Morocco

RABAT, Morocco | Morocco to unveil Africa’s first ever high speed train line

RABAT, Morocco — French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI are inaugurating Morocco’s first high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa. The $2 billion project was launched in September 2011 by the king and Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France, which jointly funded the line with several Arab states. … Continue reading RABAT, Morocco | Morocco to unveil Africa’s first ever high speed train line

United States | The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Selection of the Design Architect for the New U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco

United States – The Department of State announces the selection of Miller Hull Partnership of Seattle, Washington as the design architect for the new U.S. Consulate General project in Casablanca, Morocco. The multi-building complex will provide a safe, secure, and modern facility platform for the Consulate community and those it serves. Since 1999, as part … Continue reading United States | The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Selection of the Design Architect for the New U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco

RABAT, Morocco | Morocco signs draft decree to scrap seasonal time changes

RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s government is done with changing the clocks twice a year. Morocco has signed a draft decree that does away with annual time changes and makes “GMT+1” the official permanent time zone for the North African country all year round. Friday’s draft decree says the country is shifting to permanent daylight savings … Continue reading RABAT, Morocco | Morocco signs draft decree to scrap seasonal time changes

MADRID | 1 migrant dead, 200 others climb fence into Spanish enclave

MADRID — Spanish authorities say one migrant has died and 200 others have entered Spain when a large group of migrants attacked a fence separating Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco. A representative of Spain’s government in Melilla says the migrant appears to have died from a heart attack. Officials are waiting for … Continue reading MADRID | 1 migrant dead, 200 others climb fence into Spanish enclave

RABAT, Morocco | At least 7 killed as passenger train derails in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco  — A shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, Moroccan authorities and the state news agency said. The provisional death toll of seven came from the MAP news agency, which cited a regional health official. … Continue reading RABAT, Morocco | At least 7 killed as passenger train derails in Morocco

BERLIN | Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco

BERLIN  — A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington was deported Monday from Germany to his homeland. German authorities confirmed that Mounir el Motassadeq was aboard a plane that had taken off from Frankfurt airport in the … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco

LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie weakens as it heads toward Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal  — Hurricane Leslie weakened slightly as is headed toward Portugal and Spain on Saturday, with forecasters expecting it to bring heavy rains and dangerous winds and surf to parts of the Iberian Peninsula. The Category 1 storm was hundreds of kilometers southwest of Lisbon, Portugal, and 935 kilometers (580 miles) east of the … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie weakens as it heads toward Portugal, Spain