When rumours of a "gay wedding" spread through the town of Ksar el Kebir, the only evidence produced was a video on YouTube of a man dancing in women's clothes. Four people are now in prison accused of homosexual acts, Islamists are decrying a decline in morals and liberals are warning that the kingdom risks sleep-walking into extremism.
Fourteen people were killed and 26 injured when an apartment block being built in Morocco collapsed, the MAP news agency reported on Thursday, saying rescue workers were still at the scene a day later. The accident happened on Wednesday morning in Kenitra when about 30 building workers were on the site of the two-storey housing and shopping centre, MAP said.
A Moroccan appeals court has upheld prison sentences for six men jailed for "homosexuality", lawyer Mohamed Sebbar said on Wednesday. The decision prompted Amnesty International to call for Morocco to decriminalise homosexuality -- which carries a maximum three-year sentence.