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1,000 in pro-democracy protest in Moroccan capital

RABAT, Morocco, July 3, 2011 (AP) Around 1,000 pro-democracy demonstrators marched through the center of Morocco's capital to protest a new constitution that they say...

Thousands protest in Morocco despite reform vote

July 3, 2011 (AFP) Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Morocco on Sunday to push for democratic reforms despite the approval of a...

Rebel chief: Gaddafi welcome to retire in Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya, July 3, 2011 (Reuters) Libya's rebel chief told Reuters on Sunday Muammar Gaddafi was welcome to retire on Libyan soil as long as...

Moroccans protest after reform vote

July 3, 2011 (AFP) Pro-reform protesters were to take to the streets in several cities in Morocco Sunday in their first demonstration since voters overwhelmingly...

US slams Gaddafi threat to attack Europe

MADRID/TRIPOLI, July 3 (Reuters) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stepped up Western calls on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to quit, brushing off his threat...

Morocco’s ‘moderate’ Arab Spring only a start: analysts

RABAT, July 3, 2011 (AFP) Faced with protests like those that ousted the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt and have shaken much of the Arab...

EU hails ‘climate democracy and serenity’ of Morocco’s referendum

Brussels, July 2, 2011 (MAP) The European Union (EU) has welcomed the "positive" result of the referendum held on Friday in Morocco and commended the...

Protests set after Moroccan king wins referendum

Rabat, July 2, 2011 (Reuters) Morocco's "Arab Spring" protesters said they were undeterred despite a landslide victory for King Mohammed in a referendum on constitutional...

Hezbollah rules out arrests in Hariri assassination case

July 2, 2011 (AFP) Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday ruled out the arrest of four members of his militant group indicted by a UN...

Morocco May not be Changing Much

By Maria McFarland July 2, 2011 Morocco might look like the exception to the rule of either revolution or violent repression among Arab nations these days. Friday...

UN and diplomatic partners in Middle East voice concern over situation...

United Nations, New York, July 2, 2011 The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for peace in the Middle East today voiced...

Moroccans approve king’s constitutional reforms

July 2, 2011 (Reuters) Morocco’s King Mohammed scored a landslide victory in Friday’s referendum on a new constitution he proposed to placate “Arab...

Bahrain opens ‘national dialogue’ with opposition

July, 2, 2011 (AFP) Bahrain's Sunni rulers opened a "national dialogue" Saturday aimed at getting reforms back on track after a deadly March crackdown on...

Polisario fights access to the Moroccan constitutional draft in Tindouf camps

African bulletin July 2, 2011- Several international organizations have expressed their worries concerning the massive campaigns of control, checks and arrest recorded against tens of...

What the World Will Look like in 2050

July 2, 2011 Here is the world in 2050, as imagined by the U.S. Census Bureau: India will be the most populous nation, surpassing China...

Defiant Gadhafi threatens attacks in Europe

TRIPOLI, Libya, July 2,2011 (AP) A defiant Moammar Gadhafi has threatened to carry out attacks in Europe against "homes, offices, families," unless NATO halts its...

Morocco overwhelmingly approves curbs on king’s powers

July 2, 2011 (AFP) Moroccans overwhelmingly approved curbs on the near absolute powers of King Mohammed VI, with 98 percent voting "yes" in a referendum...

Morocco Adopts New Constitution In Landslide Vote

July 2, 2011 (AP) Moroccans on Friday overwhelmingly approved a new constitution their king says will bring the country much-needed democratic reform, the Interior Ministry...