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2014-10-21 German Association Condemns Continuous Human Rights Violations in Occupied Western Sahara
[SPS]Berlin -The German association, Liberty for Western Sahara, has condemned the continuous violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, in a statement Sunday.

2014-10-21 Redefining Global Partnerships At the Atlantic Dialogues
[Moroccan American Center]Beginning Friday, October 24, The Atlantic Dialogues will bring together more than 350 leaders from the public and private sectors in Marrakesh for three intense days of informal, open discussions on issues affecting countries that border the Atlantic Ocean - Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa. The event is jointly hosted by the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States and the OCP Policy Center, a think tank supp

2014-10-21 Adala UK Urges EU to Hold Morocco to Account for Human Rights Abuses
[SPS]London -The UK-based non-governmental organization, Adala, has called upon the European Union (EU) to hold the Kingdom of Morocco to account for its human rights violations against the Saharawi people.

2014-10-21 Terror Threats Hit Moroccan Tourism
[Magharebia]Casablanca -This is a tough time for tourism, which is regarded as one of the most important sectors of the Moroccan economy.

2014-10-21 HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Chairs Opening of 7th El Jadida Horse Fair
[MAP]El Jadida -HRH Prince Moulay Rachid chaired, on Monday, the opening of the seventh edition of the El Jadida Horse Fair slated on Oct. 21-26 at the Princess Lalla Malika Racetrack under the theme "Equestrian Tourism in Morocco".

2014-10-21 HM the King Launches Road Upgrade Programme of Errahma-Dar Bouaazza-Ouled Azzouz Pole
[MAP]Casablanca -HM King Mohammed VI launched on Monday in Casablanca a 400 million dirham road upgrade programme of the Errahma-Dar Bouaazza-Ouled Azzouz pole (54.7 KM).

2014-10-20 Tension Rises With Morocco
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Morocco's Chargé d'Affaires in Algiers was summoned Sunday to the ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was received by the secretary general, Abdelhamid Senouci Bereksi, over the verbal escalation by senior Moroccan officials against Algeria, a ministry's statement has said.

2014-10-20 HRW Calls On UN to Expand Minurso Mandate to Include Human Rights
[SPS]Algiers -The international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the United Nations to extend the mandate of MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) to include humans rights monitoring in occupied Sahrawi territories and Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria, said HRW's report released Saturday in Algiers.

2014-10-20 Film On Sahrawi Refugees' Situation Screened in Brussels
[Algerie Presse Service]Brussels -The screening of a film on the situation of the Sahrawi refugees, as part of the Festival of Liberties in Brussels, allowed to raise awareness about the difficult reality and situation in which the Sahrawi people live in the refugee camps and occupied territories, said the Belgian Committee of Support to Sahrawi People.

2014-10-20 Independence of Saharawi People, Second Item On Agenda of Venezuela At UNSC
[SPS]Caracas -The independence of the Saharawi people will appear on the agenda of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela when it takes its post as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council on January 1, 2015, according to a report of "the Universal".

2014-10-20 Morocco Cracks Down On ISIS
[Magharebia]Casablanca -Morocco this week arrested multiple Islamic State (ISIS) sympathisers, propagandists and recruits.

2014-10-20 Mauritania, Morocco Bolster Security Ties
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Morocco and Mauritania agreed to strengthen their security co-operation against terrorism, AFP quoted the Moroccan interior minister as saying Wednesday (October 15th).

2014-10-20 WSRW Condemns Illegal Fishing of Japanese Vessels in Saharawi Territorial Waters
[SPS]Oslo -The Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) has condemned the illegal fishing of three Japanese vessels in the Saharawi territorial waters, asking the Japanese government to intervene to end the fishing in which they have been engaged, in a letter Friday to the Japanese government.

2014-10-20 American NGO Urgently Calls for Respect of Human Rights in Occupied Western Sahara
[Algerie Presse Service]Washington -The American organization (US-Western Sahara Foundation) launched an urgent appeal to the international community to ensure respect for the human rights situation in Western Sahara occupied by Morocco.

2014-10-20 Border Incident - Algeria Rejects Morocco's False Presentation of Facts
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria has rejected Sunday Morocco's false presentation of Algerian border guards' response to a provocation by Moroccan smugglers, criticizing the "abusive" political and media exploitation of the incident.

2014-10-20 Norwegian Christian Students Condemn Moroccan Occupation of Western Sahara
[SPS]Oslo -The National Council of the federation of Norwegian Christian students has expressed their condemnation to the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, insisting on respect for international law, particularly on the issues of decolonization.

2014-10-20 U.S. State Department Reports On Human Rights Practices - Western Sahara
[SPS]The sovereignty of the Western Sahara remains the subject of a dispute between the Government of Morocco and the Polisario Front, an organization seeking independence for the region. The Moroccan Government sent troops and settlers into the northern two-thirds of the Western Sahara after Spain withdrew from the area in 1975, and extended its administration over the southern province of Oued Ed-Dahab after Mauritania renounced its claim in 1979. The Moroccan Government has undertaken a sizable economic deve

2014-10-20 Polisario Representative Received At Danish Institute for Human Rights
[SPS]Copenhagen -POLISARIO Representative in Denmark, Mr. Abba Malainin on Friday held talks with Ms. Elin Wrzoncki, Senior Advisor for human rights and business at Danish Institute for Human Rights.

2014-10-20 Western Sahara - HRW Calls On UN to Expand Minurso Mandate to Include Human Rights
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the United Nations to extend the mandate of MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) to include humans rights monitoring in occupied Sahrawi territories and Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria, said HRW's report released Saturday in Algiers.

2014-10-20 Saharawi Delegation Received By Femm Chair in Brussels
[SPS]Brussels -Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), Ms. Iratxe GarcĂ­a PĂ©rez, on Friday received a Saharawi delegation includes Mr. Mohamed Sidati, Minister Delegate for Europe, and MP Chaba Saini.

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