• Nine babies May 6

    Woman From Mali Gives Birth to 9 Babies in Morocco

    Mali’s Ministry of Health says a Malian woman has given birth to nine babies after only expecting seven

  • Israel Dec 10, 2020

    Israel, Morocco to Normalize Ties; US Shifts W Sahara Policy

    Israel and Morocco have agreed to normalize relations as President Donald Trump, in his final weeks in office, has announced the fourth Arab-Israeli agreement in four months

  • Vancouver Apr 27, 2019

    Report: Idris Elba Marries Model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco

    British actor Idris Elba has married model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco. Images featured by British Vogue on Instagram showed the star of “Luther” sharing an embrace with Dhowre, a former Miss Vancouver. The magazine says the couple exchanged vows Friday at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakesh. The bride wore custom gowns by Vera Wang. For the ceremony, she...

  • Pennsylvania Apr 1, 2019

    Pope Defends Decision to Keep French Cardinal After Cover-Up

    Pope Francis defended his decision to reject French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin’s resignation after he was convicted of covering up for a predator priest, saying Sunday the appeals process must run its course before a final decision is made. Francis also explained why he rejected proposals by U.S. bishops to respond to the sex abuse scandal there, saying they neglected the...

  • Europe Mar 31, 2019

    Pope Visits Morocco to Highlight Christian-Muslim Ties

    Pope Francis sought Sunday to encourage greater fraternity between Christians and Muslims in Morocco, telling his flock that showing the country’s Muslim majority they are part of the same human family will help stamp out extremism. On his second and final day in Morocco, Francis told Catholic priests and sisters that even though they are few in number, they shouldn’t...

  • PRESIDENT Jan 7, 2019

    Gabon Government Thwarts Coup Attempt, 2 Plotters Dead

    The government of Gabon has put down an attempted coup early Monday and arrested the plotters who were junior army officers, the government spokesman told Radio France International. Authorities have regained control of the state broadcasting offices and a major thoroughfare in the capital, Libreville, which were the only areas taken by the plotters, spokesman Guy-Betrand Mapangou, told the French...

  • Donald Trump Dec 26, 2018

    7-Year-Old Who Spoke to Trump About Santa Still Believes

    A 7-year-old girl who talked to President Donald Trump on Christmas Eve still left out milk and cookies for Santa despite the president telling her it was “marginal” for a child of her age to still believe in the jolly old elf. Then again, Collman Lloyd of Lexington, South Carolina, says she had never heard the word “marginal” before. Collman...

  • ATTORNEY Sep 25, 2018

    Priest Blamed Sex Abuse on Cancer He Didn't Have: Feds

    A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn’t have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Arthur Perrault is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque for a detention hearing as prosecutors seek to hold...

  • Eric Hinton Jun 25, 2018

    Spain Draws 2-2 With Morocco, Reaches World Cup Round of 16

    A video replay in injury time gave Spain the goal it needed to win Group B at the World Cup. Spain substitute Iago Aspas scored the late equalizer Monday in a 2-2 draw with Morocco. His clever deflection off a cross from Dani Carvajal was initially disallowed for offside, but the video assistant referee overruled the call at Kaliningrad Stadium.

  • COACH Jun 15, 2018

    World Cup: Ronaldo Scores Hat Trick as Portugal Draws Spain

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick, capped by a dipping free kick in the 88th minute as Portugal and Spain played to a wild 3-3 draw in the Group B opener for both countries. Ronaldo scored twice in the first half, only to see Spain rally for a 3-2 lead after two goals in three minutes early in the second...

  • United States May 4, 2018

    Passport DC Adds Flavors of Brazil, Morocco, Jamaica, More to Lyft Cars

    When you call a Lyft in the District from Friday to Sunday, you could choose to ride in a bright, colorful sedan with the name of another country on it.

  • United States May 4, 2018

    PHOTOS: Lyft Channels Brazil, Ethiopia, Germany for Special Edition Rides

    Lyft is the official partner of Passport DC, and they’re fitting out some cars with designs to honor certain countries for the occasion.

  • NBC Apr 12, 2018

    South Florida Woman Claims Tour Guide Raped Her While Abroad

    A local woman has a warning for college-aged women traveling abroad after her dream trip turned into a nightmare.

  • The Associated Press Apr 11, 2018

    Crash Kills 257 in Algeria's Deadliest Aviation Disaster

    A hulking military transport plane crashed just after takeoff in Algeria Wednesday, killing 257 people in the worst aviation disaster in the North African nation’s history and plunging the country into mourning. Soldiers, their family members and a group of 30 people returning to refugee camps from hospital stays in Algeria’s capital died in the morning crash of the Russian-made...

  • Florida Mar 26, 2018

    US, Mexico and Canada Make Their Case in Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup Against Morocco

    The United States is leading a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The North American bid — from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, only faced competition from Morocco, which is touting its limited threat from gun crime in its proposal for the soccer showpiece. The north African nation highlighted safety for visiting fans in bidding documents...

  • Europe Dec 11, 2017

    French Baby Milk Maker Orders Global Recall Over Salmonella Fears

    Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the largest dairy groups in the world, said it has been warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since Dec. 1. According to a list published on the...

  • Department of State Aug 24, 2017

    US to Limit Visas From 4 Nations That Won't Take Deportees

    The Trump administration is poised to impose visa restrictions on four Asian and African nations refusing to take back their citizens who’ve been deported from the United States, officials said Thursday. The officials said Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone would soon be subject to sanctions. They’re meant to coax “recalcitrant” countries into accepting the return of individuals the U.S....

  • DRIVER Aug 23, 2017

    Suspect Says Imam Planned to Blow Himself Up in Barcelona

    An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial official. The suspect, Mohamed Houli Chemlal, was one of four men taken before Spain’s National Court in Madrid to testify...

  • Europe Jul 3, 2017

    Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways Dropped From On-Board Laptop Ban List

    Passengers flying from Abu Dhabi International Airport on U.S.-bound flights are now allowed to use laptop computers in airline cabins, federal officials said Sunday....
    Etihad Airways, which is based in Abu Dhabi, was also removed from a list that banned passengers flying on nine airlines and using 10 airports from bringing any device larger than a cellphone into airplane cabins, the...

  • Africa Jun 7, 2017

    This Is Us: Earliest Fossils of Our Species Found in Morocco

    How long has our species been around? New fossils are pushing the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones are about 300,000 years old, and they were found in Morocco. Scientists say that doesn’t mean our species first appeared there. It’s still not clear when or where in Africa that happened. Before now, the oldest known fossils of Homo...

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