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Morocco bus crash kills 33, mostly school athletes
Morocco bus crash kills 33, mostly school athletes

More than 30 people, mostly schoolchildren returning from a sports meet, were killed Friday in Morocco when their bus caught fire.

Morocco bus crash kills 33, mostly school athletes
SUV of Yuriy Sazonov and Arslan Sakhimov. Photo courtesy of Africa Eco Race-2015
Kazakhstanis stay in Top-5 after five stages of Africa Eco Race-2015

Two Kazakhstani crews racing in Africa Eco Race-2015 have manage to stay in the Top-5 after the fifth stage of the rally.

Kazakhstanis stay in Top-5 after five stages of Africa Eco Race-2015
'At least 8 dead, 24 missing' in Morocco storms
'At least 8 dead, 24 missing' in Morocco storms

At least eight people were killed and 24 were missing as heavy storms lashed southern Morocco, causing flash floods.

'At least 8 dead, 24 missing' in Morocco storms
Casablanca buildings collapse kills 4, injures 55
Casablanca buildings collapse kills 4, injures 55

At least four people including a 10-year-old child died and 55 others were injured when three residential buildings collapsed in Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, the authorities said.

Casablanca buildings collapse kills 4, injures 55
Morocco Finance Minister Mohamed Boussaid. Photo courtesy of moroccoworldnews.com
Morocco raises 1bn euro bond on international market

Morocco has raised one billion euros ($0.7 billion) on the international market in a 10-year bond at 3.5 percent, Finance Minister Mohamed Boussaid said.

Morocco raises 1bn euro bond on international market
Vehicles from the Spanish Civil Guard are seen positioned at a border fence covered in razor wire as African migrants try to climb it. ©Reuters/Jesus Blasco de Avellaneda
Hundreds of migrants breach Morocco-Spain border

About 400 migrants stormed across a towering, triple-layer border fence from Morocco into the tiny Spanish territory of Melilla on Wednesday, one of the biggest crossings in nearly a decade, an official said.

Hundreds of migrants breach Morocco-Spain border
©Reuters/Luke MacGregor
Six Moroccans jailed for 'homosexuality': NGO

A Moroccan court has jailed six men for up to three years on various charges including "homosexuality", a rights group told AFP.

Six Moroccans jailed for 'homosexuality': NGO
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Mohamed Sheikh Biadillah. Photo of Press Office of Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan and Morocco discuss cooperation

Senate Speaker Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meet Morocco delagation to discuss prospects of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Morocco.

Kazakhstan and Morocco discuss cooperation
Algeria seizes 8 tonnes of cannabis smuggled from Morocco
Algeria seizes 8 tonnes of cannabis smuggled from Morocco

Algerian security forces have seized more than eight tonnes of cannabis in the port city of Oran, smuggled from neighbouring Morocco, and arrested six traffickers, the police said.

Algeria seizes 8 tonnes of cannabis smuggled from Morocco
Robert Bill. Photo courtesy of english.alarabiya.net
Morocco jails British paedophile for 20 years: NGO

Morocco Tuesday jailed a British man, previously convicted of child sex offences, for 20 years for kidnapping and attempting to rape three young girls, a rights activist at the trial said.

Morocco jails British paedophile for 20 years: NGO
Atlas Corporation Studios in Ouarzazate, Morocco. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Morocco's movie 'Mecca' seeks return to glory days

Ouarzazate in southern Morocco was once dubbed the "Mecca" of the film industry for its studio facilities and the stark beauty of its locations, with many Hollywood blockbusters shot there.

Morocco's movie 'Mecca' seeks return to glory days
Jeff Monson. Photo a courtesy of prosportkz.kz
Jeff Monson KOed by Kazakh MMA fighter in Almaty

Kazakh mixed martial arts fighter Shakhmaral Dzhetpisov has KOed Jeff Monson.

Jeff Monson KOed by Kazakh MMA fighter in Almaty
Morocco threatens to expel Syrians for mosque 'disruption'
Morocco threatens to expel Syrians for mosque 'disruption'

Morocco on Friday threatened to expel some Syrian refugees it accused of "causing disruption to mosques and the faithful" in several towns, after a first warning earlier this month.

Morocco threatens to expel Syrians for mosque 'disruption'
La Hadra Chefchaounia, female ensemble. Photo courtesy of riadzany.blogspot.com
Sorcery, spirits and sacrifice at Morocco Sufi festival

Sorcery, plate-smashing and animal sacrifice are not often associated with Sufi festivals, but they all feature at a popular annual pilgrimage to a Moroccan shrine linked to the "queen of the genies".

Sorcery, spirits and sacrifice at Morocco Sufi festival
Yuryi Sazanov, Arslan Sakhimov, Kanat Shagirov and Alexandr Moroz. ©vesti.kz
Kazakhstan racers complete Africa Eco Race 2014

Kazakhstan's racers have finished the Sonangol African Eco Race 2014 marathon rally race in Senegal.

Kazakhstan racers complete Africa Eco Race 2014
Pilot Kanat Shagirov and navigator Alexandr Moroz. ©vesti.kz
Shagirov and Moroz in 5th place after 5 stages of Africa Eco Race 2014

Kazakhstan's crew of pilot Kanat Shagirov and navigator Alexandr Moroz finished the 5th stage of Africa Eco Race 2014 in the 4th place.

Shagirov and Moroz in 5th place after 5 stages of Africa Eco Race 2014
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Racing: Kazakhstan crews pass technical check at Africa Eco Race 2014

Kazakhstan’s Mobilex Racing Team have successfully passed the technical and administrative checks before the start of Africa Eco Race 2014

Racing: Kazakhstan crews pass technical check at Africa Eco Race 2014
©Reuters/Youssef Boudlal
Morocco Islamists under fire over women abuse bill

A long-awaited law to combat violence against women is currently under study in Morocco, but the Islamist-led government has had to revise its proposals after sharp criticism from rights groups.

Morocco Islamists under fire over women abuse bill
Obama praises leadership of Morocco's Mohammed VI
Obama praises leadership of Morocco's Mohammed VI

President Barack Obama praised the "leadership" of Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Friday after holding wide-ranging talks with the North African monarch for the first time at the White House.

Obama praises leadership of Morocco's Mohammed VI
©Reuters/Jon Nazca
Morocco unveils scheme to recognise illegal immigrants

Morocco has unveiled details of an "exceptional operation" to give official papers to some of its 25,000-40,000 illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa, many of whom hope to reach Europe.

Morocco unveils scheme to recognise illegal immigrants