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Western Sahara: Morocco’s Historical Rights Are Irrefutable: Greek Academic Study

Athens-  All the efforts made by Morocco to achieve its national unity, hampered by the Spanish occupation, have been legal actions given the historical rights of the Kingdom in the region, says a recent Greek academic study on Western the Sahara conflict. The analysis of the conflict from the perspective of "historic rights" confirms, without any doubt, the legal right of Morocco on the territory, the stud ...

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Western Sahara: Is Christopher Ross Wasting Everyone’s Time?

By Majid Morcili San Francisco - Christopher Ross just finished his tour to the region and one thing is sure; he will no longer be allowed to flirt with plans outside the scope for his mission for two important reasons. 1- The UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon gave the king of Morocco "firm assurances as to the neutrality, objectivity, and impartiality of UN officials" in the issue of what’s called the Weste ...

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EU’s Budgetary Control Committee Deplores Non-Recovery Of Aid Embezzled by Algeria, Polisario

Brussels - The European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Commission deplored that the EU’s anti-fraud office (OLAF) did not recommend the recovery of the embezzled aid sent to the population in the camps of Tindouf in south-western Algeria. In a draft report on the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2013 financial year, the Budgetary Control Commission said it was "surprised by ...

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EU Welcomes Strengthening Of CNDH Branches In Western Sahara: EU Diplomacy Chief

Brussels - The European Union welcomed the strengthening of the branches of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) in the southern Moroccan cities of Laayoun and Dakhla (the so-called Western Sahara), High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherni, said on Tuesday. In a written response to a MEP's question, Mogherini said Morocco and the EU are implementing a b ...

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Western Sahara: 400 Saharawis Try to Cross to Morocco from Mauritania

Rabat - Around 400 Sahrawi people who fled from the Algeria-based Tindouf camps are trying to cross into Morocco from neighboring Mauritania, said Omar Bouaida, a deputy from the National Rally of Independents Party in a letter sent to the Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar, whose content has been reported by news website le360 on Thursday.  They are currently gathering in front of the Moroccan consulate ...

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Anti-Moroccan Amendment on Western Sahara Rejected by European Parliament

Strasbourg - An amendment to a draft report on human rights and the European Union's policy presented by handful of anti-Moroccan members of the European parliament on the so-called Western Western Sahara was rejected on Monday by the majority of their peers. The draft text, sponsored by Italian socialist representative, Pier Antonio Panzeri, was turned down as it was riddled with lies and allegations, espe ...

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Western Sahara: ‘Polisario, Identity of a Front’ Screened at European Parliament

Brussels - Algeria’s schemes for over 40 years to undermine Morocco's interests through its political, diplomatic, financial and military support to the Polisario Front has been exposed at the European Parliament on the occasion of the screening of the documentary "Polisario: Identity of a front," which provides accurate insight and objective view on the Western Sahara issue. The 52-minute film was screened ...

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Latin-American NGO Denounces Polisario’s Embezzlement of Humanitarian Aid

Geneva - The Polisario leadership shamelessly made of international solidarity " a very profitable business," the Santiago-based Centro de Estudios Para Democracia Popular (Center for the Study of Popular Democracy,CEDEPU) said on Monday. The Center strongly denounced the “systematic embezzlement” of humanitarian aid to the detriment of the population living in the Tindouf camps. "It is very appalling to se ...

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US Aid For Southern Provinces Has Clear Bipartisan Support At Congress: Expert

Washington - The unequivocal strengthening of US aid for development in the southern provinces also known as “Western Sahara,” as provided for in the 2015 appropriation bill which was promulgated Tuesday by President Barack Obama, enjoys a majority bipartisan support at the US congress, Peter Pham, Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, was quoted by MAP as saying on Thursday.  The Republica ...

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Polisario Snipers Killed Malian Troop Leaders in Kidal, Malian Paper

Bamako - Polisario snipers were responsible for the killing of Malian troop leaders in bloody clashes last May in the northern region of Kidal, Malian Daily, L’indépendant, said on Thursday. The paper said that Malian intelligence services have found enough evidence showing the involvement of the Polisario snipers in the killing of the Malian troop leaders including Colonel Fayçal. L’indépendant added that ...

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Darya’s Case Shows Polisario’s Violation of Separated Families’ Rights: French NGO

Rabat - By confining the young Darya Embarek Selma in the Tindouf camps, the polisario is, once again, violating fundamental human rights, notably the freedom of movement of members of separated families, the French association for the promotion of fundamental freedoms (APLF) said. In a statement to MAP, Vice-President of the APLF, Christophe Boutin deplored that for the second time in less than a year, the ...

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“Solidarity and Unity” Valued in King Mohammed VI’s Green March Speech

Marrakech - On the 39th anniversary of the Green March, King Mohammed VI’s anniversary speech focused on the country’s Regionalization Project to promote unity and solidarity among all Moroccan regions. Morocco’s advanced Regionalization Project, a governmental substantial deep structural reform of all the state structures, is designed to contribute to a common and unified development for Morocco via assist ...

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