ALGIERS-The prospects for the resumption of talks on the settlement of the Western Sahara conflict have brightened since the appointment of German Horst Kohler as Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, who is holding a series of meetings with the parties to the conflict (Morocco and the Polisario Front) as well as the two observer countries, Algeria and Mauritania.
ORAN-Units of Border guards on Monday foiled an attempt to smuggle 318kg of cannabis into the country from Morocco at the western border strip, the National Gendarmerie announced Tuesday in Oran.
ADDIS ABABA-The African Union Executive Council (AUC), which met on the occasion of the 30th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, on Monday urged Morocco to facilitate the conduct of the Fact Finding Mission in Western Sahara Territory under the implementation of the decision 689 adopted in 2012 by the 20th CUA session.
RABAT (Morocco)- At least 17 people, most of them women, have been killed and 38 injured in a stampede during the distribution of food aid in the Essaouira, Morocco's west, on Sunday, Moroccan media reported, citing official sources.
WASHINGTON (United States)- The democratic process in Morocco is "groundles" according to reports of think tanks and several foreign commentators who tried to explain the seven most spread myths about democracy in Morocco, media reported.