocco, Spain

At least 14 suspected members of a cell that recruited jihadi fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria were arrested Tuesday in a joint operation in Morocco and Spain, authorities said. Morocco’s interior minister said that 13 people were arrested in ...