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Official Highlights Values Governing Morocco’s Policy Over Western Sahara

Rabat - Communication Minister and Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi highlighted, on Thursday in Rabat, the immutable values governing Morocco's policy over the “Western Sahara.” During a press briefing following the weekly cabinet meeting, held under the chairmanship of head of government Abdelilah Benkirane, the minister highlighted the autonomy proposal which constitutes the framework that would ...

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Russia’s Position on ‘Western Sahara’ ‘wise’: Moroccan Ambassador

Moscow - Morocco’s ambassador to Moscow Abdelkader Lachhab described, on Thursday, Russia’s stand regarding the “Western Sahara” issue as "a wise position" that favors a political, mutually acceptable solution to the conflict. Speaking to Russian news agency Spoutnik, Lachhab pointed to the regional character of the artificial dispute over the Sahara which "results in the interference of regional players in ...

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Tindouf Camps: Youth Movement ‘Kifaya’ Displays Moroccan Flag

Rabat - A new group of young activists emerged in the Tindouf camps opposing the Polisario leadership. Under the name "Kifaya” (enough) Youth Movement, the young activists have been motivated by the desire to fight against “the corrupt leadership of the Polisario” and uncover “its various forms of trafficking and to denounce the front violations of human rights.” Although the movement is new, its members ar ...

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Bechar and Tindouf belong to Morocco: Morocco’s Ambassador to Egypt

Rabat - Saad Alami, Morocco's ambassador to Egypt and a member of the Istiqlal Party, said that the eastern regions of Bechar and Tindouf belong to Morocco. In an interview with local newspaper (Echorouk), Alami said that documents and international references attest to the sovereignty of Morocco over these territories, adding that before their annexation to Algeria by France, the territories were the scene ...

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Spanish ‘El Mundo’ Underlines ‘Massive Fraud’ in EU’s Aid to Tindouf Camps

Rabat - The European Union's aid to populations in the Polisario-controlled Tindouf camps (southwestern Algeria) is "massively defrauded" by the Polisario leaders and Algeria, writes Spanish paper "El Mundo," citing a report by the EU's anti-fraud office (OLAF). Embezzlement was revealed by the EU's office in a 250-page report, which shows how the humanitarian aid extended by the EU, between 2003 and 2007, ...

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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 Morceli 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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