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France partly to blame for Libya crisis: Italian minister

France partly to blame for Libya crisis: Italian minister

France is partly to blame for the crisis in Libya, Italy's Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta said Monday, ruling out Italian military intervention there. "France, from my point of view, has a responsibility," the minister wrote on Facebook, evoking the military intervention in 2011 by...

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Morocco king pardons 188 people linked to Hirak protests

Morocco king pardons 188 people linked to Hirak protests

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned a total of 188 people linked to the Hirak protest movement on the occasion of Islam's Eid al-Adha religious feast, the National Council on Human Rights said Tuesday. The council initially reported that royal pardons had been granted to 11...

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Morocco restoring military service

Morocco restoring military service

Morocco's government is moving to restore military service, with men and women between the ages of 19 and 25 expected to serve a year in the army, navy or air force. King Mohammed VI's ministerial council on Monday approved the draft law that is expected to comfortably win lawmakers' backing...

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Italy threatens to send stranded migrants ‘back to Libya’

Italy threatens to send stranded migrants ‘back to Libya’

Italy's far-right interior minister threatened Sunday to send "back to Libya" nearly 180 people stranded for three days on an Italian coastguard ship if the EU did not step in to resolve another migrant row with Malta. The 177 people have been sat off the coast of the Italian island of...

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