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Sahara Issue: Paris Renews Support to Morocco’s Autonomy Plan, Irks Algiers | North Africa Post

France is the latest country to reaffirm support for Morocco’s autonomy plan for resolving the Western Sahara dispute: France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Tuesday hammered home his country’s support for the Morocco-proposed autonomy plan for the disputed Sahara territory as tension between Rabat and the UN Head Ban Ki-Moon, heats up. Speaking at a joint press conference in Algiers with his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra, Ayrault maintained that France’s ...

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France Reiterates Support to Moroccan Autonomy Plan | MAP

France continues to back Morocco’s autonomy plan to resolve the Sahara dispute: France reiterated on Wednesday its support to Morocco’s autonomy plan in the Sahara. “For France, the autonomy plan submitted by Morocco in 2007, represents a serious and credible basis for a negotiated solution” to the Sahara issue, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal told the press. “France’s position regarding the Saraha is well known and has never changed,” ...

Morocco arrests Belgian man linked to Paris attackers | AP

Morocco continues to prove its worth “as a key ally for European investigators”: Moroccan police have arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan descent, saying he is linked to the Islamic State group and had a “direct relationship” to the attackers who killed 130 people in Paris two months ago, the Interior Ministry said Monday. The man had traveled to Syria with one of the Paris suicide bombers, where he received ...

Insight – Europe turns to Morocco in Paris attacks investigation | Reuters

Morocco’s security ties in Europe “has prevented terrorist attacks”: On Nov. 18, five days after the Paris attacks, she and her cousin Abdelhamid Abaaoud were killed in a barrage of bullets when special services opened fire on the apartment she had led him to in the French capital, possibly as a hideout. Morocco provided the tip-off that enabled French police to locate Abaaoud, has been holding Abaaoud’s brother Yassine since ...

Morocco had key intel role after Paris attacks | Stars and Stripes

Details on Morocco’s “key intel role” after the Paris attacks: A top Moroccan intelligence official said on Tuesday that it was his country that put French and Belgian police on the trail of the network behind the November attacks in Paris that killed 130, and likely spared more lives by pinpointing the location of the suspected ringleader. The director of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations, Abdelhak Khiame, said “this ...
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