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Family of Moroccan Shot at Algerian Border Tells What Happened

Marrakech- After the recent shooting of a Moroccan citizen in Oujda (525 km northeast of Rabat) by an Algerian soldier, the family of the victim, Salhi Rizki Allah, has clarified how the incident occurred. In a video posted Oujda city local news site, the brother and father of Rizki Allah expressed their distress and despair at what happened to their son. Rizki was shot from across the border by a soldier o ...

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Adoptive family of woman detained in Tindouf fears for her life

Madrid - The adoptive family of Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a young Spanish woman of Sahrawi descent held in captivity since last summer in the Tindouf camps (in Algeria) by the Polisario, said they fear for her after she received death threats in case she attempts to escape, as voices in Spain and elsewhere are raising to call for her immediate and unconditional release. "Mahjouba is held against her will. ...

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Former Tunisian Soccer Player Dies After Joining ISIS

Rabat - A former Tunisian player died on Thursday, while he was fighting in the ranks of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Nidhal Selmi used to play for the Etoile Sportive of Tunis with which he won the Tunisian Cup last season. He quit soccer and joined ISIS. According to Tunisian radio station Nagham FM, the family of the former player was informed of his death by his brother, who is also a mem ...

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Rabat Condemns Shooting of Moroccans at Algerian Borders

Rabat - Morocco strongly condemned on Saturday the shooting of Moroccans citizens by elements of the Algerian army. The shooting, which took place at 12 pm local time (GMT+1), left one person seriously injured. In a press conference held on Saturday in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed Morocco's condemnation of this “unacceptable beh ...

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Rabat Summons Algerian Ambassador Over Shooting Against Moroccan Citizens

Rabat - Morocco demanded that the Algerian government conduct an investigation into the shooting that targeted 10 Moroccan citizens at the borders between the two North African neighbors on Saturday.   The shooting injured two Moroccan nationals, one of whom is in critical conditions. Rabat described the incident as a dangerous warning, pointing out that it is waiting for an official response from Algeria. ...

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Spanish Woman Held Hostage in Polisario-controlled Tindouf Camps

Rabat - Mahyuba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a 23-year old Spanish citizen is being held by her parents in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, according to Spanish daily El Mundo. According to the same source, the young professional went to visit her family in August, as her grand-mother was allegedly seriously ill. But as soon as she arrived in the camps, her biological parents deprived her of her passport and prevented he ...

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Algerian Police Stage Protest in Ghardaia

Marrakeh- Hundreds of Algerian police officers staged a protest, on Monday October 13, 2014, in the city of Ghardaia (600 km south of Algiers) to show solidarity with their colleagues in the adjacent village of Bryan, according to several media sources, including Algerian Agency Press (AAP). The protest poses a serious problem for Algerian National Security. AAP stated that the police marched towards the Se ...

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Algeria Refuses Visit of UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights

Geneva - Algeria has once again refused to allow a visit into its territories of the Special UN Rapporteur on Human Rights after years of procrastination, diplomatic sources in Geneva said. "The Algerian "authorities were seeking to restraint the visit by a number of terms and conditions that may prevent the successful completion of this mission," the same sources added. Negotiations on the UN Special Rappo ...

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UNGA: Libya Calls for Weapons and International Support

Marrakech- At the UN General Assembly, Aguila Saleh Iissa, president of the Libyan House of Representatives, asked the world to either supply the Libyan government with weapons and additional support or admit that the divided country “must face terrorism alone”. The Libyan official blamed the international community for not taking the situation in Libya seriously and turning a blind eye to terrorism, which ...

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Photo of the Day: Tunisian President Having Lunch at UN Cafeteria

Fez- Tunisian President, El Moncef Merzouki, who participated this week in the General Debate of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, was seen having lunch at the UN cafeteria. The picture, which was posted on Facebook on Thursday, has been highly commented with many people praising the humility of the Tunisian President, who chose to have lunch inside the UN building without protocol in ...

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Morocco, Tunisia Say Settling Libyan Crisis Goes Through Dialogue, National Reconciliation

United Nations - Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said, here Thursday, that Morocco and Tunisia share the same vision that settling the Libyan crisis goes through dialogue between conflicting parties and national reconciliation. There is coordination between neighboring countries and the United Nations, in addition to Moroccan-Tunisian consultations to exchange ideas on the best ways able to unlock the Li ...

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UNGA: Morocco Calls for Inclusive National Dialogue in Libya

United Nations - Government Chief Abdelilah Benkirane called, here Thursday, for an inclusive national dialogue in Libya, which includes all the forces that believe in legitimacy and stability, and aspire to respect the rule of law. "We remain committed to our brothers in Libya and we support them in launching a national dialogue that brings together all the forces who believe in legitimacy and aspire to bu ...

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