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Morocco Will be Vigilant to Verify Polisario Withdrawal from Gurguerat: Foreign Minister

Morocco Will Make Sure Polisario Withdraws From Guerguerat: Minister

Rabat - Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has said publicly that Morocco will be vigilant in ascertaining whether or not...
Bourita Describes UNSC Resolution on Western Sahara as “Important”

Bourita Describes UNSC Resolution on Western Sahara as ‘Important’

Rabat - Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, has described the United Nations Security Council’s resolution on Western Sahara on Friday as...
UNSC Unanimously Votes to Adopt Western Sahara Resolution

UNSC Resolution on Western Sahara Sets New Course, Positive for Morocco

New York - The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Friday afternoon to adopt Resolution 2351 regarding the Western Sahara. Originally scheduled to take place Thursday,...
Guerguerate: Algeria Encourages Escalation of Polisario Provocations

Polisario Begins Withdrawing from Guerguerat, Reports Say

Rabat - As soon as the resolution on the Western Sahara was submitted “in blue” to the secretariat of the Security Council on Thursday...
Security Council discusses Maintenance of international peace and security

Exclusive: Resolution on Western Sahara Positive for Morocco

New York - The members of the Security Council concluded on Thursday morning their negotiations on the draft resolution regarding the Western Sahara. The United States has pushed...
Medi1 TV Explains Suspension of Anchor Over 'Western Sahara' Slip

After Suspending an Anchor for Saying ‘Western Sahara’, Medi1TV Steps Back

Rabat - The dismissal of Soumia Derhouri, a journalist at the Moroccan private TV station Medi1, for using the expression “Western Sahara” to describe the...
Why some in the Press Should Use the Term 'Western Sahara'

Why Some Moroccan Press Should Use “Western Sahara”

Washington D.C. - Since I started writing about the Sahara conflict, I used the term “Western Sahara” to refer to the disputed territory in...
UNSC Draft Resolution on Western Sahara Puts Pressure on Polisario

Exclusive: UNSC Draft Resolution on Western Sahara Puts Pressure on Polisario

New York - The United Nations Security Council (UNSS) is due to hold a meeting on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the draft resolution submitted...

Improvement of Morocco-Algeria Relations Possible: Fitch

Rabat - A potential improvement in the tense relationship that exists between Morocco and Algeria is possible in the future, a Fitch Report says. According...
High Commissioner António Guterres meets Saharawi women on his way to a UNHCR-funded project in Tindouf.

UN Report: Will Guterres Adopt a New Approach on Western Sahara

Rabat - The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, released the UN's annual report on the situation in the Western Sahara on Monday....
Western Sahara UNSG Wants to Relaunch Process Based on Realism and Compromise

Western Sahara: UNSG Wants to Relaunch Process Based on Realism and...

Rabat - The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres said in his latest report on the Sahara, distributed Monday to members of the UN Security Council,...
Noted Nations

The Right to Self-Determination: From Legal Framework to Flagrant Politicization

Agadir - The right to self-determination is one of the core principles in the international law. At its inception, the principle was associated with...

Guterres Calls on UNSC to Urge Polisario to Withdraw from Guerguerat

New York - The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has released his much-anticipated annual report entitled “The Situation Concerning Western Sahara.” The report commends...
Polisario Threatens To Take Up Arms Against MINURSO, UN Fires Back

Polisario Threatens To Take Up Arms Against MINURSO, UN Fires Back

Rabat - Polisario Front is continuing with the same line of pushing for an escalation in the region of Guergarat. While Morocco opted for...
Former German President Horst Köhler, New UN Personal Envoy for Western Sahara

Former German President Horst Köhler, New UN Personal Envoy for Western...

Rabat - United Nation Secretary General Antonio Guterres has suggested former German president Horst Köhler to become the UN Personal Envoy for Western Sahara,...
Moroccan Sahrawi women clap their hands to supprt Moroccan authorities against separatists in Western Sahara. (AFP)

Spain ‘Hasn’t Changed Its Position’ on Western Sahara: Ana Rodriguez

Rabat - Spain "has not changed its position" on the Sahara issue. It is also reiterating its "full willingness" to continue its efforts to...
Moroccan King Mohammed VI. Photographer: Fadel Senna. AFP/Getty Images

Strategy for New Approach to Moroccan Diplomacy in Mexico and Latin...

Washington D.C. - My work in Mexico and with El Salvador during the 1990s gave me a front-row seat to the inworkings of the...
Guerguerate: Algeria Encourages Escalation of Polisario Provocations

Guerguerate: Algeria Encourages Escalation of Polisario Provocations

Rabat - Algeria is still inciting Polisario militias to increase their provocations against Morocco in the buffer zone of Guerguerate, in the southernmost part...