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Spain Picks Up 328 Migrants Departing Morocco

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says at least 328 people have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea despite strong currents in the Strait of Gibraltar area, the closest stretch of water separating Europe from North Africa.

A member of Hashed Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization units) removes a sign on a lamp post bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group as Iraqi forces advance inside the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, after the Iraqi government announced the launch of the operation to retake it …

Poland Indicts Moroccan Migrant Over Alleged Islamic State Activity

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Polish prosecutors say they have indicted a Moroccan man for alleged participation in the Islamic State group, the first such case in Poland. The national prosecutor’s office said Wednesday the man, identified only as Mourad T.,

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, Jose Oulman Bensaude Carp, President of the Jewish community in Lisbon, waits to be interviewed by The Associated Press at the main Jewish synagogue in Lisbon. Portugal is following Spain and granting citizenship rights to the descendants of Jews it persecuted …

Morocco’s Jewish Community Joins Call for Religious Freedom

RABAT, Morocco — Representatives of Morocco’s Jewish community joined other religious minorities on Saturday to urge the government to clarify the law on freedom of worship in Morocco, where Islam is the state religion.

Morocco Protests as Video of Gang Rape on Public Bus Goes Viral

Morocco Protests as Video of Gang Rape on Public Bus Goes Viral

Huge demonstrations against rape were held across Morocco on Tuesday, driven by a viral video that depicts three young men forcibly undressing a woman and sexually assaulting her on a bus, while other passengers laughed and cheered.

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African Migrants Storm Spanish Border Fence, 14 Injured

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish Red Cross says 14 migrants were treated for injuries suffered when they and some 50 others stormed border fences separating Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco.

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Report: UN Human Rights Council Targets Israel, Ignores Firms Operating In Occupied Territories Worldwide

TEL AVIV – The UN Human Rights Council is ignoring the fact that more than 40 European companies – most of which are under some degree of state control in their home countries – operate in four areas around the world deemed occupied by the United Nations even while the agency continues to boycott businesses that operate in Israeli settlements, a new report found.

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Report: Clinton-Linked Company, George Soros Donated to McCain Institute

A foundation bearing the name of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the McCain Institute for International Leadership, has reportedly accepted contributions from left-wing billionaire George Soros and Bill Clinton-linked company Teneo — the latest donor controversy to hit the non-profit.

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Three-Man Jihadist Cell Arrested in Spain and Morocco

(AFP) RABAT — The authorities in Morocco and Spain have dismantled a “terrorist cell” of three Islamic State group supporters, the interior ministry in Rabat said on Monday. It said one of the jihadist suspects was arrested in the northern