Morocco arrests US charged Lebanese ‘Hezbollah financier’

Kasim Tajideen was arrested on arrival in Casablanca on March 12 on a request by US authorities Mar 25, 2017 US authorities arrested a long-wanted alleged Hezbollah financier Friday on charges of violating US terror-related sanctions, after he was apparently deported to the United States from Morocco. Kassim Tajideen was formally charged in [...]

By |March 25th, 2017|Lebanon, Marocco, North America, USA|

Morocco detains Hezbollah-linked businessman

Mar 15, 2017 Moroccan authorities have arrested prominent Hezbollah-linked businessman Kassim Tajeddine, who has been blacklisted by the United States, local media reported on Wednesday. Police of the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca arrested the Lebanese businessman transiting from Conakry, Guinea, to Beirut, Lebanon, said the Moroccan news site, citing a security official. [...]

By |March 15th, 2017|Lebanon, Marocco|

Iran, Morocco football match to be cancelled

January 2, 2017 Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS) The Iran men's football team's international friendly against Morocco is set to be called off, according to reports in the local media. The match was scheduled to be held on January 6 at Dubai's Al Ain Stadium in preparation for the World Cup qualifiers. However, Xinhua news agency [...]

By |January 2nd, 2017|Marocco|

Morocco to reinstate ambassador to Iran after seven year absence

Morocco's King Mohammed VI October 15, 2016 Morocco’s King Mohammed VI will be sending an ambassador to Tehran after a seven year absence. According to Moroccan state news, the Moroccan monarch received 66 new ambassadors for its diplomatic missions, among them the appointment of the ambassador to Tehran. Rabat cut diplomatic ties with [...]

By |October 15th, 2016|Marocco|

Bahrain, Morocco condemn Iran’s interference

King Hamad and King Mohammad wave to the crowds in Manama. April 26, 2016 King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa and the Moroccan monarch Mohammad VI have condemned Iran’s interference in the domestic affairs of Bahrain and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as well as its support to terrorism. The two monarchs, [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|Bahrain, Marocco|

Faisal Qassim: The Sahara is Moroccan, Algeria in the ‘Embrace’ of Iran

April 22, 2016 Faisal Qasim, the TV host of the popular Arabic-language talk show “The Opposing Perspective,” said the Western Sahara belongs to Morocco and that Algeria has fallen into the “embrace” of Iran – the majority-Shiite country the Arab world considers to be one of its greatest rivals.  Two days after King Mohammed VI’s [...]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Algeria, Marocco, Western Sahara|

GCC, Jordan, Morocco Reject Iran’s Intervention

GCC states, as well as Jordan and Morocco rejected Iranian interference in the internal affairs of the Gulf states and the region. March 10, 2016 In a press release issued at the end of the fifth joint meeting of the ministers, the group also condemned the attacks on the Saudi embassy in Tehran [...]

By |March 10th, 2016|Jordan, Marocco, Middle East|

Morocco, Mauritania condemn attack on Saudi Diplomatic missions in Iran

January 4, 2016 Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salahuddin Mizwar strongly condemned the attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad, adding that it contravenes diplomatic rules and practices. In a press statement today, the Moroccan minister called on Iran to adhere to international obligations regarding the protection of diplomatic [...]

By |January 4th, 2016|Marocco, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia|

Iranian TV provokes row with Morocco over Sahara

September 15, 2015 A documentary on Sahrawi separatists in Western Sahara aired by Iran’s sat­ellite channel Press TV has raised tensions between the Islamic Republic and Morocco. We Are Rebels: Western Sahara, which aired in August, questioned Morocco’s territorial sovereignty over the area. Morocco annexed the former Spanish territory in 1975 and Polisario guerrillas took [...]

By |September 15th, 2015|Marocco, Western Sahara|

Moroccan Islamists Warn Against ‘Shia Threat’ in Morocco

Religious figures in Morocco are leading campaigns throughout the country condemning Shiism as straying from the path of Islam. March 17, 2015 Islamists from both ends of the spectrum are putting aside their differences to confront what they describe as “the threat to the entire Sunni community. According to news website Yabiladi, Salafist [...]

By |March 17th, 2015|Marocco|