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.
European governments have planned a radical offer of "debt relief" to its Arab North African and Middle Eastern neighbours.
Russia has said that the UN Security Council resolution on Syrian violence did not suit Moscow and warned of a 'scandal' if it is brought to a vote.
A year after it began, eight Arab writers reflect on what became known as the Arab Spring.
Botswana's 2012 Africa Cup of Nations players went on strike before being held 0-0 at home by an understrength Zimbabwe team in a warm-up game.
The president of France's professional football league has called for an investigation into claims that Auxerre's Kamel Chafni was racially abused.
Morocco will become the first African country to host the annual Club World Cup of continental winners, Fifa President Sepp Blatter announced.
Morocco's Justice and Development Party has claimed victory in a parliamentary election that should produce a stronger government with more power.
Seven people have been killed in a riot following a football match in Morocco's disputed Western Sahara region.