Aquaculture offers lifeline to floundering Moroccan fishermen | AFP

With fish stocks declining in the Mediterranean, struggling Moroccan fisherman are hoping to turn to aquaculture as a way to secure their future.

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Moroccan journalist jailed for abortion freed after royal pardon | AFP

Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni who was sentenced to one year in jail for an “illegal abortion” and sexual relations outside marriage walk free, shortly after being granted a royal pardon.

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‘Cleopatra’ wows Moroccan village at donkey pageant | AFP

Wearing a crown of flowers, “Cleopatra” the donkey delighted villagers in central Morocco by bucking the trend to clinch top prize in a beauty pagean, in the village of Beni Ammar.

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Protesters demand easing of Morocco abortion ban | AFP

People protest in Morroco demanding that abortions be made accessible for women carrying an unhealthy foetus, or for women who have become pregnant through rape or incest. As Moroccan law currently stands, only pregnancies that threaten the life of the mother or the child can be terminated.

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Alleged killers of Scandinavian tourists arrive to court in Morocco

Alleged killers of two young Scandinavian tourists, beheaded mid-December in the Atlas Mountains in the name of the Islamic State group (IS), arrive to court in Salé, the twin city of the Moroccan capital Rabat. IMAGES

Police deploy water cannons as teachers’ protest in Morocco turns violent

Moroccan police used water cannons to disperse thousands of young teachers rallying in the capital city of Rabat on Sunday, as they protested for better work conditions.
Some protesters were filmed with leg injuries as clashes erupted between riot police and protesters.
An estimated 15,000 teachers gathered in front of parliament, reportedly chanting “liberty, dignity, social justice.” According to reports full benefits and pensions were among the protesters’ demands.

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Harry and Meghan meet Moroccan girls on last trip before birth

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave the ‘Education For All’ boarding house in the town of Asni in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains in Morocco during their last official trip abroad before the birth of their first child, which is due in spring.

Murdered Scandinavian tourists’ bodies leave morgue for airport

The bodies of the Norwegian and Danish tourists killed in Morocco leave Marrakesh’s morgue for the airport from where they will be repatriated. Moroccan authorities said three fugitive suspects were arrested over the grisly murder of the two Scandinavian hikers, as investigators follow a link to Islamic extremism. IMAGES

Tourists in shock after two Scandinavian tourists murdered

Tourists say they are in shock following the discovery of the bodies of two Scandinavian women in an isolated mountainous area 10 kilometres (six miles) from the tourist village of Imlil in the High Atlas range, a popular trekking destination. Moroccan authorities arrested a suspect following the murder of the two hikers, who were found dead with cuts to their necks.

Moroccan king power naps during Macron’s WWI centenary speech

While world leaders marked the centenary of the end of WWI, the gravity of the occasion proved too much for some, as the king of Morocco was filmed dozing off during the ceremony, seemingly irking the US president in the process. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9idk

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Moroccan teen in gang rape case urges other girls to be brave

Khadija, a Moroccan teenager allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by men from her village calls on other girls “to be brave” after meeting with the judge investigating her case in Beni Mellal. Khadija’s viral video posted online in August — in which she shows horrific scars allegedly from cigarette burns and rudimentary tattoos carved into parts of her body which she says were done by members of a “dangerous gang” in her town that kidnapped and held her prisoner for two months, raping and torturing her — sparked a wave of solidarity on social media for the teenager.

Moroccan divers try to end litter crisis on country’s beaches

In Morocco’s Salé, a local NGO invites volunteer divers to clean up the seabed of the marina. Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometres across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco’s beaches should be a magnet – but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.

“Sand Marathon” sets off in Moroccan desert

The 33nd edition of the “Marathon des Sables” (“Sand Marathon”), one of the toughest races on earth, sets off in southern Morocco, with hundreds of participants taking on the Saharan dunes over more than 250 kilometers despite the scorching heat.

‘Graveyard of miners’: Clashes erupt in Moroccan city over economic marginalization & mining deaths

Clashes erupted between protesters and police officers at an anti-mining protest in the neglected Moroccan city of Jerada. Demonstrators have been campaigning against the government’s economic policy, which encourages people to work abandoned mines in dangerous conditions.

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Morocco’s ‘Couscous Rocket’ changes skis for Olympics

After competing at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in the alpine skiing category, Moroccan skier Samir Azzimani, nicknamed the ‘Couscous Rocket’, has shifted his Olympic goals… to cross-country skiing.