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Morocco in Mourning After Plane Crash Kills 78

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Morocco’s King Mohammed has declared three days of national mourning following a military plane crash that killed 78 people. The state-run MAP news agency says the plane crashed into a mountain Tuesday as the pilot was preparing to land in bad weather at a military airport near the southern town of Guelmim. It says three […]

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Moroccan Military Transport Hits Mountain, 78 Killed

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Morocco says that 78 people were killed when a Moroccan military transport plane crashed into a mountain on Tuesday. The state-run MAP news agency says the crash occurred as the pilot was preparing to land in bad weather at a military airport near the southern town of Guelmim. It says three people survived the crash […]

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78 Killed in Moroccan Military Plane Crash

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Moroccan military transport plane has crashed in a southern region, killing at least 78 people. The country’s state-run MAP news agency says the Royal Armed Forces C-130 aircraft hit a mountain Tuesday as the pilot was preparing to land at an airport near the town of Guelmim. The report says bad weather was a […]

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Dozens Killed in Crash of Moroccan Military Plane

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Morocco’s state news agency says “dozens” of people were killed Tuesday when a C-130 military plane crashed in a mountainous region. The news agency says the Royal Armed Forces transport crashed as it was attempting to land at a military airport near the southern town of Guelmim. Two other Moroccan websites say about 70 people […]

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Thousands Protest for Democracy in Morocco

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of supporters of Morocco’s February 20 opposition movement rallied Sunday to protest constitutional changes they say fail to ease King Mohammed VI’s autocratic grip on power. At least 1,000 people marched in the capital, Rabat, while more than 8,000 took to the streets of the economic hub, Casablanca. They were met by some counter-demonstrators […]

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Thousands Protest in Morocco Despite Constitutional Reforms

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Moroccan cities Sunday to protest constitutional changes they say fail to ease King Mohammed VI’s autocratic grip on power. At least 1,000 people marched in the capital, Rabat. Thousands more rallied in Morocco’s main economic hub, Casablanca, where the Associated Press reports that pro-government supporters clashed with demonstrators. There […]

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Moroccans Overwhelmingly Approve New Constitution

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Moroccans have overwhelmingly approved the constitutional reforms that King Mohammed VI says will bring democratic reform to his country. Moroccan officials said 98 percent of voters voted Friday to approve the new constitution, with a stunning 72 percent of the 13 million registered voters casting a ballot. King Mohammed announced his proposed reforms last month. […]

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Moroccans Vote on Constitutional Reforms

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Millions of Moroccans are heading to the polls to vote on the constitutional reforms that King Mohammed VI says will bring democratic reform to his country. The Interior Ministry reported that turnout was about 60 percent of the 13 million registered voters just before the polls closed. Preliminary results are expected after polls close Friday […]

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Moroccans Vote on Constitutional Reforms

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Millions of Moroccans are heading to the polls to vote on King Mohammed’s controversial constitutional reforms he unveiled in response to his country’s pro-democracy uprising. Officials estimated that turnout by midday Friday was about 25 percent of the some 13 million eligible voters. Preliminary results are expected after polls close Friday evening. King Mohammed announced […]

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Thousands Demand More Reform In Morocco

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca, to protest constitutional reforms unveiled last week by King Mohammed. Protesters say the reforms have not gone far enough. The monarch unveiled a series of proposed changes Friday that would limit his power through a series of constitutional amendments. The move came […]

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