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Omicron causes 95% of Morocco's new Covid cases: Health Ministry
Rabat, Jan 19 (IANS) The Omicron variant has caused 95 per cent of the new Covid-19 infections in Morocco, the country's ministry of health has said.
2022-01-19
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine,Politics
At least 12 killed in Afghan earthquake, says official
Qala-E-Naw, Jan 18 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and many others injured after a magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit Afghanistan's western province of Badghis on Monday, a local official has said.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Morocco registers 8,501 new Covid-19 cases
Rabat, Jan 15 (IANS) Morocco registered 8,501 new Covid-19 cases during the past 24 hours, bringing the overall case tally to 1,034,399, the Moroccan Ministry of Health has said.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine
Surge in Covid-19 cases in Malta mars New Year's Eve plans
Valletta, Dec 31 (IANS) Record daily numbers of new Covid-19 cases and tightened restrictions are forcing people to change their New Year's Eve plans in Malta.
2021-12-31
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine,Politics
Morocco extends suspension of int'l flights
Rabat, Dec 25 (IANS) The Moroccan airport authority (ONDA) announced the extension of the international flight ban for one more month to January 31, 2022.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco's coast guards rescue 352 migrants off coasts
Rabat, Dec 22 (IANS) Morocco's coast guards have rescued 352 illegal migrants off coasts in the past four days, the Moroccan military said.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Malta,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Morocco bans New Year's Eve celebrations
Rabat, Dec 21 (IANS) Morocco has banned all New Year's Eve celebrations as part of measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco extends suspension of int'l passenger flights
Rabat, Dec 10 (IANS) Morocco has extended the suspension of all regular international passenger flights, over concerns about the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, the official news agency MAP reported.
2021-12-10
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco foils smuggling of cannabis hidden in marble blocks
Rabat, Dec 5 (IANS) Moroccan police have foiled an attempt to smuggle 8.99 tonnes of cannabis near Casablanca, the police said in a statement.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Morocco imposes travel ban on South Africa, neighbours over new Covid variant
Rabat, Nov 27 (IANS) Morocco has imposed travel restrictions on passengers from South Africa and its neighbours amid concerns over a new Covid-19 variant.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco suspends flights with France
Rabat, Nov 26 (IANS) Starting from Friday, Morocco will suspend regular passenger flights with France in an effort to curb Covid transmission after the latter country has reported a resurgence.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Malta,Politics
African Development Bank approves $135 mn loan to help Morocco's recovery
Rabat, Nov 25 (IANS) The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved for Morocco a loan of $135 million to stimulate recovery in the post-Covid 19 era, the official news agency MAP reported.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy,Politics
Morocco tightens border control
Rabat, Nov 14 (IANS) Morocco announced its decision to strengthen the control measures for access to its territory, as part of efforts to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-11-14
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Malta to offer booster jab to entire population over 12
Valletta, Nov 6 (IANS) Maltese Health Minister Chris Fearne has announced that the country will offer booster jabs to the entire population, including children aged over 12.
2021-11-06
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine
Morocco's unemployment rate drops to 11.8% in Q3
Rabat, Nov 4 (IANS) Morocco's unemployment rate fell by 0.9 point year-on-year to 11.8 per cent in the third quarter of 2021, the official High Commission for Planning has said.
2021-11-04
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy
Over 22mn fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Morocco: Health Ministry
Rabat, Oct 30 (IANS) The total number of people fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 in Morocco reached 22,012,820, representing more than 70 per cent of the target population, the Moroccan Ministry of Health said.
2021-10-30
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine
Morocco foils bid to smuggle 1,355 kg cocaine to Europe
Rabat, Oct 19 (IANS) Moroccan authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle 1,355 kg of cocaine transiting from South America to Europe, official RIM radio reported on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Moroccan King approves lineup of new cabinet
Rabat, Oct 8 (IANS) Morocco's King Mohammed VI has approved the lineup of the new government formed following the legislative elections on September 8.
2021-10-08
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco's king appoints new PM to form govt
Rabat, Sep 11 (IANS) Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Friday has appointed Aziz Akhannouch, President of the National Rally of Independents (RNI), as the new Prime Minister with the task to form a new government, a statement by the Royal Cabinet announced.
2021-09-11
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco registers 2,676 new Covid-19 cases
Rabat, Aug 31 (IANS) Morocco announced on Monday 2,676 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally of infections in the North African country to 856,049.
2021-08-31
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine
Over 14mn fully vaccinated against Covid in Morocco
Rabat, Aug 27 (IANS) The total number of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Morocco reached 14,068,939, the Moroccan Ministry of Health has said.
2021-08-27
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine
Israel inaugurates liaison office in Moroccan capital
Rabat, Aug 13 (IANS) Visiting Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has inaugurated the country's Liaison Office in the Moroccan capital of Rabat, in a first after the two nations normalised bilateral ties late last year.
2021-08-13
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco, Israel sign 3 cooperation agreements
Rabat, Aug 12 (IANS) In a historic first since the normalisation of bilateral ties last year, Morocco and Israel have signed three cooperation agreements, with the aim of strengthening the relations between the two nations.
2021-08-12
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco's Covid-19 caseload tops 600,000
Rabat, July 30 (IANS) Morocco registered 8,995 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide tally to 606,871 as of Thursday evening.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine,Politics
Morocco reports 3,940 Covid-19 cases, 566,356 in total
Rabat, July 22 (IANS) Morocco reported on Wednesday 3,940 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total infections in the country to 566,356.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine,Politics
Morocco reports 1,177 new Covid-19 cases, 535,974 in total
Rabat, July 7 (IANS) Morocco's Covid-19 tally rose to 535,974 on Tuesday as 1,177 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine,Politics
Moroccan navy rescues 244 migrants
Rabat, July 5 (IANS) The Moroccan navy rescued 244 Spain-bound migrants in the past two days, state media reported.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Over 9mn fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Morocco
Rabat, June 30 (IANS) The total number of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 reached 9,074,224 on Tuesday in Morocco, the Moroccan Ministry of Health said in a statement.
2021-06-30
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 7.5 mn fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Morocco
Rabat, June 16 (IANS) The total number of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 reached 7,520,331 on Tuesday in Morocco, the Moroccan Ministry of Health said in a statement.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 8 mn 1st doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered in Morocco
Rabat, May 26 (IANS) A total of 8,011,014 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Morocco as of Tuesday, the Moroccan Ministry of Health said in a statement.
2021-05-26
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine,Politics
About 70 migrants brought to Malta after rescue
Valletta, May 12 (IANS) A group of around 70 migrants were brought to Malta after being rescued to the south of the island on Monday night following a distress call, a spokesperson from the Home Affairs Ministry said.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco foils illegal immigration attempts in Mediterranean
Rabat, May 9 (IANS) Morocco announced that it has foiled an illegal immigration attempt across the Mediterranean and arrested 19 people.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Morocco's Covid-19 tally up 507 to 509,037
Rabat, April 25 (IANS) Morocco's Covid-19 tally rose to 509,037 on Saturday as 507 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours.
2021-04-25
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine
Morocco clocks 507 fresh Covid cases
Rabat, April 24 (IANS) Morocco's Covid tally climbed to 509,037 with 507 fresh cases recorded in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine,Politics
Morocco, France discuss bilateral ties, regional issues
Rabat, April 9 (IANS) Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita discussed bilateral ties and regional issues with his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian during a teleconference.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco's confirmed Covid-19 cases exceed 500,000
Rabat, April 9 (IANS) A total of 635 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Morocco, taking the national tally of infections to 500,323, the Moroccan Ministry of Health said.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine
Morocco helps France thwart terror attack
Rabat, April 7 (IANS) Morocco has provided key intelligence about a planned attack on a church in France and helped the latter country stop to foil it, the Rabat-based General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST) said.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Terrorism
Morocco's Covid-19 tally rises to 479,579
Rabat, Feb 18 (IANS) Morocco's Covid-19 tally rose to 479,579 on Wednesday as 508 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine
Morocco, Israel set up working groups to foster cooperation
Rabat, Jan 30 (IANS) Morocco and Israel have agreed to set up inter-governmental working groups to foster cooperation, after the two countries agreed to establish full diplomatic relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rabat said in a statement.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco receives 1st batch of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines
Rabat, Jan 30 (IANS) Morocco received its first shipment of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines, the ministry of health said.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco launches mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Rabat, Jan 29 (IANS) Moroccan King Mohammed VI received the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine as a nationwide vaccination campaign was launched across 3,000 locations across the North African country, official news agency MAP reported.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine
Morocco receives 1st batch of Chinese Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines
Rabat, Jan 28 (IANS) Morocco received on Wednesday its first shipment of Chinese Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines, the ministry of health said.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine
Moroccan King, Israeli PM hold 1st phone call since normalisation
Rabat/Tel Aviv, Dec 26 (IANS) Since agreeing to the full normalisation of diplomatic relations earlier this month, Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held their first official phone call.
2020-12-26
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Morocco agrees to normalise ties with Israel
Rabat, Dec 11 (IANS) Morocco has agreed to resume official contacts and establish diplomatic relations with Israel as soon as possible, a statement by the Moroccan Royal Cabinet said.
2020-12-11
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Moroccan runner El Mahjoub Dazza handed four-year doping ban
Rabat, Aug 1 (IANS) A high profile marathon runner El Mahjoub Dazza of Morocco has been suspended for four years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) due to anomalies in his biological passport.
2020-08-01
Category: International, Malta,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: Football to resume in Morocco on July 24
Rabat, June 24 (IANS) Morocco's national football league will resume on July 24, after having been suspended on March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Malta,Sports,Football
62 security men freed from Taliban jail in Afghanistan
Qala-e-Naw (Afghanistan), Jan 29 (IANS) Sixty two security personnel have been freed from a Taliban prison in Afghanistan's western Badghis province, a media report quoted a local official as saying on Wednesday.
2020-01-29
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Malta bizman charged with complicity in journalist murder case
Valletta, Dec 1 (IANS) Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech has been charged with complicity in the murder case of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017, reports BBC.
2019-12-01
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pope Francis begins two-day visit to Morocco, to hold mass on Sunday
Rabat, March 31 (IANS) Pope Francis has arrived here in Morocco's capital to begin a two-day symbolic visit almost 33 years after a similar trip made by Pope John Paul II in 1985 to the Maghreb country.
2019-03-31
Category: International, Malta,Diplomacy,Religion
Spain beat Malta in Euro 2020 qualifiers' round 2
Valletta (Malta), March 27 (IANS) Spain's Alvaro Morata broke a 15-month international scoring drought with two goals to power La Roja over Malta 2-0 in Round 2 of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
2019-03-27
Category: International, Malta,Sports,Football