The country often turns to the courts when it doesn’t like what critics say, and this has a chilling effect on varsity research and the public media.
Egypt has banned an annual festival, which attracted hundreds of Jewish pilgrims, in honour of a Moroccan rabbi renowned for performing miracles.
Morocco has been ousted from next year's Africa Cup of Nations after calling for a postponement of the football tournament on Ebola concerns.
Morocco's government has made a plea with the Africa Cup of Nations "to avoid events which involve those countries affected by the Ebola virus".
No suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made after colleagues found a Moroccan consulate employee dead in a rented flat.
Morocco says King Mohammed VI "would never have consented" to Daniel Galvan Vina's release had he known the nature of the man's crimes.
Riot police have broken up a protest by Moroccan demonstrators late on Friday against a royal pardon for a Spanish paedophile.
Morocco is keep to rejoin the African Union, but South Africa and other members could block its bid over the vexed issue of Sahrawi autonomy.
Eleven migrants trying to reach Europe have died after their boat capsized off the north coast of Morocco.
A Morocco law that allows a rapist to escape prison by marrying his victim is being amended by the kingdom's Parliament.
Guided by a Touareg tribe, Rachel Dixon joins a nomadic retreat on Morocco's coast, hiking from beach to beach, practising yoga and sleeping in camps.
Women's rights in Morocco are poised to improve with the probable scrapping of a law allowing rapists of minors to avoid jail by marrying them.
As winter approaches, many sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco are desperate to reach Spanish shores and start a new life in Europe.
A Dutch yacht dubbed the "abortion ship" has been escorted from Moroccan territorial waters, amid competing claims about its authenticity.
The Moroccan navy is reportedly blocking the Mediterranean harbour in which a controversial Dutch 'abortion ship' was due to dock on Thursday.
UN leader Ban Ki-moon says a UN mission's communications from the Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara with UN headquarters have been compromised.
Protests have erupted in Morocco over the case of teenager Amina Filali who killed herself after a court ordered her to marry her alleged rapist.
There was another shock outcome to a CAF competition when Moroccan club Moghreb Fes lifted the African Super Cup this weekend.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged that Washington would help Tunisia rebuild its economy and democracy as it struggles with reforms.