The Government of Morocco has banned flights to the United Kingdom or returning from their effective Thursday over concerns about an increasing number of COVID-19 infections.
A 25-year-old woman from the African country of Mali, who believed she was pregnant with seven babies, ended up delivering nine healthy newborns in Casablanca, Morocco, it was reported.
Spanish dictator Francisco Franco no longer guards the city gates of Melilla, a Spanish enclave and autonomous city on the northwest African coast. Without much fanfare, a group of workmen operated a mechanical digger and heavy drills to chip away at the brick platform on which the statue stood, lifted it off by a chain around its neck, and carted it away in bubble wrap on a pickup truck.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to Italy, Monaco and France this week, the foreign ministry said on Monday, with Rome expected to join his global trade infrastructure program despite reservations in other European countries.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in Rabat that he had pitched the idea of a joint bid between his country, Portugal and Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup.
In the spirit of Russia and the 2018 World Cup, US President Donald Trump reportedly penned three letters to FIFA to assuage travel concerns related to the 2026 World Cup bid. The letters, first reported by the New York Times, are meant to clear up concerns about entry to the U.S. for players and officials.
The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the announcement of new air links to the UK and to Morocco, highlighting the tourism and business opportunities they will create. In a statement, it said the addition of the Gibraltar-Bristol route would open up additional markets for visitors, both business people and tourists, from Wales and the south west of England.
Representatives of the European Union (EU) and Morocco that make up the Joint Committee managed to solve all the practical issues which have been pending since the bilateral fisheries agreement was signed and that prevented the African country from issuing the fishing licenses.
Spain’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs is urging Morocco and Portugal to block the sale of rocks to Gibraltar, according to the online publication El Confidencial. The website reported at the weekend that the ministry headed by Jose Manuel García-Margallo had initiated contacts with “friendly countries” in a bid to stop Gibraltar’s “expansionist” plans.
About 150 sub-Saharan migrants managed to enter Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla on Monday after a group of 250 stormed a barbed-wire border fence, the Spanish Interior Ministry said. Spanish media showed video of those who got over the fence running down the streets of Melilla shouting “Barca, Barca!” as they headed toward a detention centre.